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.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hi Prim Girls,

The winner was selected and the package is finished and waiting only for your address.
 Ann from A hole in the Basket Primitives, you are the WINNER.

I want to say  BIG  THANKS to everyone for enter in my giveaway and left me a comment, thank to the girls that post it in your blogs, I appreciate so much your participation. I love to receive unexpected gifts and participating in swaps with handmade items, for me, they are treasures by others artists. But more importantly,  I love giving things to my friends and you are the best blogland friends anyone could wish.  

Ann Congratulations!!!!!!

 Please, send me an  email  with your address to send it as soon as possible.

Bye and see you soon, 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Colonial Giveaway

Hi prim girls,
 This is my new Colonial Giveaway.  I hoped to it for Presidents' Day but there were other things and could not complete it on time. For this reason, I will choose the winner in the same week. It will be running for two days more only . If you want to participate, hurry and sign up, leave me a comment and you are in. This giveaway is open to everyone that loves colonial decor.  I will be selecting the winner on Saturday Feb 25. 
These are the prizes...
A print of George Washington, the frame was painted and distressed to give a colonial old look.

A News " Harper's Weekly A Journal of Civilization" from New York, Saturday, May 4, 1861 ( Reproduced from a original document)

 The 1st  set of Confederate Currency, from 1800 Virginia $5 to 1864 Confederate States of America $50.

A ink bottle and feather quil,
Copy of the Declaration of United States of America, July 4, 1776
And finally a touch of Spring, a signed Easter rabbit made from a Drakestone Primitive pattern. He is made in Osnaburg that had been strongly stained with a grungy mix to give it a old look. His face is handstiched,  and also he has a prim wool patch on his back.

I hope you enjoy this Giveaway..... Go and leave a comment now... If you post about it in your blog let me know and you will receive a Second Entry.

I am thinking a Spring Giveaway, What things do you like to see in it?  Rabbits, Bonnets, Books, Lamps, etc. Give me ideas.....

Good luck!!!
See you soon, Eve

Friday, February 3, 2012

Antique, Old or Collectibles Challenge

Hi Prim Girls, 
 Certainly, I started this post few days ago but I am not finish it because I'm doing others things at the same time: like "potty training" my new puppy, I mean"new baby",  take away Christmas decor, early Spring cleaning,  etc..
This post is about my love for old things, sometimes I think I'm a "old soul"  living in a wrong era.  I think that my love for antique or collectibles pieces started when I have almost 7 yrs old. One of my great grandmother had a old pewter mirror in her purse, and I remembered her looking in it and check how she looked before going out. At that age always thought if she would gave me the precious mirror, I never saw one liked since she pass away. I never knew who inherited it, well there many daughters and dozens of grandchildren and great grandchildren, so my chance was none, LOL. But few days ago in an antique store, I found a similar and reminded me my childhood and my lovely great grandma, she was a beautiful lady, tall, slim ( although she had 14 kids), elegant and well mannered.  That mirror looks like this.....

Having old or antique pieces makes me think in those who cared and loved them, or how much time they survived and now have the privilege of having them with me.  You know what I mean, every one of us  has inherited something or have something you love not necessarily for the monetary value if not for the sentimental one. 

Now,  I am inviting you  to join me in  this challenge and share your loved Antique, Old and Collectible Item.  Since, I am not an expert in this field, just trust in the knowledge of the antique dealer or the antiquarian that identify the piece. 
Books printed in lates 1800, some are dedicated to someone else..
Pewter pieces...
Spinning wheel..
Redware pieces

Jugs and Crocks

Woven Coverlet, 
Wooden Trenware...Butter Churn, paddle

Very Old or Collectibles ( Although most of them were founded in antiques stores or estate sales I am not  sure about their age)


Hand painted portrait of my beloved grandma ( She died at the age of 92, this was painted when she had 17, so 75yrs count for a old piece, right) 

What are yours?

Today, a friend of us post about an email that she received about their antiques. All of us know that ...
" An antique (Latin: antiquus; old) is an old collectible item. It is collected or desirable because of its age (at least 100 years old), beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society. Collectibles are, generally speaking, the possible antiques of the future and generally less than 100 years old."

No matter if our things are 50, 80, 100  years or more, whom affects to say antique, old or collectible. It is important the value and care we give beyond the age or where they come. Let's be courteous to others and respect others' homes. Not everyone has the purchasing power for antiques, not because we do not like but because we may need to set priorities that go beyond our tastes. Let us show what we have with pride no matter who you love and who not.

Take care and God bless you,