Thursday, April 10, 2014

Blogging Funk.........

I don't know what it is... BUT it's a funk... blogging funk that is... I need to snap out of it..???  
I don't feel like I have anything to share... 
nothing exciting...
I haven't been moving things around in the OLM homestead, playing...
But, Spring is trying to Spring, 
Be it slowly.....
The one thing right now that brings me joy is my little shop!
My own little piece of prim heaven! 
Place I can offer things I so love!
NOW, the most exciting thing is becoming a
1803 Candle dealer!
I am so excited to offer these candles in my shop!
Made right here in IL with American grow soy!
I know some soy candles on the market struggle to hold 
their fragrance throughout the candle..
These do NOT have that problem!
Always have been a big fan!!!
So Honored to offer them in my shop!!! 
YIPPEE!
The only thing I really have to share is more pictures of the shop!?
I hope you are not sick of them... 
Hubby helped me move things around..
I like with my space being small to keep things changing,
Keeping it fresh as possible...
Over the weekend I did buy a new display piece I was very excited to bring into the shop...
I took it in on Sunday, Left it in a corner of another area, until Monday, when the shops are closed.
I would make my mess then...
Hubby says should I mark it NFS?  Not for sale that is...
I didn't think it was needed...  
No one will ask and there is less then 2 hours till closing..
I was wrong... I was home 30 minutes when the call came would I sell it?
GRRR... I really don't want to...BUT... I tossed out a price, if they want it for that...
Well, I guess I would sell it...
YUP... It sold, now I am on the hunt for another piece...
but until then... 
I did this....






Thanks for popping in and sticking with me... I have been bad I admit... not even visiting... I will soon!  Promise! I have been wanting to update my selling blog with some extras from the shop... I should do that too...If you see anything that maybe you can't live without... let me know, I can see about shipping, if it's not to big. Happy Thursday! OLM

Friday, March 14, 2014

Updates.....

Happy Friday everyone!!!
I have updated my early work page with new creations for March.
you can click on the picture on the left and it will take you right there...
AND....
I have added two dolls on my selling blog... Long time no update there...One can click on the picture on the right and it will take you right to that new update.
Have a great night! OLM


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Peek Inside My Little Ole Shop!!!

Come on in for a visit, if you like! 
I meant to share this over a week ago...
But... that stink-in sinus infection really did knock me on my butt!
Anyway....
I moved a few things around a couple of weeks ago...
Took a few pictures... 
Would you like to see?
I have to say...OLM is very proud of this little space!!!
It's all mine, and has everything I so love!
I am sooooooooooo lucky and  blessed to be able to do this!
So... come on in
 A larger shop has come open... I have struggled with staying small or adding some more space... 
I love the space and even started decorating it in my head... NOT GOOD! LOL
 But, for now I am going to stay with my smaller space.
 It works for me and my crazy life these days....
Click on any pictures to make them bigger if you like...






 If you see anything... you can email me folkart94@msn.com.. if it's available and ship-able, I will
I also have some "extras' of things I have bought for the shop... I am getting organize and will put some of them up on my selling blog very soon too!
We are getting more of the "white" stuff again today... I know for all of us, it has been a winter for sure!  I know Spring WILL come... Though they are saying for us... with the Great Lakes so frozen... They haven't been this frozen in 30+ years... IT will be colder... I am ok with that! As long as the snow MELTS!!!! OLM 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I TOOK A Little Road TRIP!!!

Oh How I have been waiting for this show!!  Saving a few pennies... Counting the days... the months.. minutes...LOL...
Four shows, six locations, three towns... Arthur, Arcola, and Tuscola, IL!!!  
I got up early Friday morning, picked up "bag" Mary and off we went... 
Got into Arcola at 1:30 and started the power prim shopping... HEHE!
Now, most of the time I forgot to take pictures...
To busy drooling....
BUT...
Here I am ready to go into Homesteader's Friday Afternoon! 
I will tell ya... Going three hours south here in IL...
Next to NO snow... and about 20 degrees warmer!
Makes one believe SPRING will come..
Of course it will... BUT, we have been warned, since the Great Lakes are so frozen this year... It will NOT be a warm Spring...
I don't care as long as the snow stops!  4+ inches again last night... I got home just in time! 

 Amish country in IL!!!
 One of the booths at Homesteader's I believe...
 Mary shopping? Oh Ya!



 Just more eye candy for ya!
 Oh Loved this dryer!  So cool... BUT, one needs the space for it... 

