Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I am still here

I am sorry I let so much time go by since my last post. It has been a busy month for me working with A Primitive Place Magazine. I love it ,not complaining just the reason I have not posted.
I was lucky enough to be chosen the "winner" of Misi's give away with my last post which made me feel more guilty when I have skipped the last 3 weeks. I will post a picture once I receive it.

I went out with Linda Behind my red door to a shop new to me,Mill Town Primitives. I had heard much about it but never made the trip.

These are the only pictures I took but if you click on Linda's blog title it will bring you over to her . She took many great shots inside as I shopped and talked. Two of my specialties. There were many things I would have loved to bring home and I do plan on going back. This is what I did leave with.
The little pillow to put on my bed and the wool tool. I have a set already but as most people now know I do not like to have just one of anything! Here is the set I already have displayed with wool. I will do another display like this for my bedroom near a make do chair.
On another trip out with my mother I picked up these great cups and saucers.
I love consignment . many stores are doing it now and it is wonderful. I scored all 4 pieces for 14.00.Yes can you believe it!!
This is my latest project.

I love to be thrifty but splurged with the paint. I love how every ones things are turning out so I had to. However at these prices I bought the steps one At a time and waited. The pepper corn(black) and toner at one shop set me back 51.00 then the chipping cream 16.95 finally the pumpkin paint 33.50. I only paid 20.00 for the table I am painting!!! I love it but will not be re investing ..just to rich for my blood.

Wow does the toner change the look!! It looks great but was it worth the money???

I also picked up this old little kitty. I just couldn't resist the sweet face.
Hope you all are well. I look forward to going and catching up on your blogs.


  1. hi, Audrey
    Great post~ love the table top~ so very pretty!
    that kitty is so different~ cute!
    Wonderful finds~ love the pillow & the wool tool!!

  2. Oh my gosh Audrey...I didn't get an address for you..& i have been a wackadoodle with stuff going on.That I completely forgot .. I do have week #14's giveaway packed (containing beeswax least i think that's what it is -if i still remember correctly)
    Would you please send your address

  3. Love the table makeover, Audrey! I know what you mean about the paint! I use mine very sparingly. There isn't anyone around here that carries it, so I have to order mine online and have to pay shipping and handling costs to boot!
    Love the pillow and wool carding tools that you got while you were with Linda. I bet you two have a blast when you two are together. You both have such a warm, bubbly personality.
    And what a deal on that redware! I love going to consignment shops, sometimes, over an antique store. You can find some great deals on things because half of the time, people don't realize the true value of an antique or even know that it IS an antique!

    Take care, my friend!

  4. I'm with you on the paint.I'll just spend some extra time antiquing myself.Love how you displayed the wool paddles.Sounds like you've been enjoying yourself and that's what counts.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  5. Audrey I am glad to see it is just life keeping you busy. Loved your APP spread. If there is not room in your
    cupboard for those beautiful cups and saucers, I know where there is room.

  6. I agree with you about the cost of this paint - I cannot imagine why they have it marked so high! Haven't tried any yet - there is none available here in Utah and the shipping would make it even MORE expensive! Your table DOES look nice though.

  7. Audrey, I so enjoyed your home in the magazine, it was one of my favorites!
    I can understand about the paint. I am sure it's good, but my goodness, it's expensive! I cannot afford that for sure. I'll do it the way I do it and forget it! LOL! I love your finds,they are great!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Have a good day.

  8. Hi Audrey, I love the table but half to agree was it worth the money spent on the paint??? Your wool paddles are neat, I have never seen them before. Love, Love the redware teacups! Oh how I wish I could find such awesome stuff here in Canada!

    Have a great day!

  9. I just did a cabinet with the paint and yes it is expensive but when you don't have to sand and prime I thought it was well worth the price. There is a code in APP magazine to order it.

  10. I'm sure there is a lot that goes into putting together a magazine and it takes the hard work of all involved to pull it off! You all do it so very well as it has been an excellent magazine since the first print!

    I love the wool tool in a bowl of wool! Wow! I had no idea that paint was so expensive! Every thing that I have seen a picture of looks awesome but I don't think I will be trying it now that I know the price. I'll stick to my Briwax, love that stuff SO much!

  11. The little stuffed kitty is adorable.
    I used that paint to paint my kitchen cabinets and am happy with the way they turned out but was hard work.