Monday, June 25, 2012


I hope your week is starting out on a happy note.   We have been having some beautiful weather here in the midwest.  Lots of sunshine but a serious lack of rain.  I am just about ready to do one of my crazy "rain dances."  Not a pretty thing to see.......  I will let you know the results :-)

My grandson, Gage, who is eight years old spends a lot of time with me and loves to craft.  (Imagine that.....heehee!  This past week he was here and made himself a sailboar out of paper and cardboard.  He asked me if I would like to take a picture of it for my blog and show everyone.  Well, what Nana in their right mind would pass up that offer.  Now if you like his sailboat, he says he would be very happy to make you one.   The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree...ha!  He is the love of my life.

I want to share some pics with you of some goodies that I received last week and also send some huge 'THANK YOUS" to some wonderful, talented gals that we all know and love.

First of all, I want to give the "Random Act of Kindness" award to my dear friend, Joyce of THE BEARS BLOG for sending me one of her awesome Rusty cones filled with Americana goodness and also four of her Americana hearts.  She obviously knows that I love everything Americana.  I mean...who can ever have enough red, white and blue!  I think it looks awesome hanging on the knob of my dry sink.  Thank you soooo much, Joyce, for thinking of me.

 A few weeks ago as I was surfing in blogland, I came across a post by Lecia of FARMHOUSE PRIMS.  She had made an adorable prairie doll for someone else.  Well, once I saw the pic she had shared, I too feel in love with the adorable doll.   I have been looking for just the right doll to sit in a very old child's red rocker that I have had for some time.  I think you will agree that this little gal is perfect.  But wait....there is more.  Not only did Lecia agree to make me the doll, but she also sent one of her famous prairie bonnets!  Such a generous soul.  Well, it didn't take me long to find just the perfect place for it.  I have an old wooden wing back chair that needed just the right "something" and now it looks perfect.  THANK YOU so much Lecia.  I am so blessed to have two pieces of your beautiful handiwork!!!

Last week was certainly an exciting one for me with lots of packages arriving.  I also received a package from Felicia of  RAGGEDY CREATIONS.  The package contained a beautiful Americana table runner done in the ragged homespun style that I love soooo much.  She offered the runner in a giveaway on her blog a couple of weeks ago.  I have a very old wooden folding table that I set up on my porch just to display this runner.  If you are not familiar with Felicia's work, you are missing out.  She is a very creative gal and a beautiful seamstress!  Thank you sooo much, Felicia!

I also received a package from Barbara of BARBS HEARTSTROKES.    She also held a "star-spangled" giveaway and decided to pick a second name for some goodies. WOO HOO!!!  I am so happy she did.  Barb is such a talented artist!  I received two adorable frig magnets and also a tin AMERICA peg hanger painted up in awesome AMERICANA style.  Please be sure and stop by her blog and see what new goodies she has been working on.  You won't be disappointed!!!  THANK YOU so much Barb.

Well, I had hoped to share a couple more pics of some more americana decorating that I did to our porch but blogger is not cooperating very well this morning.  I guess I will save those for another time.  I guess it is time for me to take advantage of the cooler weather we are having today and get outside into the gardens and do a little needed TLC.  Thanks so much for popping by.



TheRustyThimble said...

Ok enough already just sayin LOL
you have been one lucky lady lately!! Can you share some of the luck with me just go outside and blow some of that luck this way, LOL

Just kiddin what wonderful treasures you have gotten

Love the grandson's Sailboat. And how sweet that he enjoys being Creative
I future artist in the making, he did a wonderful job on that boat!!

HUGS to you Carol

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Gage,

Wow, you made that sailboat? I love sailboats (hint, hint). I am thinking that maybe you should come visit us and build an ark, it's been raining for 17 hours. It's bad for a bear's mohair - makes me look soggy, so I stay indoors. Giggle.

Hi Miss Carol,

You had Christmas in June last week. So many pretties. I love the doll & other goodies, the hat is bee-u-tee-ful and that runner is to die for....

