Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Last Stop.. Last of the Money... Gatherings of Iowa!!!!!!

I have saved the best for last??? I said it earlier, if hubby and I stopped here first.... We would of went home on our first day out and about... We would of been out of money!!! OH MY!!! ALL the PRIMITIVES!!! This is primitive HEAVEN!!! For hubby to say this shop was "pretty cool" is a big deal! Hubby thinks most of the stuff I drag home is "junk" LOL... I am blessed he humored me all week long! Never once did he say " do you need that? Where are you going to put it" yes, my hubby is a great guy! Wanda, the owner is a Doll!!!! She didn't want her picture taken....BUT, she let me take pictures for me to share with all of you! Remember you can always click on the picture to make them bigger......

OK, right off the bat... In the window... This pie safe.... SIGH... OH MY!!! I have a thing for pie safes... AND I prefer screen to tin.... I feel in love with this one... BUT sadly... I have no more room for big pieces of furniture...DOUBLE SIGH!!! Otherwise, I would be showing you this in the OLM homestead...I can't even look at it....


Right off the bat...PRIM'S everywhere... I didn't know where to look first...primitive overload!




Loved this little green farm-table... Honey, Can we add onto the house, again??? LOL




Tables.... oh my...


Looking from the upstairs down... Can you see Wanda???? Got Ya! LOL...


Broomstick as a curtain rod! Really, I should of thought of that.... What a great idea for a old broom!!!

So you might be asking by this point what did I get???? Now keep in mind we were gone almost a week.... I hide a few dollars for this shop...BUT sadly, not enough!!!!!!!! What I really was looking for was a cabinet for the front room wall... and yes.........


I found one!! YIPPEE!!! Wanda said it came out of a old train depot in IL.... go figure... back to IL it goes! I love it... Hubby hung it on Sunday for me... Took me all day to figure out how I wanted it...
So here's a close up of the goodies I put in it.... Most I had... few little trinkets I found on our travels... I love old Holiday plastic... So I decide to keep a few pieces out all year along with some of my favorite Halloween..

I also got a cool old wooden measure, I haven't put it out yet and neat old strainer.... Wanda has a blog too... you can find her at www.gatheringsiowa.blogspot.com


I am still cleaning, in between coughing...still... I have been told this will last a couple of weeks? YIKES! I don't know if the back will take that.....So I don't have all my treasures in place... I will share those as I clean better...

Here's a hint of the bags that came home!!!!! This was still cheaper then Hawaii and that was what we were first talking about.....

But... I will show off one goodie that came while we were gone... Hubby hung this last night for me as well... I really want a old bread advertising sign... but OMG... the $$$ that is asked for them... very spendy to say the least... So I was playing on eBay... found a guy who paints signs.... and fell in love with this sign....I couldn't resist....it came while we were gone...

What do you think??? Love that it says "Jack o Lantern Flour" So there you have it... trip through the countryside, so to speak... few treasures along the way and some great quality time for just hubby and I.... Off to clean the kitchen...Reality SUCKS! OLM

26 comments:

Trace4J said...

OH MY!!
You must have had a blast. What a cool prim shop! I too love pie safes with screens. Just awesome. I love the cabinet you bought and even more the sign you got from ebay. What fun friend.I like playin where's Wanda too? lol
Hugs Trace
P.s I almost forgot now how cool is that broom curtain rod.

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Patti said...

OMG! Primitive heaven!!!!! I just love your cabinet you found and all the goodies on it. The Jack O'Latern flour sign is just too adorable. Now I wanna go and visit Wanda......lol.

Prim Blessings,
Patti

Lee Hill Primitives said...

OMG!!! It was the perfect prim store, I wish I had one like that close to me. Great findings!

Primsue said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. How sweet of your hubby to let you shop to your heart's content - mine is like that. That prim shop is wonderful and I love your cupboard you got for your living room - it looks great. Your new sign is awesome. Do you mind sharing the link to his site - I am looking for a large sign for my kitchen.

Have a blessed week,
Sue

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

that was prim heaven..love the store..what is the ebay guy that paints those signs..I love it.;) would love to get one.;)

Bittersweetfolkart said...

