Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A trip to Primitive Blessings ~ Orient, Ohio

Hello Prim friends! I am so excited to share this post with you! This last Saturday Jamie and I set out on a shopping trip south of Columbus, Ohio… the trip was to go to North Shore Primitives and hit up whatever else we could find along the way.
Last year on our way to North Shore, I was driving along and as I came to a rail road underpass, just on the other side I spotted a sign… Primitive Blessings. I slammed on the brakes! LOL! No really. Ask Tammy and Jamie. SLAMMED them on an screeched into the lot! It’s a miracle I didn’t get rear-ended!
So we get out of the car and go in and this is your first look…
Stunning right? White and clean and gorgeous!
And I would love to tell you that I kept my big trap shut… but I didn’t. Out of my mouth comes disappointment. “Aw Man. It’s all white. Bummer.”
(You all know I intentionally don’t use white in my home. I went from Shabby Chic whites and pastels to Primitive. I am all whited out. )
And right then around the corner pops Pam… the lovely owner, and she heard me… oops. :/ I explained myself, my deferment to white, and we made friends. She is so nice and her store is amazing anyway. Nothing but good to say about it as you are about to see. And I came out of there that day with a great scale that I haven’t hung yet… but with my growing kitchen collection I need to get it hung soon! So that was late last fall.  
Last weekend we walked in and everything is all decked out for spring and Easter and it’s just beautiful. And around the corner pops Pam and says, “Well I was wondering if you ladies were going to come back!” I said, “You remember us?” She said, “Of course! You said my store was to white!” And we had a great laugh! I just love kind, kindred spirits!
Pam is just the best. We had so much fun shopping with her and she just made it so much more fun with the personal service she gave us. I asked her if I could share her wonderful store on my blog and she said yes! So I just started snapping away! Now I really wish I would have gotten a picture with her! She really was so good to Jamie and I.
So… let me stop making you read and let you get to the pics! Here we go on a tour of

Primitive Blessings Vintage Gift Shop.
7377 Harrisburg Pike
Orient, Ohio 43146


My spoils you ask?
Here are my wonderful treasures from Primitive blessings!  And friends let me tell you… DEALS!!!!!!!!  I got everything you see here for… are you ready for this? Less than $50 bucks!
Here is my new favorite spring piece! It’s a huge bowl filled with crinkled paper, with an adorable bunny setting atop a cabbage leaf with moss, eggs and a carrot! I purchased the bunny to set atop the scale and Pam helped me pull together the rest of the gathering.
Then I got it home and set it in the bowl and thought it looked great there too! So it’s my new table scape for a while! Don’t you love!?
I did change out the carrot to one I got at NSP later in the day because I ended up putting the other carrot with a Honey and Me bunny I also picked up later and the day. I’ll show it to you later.
So cute!
Next up… a prim little bunny in a jar with eggs and grass. So cute and a must have for my mason jar collection!
This fantastic scale! LOVE!!!!
This adorable little Prim bunny tuck! So cute!
He landed here.
I just HAD to have this. Mr. and Mrs. Primcats last name actually starts with E!! Cutest ever!
He landed on the pie safe!
And just to be even more of a sweetheart she threw in the yummiest spring smelling bag of potpourri goodies ever! right there on the scale! How sweet is that?
So there you have it! A table full of not white prims from a beautiful white store with the friendliest owner ever!!
Pam,if you’re reading this thank you for letting me share your wonderful prim shop with all my blogging friends! I am sure we will be back again sooner than you think! And hopefully some of my friends will be making their way to you too now that they know what they are missing!
You can find Pam on Facebook here:!/pages/Primitive-Blessings-Vintage-Gift-Shop/112944065432720?sk=wall
After we left Primitive Blessings we hit up North Shore and a few other places. I’ll post about my North Shore goodies next!
Until next time…
Carmen and the Primcats

PS. No weigh in today. No changes. Still stuck!


Angela said...

