Yesterday I had a play date with hooker friends Melissa, Bobbie and Sheila. We met up in Mansfield, OH, for two primitive shows. Our first stop was at Gathered Treasures, one of my favorite shows. Lots of prim goodies if that is what you were in search of. I tend to purchase antiques rather than primitive crafts. I do like them, but I already have too much stuff :)
I have to say I just love this little box/stand. I bought it to use on the porch during the Christmas holidays filled with greenery, but I am considering putting it in the hooking room to hold books and magazines. This would be so easy to make. Just an old wooden box and four tobacco sticks nailed to the sides. So who is going to be making one?
This paper mache turkey candy container is a treasured find to add to my collection.
I bought this for the white ironstone pitcher, not to use as a holiday decoration. The seller said I should have no problem removing the tree, but I am not so sure. (She used hot glue.)
I also bought 5 celluloid reindeer to add to my herd, but they are still in the bag.
Sheila headed home after the show, but Bobbie, Melissa and I headed to Simple Goods. I go just about every year and each time I wonder why. I have never been a big fan and I think most of the prices are laughable. No offense to those of you who like it. That's just MHO :) My big purchase was three tobacco sticks ($1 each) to make a tripod for the garden. I wasn't thinking but I should have bought 4 more to make another box/stand.
We actually made a quick return trip to GT because there was a coverlet piece Melissa regretted not buying. Luckily it was still there, and then I found this little pantry box to bring home with me. Nothing special and I probably already have that size, but for the price I couldn't pass it up.
I finished Santa and Sheep by Star Rug Company. The first picture is washed out. The colors are pretty true in the close up.
I think I am going to use these antique buttons on his coat. I bought some rusty stars, but I think I like these better. Now to get it steamed, bound and the buttons sewn on . . . sigh.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)