Sunday, December 2, 2018

Off Playing ~

What a beautiful day we had today in northern Ohio.  Mid 60's.  Sunny.  Got some outside stuff done.  Raked the yard.  That darn maple tree of mine still hasn't lost all its leaves.  Tomorrow there is snow in the forecast.  Welcome to Ohio.
You may recall this little Pineberry Lane sampler I stitched a few months ago for a Christmas gift.  I finally got the edges stitched, though a little wonky. 

So yesterday I was off playing ~ aka hitting a few antique shops.  At the shop in Lodi I found this little box.  Not antique but vintage and a great price so I brought it home.

Well, it looks like the sampler was made for the box.  I will not attach the sampler but just set it on top.  My son also pointed out that it would fit on the inside of the lid should the recipient want to have the box open.

At the Seville Antique Mall (be still my heart), I found this sweet little shoo fly missing its rockers.  I'm not sure what/if I will set anything on the seat, but I just love it.  Gabriella of Tweedthistle Primitives (you can find her on Facebook) always has wonderful antiques ~ and great prices.
I'm still the crazy decorating fool but there is a light at the end of the tunnel (and it's not a freight train).  I still have the main living room tree to decorate and of course lots of odds and ends.  At the end of the week I will steal some fresh greens from my brother to put outside.  So far this is my most stress free Christmas ever.  Life is good :)
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


marly said...

You always manage to find something! I heard Seville was really nice and really pricey, but what isn't? Haven't done a thing for Christmas, and nothing even down from the attic yet.

acorn hollow said...

really cute finds I went out and about on Sat. we had the wonderful weather on Sat it was so wonderful but crap on Sunday. I didn't find much on Sat but it was nice to get out.

Sue Swank said...

Love the horse. Have a very Merry Christmas. I'm not missing the snow at all.😁

Saundra said...

Maybe you could lay a couple small hooked pieces on the seat of the horse rocker?

Farm Girl said...

I love your treasures. Can I ask you to explain to me "A Shoo-fly piece?" I have never heard that word and you do educate me on so many things. I love that wooden box you got in Lodi. That makes me laugh it made it to Ohio.
Everything at your house looks so pretty.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lauren,
I am sooooo behind on commenting and blogging!! Just feel like there are not enough hours in the day to get the things done I want to!! *sigh*
LOVE your sweet box, and the stitched piece is just perfect with it!! I am always looking for unique boxes, too!! So happy you found it, and also found that darling horse seat!! Love the colors and as soon as I saw it I thought how perfect it would look to have a small feather tree sitting on the seat! Or a standing Santa! See how much of a helper I can be for displaying your amazing collections?? I'm like you and just LOVE it ALL!!!!
Enjoy your day, my friend, and stay warm!!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie xo