Hello Carmen, I have visited your blog for a very long time, but have only been blogging myself for a few months. I have just beccome your newest blogger. Would love for you to visit back and follower. Will have a great giveaway when I reach 100 followers but its moving slowly. Love the shop you just posted about. My style of decorating swings both ways. I love primitives, and I love the country farmhouse, chippy white also. If I see it, and want it, then I don't care what style it is as long as it makes me smile. Just had a friend visit North Shore Primitives from here in the South and she was blown away. Called me from Ohio. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos and hope to visit often. By the way love the items you got. They are displayed so well in your home.

rachel said...

Sounds like a great road trip! I can't believe you got all that stuff for $50!! Just might have to take a road trip myself! lol I love the bunny in the mason jar~very cute! Hope you have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking me along!...Love all the great pictures you took. Looks like a very interesting and fun store to explore.
I really like what you did with your big beautiful bowl and the bunny. Nice centerpiece.
Take care,

Carmen C. said...

OH CArmen, what a wonderful place!! You got some great things there, of course the bunnies are my fav....tee-hee;) If I am ever over that way I will def. stop in and check it out!!!

lilraggedyangie said...

Thanks for sharing how cool , :0( only wish I had went along ! lol Very white indeed but I saw several things in the pic I myself wouldnt mind having! All your new treasures are very cool and what a deal! Love where you put them all , I love love love your new scale , and that pie safe you have is BEAUTIFUL! Enjoy your day ! hugs
lil raggedy angie

PS Maybe see you in Mansfield this weekend or Mt Vernon next

Sunny Simple Life said...

I too don't like all white but you did find some great things and for under $50 is great. I loved the little patriotic corner.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

What a fun and fantastic post Carmen. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and even though I am like you with no whites....i did see many wonderful other treasures like the small potted plants, soaps - things like that - I always seem to find something no matter what kind of shop it is....and I see you did too.
Very cute I must say. Love the bunny in the bowl a lot!
Enjoy the Simple Goods show!


Christine said...

A fab post crammed full of prim goodies! What a fab store - I could spend hours and a fortune in it!
I love all your treasures too!

Jennifer said...

Love all your new goodies!! Glad you had fun!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Carmen~
Beautiful store~ tons of goodies & she has it diplayed so pretty~ so glad she let you take pics~ really enjoyed them!!
Love your bunnies & the scale!!!
enjoy the day

Kindra-At Home With K said...

You know I would of loved that store! I found a few 100 things I would of bought. LOL Wish she was closer. Thanks for the tour!

michelle said...

Wow what goodies !LOve seeing all the pics too!looks like she had lots of great items,I love the goose and them braided rugs and the candles look awesome!cant wait to see the North shore store!Have a wonderful day sweetie!blessings and hugs michelle

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I am so loving the bunny in the bowl. It is beautiful...... You found some great goodies and I am so envious! I gotta find a prim store somewhere!

american girl primitives said...

Thanks for taking us along with you, the pics were great! I love her white, I can understand though. I like many styles and have been considering a change myself. I've been prim for awhile. I don't like pastels though.

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said... wonder you didn't want to talk to me when I called you and you said you were shopping Saturday... I wouldn't have wanted to talk on the phone either...What a great Shop she has so many goodies... I loved taht Apothecary Jar Keep with all those Apothecary Jars in it...way to cool!!
Love the goodies you got ...especially your little E Bag witht he Bunny... Perfect!!

Hope you got out and walked in the Sunshine today it is beautiful!! Have a great Day!


The Prim Colonial said...

Love the scale! I have far too many, but always seem to want more! Wish I had some bunnies for my house, guess I need to go shopping! Join my blog too if you'd like! I just added my cats!

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Carmen, wow you scored big with all your goodies!! Not sure which I like best.8-) Thanks for sharing all those wonderful pics, I just wish I could visit the shop!!

PrimHearted said...

What great items you got and I love the looks of that store...wish I lived nearby :)

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

What a neat shop - it's fun to look past the white to see what goodies are lurking there! I love the old scale especially! So glad you enjoyed your time out with friends... it rejuvenates us, doesn't it??

~Madalynne~ said...

I love those types of shops . . . ya' feel like you could live in it! Awesome goodies you got! $50 around here would only get you the scale. Glad you girls had fun!