Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Oh I love this time a year when the shops are getting their fall decorations out. Halloween is my favorite holiday! So on Sunday Aug. 15th we went to Gold 'n Country Gifts in Weyauwega. WI Oh what a great shop, she has a lot of metal garden art to choose from and believe me it's hard to choose. We really enjoy going to her shop her motto is to repurpose/ reuse. You can really find awesome stuff there from antiques, primitives, used furniture and of course her metal garden art. I bought this awesome milk can with a pumpkin face cut out and an oil can that also has a pumpkin face cut out. I'll be going back there to shop.
On Aug.7th my niece and I went to Tomah, WI for crazy days. We kinda got lost on our way there but we figured it out it was kinda like going around the block.LOL. They have some nice primitive shops in Tomah. We went to Gatherings by Cranberries'n Such, and found a lot of good deals I purchased a lot of towels, placemats, napkins (great for tucking in baskets, bowls, and using under center pieces. I also got some pottery. Then we went to Country Spirit (www.shopcountryspirit.com) They have awesome outdoor items and hand painted pictures N such. I found some beautiful fall flowers there and some spring decorations that were 1/2 off. What a deal! We continued on down Superior St. and went to The Market Place (www.marketplacetomah.com) this is my favorite primitive shop she has two floors just packed to the brim. Oh what to buy! She has primitives and extreme primitives, a lot of her items are handcrafted and her displays are awesome. I spent way to much money. After shopping at her shop we headed back up Superior St. and stopped at the Cranberry Country Mall before heading home. At the Cranberry Country Mall you will find Lucy's Lazy Dayz (lucyslazydayzprimitives.com) boy does she have wonderful handcrafted dolls and makedo's can't leave there without picking up something.
We wanted to go to Princeton after we were done in Tomah but we spent to much time at the shops there so we didn't make it. (not enough time in a day) We will plan another day to go to Princeton to the flea market and antique shops. You have to go there a least once during the summer months.
|Annie handcrafted by Lucy's Lazy Dayz|
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Happy 80th Birthday Aunt Tootie!
Today was a wonderful day! We went to Uncle Bruce and Aunt Tootie's farm for a Birthday surprise. All of her children were there and some of her grandchildren and my sisters and their family. It was a great celebration we had awesome food, some good drinks and great conversation. Aunt Tootie read all of her birthday cards out loud and made us all cry, it was suppose to be a joyous occasion but when Aunt Tootie would choke up you couldn't help the tears from flowing. At least it wasn't raining! But it defiantly was hot! I hope you have many more birthdays to come! So here's to you ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love Robin
This is what it said in her birthday card that I gave her I thought it fit her to a tee.
Hope you'll find time to sit back for a minute to savor your world and the Happy things in it...
The love and the friendship (the ice cream and cake!) the things you believe in, the difference you make...
The smiles and the laughter, the good that you do, the work and the fun and the dreams that come true...
The Pleasure of just being Wonderful You! Happy Birthday!
Aunt Tootie is my last living aunt and she is a wonderful person with a big heart, she has a great sense of humor, she works hard, she's always there for you, always, always has a hug for you and her laugh is contagious!
Please take the time to cherish the memories with family and friends and wish them a Happy Birthday! Prim Blessings! Robin from The Primitive Hutch