Thursday, December 31, 2009
I cant believe that 2009 is almost over. Boy the time sure flies. Im wishing all of you a great 2010. We had a great xmas and hope you all did to. Heres a few of our holiday pics this year. Ty did go fishing in the wind and iced pond on xmas day. The fort is in the back yard. He was out there for hours making it.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Finaly got the tree up last night. Still tyring to finish up orders and odds and ends, shop and back. You all know the drill. Thought I would show the tree. The kids had a good time decorating it with their ornaments. I must say they are getting pretty good at it these days!!
I love my mouse wall. I have a few more scattered around the dining area.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving! Im having a Black Friday giveaway Fiday Nov. 27th of a free orny with each purcase that day AND a set of 6 of my wax dipped candy canes for Cyber MOnday week of Nov. 30th-Dec. 4th. This is good on my web store and Lemon Poppy Seeds store. Click the links to the left to take you to my stores. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving and eat some turkey!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Time is ticking here at the Palace. First show is next week. I thought I would show my big tall standing Santa form, I dressed him for Halloween. Just added a vampire cloak and scary mask. The eyes intermitently glow red. In a few days he will be a vintage standing Santa! Hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I have the backdrop for my show dispaly done. Yeah- is that ever a relief. The green turned out just like I envisioned it after it was antiqued. That doesnt happen often! I didnt paint the old door on the left end. Its to chippy and has to much character. The end doors are the sides and the brown window will be raised up to the level of the top of the doors. That way I can see who is shopping at the shows. I use hinges to hold them together and put a table in the front. The entire piece is about 15 foot long.
I'll take some pics when it is all assembled and set up.
I have been working on the horse, had it all painted and one of my shutter doors fell on it and broke it. What a bumer. I had it all painted , just needed to take it off the stand and put it on a wonderful old spool and whola- a carosel horse! It would have been perfect for one of my Santas. Oh well, maybe next year.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thank you so much Jenna for painting my show backdrop for me. What a big help. I must say that I will be the only one with a lime green backdrop. I wanted something to make my prims pop! I will antique it a tad to tone it down. What do you think? I'll post when its done and assembled. It will be 3 sets of bifold doors and 2 french style doors all hinged together. While Jenna was busy painting away Mary (our dog) was sunning herself. Oh the life of a dog!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Heres a couple of snowman makedo's I made from some old funnels. I love giving vintage finds new life.
A couple of Santas I have been working on. Santas are my favorite to make. Make sure to visit back, I will be posting new creations as I get them done.
Ive been stitching an da stitching. The snowmen are comming along. Just need to put on the finishing accessories and a tad of glass glitter here and there. I finaly feel like I am making progress- 6 weeks to the first show. Good thing I have a big living room!!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I went to the Apple Pork Festival in Clinton Illinois yesterday. I absolutly love to go there. There is a whole area designated to antiques and junk. Its my favorite place to go. I aways get great finds there to use with my primitives. I must be getting into the holiday spirit beacuse many of my purchases were red. I will be using most of these finds to make my holiday items for shows. Are you curious as to how I will use them? I'll post a pic when they are done. First show is in 6 weeks so make sure to check back.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I just listed this set of witch boots on EBAY. Fall is in the air and I am in full force creating for xmas shows. It has been beautiful here for the last 2 weeks. Its hard to get in the holiday swing wiht such perfect weather. Make sure to check out my fall items in my web store, ETSY and Lemon Poppy Seeds on line marketplace. Several pieces are gone but there is still great stuff available for fall.
Friday, August 28, 2009
My fingers have been busy stiching the day away. I just got a batch of these Santa Critters done. They are small and can be ornaments or tucks. They stand propped and are about 7 inches tall. I would love to hear what you think about them. I love to make the hangers with moss. I came up with this pumpkin hanger to.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Looking for Fall Prims? My web Store ( Primitivepalace.com ) is filled for fall. I dont mass produce so if you see something you like dont let it slip away. I have a few fall items on ETSY and Lemonpoppyseeds. Just click on the banners to the right.
How did the time get away from me. Hope all had a great summer, It sure seemed to zoom past. I have such fun making fall prims that I almost hate to start xmas. Time is ticking and the Elves are busy here at the Palace. The kids are back in school and Im kicking it in high gear here. Here is my new Spooky Snowman heads and a set of prim snowman Ornies. I love these little guys. Im working on santa versions of them to. Wanna See?
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I finaly got a grouping of these spooky pumpkin heads done. I love how they turned out. They have a boxed bottom and will stand on their own. The pumpkin and crow are a doorhanger. It is a nice fall piece and looks great on an old shutter. Im only making a few new fall pieces now as its time to stock up for xmas holiday shows. I will still be listing quite a bit of fall on my online sites (see links) for the next month or so. Anyone got a few extra hours in the day. I had hoped to get a bunch of xmas done this summer but didnt get nearly enough done. The kids are back in school next week so I hope to get cranking!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Look what I got at the Antique shop I sell in.(Mercantile Antiques in Saint Joseph Il.) I have been looking for one for my sunroom to keep "stuff" in. Its very chippy and peely. Perfect! I almost put it in the foyer but thought hubby would have a cow.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Ive been making pies today. I got these cool enamel pie plates last month at my favorite flea market and knew I would make pies for the upcomming holiday season. I ahve come up wiht apple and pumpkin. I have some drid apple slices to put on the apple. Sorry hubby and kids. Dont get to excited, you cant eat them!!!!
I have been trying to get a head start on the xmas season. I have a few new snowman and santas about done. I'll post soon!!