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Friday, September 26, 2008

Coming soon to the October TDIPT Mercantile!!!

Heres a sneak peak at this months offering from The Prairie House for the October TDIPT Mercantile. Its a great early style bowl rack made out of old reclaimed wood. With the nail holes, knots, cracks and splits its just brimming with early charm!! Fill it full of bowls and crocks and your homestead will be awesome!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I have been searching for "the perfect horse" all summer long. What is the perfect horse you ask? Well, i am not exactly sure...prefect is a hard thing for me to explain. I wanted a Quarter Horse, and i love bays, and i am partial to the girls but thats not where the perfect comes in. Perfect is a feel i guess. An instant connection. For me, its there or its not. I cant make it be there if it isnt. I usually know the second i lay eyes on the horse. Its a softness in the eyes, a look, an ear twitch or nuzzling...

I had just about given up...and then i found HER! THE ONE!!! She is on a quarter horse ranch in Wyoming. She isnt weaned from her Mom yet so it will be another month before i can fetch her.

I have had to pinch myself more than a few times. Here is my new baby!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Well they say...

There aint no swap like a TDIPT swap!!! This was my first swap in this wonderful group of talented ladies! It was a secret swap-i knew who i had to make for but not whose swap box i would be receiving!

I made my gift for Patty of Dogpatch Primitives. Yikes, my first swap and i get the head honchos name! Okay, i'll be truthful, i was pretty nervous! After much pondering, I ended up settling on a little frame and panel farmhouse cupboard made out of old wood in Aged Red!

I was pretty much on pins and needles the day i tracked it on UPS and saw it was DELIVERED!!! Patty is so very kind and gracious and said the kinda things that make a person all warm and fuzzy inside. And she liked it!!! PHEW!!!!

So the giving part was a barrel of fun but receiving...Well no one in their right mind can say they dont want to get a secret goodie box in the mail!!! My box arrived on Saturday. I thought the post office dude had already delivered the i quit watching out the window and got down to business. The business of vacuuming up dog hair~ which is a daily ritual in our household! All of the sudden the front door opened and there was Riley holding a big box. I nearly took myself out on the dang vacuum cord on my launch to the front door. I think somewhere in the background i might have even heard the Chariots of Fire theme song...

My gift came from Diane of Tallowberry Primitives. It was the nicest, bestest thing anyone has ever made for me! Oh the goodies just kept coming!!! I got some great pineapple hand soap. Considering i live on a farm and my hands are always dirty and smelly this was a perfect gift! Next came a great bundle of early candles and a rusty pumpkin cutout. They go perfecto in my early decor!!! Then came a sweet lil bunch of tallowberries which i love. Oh then you wont believe it...i mean you wont...she made this big loaf of homemade walnut fudge!!! I am only slightly embarrassed to admit that i opened the cellophane right up and had a little taste. Pure heaven...its all gone now. I didnt have to tell you that...i risk ya'll thinking i cant control myself...but see? I am an honest person and i told you the whole truth and nothing but...

Lastly i opened up the MOST wonderful handmade pumpkin doll i have ever seen. She smelled just incredible too...oh i was in autumn bliss! I am so very thankful that Diane took the time to make her for me. Diane is my new bestest friend!

Here are my goodies!