Thanks to Kim of Simple Needs!

Kim passed along this Primitive Excellence Award to me!
Her blog is called Simple-Needs.
Lots of neat stuff to check out there! Just click on the Prim logo!
Thanks a bunch, Kim!!! Love it!


My Lazy Susan-step-by-step

I finished this Lazy Susan about 3 am this morning. Z-z-z-z-zz-zzzzz...I am half asleep! I took some photos of the process. Thought y'all might like to see.
This is the unpainted piece. It's a very heavy, well made, composite wood. A flea market treasure!

Here's the bottom of it. No markings on it except for that # 6 or 9??

I basecoated it in black. I always do at least 2-3 coats.

After adding the main designs, I used a candle to wax the spots where I want the paint to look chippy.

Adding more details after baseing in the designs.

A closeup of the crow pull toy.

Another closeup of the pumpkin pull toy! I love these Terrye French designs!!

Here's the finished lazy susan! This will be so cute as a table centerpiece with a bowl of candy in it, a floral arrangement, or maybe a bowl of sweet smelling prim fixens!

Hope you enjoyed seeing the run-through! This item is for sale on Etsy. It's OOAK!

The OFG Spookfest is ON !!

The "Old Farmhouse Gathering Team Spookfest" is going on now at Etsy! Our talented team members have created wonderful Halloween themed items especially for this big event!!

Here are links to some of our featured items in the Etsy Treasuries!

New links :

Newest links!

I will add more links as they are created. If you'd like to see more, just type in OFG Spookfest in the search box on Etsy!

Please check back! I plan on featuring some of these terrific artists on my blog in the upcoming weeks!


Slow going with painting projects!

I am needing to get some things painted, but it's been very slow going lately. In a bit of a rut, I think... or just plain tired! These are of few of the recycled softballs and baseballs that I've been trying to finish for a couple weeks now! Eeek! That's a long time! Maybe by posting this *before* photo, it will get me motivated.

Oh, the little tin pocket at the bottom right of the photo....I found a bunch of them at a local discount store for ch-e-e-ep!! They just need a good Fall makeover. Cute for Christmas ornies, too!

The Etsy OFG Team will be kicking off their Halloween promo in a couple days, and I will have my project completed for that. I will post more on it later. It will be lots of fun , so stay tuned!


SunshineNRavioli Giveaway

Just had to let everyone know! Steph of Sunshine and Ravioli is having a giveaway on her blog! Just go leave a comment on her blog and you may win the October Issue of Create and Decorate magazine! She has a great little Halloween Lamp pattern in this issue!

Thanks Janae!!

Wow! I am very honored to receive another Blog Award from Janae of Cozy Coops Corner! Janae has a great blog full of pics of her gorgeous furniture makeovers, her artwork, and lots more! Head on over there and be amazed!

Thank you, Janae!!!


Thanks Deb !!

I am very happy to have received a blog award from Deb of Pilgrims and Pioneers! If you get a chance, check out her blog, especially if you like genealogy. She has some very interesting posts about her family "way back when." Great vintage photos, too!! Thanks a bunch, Deb!


Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul is one of my favorite musicians. I ran across this video and thought I'd share it with y'all. It's a beautiful song written by Woody Guthrie. Woody died before he could finish it, so Ellis took on the challenge and put the words to music. He did a wonderful job! Hope you enjoy it. If you'd like more info on Ellis Paul, here's a link to his website.


More flea finds......

I mean flea *market* finds, that is! LoL! These are just a few small items that were easy to take photos of. DH hasn't unpacked all the items that he bought in the last couple weeks, so I will post more when he gets finished. Lots of glassware to show you soon! :)

A cute little ceramic bunny juice cup about 2 1/2" tall.
The bird is Westmoreland.

A Red Goose Shoes iron bank - 3"tall
It sure won't hold much money!

Rooster and Hen Salt and Pepper Shakers

A "JustRite" Lantern (I love old lanterns!)
That round glass blob on the side magnifies.

Found a bunch of vintage postcards. This is one of my favorites!
More items coming!!

Hope that you like the new Fall look of my blog!
I still want to change it up a bit more when I have time.

I AM gonna paint this weekend!!
Only 8 weeks til my first craft show, so I'd better get busy!!
Somebody please, give me a BIG push!!!


FrontPorchCrafts on ETSY!

Good Sunday morning to all! It's a wonderful morning here with cool temps (72!) and rain! It feels like FALL!! Love it, Love it !! Perfect day to do some painting and blogging, and maybe a little online shopping!!

I want to introduce y'all to a fellow crafter from Arkansas and member of the AREtsy Team on Etsy. Her name is Debbie and her Etsy shop is "Front Porch Crafts." She has a wide variety of items in her shop including gorgeous hand sewn totes, rubber stamps, knitting patterns, and more! She is having a Special Sale going on now so check it out! Here's the link:

Here's a couple of my very favorite items!
These tote bags are a must have to carry your stuff around!

While you're shopping on Etsy, be sure and check out all the artisans from the AREtsy Team!
Here's a Treasury of just a few great items!!

AREtsy Team Temptations!


I Love making Treasuries on Etsy!

....as you can see, I'm on Etsy a lot! LoL!
Here's some new Treasuries for Fall...Enjoy! They will expire in a couple days.
The OFG Fall Celebration will be going on ALL this month, so do a search on Etsy for "ofg fall" and you'll see lots of Primitives that will be great for your Fall decorating!
Happy Sunday!!