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Saturday, September 12, 2009


Hi Everyone! Boy things sure have been busy around here, plus the extra activities of the holiday and local events. Last week was the annual event of Williams Grove Steam Engine week. I always enjoy going and walking around and looking at all of the steam engines and the activities they preform. It is like walking back in time.

There are horse drawn wagons for nice leisure rides through the park, still love to ride the wagon! lol

Of course there is a old fashion train ride to the end of the track and then backward to the station...all for $3.00!

The Granger's was always a annual event that my Dad never missed, we were always sure to go to see the steam engines and eat, eat and eat! Really good food. I sure would have loved to take Dad with us, I know he would have enjoyed, but I showed him the pictures and that brought a smile.

On Labor Day I went to a annual sale that is held at a auction house in the area. I go every year and never come home empty handed. This year there were so many big pieces that I would have loved to have had, but alas my house is not big enough :( the prices were very reasonable. The reason being that they were painted with different faux finishes. All of the original items brought prices that I still thought were reasonable for antiques.

The flowered chest of drawers only brought $12.00, which I would have given $20.00 for it, not primitive but there was just something about it that caught my eye. The step back and the painted corner cupboard brought over $100.00. I was wishing for the lottery and a BIG house, I would have loved to have many of the pieces. I did buy a cupboard that I am totally doing over as you can see....I don't care much for the faux paint, so I am sanding and repainting.

I have stripped all of the hardware and will change those. The top is wide stained boards that I just love the patina they have, very warm. I am painting the base and doors. I will post when I have completed. I can't wait to finish it.

I also found some treasures at the TS and yard sales. This crock candle holder I found at the TS for $0.25....I couldn't believe it, I brought it home cleaned it up and put the candle and pip berries on and I absolutely love it!!

I also found this firkin lamp for $1.00 at the TS, I will prim it up, I don't have a Michele here at my house and I would rather see it primmed!

Last but not least I found the pear cutting board for $0.25 at a yard sale, brought it home and just distressed a little and gave it a coat of BRI and I love it. (Couldn't get the pictures to load in the right sequence..I am still learning how to do all of this :)



Fall is defiantly in the air here in Pa. and I must get my decorating started....I am way behind, it is maintenance year here at our house and there is still a lot to get done before the snow flies. We just had our house and barn roof painted, we have the standing seam tin roof on the house and barn. Our house is begging for a new coat of paint, which we do that ourselves. It has been about 7 years since we painted and this is the year we are hoping to get completed, I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will happen, but if not, spring will come....and to top it off my refrigerator is toast and we had to buy a new one (I actually have been waiting for this, I have been wanting a french door with the freezer on the bottom :) and now I am getting one. That also means a lot of changing around in my kitchen, so I will have alot tore up till I get it all done. So between taking care of Dad and trying to get all of our things done before winter, my posts will be sporadic.

I will post some decorating when I get some done. I love looking at all of your decorating...really puts me in the spirit of things and makes me want to start.

Well I hope all of you are having a great weekend!

Until the next time!



  1. That looks like fun looking at all the old engines, and those cabinets are wonderful! Great GW finds too, love the candleholder:)

  2. Hey Wanda! My goodness, you have got a great eye for unique prim pieces! I have never seen a crock candle holder like that! It's AWESOME! And the pear cutting board turned out great! I can't wait to see your firkin lamp and your buffet when you are finshed!
    Enjoy the erest of your week!

  3. I would have liked to been at that sale! You
    got a neat piece, can't wait to see it
    all done! Thanks for signing onto my
    blog, I just came by and did the same!
    I will put a link on mine, back to yours.

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  4. Oh wow! That sale looked cool!

    And your TS finds are awesome. That little crock lamp is so neat! And the firkin lamp is amazing!



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