Thursday, September 13, 2012

♥ Goodies ♥

I know many of you are fortunate enough to have wonderful primitive shops near by (especially those in the New England states) because I’m always drooling over the charming stores, but we really have nothing of that sort here. The closest I really get to great finds of the primitive sort (besides yard sales) is the antique gallery, which is a really a mix of antiques and a flea-market type atmosphere with lots of vendor booths. I always look forward to stopping in there when we’re in that area. It’s about a 45 minute drive from here.

I thought I’d share my latest finds. I already shared in another post what my mom (and dad) gave me for my birthday………the stone crock and the butter paddle that I picked out at the antique gallery. Well here are a few other things I’ve picked up within the last month or so.

I have to admit that I have a thing about baskets. They don’t have to be a particular kind. I just know one that I like when I see it.  

This one is a caddy type basket, which I am using in my kitchen.

I liked the color, shape and sturdiness of this basket. Right now, it’s holding my Country Sampler magazines near the fireside chair. It’s one of those that will probably serve multi purposes for me though.

The crock in the picture below was marked down. I got it for $9.  Oh how I love crocks……and if they’re a little chipped, it’s all the better! I really love the solid brown ones!

And you know how I love stars. I picked up this one for my upstairs bathroom for $3. I’m almost ready to share that bathroom. When I get my new fixture in there, I’ll share some photos of it.

And this chenille pumpkin caught my eye and it had to come home with me. I think I paid $10 for it. Isn’t it cute?

And this basket, I picked up at Goodwill for 99 cents.  Baskets just make wonderful little organizers that look great.  Not sure what I'm going to do with this one, but I'll figure something out.  But for 99 cents it had to come home with me.  :)

Speaking of pumpkins, I did my interior fall decorating Monday evening. Luke was my little helper.   I’ll share that on another post later this week.

And then yesterday (Wednesday) I received the giveaway package in the mail from Sandi (of The Primitive Skate)!   I won her birthday/fall giveaway.  I was a little kid at Christmas when the mail lady honked.  She only does that when we have something that won't fit in our mailbox, so I knew that meant a package!  Just look at all of those fall goodies!

And Sandi made everything (except the candle and soap that is).  Those fall blocks are so darling!  Those just might be my favorite.....or could it be the scarecrow or the pumpkin.  Gosh, I don't know.......I just loved everything!  Thank you so much Sandi!  :)

I went right to work adding them to my fall decor. 

The candle is called Spice Cake and it smells heavenly!   It arrived just in time for my piano lessons, so the house smelled so good when everyone came! 

Oh and Sandi was so sweet.......she included a little package for Luke.  Of course, it didn't take him long to tear into it and boy did she know what he loves.......Bob the Builder books!  I think that smile says it all, but Luke says "thank you" ,Ms. Sandi!    I think we'll be reading Bob the Builder books to him for awhile now!  :)  And it won't be long until he'll be reading them on his own as he's very anxious to learn to read.

I'll be back on Saturday to share where I put my fall goodies from Sandi and the rest of the fall decor!

Tomorrow is Faithful Friday time! I hope you’ll stop by.  Joy and I also invite you to join us with a post to link up!

Thank you for stopping by today!  :)

♥ Tammy ♥


Primitive Stars said...

Morniong Tammy, what wonderful goodies you have there. I agree, baskets are great for keeping things neat, love the long one. I`m also a lover of crocks and stars, never have enough of them around the home. Such great gifts from Sandi, you are a lucky girl, congrats on the win. Can`t wait to see your Fall decor, will be waiting. Have a great day, Warm Blessings Francine.

Robyn ♥ said...

Oh Oh Oh, that scarecrow is just adorable!! What a generous giveaway! And to give those books to Luke...what a sweetie!
Great finds at the store. Love a good basket! TFS!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love your display!! Love baskets to!!

jody said...

great treasures tammy! i too really dont have alot of prims in this area. so take all the blogs, shops in! that smile says it all! both of you enjoy your treasures!

cucki said...

Wow everything is so cuteeeeeee
I love prim goodies from my heart
Hugs xxx

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


You sure do know how to find those good deals! :) I'm loving our autumn decor. :)

Love you! 8!

Joy :)

~Sara said...

What a nice collection of goodies you have. Your home will be transformed. Happy decorating. Will be back to see. Blessings~Sara

Unknown said...

Such a nice package to receive in the mail. Love all your goodies, especially the candle! Tammy I also love the baskets...they are so handy to have for storage and organizing. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a nice eve with family!

bettyj said...

That is the cutest picture of Luke and his million dollar smile. I liked all of our goodies too. Know what? The solid brown crocks are my favorite too! Can you believe it? I will take them over the expensive cobalt any day!

Raymond Homestead said...

Great finds, you can do a lot with baskets! What a great giveaway you received!

Trace4J said...

Oh I love baskets too.
What a cool pumpkin and sweet wins from Sandi. Oh she sure is a talented painter.
And Luke looks as happy as a bee with his new books.

Leslie said...

You are in the fall spirit! I am not quite there yet, but I love your baskets. My kids teased me about having a basket addiction. I think there is just nothing like a good one, and especially an inexpensive good basket. I just bought two on Tuesday myself. :)

Susannah said...

Brown crocks, butter paddles, old spoons and old baskets........I love those things better than the expensive pottery out there.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy, I love your baskets, crock, star, etc. You really found some great buys. Congrats on the lovely fall giveaway and thanks for sharing such cute pics of Luke with his new books. Blessings to each of you this weekend.

Lois Christensen said...

Love all your goodies! And congrats on the adoptions becoming final! I love how you call Luke your little emperor! So adorable!

Paula said...

Ooooh~ those all are wonderful primitives, Tammy! I love love love baskets of any kind because they come in handy for just about anything.
I love burning fall candles~ that's one thing I look forward to the most this time of year is all the yummy candles you can find!