I just like to thank you for taking the time to sit back and visit my blog. I am blessed to have a healthy family, beautiful kids and a lovely dog. Love to share ideas and decorations with you.

Friday, April 30, 2010

OMG! I missed my Blog Anniversary Giveaway

Yes girls, I missed my own giveaway.... Do you believe that? 

On April 22 from last year I made my first post. It has been a year since that and of now I have 296 followers. I never in my dreams imagine that but is true.  To my followers, THANK YOU  from the bottom of my heart!!  In the Spring of 2009, I found an article in Mercantile Gatherings Magazine, that catch my eye with a house that have a beautiful decor in Colonial style. In that article, the owner mentioned her Blog and as of today  it is one of my favorites.... Behind my Red Door.  Thank you MG and Linda... both of you open a  new world for me, LOL.  After that I was "hooked" with the Blogging Land and started seeing a blog to another. Every single day I found new blogs that are simply amazing.... I cried, prayed and laughed with them... Love you girls. 
Returning to my giveaway, I love primitive and colonial decor, well,  I decide to have not one but 2 giveaways... Gifts will be handmade items,  one in each style, I will post pictures early next week.
These are the rules...
  • You will post a comment only in this post. Please, include your preference, Prim or Colonial.
  • You must be one of my followers
  • This is optional, but if you post this in your blog, let me a comment to include and additional entry with your name. 
  • If you don't have a blog, please, leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win.
  • This giveaway is open to followers of 48 US states and PR only. (Sorry but the postal costs are higher now )
If you want to participate, only you have a few days more to sign up. I will announce the winner on  May 9.  Good luck to all!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My latest finds

Hi prim girls,

Probably and because we are in the perfect season for yard and garage sales, the good donations in our town are very slow.  But this week the story was different, I was in the TS and  when I saw this pipe box  at the top of the rack, it looks nice at the distance but when I put it in my hands looks much better, LOL, it was in nice condition.  After I grab my finding and searching more, I can not believe what my eyes are seeing, I found 5 clay pipes, 3 of them in perfect condition. They are at $3 , not too bad at all. But when I was paying for it, I asked to the cashier if they are $3ea and she said, I think this price was too high, Did you accept $1 ea?. WOOHOO. I obtain my pipe box and pipes for a grand total of $6.00. Well, this was my best finding of this month. 
Also, I found these wooden bowls for $1.50 and $1.25 respectively and the little basket for 50 cents.
And my little son is well trained to find awesome things, LOL. He said, "Mommy look this",  and when I turned around he has this pewter beauty in his hands. Great find for a 4yrs old kid.
Finally for a total of $ 8.90, I found this wooden items and now I am woking with their makeovers.

Bye, bye and see you soon,

Monday, April 26, 2010

A dream comes true... First Magazine Issue in A Primitive Place

Hi Prim girls,
 A Primitive Place is having a giveaway to celebrate the First Magazine Issue in August 2010. If you have not already subscribed, go to this link for more details.
Remember, sign up for this giveaway, it ends soon.
Bye, bye and see you soon,

Monday, April 12, 2010

Craiglist, eBay and more

Hi Prim girls,
I want to share with you some items that I won or found recently in Craig list, eBay, Antique stores or in the TS.  Few weeks ago,  I won this rug on eBay and I love the color in this piece. It is beautiful piece and the artist made a great job on it.
 In Craiglist,  I found this awesome windsor rocking chair for $20. Great!!  The chair is beautiful and has a great patina on it.
Also, in my favorite TS I found this very old iron candle holder for $2.00.Not to bad.
On Saturday, we were in an antique store in Hanover, VA and found this set of windsor chairs ( I think this style is called Comb Back), if  I am wrong, please, let me know. They are listed for $50 ea but the owner gave us the set for $65.00. I think that we make a great deal.  What do you think? They are completely sturdy and in excellent condition. I love it!
They are similar to others that my friend gave me a few months ago. This antique set had more than 104 yrs.
I will make changes very soon in my dining room and these chairs are the perfect combination. 
Now moving to bargains, LOL. Well, speaking of great deals in the TS , I can't pass these items today. First, I found this....
Only spent $4.25  and the old Bibble was free. In the next TS, I found a wing back chair for $10.00 and two games boards  for $3.  A handmade basket for 5o cents,
 And last but not least, these are two gifts that my Best Friend  Anitza from Victorian Country  sent me with my family last week. A beautiful shower curtain from Park Designs (Sturdbridge in Black/Tan color) and a Stitchery.WOOHOO! Thank you, Thank you Anitza.
Bye, Bye and see you soon,

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Mary Washington House

Hi Prim girls,
During this spring break, I take time with my family to see some historical places here in Fredericksburg, VA. One of them was the house of Mary Ball Washington, mother of our first President George Washington. He purchase this home in 1772  for his mother, and she spent her last 17 yrs in this home. The President-to-be came to this home to receive his mother's blessing before attending his inauguration in 1789.
It is a beautiful place and some of her possesions are on view in this house, including a mirror that she called her "best dressing glass".  No pictures are permitted inside the house but you can take awesome pictures from the gardens and outside kitchen. See below..

Bye, bye and see you soon. 
One of the Many Flowers in Mary Washington's 
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Friday, April 9, 2010

A trip to Amish Village , Lancaster PA

Hi Prim girls,
Last week my brother and family came on vacation to stay with me for a week. We visited some historical places here in VA, DC and Pennsylvania. It was their first visit since we moved to VA and I want to share with them some places that I enjoyed in the area. When I visited PA  for the first time in 2006 , my cousin showed me Lancaster Area and The Amish Village and I loved that place. The area had the most beautiful lands that I see in my entire life.  And I want to give my nieces the same experience that I had 4 years ago when I see the Amish people for the first time. For me, it was a remarkable experience in my life. In that trip I realize that we can live with less that I had and be extremely happy as well. 
I admire how the Amish live a simple life, making their chores without modern conveniences and they live happy and grateful with the things that they had. 
And we are living pending the electricity, cars, cable, phones, specific brands and our kids pending of electronic games, internet, cel phones and things like that and sometimes we think that our world is finishing when we did not had one of them. We need to learn so much  from them. If we live simple life less prejudice we will have. My admiration and respect for them.
In The Amish Village, they make an effort to show us the authentic detail of the everyday life of this gentle people. House dates back to 1840 furnished with authentic Amish furniture and things like crocks, quilts, clothes, etc. In the village you will find a Spring house, Operating smokehouse, Blacksmith shop, Schoolhouse, Livestock, Windmill Operating Water wheel and gift shops.
 If you are planning a trip to Lancaster you need to see this place.  I will leave you with this though that I found in the Schoolhouse.....
Hope you enjoy this trip to The Amish Village.

Bye, bye and see you soon,