 Me and Marie Faren at the Spirit of Country Show! She is such a  sweetheart!!!!!
 Homemade pie!  Mary was happy!  and it was OH So YUMMY! Pie FIRST!  Then lunch!
 HMMM... OLM homestead has been neglected... no time... Then for the last 2 weeks I have been battling the sinus infection from hell!  FINALLY feeling better!... BUT... a mess, I made this morning...
 I so want/wanted a old barn lantern... BUT... the cheapest is about $350... not going to happen... BUT, I found this compromise wood lantern... old... not super old I think... but for $40!  I will take it!
 Great little spoon... Bigger then a salt spoon... Gal thought it might be a taster spoon... Then a hand carved butter pat/paddle...
 My first treen biscuit cutter... I have only seen metal ones... 
 Making room for this... moved it around until I found the right spot... OOPS!  Another child's farm table.. Look at the color.. wood top.. Then the dealer pointed out... see the paint missing on the legs about the same height on each leg?  One mopping around the legs, wearing off the paint... simply love it!
 Homespun pillow....
 document box.... 
 Look at the wonderful gift I received from Marie! Child's doll rope bed, oh so sweet! OLM LOVES!!!  Then from Spirit of Country... doll dress and skirt....
THEN... I can't believe I bought a Santa... BUT... We stopped at Winterberry, great shop in Tuscola, IL... I saw this right away... it spoke to me... Handmade by a gal in Indiana I was told..  I think I needed it?
So, this was a fast trip... Left Friday morning, home last night to beat the snow again.  Had a great time with Mary.. MUCH needed break with no worries!  Girl time is always a blessing and fun! Off to watch the Oscar's.. and play with my goodies some more!  Stay warm! OLM

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What A Difference A Day Makes!!!

It might not look like it, BUT Spring is coming!  I hear birds chirping away almost everyday now! 
YEAH!!!
OLM has been battling another sinus infection... UGH!  But... Spring is coming and snow is melting!
Now...
Monday we got another 6.2 inches of snow.  That puts us around 68 inches for the season.  Normal for us is about 33.... So two winters worth in one season, oh my!
Now, we warmed up right after Christmas, even got some rain, so lots of snow melted, before it seems on average every couple of days we got snow over the last month and a half... 
YUP, a good old winter....
So, for the first time in weeks we ARE above freezing!  It feels like a heat wave!
So Knuckles and I went for a short walk... nothing was plowed out from Monday... I took a couple of pictures too...
So Tuesday morning...
 The OLM homestead... See my lil old prim fences in my flower bed? Barely anyway...
 Knuckles wanted out on the path... plowed or not... LOL... I saw them about a hour ago FINALLY plowing out again....
 Come back Knuckles... I am trying to walk through that! LOL
 Poor mailbox... It's taken a couple of direct hits from the plows this year... Now our town will replace them at some point... But, they are crap... So we will just get a new one this Spring....
 Come sit a spell... Tuesday morning....
 And Just about a half hour ago... YIKES, it's melting fast... Which is great...BUT... there will be flooding, and this is not good...
yesterday morning... Knuckles goes here for treats from the neighbors who spoil him, one yes being the hot dog man...

Already today... Amazing!  Tomorrow, rain they say... at least a inch of rain, where will that go? OLM

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Anniversary!!! AND Early Work Update!

27 YEARS AGO TODAY!!
Hubby and I got married!
Where has the time gone?  
Can it really be 27 years?
Has to be...LOL... Look at our boys!
This man has stuck with me through thick and thin!
We really do make a good time!
Last couple of years have offered our challenges.
But, we have weathered them together!

 I have been bad again... I haven't really had a chance to even read blogs of late.  PLEASE forgive again!
I have been going to P.T on my stupid foot....Couple of issues... trying to AVOID a surgery that would leave me non-weight baring for at least 6 weeks on my foot... Right foot... So NO driving even... Don't want that! UGH!
I am going to try and play catch up this week.  Hope everyone is staying warm... oh this weather... seems almost everyone is getting in on the snow... BUT, rumor is next week we might see a 50... Snow will melt fast with that... BUT... then... flooding?  Sure hope not!
Anyway
I have listed 3 gals on my early work page a wee bit early.  Hubby and I are going to lunch shortly and wanted to get them up....
If you have a chance and want to peek
here is the link
http://earlywork-primsbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/2014/02/february-15th-update.html



Have a wonderful day everyone!!!! OLM