Heaps of Hugs ♥

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Carol, What a handsome grandson you have. Tell Gage his sailboat is awesome!!!
That is wonderful that he likes to craft.
I love all your goodies that you received from all of the awesome blogger girls.
I see your dolly has a wonderful home and love that bonnet on that wing back chair. Prim perfect. hugs, Lecia

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

He is very talented and made a wonderful sailboat! I'm a Nana, those grands! Right now if I had a sailboat I could float it in my yard! We live in Florida and it is raining...and raining! I love all of the wonderful gifts you've received. We are all so blessed to have so many talented friends. And surprises and giveaways are so much fun! (I'm having a giveaway now..stop by when you can...I know how lucky you are!) Hugs!

Primitive Stars said...

Hello My Friend, glad enjoying the cooler weather and your Grandson Gage, his sailboat is wonderful,very crafty. Love all your goodies,good for you,lucky ducky. The bonnet looks so sweet on that prim bench, lovìn that bench,me loves benches.The prairie dolly is also cute in the little chair,great decor. take care,Blessings Francine

Kays Kids said...

Tell your Grandson I think his sail boat is terrific. He must take after his Grandma with the skill of working with his hands.

annie said...

Love his boat, he did a greatjob! Great gifts for you too! Enjoy!

Mary said...

Oooh my goodness Gage, you did such an awesome job on your sailboat! I can't believe you designed it all by yourself, your boat came out so fantastic and very professional, like it just came out of a really did a "GREAT" job on it!!! My grandsons would love for you to make them one for there shelfs in there if your up to it....I would like to order two from you :) You can let gram know if your up to it and she can email me all the info.

Hi Carol, what wonderful goodies your recieved in the mail, must have felt like Christmas in June instead of July. heheh Gosh we think so much alike....I saw that doll of Lecia's the other day and fell in love with her too.....I was hoping she had her on her selling blog and then I saw that she had made it for a friend.... I have been thinking about that doll since I saw her.....Now that I know she has made more.....I WANT one! Going to email her hehehe...All your new treaures are primtastic! Love that big Ol'smile Gage is wearing....I can see why he is the apple of your eye..who could resist that big ol' smile....what a handsome young man he is! And that sail boat is so awesome.....he surly takes after his gramma with his talent!
Hugs, Mary

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hi Carol!
Gage did a wonderful job on the sailboat ~ you must be very proud. I love to create with my granddaughter ~ she is 8yrs old too!
Congrats on all your wonderful wins and all the goodies you got from such sweet friends! Enjoy!
Prim Blessings

Cindi said...

What a proud look Gage has on his face, and he should, great sailboat! Carol, wow what awesome things you received! You were truly blessed. You are deserving of it all. Have a great week!
Be blessed,

Shirlee said...

What a great grandson! We should all have a grandson like him : ) I, too, love Americana! You received some wonderful goodies!

Michelle said...

Hi Carol,
Everything looks so wonderful and your grandson is adorable. Have a great day and stop over for a visit soon!

Sheila said...

Hello Carol!
Such nice pretties you've been blessed with. Your grandson is a handsome young man and how fun to have him work right beside you, his sailboat turned out great.
Hope you are continuing to enjoy your gardens!
hugz and blessings~

Barb said...

Hi Carol,
Your grandson is one handsome young man!! And talented!
Congratulations on all of your goodies. It truly does look like Christmas in June...everyone needs a little Christmas in the heat!
Thank you for sharing about the little goodies I sent.
Enjoy them all!

Prims By The Water said...

Gage's sailboat is awesome! So are all of your goodies. Take care, Janice

frontporchprims said...

What a wonderful time to spend making sailboats with the your love and what fun packages you are recieving. I am happy for you. -Steph-

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Wow once again I love all your wonderful goodies. Is it like Christmas at your house every week? That is so sweet that Gage wanted his sail boat on grandma's blog! He is a cutie, and you tell him his sail boat is wonderfu. All your americana and new doll are just great!