Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Cute Little "Detour" "Before House Tour #3

I know, this is supposed to be a blog about my so called
"Primitive Design Life"
Please bear with me while I do a little
"Great Grandma Bragging."
You see, all the time my 5 grandchildren were growing up
they lived on one side of the country and hubby and I
lived on the other.
Visits were limited to about 3 a year so I feel
I missed out on so much of their lives
So, if you will indulge me and allow me 
"Great Grandma Bragging Rights..."
Here we go...
A few days ago my oldest granddaughter asked if I could make a VEST for their 
TWO & a half year old son.
You see, he want to be a "digger-man" or a "construction guy."

You didn't think I could turn her down do you???
I said: "Of course, Stephanie, it will only take me a couple of hours."
And then the fun began...
(scratch the part about "a couple of hours.!)
How about 2 days and three, yes, three trips to the fabric store.!  LOL
So here is how I spent the past two days  :-)
I used one of his shirts for a pattern...bought orange fleece, lining, buttons, thread, ribbon,
and since (I couldn't find "real reflective tape," got a spool of
Iridescent Tape to use in a pinch.
You'll notice his name on the special request, of course

This is the lining...his favorite "John Deere" equipment!

Of course all the workers have to have their names on their backs

Now, let's take a couple of pictures...

"Well, yes, Gaboo,  I love my vest but hate to have my picture taken!"
(Gaboo is the name his mother, her sister and brother used to call both my
hubby and I before they had learned to say Grandma or Grandpa!

"Maybe if Mommy steps in it will be better!"

"Ah, now that is better...Gaboo is holding me."
"Please notice, I have a truck in each hand!"

"Now that's better; having your picture taken isn't all that bad!"


"Well we have to go home now, Gaboo.  
I have to show my vest to Daddy!
And to my Baby Sister, Juniper who is almost 5 months old."

So here is a HALLOWEEN Greeting to all of you from Colin and Juniper
and of course, GABOO!
Aren't my great grand babies cute!

Until next time, Halloween Greetings to you.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NO, IT'S NOT A CHRISTMAS TREE... my kitchen window!  But it is a darling
that was packed away for a couple of years.  
It is a green tree with clear lights, fall colored fruits and 
fall colored leaves.  
Read further down to see it.
While it still isn't time for HOME TOUR #3
(coming soon right on this blog!)
I thought I would show you some of the (few) Halloween decorations
that I decided to use this year.
So let's start right at the front porch...

Here is my teeny, tiny front porch but I manage to cram a bunch of stuff on it!  (Smile!)
The pumpkin, house and little ghosts light up!  (Fun!)

this poor Halloween Cat looks like he is really lonely on the Beige-y front door
which I can't paint!  8 - ( 
But he only needs to stay our here for a couple of weeks!(Wink)
So let's go in,,,it's starting to get "more than cool" here in MN.

this is my entry table set up for fall...pretty simple.
Let's go into the kitchen...

I was so excited to have an "ISLAND" in my kitchen!  
Wanted one all my life and had to wait till I got to my 16th house!
It gives me a wonderful "display" space so here you see my
She is so cute and the faces on these guys are precious
You will soon see more of these cute little 
in the coming months!

Let's check out the kitchen china cabinet...

You've seen this piece before but it is missing it's doors.
"Almost S.I.L" has them at his house replacing the glass with Chicken Wire.
I can't wait to get them back!

This is on the kitchen table...I love black and white checks with 
white pumpkins!

Ta, Da!  Here is the little tree I mentioned at the beginning of this post.  
There is also a little wooden "witch" and a felt crow who happened by!
Sorry about the cord!  (giggle!)

At the side of the kitchen it is very simple...just 3 wooden pumpkins with twig stems.
So simple

Here's the dining room table set for Halloween dinner!
See the was made for me, as a gift, by the wonderful young lady that bought my Cherry Armoire from Craigslist!
She said: "Just for being so nice."
She made it overnight!
What a Gal!

Here is a close up shot of the dishes.  They are:
"Autumn Splendor" 
designed by David Harden 
and copyrighted in 2003.
They are retired now but I like them as they are good for both
Halloween and Thanksgiving!

Another cute witch with a great complexion (giggle)
I only like "cute" for ghouls, skeletons or spiders for me!
How about you?

This is another simple decoration on a wonderful prim. cabinet

You figured this out...the mantle.  I just got these lamps from Pier One.  Thought I would have to paint the bases but the Alabaster color works just fine.  (Good, one less thing to put on the "to-do" list!)

Here's  a close-up of one end of the mantle..
Thought you might want to see the Luncheon Plates to the dining room dishes.  I backed it with a 
solid colored Amber plate (from Pier One) to give it a little oomph!

One more thought...
I have had major problems with Blogger and Google and now I have discovered I am NOT able to THANK
those of you who are following me...
I want you to know how happy I am that you are.
I try to go to your blog or to find you otherwise but if GOOGLE has anything to do with it
 it just can't happen.
I love you all who comment (makes my day!)
and I hope you will continue

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