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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Monday, January 9, 2012

A New Prim Shop and My Goodies

I know, I know, this is my second post today.  First let me say a big thank you to all of you who visited Holly on her new blog.  So kind of you to make her feel so welcome

Saturday Mr. P had to work and Holly's hubby was going to a gun show.  She called and wanted us to go roaming.  Yipeee!! I had just found an advertisment of a shop I really wanted to visit.  Once you get to know Holly you will know she is a professional shopper (lol). So we set out on a wild goose chase.  The shop was about 25 miles from us and the gps (aks Miss BlabberMouth) took us right to the shop.  This is what we saw when we arrived

Oh My Goodness, my heart skipped a beat.  There was so much outside that I would have loved to bring home with me.  Even before entering the store Holly and I were so excited.  Remember there are no prim shops in our area.  But as of Saturday we found a new place to frequent, " Spoon Sisters Tiques & Treasures.

As you entered the door the smell of tarts and candles welcomed you.  The first thing I saw was a very large feather tree decorated with sheep.  Yep, we were in Prim Heaven.  The ladies were so nice as we were shopping.  After two arms full of goodies to put behind the counter for us as we shopped  one lady ask,"Do you girls love prim?"    AHHHH   Yes, we do!!! We had to be in there for hours.  There was room after room of goodies .  Not a lot of handmades, but nevertheless prim items that before today we would only get thru mail order.

I got this pretty plate.  They had many more with different designs.  Might just have to have a set soon.

Love this old worn and beat candle box.  I have to find somewhere to hang it.  Mr. P. laughed at me when I showed him this purchase.  I just loved it.  And the price was great.

Got a set of placemats.  They will look good with my old white farmhouse dishes.

Can you tell  I love old boxes?  This is an old dovetail file box or recipe box,,,,, The top slides and has grooves on top to angle the top.

I got lots more goodies but can't show them as they may end up in a giveaway or a surprise gift. BUT,,, all their Christmas was 75% off.  WOOHOO.  I won't bore you will all those goodies but I had a wonderful time shopping for decorations .  Made me want to come home and decorate all over again.  I got 5 wreaths and lots of other items.  Holly and I both got a small German Twig Tree.  Remember my love /hate relationship with the one I got for Christmas.  That one is now decorated with my snowman items on it.  This little one may end up being my seasonal tree.  Haven't put it away yet as I am trying to decide.

If it stays out, I am dreading getting the branches just right already.  Sure does play havoc on the arms and hands.  But a great price at 75% off.   So there you have a few of my purchases at the wonderful shop.  You can bet Holly and I came out of there so happy.  Poor little Darbee Rae even had her arms full helping Mommy and Nana with their purchases.  She was happy also.  She got a Mommuy, Daddy, and Baby stuff rabbit family. 

On Thursday of last week I got a package in the mail from Sweet Linda Parker.  I was so surprised and thrilled when I opened it.  Linda had seen where I had commented on a blog about these neat baby shoes and stitchery.  Being the thoughtful and giving person she is.... this is what I found when I opened the box.   

There is just something about the little shoes along with the saying that mellows my heart.  Brings back so many memories.  So simple but just a perfect display to me.

Linda also included these sweet sheep ornaments and the little Valentine pillow.  There was also homespun with Cookies stitched on it.  I have it already in the kitchen and sorry Linda but forgot to get a picture.  Thank you so much.  You know I love everything.  You are such a special friend.  I am blessed!

As you all know Holly, Darbee, and I  had the pleasure of meeting Betty from Thru My Back Door. in November .  We were there the weekend before Mother passed on Wednesday.  Betty has become such a special friend.  On Friday I got another package and it was from her. She just did a post and showed this wonderful devotional book, " Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young.  She had gifted me with a leather bound copy of the book.

And a really sweet sympathy card.  Love those crocks on the card.  Betty also included a really sweet book for Darbee Rae.  We were on the way to take Darbee to meet her Mommy when we got the mail so I didn't get a picture of Darbee with her book.  She had to have it home with her to read at bedtime.  Thank you Betty. You are such a true friend.  I am already enjoying the writings in the book. 

Today I met my dear friend and sidekick for lunch as we were celebrating her birthday and her anniversary later in the week.  A big week for Jane.  And this year her and hubby will be married for 40 years.  I know, that makes her sound old,  but Nah,,,  she and I both married straight out of school.  In fact the mister and myself are not too far behind.  Happy Birthday Jane and Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. H.

Well folks, I think we are caught up again.  Hope I haven't bored you too much with my ramblings.  Sure have enjoyed you stopping by to visit.  Don't forget to leave me a comment.  I won't even know you stopped by unless you do. 


  1. Sounds like you had a ball! Love the place mats esp!

  2. I had such a good time at that store. Can't wait to go again. Love you!

  3. Some great finds, Angela! I love walking around looking at Prims, and hubs is even worse than I am..! He loves the "old" stuff..! My basement tells the story...! Have a fantastic Tuesday:)

  4. I just love those out of the way little shops with the country feel out front. Looks like you found a lot of good things. I could spend hours in a store like that. It was so nice of Linda to send you that special package, love the baby shoes. And the book from Betty is very nice. They are such special blog friends for sure. Congrats to Holly on starting her own blog. She will enjoy it.
    Happy decorating on all your finds.
    Country at heart

  5. Love that old candle box.The store looks interesting.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  6. Sounds like a perfect day with your two sweet wonderful girls. You are blessed friend.
    Treasured memories!And the store looks awesome.
    I can just see Darbee helping her Nana and mom.
    Hugs to you


  7. I have GOT to come for a visit ... lol! What a wonderful shop! Blessings, Shirlee

  8. What a neat shop! Darbee Rae is quite the shopper.She has had great role models!lol Beautiful gifts from Linda. Glad you are enjoying the devotional. I love it.

  9. A fun post!
    I love seeing new shops that all you bloggers find and this one sounds like Prim heaven.
    What a pretty redware plate...is there a makers mark on the back? Well you did buy a lot a very wonderful goodies didn't you?

    How sweet of Linda to gift you with these special items...I too love the verse on the framed piece.


  10. Looks like a cute little shop and What awesome goodies you found.
    Love your goodies from Linda!

  11. Woo HOO ...SO SUPER EXCITED FOR YOU ...a prim shop close enough to frequent how fun ! Love all your new goodies , blog friends are best ! Love your new table mats ! Trying to catch up on my blogging ! hope you have a great week! hugs lilraggedyangie

  12. Sounds like a wonderful dear shoppe.. Your placemats are my fave... (have a thing for placemats.. grin)
    You sure received lovely gifts.. You are such a dear girl..
    Thank you for the card.. so sweet..
    God bless..

  13. Angela, glad you found a prim shop you can frequent often.


  14. Angela,
    Oh how I would love to go to that shop!! So glad that you found one that you and Holly can go often to.
    What great gifts that you got!!

  15. Oh I love the look of that place too. Me & Sweet Teen went in a shop called the Meander shop. Oh my goodness! I loved it. I am trying to add a few prim looking things to my home. I wish I had your decorating gift. Some people have it and some don't. I don't. Love your goodies too!

  16. Oooh Angela...you found some wonderful goodies! Love that candle box! Take care, Janice