Yes Wanda is a doll ..I would love to visit her store ...prim heaven indeed !
And I love that shelf
lucky you !!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

OLM~ thank you ~ thank you for the wonderful tour of Gatherings~oh, I would love to go!!! Yes,I would go home BROKE, giggles~
Great photos of all of Wanda's goodies, so many & oh, can she display~
smiles
Teresa

BumbleBeeLane said...

I would go broke in that shop too.Prim Heaven! Never saw a orange and black plastic snowman he must be really rare.Love the sign.Are you looking for tin or wood bread sign I do come across them sometimes.Hugs!~Amy

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for sharing.. my key board is wet with drool.

alltheseboys said...

THAT my friend was WAY better than Hawaii!!!! Katie

cynthia lee designs said...

Love that shop...primitive heaven!!! Thanks for sharing a tour of it with all of us. Love your shelf and new sign.
blessings,
Cindy

Penny said...

Hi Marie! Lucky you to get to go to Gatherings! What a great shop full of wonderful prims!! Love your shelf and your new sign. I have been to the Country Buzzins site and they have wonderful items -- I bought a gameboard from them a couple years ago and it was so nicely done....
Have a nice evening!

Traci said...

Holy Moly...look at Wanda's Store...I've only ever seen little glimpses of her gatherings @ Gatherings ;) Sounds like a super trip and so glad you got some 1 on 1 time with your bestest man..

Hugs, Traci

Traci said...

Crap..PS love your sign!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marie ~
LOVE that hanging cabinet!
Hugs :)
Lauren

earlene said...

I am drooling!! What a bunch of great goodies! Your cupboard is awsome!
Liked everything you posted about.
Fun reading it.

Prims By The Water said...

OMG..I am in love with everthing I saw in your post...I have to ask if the prices are reasonable...please. please Marie email me with some of the prices on those cabinets I saw..if you can remember them..you got yourself an awesome cabinet, and love what you put inside. Take care, Janice

Gatherings said...

It was great to meet you guys and so glad you stopped by. Your camera takes great photos. Have never shown the view from the upstairs!! Cabinet looks great! Just picked up some more pieces this weekend!! Thanks so much!! Kindest Regards, Wanda

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

OMGosh a trip to the Gathering is planned....I have her blog on my list and actually met her but didn't realize it was THIS COOL!
Wow...gotta get there.
Karen

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I think I could of spent the whole week in that store alone. What a wonderful place and such wonderful prim goodies! Thanks for sharing!
Wonderful sign!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Marie:
I loved it all but the pie safe and the green table are remarkable. I love your plastic holiday collectibles, I remember my mother's decorations from the 60's.
The Flour Sign is bee-u-tiful!
Hugs,
Susan

Farmhouse prims said...

What a wonderful trip Marie, I am so glad you got to go to Wanda's shop. I look at her things and drool, love, love your cabinet from her shop. And love, your new sign, it is prim perfect. Hugs, Lecia

Beckyjean said...

Ok~so now I want to go back!! Really want that pie safe!! Love your new cabinet.Glad to hear you had a great trip.

Becky

Jennifer said...

so glad you got to go to Wanda's..isn't it HUGE in her store?? I got to go last summer...she is so sweet and has the best grungy prims!! You are making me want to go again soon!!! love your new shelf...can't wait to see all your new goodies!!

Angie Berry said...

Oh wow, I am still stuck on the first few pictures!! If I had a store like this, I would just live in it, lol... I would never want to go home! You picked up a nice piece and it looks great hanging on your wall. Also, love that awesome flour sign you ordered.

Lots of fun stuff, Marie. Thanks for letting us drool over it all~

TheCrankyCrow said...

You're making me think Hawaii is WAY overrated! Oh what I would give for a trip to Wanda's - and a hubby to not ask "where are you going to put THAT?" ;o) Your cabinet is GORGEOUS!!! And I love your flour sign. Hmmmmm...I NEED MORE WALL SPACE LIKE NOW!!!! Love your old papier mache JOL....I have a small collection and adore them - but, yikes, are they pricey these days. And those sweet little shoo flies - are those make-do's or authentic real ones??? Either way, I'm in love.....Thanks for the little tour....now I'm gonna go pout cuz I didn't get to go and Lord only know if I ever will....Robin