Aug 28, 2009

My Textures

Hello Blogging Friends

I have been drooling over all the pictures of textures! So of course I had to try it too. And……it is very addicting. I have never been able to get a good photo close up and didn’t know about the “macro” thing. They turned out crisp and clear. Awesome. Here are just a few pics, but more to come later. Enjoy!

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I am so impressed with myself! Didn’t they turn out super nice? I think I really need to read the manual that came with my new camera. Maybe I should take some more. Okay……………wait just a few minutes. Here ya go.

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Okay, I’m done for now. Too many, not enough? Should I go for part two? This is just too fun and I didn’t even get out of the dining room. My hubby thinks I’ve totally lost it. :)

Have a good evening. And don’t forget to leave a comment. I’m feeling a little neglected here. LOL


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Aug 23, 2009

Blog Tweaking and Working

th_pumpkinfarmbox-1 I’ve been playing around with different templates for my blog. I’ve only changed it three or four times this weekend so if you’ve visited lately things are not quite done yet and it’s getting late so I will probably not change much more since I have to get up early and go to work. I had been laid off for three months and last week was my first week at my new job. I have to re-program my body to start getting up at 6 am again. That’s tough especially since I’m such a late night person.

Since I was laid off, I wasn’t able to sell anything on my web site because of unemployment. So now I will start adding new prim goodies over the next month or so. I’ve found so many tutorials in blog land from such wonderfully talented ladies, I can’t wait to try them out. The first one I’m going to make is a make-do shoo fly screen cover  found in the summer edition of Mercantile Gatherings. This was submitted by Char of the The Pickled Pepper Patch. If you haven’t seen her blog, you must click right over (after you’ve finished visiting with me of course). It is a wealth of primitive information from tutorials, recipes, links, tips and freebies. So be sure to go and visit Char!

So, needless to say, I’m really excited to be able to add to my site again and I feel very fortunate to have found a great job so quickly. I know that there are folks who have been laid off for a very long time and are still looking.

Here are some pics of things that’s listed right now so be sure to take a peek and bookmark Primitive Thymes Gift Shoppe.


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Till next time…..

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Aug 21, 2009

Hot and Humid

Boy, it’s sure been hot, hot, hot, and humid, humid, humid. Now I'm not one to normally complain about the heat, but this is ridiculous. I couldn’t even get dressed at 6am this morning without sweating. Now I’m looking forward to Fall and all that comes along with it. Joseph_Whiting_Stock_-_Portrait_Of_Addison_C._Rand_1844_os_38x47 It's finally cooled down some this evening and supposed to rain all day tomorrow. That will give me time to do some tweaking and re-arranging in my new kitchen. I’ve been blog hopping and looking at the posts from several who posted pictures of textures in their homes. Now I’ve got the bug and want to take some of mine. Maybe tomorrow!

So, anyway, I just download windows live writer and wanted to play around with the program. Look at the pictures. Love the effects don’t you?  You can do so many cool things with images and formatting. Just google windows live writer and it’s free to download.  Joseph_Whiting_Stock_-_Double_Portrait_Of_Boy_And_Girl_os_39x47

You can crop, tilt, watermark, do cool borders like the rounded corners I did on the one on the right, neat effects like black and white and sepia tone.

Well I think the heat has really gotten to me! So I will close for tonight. But I wanted to share how cool this program is, You got to check it out.

Have a “cool” evening.

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Aug 14, 2009

Newly Remodeled kitchen Done!!

Well, almost done. Still a few more things to tweak and add, but it's 99% complete. Woo Hoo!! Whew, I am so glad too. The timing couldn't be better. I start a new job on Monday. Being laid off these past 3 months has given me time to help with the remodel and being able to put things back together at a slower pace rather than just weekends. I'm still decorating, but it's off to a good start. You'll notice some bare walls, but that will be taken care of real soon. Hope you enjoy the pics and I would love to know what you think.

We haven't got the shelving up yet so the TV is sitting on the cupboard that houses the coffee maker. I have changed my mind a million times about this wall. You can see how it is lower than the wall with the cabinet and too low for wall cabinets and I've been struggling with this corner. I want the TV to sit up on a shelf, but still not sure how to tie it in with the upper cabinets. Just to the left of this "blank" wall is the sink.

This is the other side of the "blank" wall. I have shorter cabinets up, but they seemed to crowd the wall and draw attention to the fact that it is low so I hung my plate rack up and love it there. Now I'm trying to decide if I should put shelving up or just leave it like it is. What do you think?

Here is a picture of the cupboard hanging in the dining area. I think I have that like I want it. I only changed it five or six times. The bunny pic looks really good next to the black dont ya think?

This was taken from the kitchen looking into the dining area. Remember the pic from an earlier post with the fridge where the cupboard is now. Told ya that wasn't going to stay there. Oh and neither is the fan, it's been really hot here the last two days. Finally getting some summer weather here in upstate NY. And I took the vertical blinds down and hung up some curtains. I like that much better, although I'm not sure if these particular ones will stay there or not. I only hung up a cheap tension rod to see if this would look better so I need to get a nicer rod to hang up there.

This was shot looking in from the living room. The dry sink was my birthday present this year. I got it from a local primitive and country gift shop. My hubby has really good taste, don't ya think?

Picture of the new computer desk area. This used to be the dining room. I just love the way this turned out. We took the old desk and moved it here and made a new top for it using the same formica that is on the island. I wanted it to have a built in look. We also used the hutch from the old desk, just took the ugly backing off of it. Still have to decorate this area...

Here is a good pic of the kitchen. See the new farm sink? That's not quite finished yet. Still have to paint the side pieces to match the cabinets and paint the trim around it to match the counter tops. Oh and the rugs still have the tags on them. Just picked them up tonight and contemplating if I like them or not. There is a smaller one in front of the stove.

This pic shows the the island looking into the kitchen. Love the new rusted tin hanging lights. They also match the one hanging in front of the sink.

This is looking in from the dining area. It a good picture of the new floors. They are hand scraped from Virginia Mills. This is called golden teak. Gorgeous!

Till next time....

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Aug 6, 2009

Advise Please!!!

Okay, I really need some help. If you look at the picture in the previous post, you'll see the one with the "ugly" vertical blinds on the patio door. The more I look at that picture, the more I think those blinds just don't work!! I have to have something there that will give us some privacy, but I'm not sure what I should use. Perhaps a tabbed curtain that can be drawn back during the day and pulled at night? When the hard wood flooring was installed a few days ago, I had to take them down because they're too long and I really don't want to put them back up. What should I do. Your help would really be appreciated!! Please, please, please???

We are really close to having this kitchen finally done! It's a good thing too, cause I'm just exhausted. Got the last of the walls painted this afternoon. All of the cabinets are up except for one. That's because I've getting lazy and didn't paint it until the other day. My patience is all but gone with this project and I'm really frustrated because the dishwasher and sink are not hooked up yet. I know....whine, whine,whine. Even I'm tired of hearing myself. LOL

On a good note though, I wanted to share this picture of the beautiful early settlers primitive hanging cupboad that I got a few weeks ago. This is the pic from the auction. Right now it's still in the box, but I will have that baby hanging up soon. I just love it!

I hope everyone has a great evening. And....don't forget to leave me a comment with your advise on the sliding glass door treatment.


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