When I come across something as delightful as this blog, I just have to share! If you are old enough to remember when life was so much simpler, the days when values mattered, and it didn't take a village to raise your children, you just have to check out Aunt Ruthie's Sugar Pie Farmhouse! ! Aunt Ruthie brings such a refreshing way of doing everything from how to bake pies, to keeping her home running as smooth as a well oiled machine. When you sit down at her table, for a hot cup of coffee, and a slice of pie, she will share with you all the nooks and crannies of her wonderful Farmhouse way of life.
Since Ebay made so many changes about a year ago, there are new selling sites popping up all over! One that I have recently joined, and am very impressed with is Artfire.com Click this link to see the wonderful packages available for sellers! You can even list for free! In this age of rough economic times, this is a wonderful place to promote your primitive items, and of course to buy too!
Artfire has just recently added a FolkArt/Primitive category and we hope to see even more prim artists join us! Go take a peak........you will love it!
I simply love the smell of Sweet Annie! Just brush by it and the fragrance is heavenly. I had this old box down in my basement. It was once a recipe box, but somewhere along the line the lid was misplaced. I don't know why I hung on to it, but then again, yes I do......I can't let go of anything that might one day be a treasure. Well anyway I found it the other day, as I wanted to do a fast and easy project for an end table in my living room. The color scheme in there is beige, white, and brown, so I grabbed this old box, stained it dark walnut, added a simple little" Olde Candles" label, and I had it. . Now what to fill it with. Now keep in mind this was a fly by the seat of your pants project......:) So I took a candle that I had in my cabinet, placed it on some floral foam, Then I went in search of a few rusty stars, added my left over Sweet Annie, and in 30 minutes I had a cute little added touch for my living room. I have plans to eventually replace the real candle with a battery operated one, but need to get to the store and get one since I have used all of mine. Anyway, this was fun, and so simple. Just look around your home, I bet there are all kinds of things you could use for quick and easy projects. While taking pictures, I couldn't resist doing one is sepia. Love the way it turned out!
I was hoping to get back in yesterday, with pictures of our snow, but it didn't go as I planned.....some days never do. Those that know me well, know that I am a list maker, but even with a list sometimes life just has other plans...:) I worked on some new soaps yesterday......these were done based on designs from Renee Mullins. Every once in awhile it is fun, and relaxing, to do something out of the box. I think these called my name yesterday, as we woke to 3" of snow, and spring was no where in sight. So I brought spring to me......:)