Friday, May 23, 2008

It has rained here again, great for the plants and flowers but sure does change my plans for the day. So thought it would be a great time to add to my blog. I received the nicest gift this morning! Carol, a friend from the OFG Gathering group, sent me the cutest little siggy with my name! Isn't it adorable? I love cottage style decorating, so this little jewel was so me. Thank you Carol!

So this brought to mind a great topic for discussion.......what are your favorite things to decorate with? If I had to describe my home, I would have to use the word cottage country style. I have a mixture of primitive, antique, colonial and cottage. Sounds like quite the mixture doesn't it, but it all seems to work. I believe that your home should reflect who you are, and if you love it, it works. I tend toward the the simplistic way of life. I love the hardwood floors, old cabinets to hold my treasures, and lots and lots of light. I am forever moving pieces and collections around just to get a different look. Most of the things in my home are treasures,that have come from the hearts of family and friends. Everywhere I look is a memory of how blessed I am to have had such wonderful people grace my life. So how about you? What are your favorite decorating styles? I would love to hear all about it. Along with painting, and gardening, I am always looking for new and different things to add to my home, so I would love to hear about yours!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Primgal's Primitive Palette

As you can see, I am very excited about Etsy! I belong to a great group called "Old Farmhouse Gathering" and we have been working very hard to promote primitive, folk art, cottage style, and vintage items. We are now over 100 members strong, and growing. If you love to decorate your home in any of these styles, introduce yourself to won't regret it.

I do have a store on Ebay also. I started my online business with them, and I have had a wonderful selling expierience there. Through Ebay, I was put in contact, and was introduced, to so many wonderful people. Many I can now call dear friends. If you would like to see what I have to offer on Ebay, just visit My Ebay to see handpainted home decor items for your home. I have had a wonderful response to my handpainted switchplates. There are many different ones to choose from, and I keep adding more as time allows. If you have any ideas that you would like to share I am always open to suggestion. I handpaint everything especially for the customer so color choices are always an option.

Well I am going to go and get everything I need for the holiday weekend. It is alway a tradition here to use those three days as a chance to open the garden, spruce things up, and officially kick of the summer season. So I will return later on, and in the meantime I wish everyone a very blessed and safe holiday weekend. Toodles..........

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

It is a simply gorgeous day here today. We have had so many days of rain and chilly weather, that seeing the sunshine is a gift to behold. I am so anxious to get outside and really play in the dirt. Along with painting, flower gardening is something that brings me so much joy. I have just a small area, compared to many, but to see everything coming up is like getting a present every spring. I have some perennials to split and divide, and then I get to do the really fun stuff and get my colorful annual baskets done. So a shopping trip is in order before the holiday weekend, and then I can just sit and enjoy all the beautiful blooms. My garden has been a true labor of love and it has given back tenfold. There is just something wonderful about connecting to Mother Nature through the soil. Hey I even think dirt smells good.......LOL. Okay off to grab you a photo of my bleeding hearts in bloom........enjoy!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Whew! I finally made it! I have been wanting to do this for so long, and through the encouragement of a dear friend, here I am! I hope you have tons of patience as I weave my way around learning to blog. This is definitly a new adventure, but an exciting one! I can be real chatty when I get behind these computer keys, but I really want most to share my love of decorative painting, and my other little garden. So here we go...........