Monday, May 2, 2011

Simple Goods Show

A rainy Monday morning to you. I am seriously starting to think that the good Lord is gonna Ark us all again.


We have just had WAY to much rain this last month. Ohio hit the all time April record 3 days before the end of the month and it still rained everyday after that. Yuk. Everything is just a terrible muddy mess. I want to get out in my gardens and work them but I can't because it's such a disaster.

And I have completely given up on mopping the floors. They are just a muddy mess with 52 little muddy wet paws running in and out of the cat enclosure 1000 times a day. Soon I will have a nicely packed, fully dirt floor and I won't have to think about it at all. How's that for primitive? ;o)

The forcast is calling for only ONE day rain free this week. Wednesday. We can only hope we even get that!

I know you have all been waiting for my big Simple Goods purchase. I am so sorry I didn't get it posted over the weekend. We did go Ride the Harley Saturday all day even though it was cold. We just couldn't pass up the dryness. It was cold and cloudy most of the day and it barely reached 70 for about 2 hours. I was fully bundled from head to toe. And it did end up raining on us on the way home. It POURED at about 10:30 at night and we got drenched. But we rode 12 hours and 280 miles so it was nice to at least get the bike out even if we froze.

Yesterday was cleaning, laundry and coupon day. Not exciting but all necessary. :)

So here is my SG purchase! If you were paying attention on Thrifty Thursdays post you would have seen this in the back ground. 

Ta da!

I got a full set of Pewter dishes to serve 8 for my pie safe!


So pretty!


I got 9 large plates, 8 small plates, 8 goblets, 1 pitcher and 8 napkin rings.


I just love the look!


Besides the bonnet rack and pewter, I bought this last little item. A small Beeskeep purse which is in the front entry with the rest of the bee goodies.




So there they are. All 3 of my beautiful Simple Goods purchases.

Until next time...

Carmen and the Primcats


rachel said...

Your pewter looks great in your pie safe!

Angela said...

WOW! Love the pewter dishes. What a great find. They are beautiful in your pie safe. I was wondering , those of you that have pewter do you actually use it on ocassion or is it just for looks? I don't think I could use mine, if I had it. Love the little bee keep bag. I want to try my hand at making a concrete bee keep. I love them. Hoping the rain goes away and you have a great week.

Sunny Simple Life said...

I love the pewter. Looks great and is timeless. Sorry for all the rain. I wish we had some but we are in our dry season now. Here's to sunny weather soon for you.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Your pewter collection looks awesome!
Love the little bee keep bag!
Prim Blessings

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Carmen
I am with you Let The Sunshine!!!
Love the pewter~ Great Purchase~ looks perfect prim in the pie safe!!!
thanks for sharing

Gwen , the vintage seamstress said...

I know what you mean about the mud, I am in Fort Wayne, In and its the same here. I also have 3 dogs running in and out all day long and I have hard wood floors. I bought one of those steam mop thingies from QVC and I think I'm in love! So far so good, it sanitizes the floor and on your bare feet it feels so clean! I have been painting my DR during all this crummy rain (sorry Lord), trying to stay busy with Spring cleaning projects. Also bought myself a new vacume made to lift dog hair.
Happy Prims to you!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Perfect addition to your pie safe! ~*~Lisa

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Oh, my! talk about gorgeous! You must be thrilled. It looks great in the safe!
We have had something of a reprieve from the rain but I am reluctant to shampoo this carpet for fear it will start back up. We have 36 little feet tracking in plus 2 big clod-hoppers and whatever guests we get. Oh, well. That's why we have this room. Here's to more dry days ahead for you!<><

~Madalynne~ said...

Love the Pewter! Such a wise purchase . . . both pretty and useful!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

glad you had a nice weekend of harley riding..yeah yesterday was stunning rain..looks like it is burning out for a walk your new pewter..looks wonderful..;)have a wonderful week.;)

Green Creek Primitives said...

Well we have finally hit a dry spell, know what you mean, I didn't mop either during the rainy period we had, no point. Love your pewter set, looks great in your cabinet. I have a set, wouldn't part with it for anything. Pewter just adds that touch you can't get with anything else, enjoy yours. Vicky

earlene said...

Your dishes look wonderful! what a find and I can see why you were excited. Your display is perfect and it really show them off.
You lucky girl being able to ride on your bike. We have not had a chance yet...something always comes up but we will soon. check out my finds from this weekend.
Big Hug!

Tonya said...

When we woke up this morning and my daughter saw all the puddles out on the deck and she said, "Mom, the April showers didn't end in April."

I can't believe you scored a full set of pewter! Be still my heart!! I've been looking on ebay but haven't come across a full set. Awesome find - I'm so jealous. By chance does the vendor you bought it from have a store?

The Prim Colonial said...

Oh, how gorgeous that pewter looks in your cabinet! The pie safe is the perfect spot. What a great find on your trip! I know you will enjoy it! Give the kitties a scratch on their chins for me...have a great week! ~ Beth

A Primitive Homestead said...

Pretty pewter & it looks great in your pie safe. I am still searching for 1 goblet to match mine. Oh you have your bee hive on the arrow hanger. I have mine ready to put up & I added a bee hive jar candle to my stove board this month. I hope the weather breaks soon for you. Blessings!

Fran. said...

Hi Carmen, I feel like you I so want to get out and do some gardening!! I bought some lettuce seeds today to start. Your pewter looks so awesome in your hutch. It makes it look like that hutch was made for your pewter!! How ya doing on your couponing? My daughter Kaitlin and I are rocking!! Glad you guys got to ride your Harley. My ex had a Harley and I know how that Harley spring fever can get!! LOL Take care. Looks like your doing good. XO Fran.

nancy huggins said...

Love your Pewter and I can't see you floor that much but your house does look a lot neater than mine right now..Don't get to cold and end up sick riding in the rain :)

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

I'm sitting here by myself and giggling...I was just tickled with your description of the 52 muddy paws and the dirt packed are too funny. THANKS.

Awesome SG did good girl.


Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Lovin that pewter purchase ! It looks wonderful ! I am slowly trying to get a nice collection is one of my new prim loves !

I just have four muddy paws in and out .. She is a beagle/ cocker spaniel mix and her four feet are like four little dirty and wet mops walking on the floor !

I need to take stock in dry and wet swiffers !

Hopefully we will get some dry weather soon !


Sandy said...

I just LOVE your pewter collection!!! Lucky gal ;) They also look really good in the black cabinet.

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Looks stunning!

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