Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thrifty Thursday and a giveaway at Primitive Blessings

Thrifty Thursday is here... and that only means one thing in my book... tomorrow is Friday! YAY! I can't wait... I need some down time to put my house back together! It is a WRECK! Christmas stuff is everywhere. Yikes!

I am on staycation next week and I have so much to do! Saturday is cat food day so that is shot. Hopefully it will go perfectly this time and we will get 3 months done as usual. What is cat food day you ask? Well me make our cats food. We have done so since 2006 and have the healthiest cats ever. You can read more about it at

So Saturday is shot... and that leaves me 4 days to get the house decorated and everything ready for Thanksgiving dinner. It's going to be a crazy week!

On to the good stuff... My finds for the week. My faithful cat dog Tracy is always there to help me lend a picture taking hand. You guys must think she's the only cat. Not really... she just follows me around like a dog... so she's always right there when I'm taking pics.



So why did I buy an ugly gold wreath? Because Mr Primcat is mad crazy talented with a spray can and is going to paint these right up for me. :)  Bells are expensive... but good will wreaths for $2.00 are not. Takes a little time... but it's ok.


Got these molds to wax in... we shall see how that mess turns out. LOL!


The stars are cute!


How about this awesome picture? Loving! $2.00


A small crock. $1.50


A runner. $1.99. It' snot that bright in real life. It's tan and maroon.


For spring... $1.00


Twig star... $1.00

Prim wood pinapple. $0.50


Pine cones... $1.00


And my favorite piece this week...

A cute cream and sugar... $1.50


Pam, at Primitive Blessings Vintage Gift Shop, is giving away a wonderful mitten filled with winter greens, a snowman and a wood sign. How cute is this?


Head on over to sign up!

Primitive Blessings

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


Rachel said...

Looks like you did good this week! Can't wait to see how your wax stuff turns out! Oh & your kitty is so pretty! :O)

Katherine said...

Great haul as always! Love that picture and the cream and sugar. I wanna see that bell wreath when it's all done...

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Oh I love your finds! Especially the molds and the prim picture! Great job. Have fun making the cat food. I'm sure it saves you TON of money doing it yourself! Enjoy your day!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Great finds as always Carmen! Tracy the cat-dog is a sweetie! Enjoy your cat food day and Thanksgiving prep! ~*~Lisa

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Tracie is a sweetie. We use to have a cat very similar. Always good to have someone lovin' up on you.
I really like the picture. I think I can stitch something close to that.
I think I would tear that wreath apart, and spray them bells with a rust primer. Toss them in with pine cones, potpourri, anything in a bowl or basket....

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Hi Carmen,
SCORE!! :)
You found so many goodies and what awesome prices!!

I need to go shopping with you!!

Cant wait to see what you do with the wreath.


Pam at Antique or Not said...

Wow, Carmen, you got some great deals! I'm especially jealous over the crock for $1.50.

My kitty Blackie is my shadow all day too. If I'm walking through the house and he catches my eye...big mistake. He throws himself down in front of me turns his belly up to be rubbed. So spoiled!


acorn hollow said...

looks like you got some wonderful finds. Looking forward to seeing the bells all spray painted

frontporchprims said...

What wonderful thriftiness you have shared today. I love the folk are painting of course. Still can't wait to see your house for Christmas. Thanks for the link to the great giveaway. -Steph-

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Your thrift store has very fun things ~ I don't see that kind of thing at our local stores!! Love that pineapple!!

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a cute little dog-cat Miss Tracy is! My kitties are the opposite - they spy camera and off they go....Loving that creamer and sugar bowl...but I bet you already guessed that....;o) Have a great Friday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

You did well, Carmen! I can never pass up a crock! I also love that wooden pineapple, the picture, and the twig star! I love just about anything twiggy! :) I went to GW today but didn't find anything! It just wasn't one of those days, but you did! Great finds!


earlene said...

You found lots of goods!
What color are you painting the bells?
Have a fun week!
Tracie looks sweet!

cynthia lee designs said...

Great finds!! I went to our local thrift shop and GW this week...and didn't find a thing.
Tracie is adorable!! I have 2 kitty helpers here and one puppy...and they all like to help me by taking off with my stuff. LOL...

Firecracker Kid said...

Slow down girl, you're making me dizzy and tired... lol. Oh, you're young! I was once ya know, with all the vim and vigor to run around in circles. Now, I sit and spin... LOL.
Such is life :o) Hugs~Carol

Fran. said...

Great finds!! Love the display with your cream and sugar set. Your cat is adorable I can't have one I am allergic to them but my neighbor has a cat that comes over here all the time to watch my birds! LOL His name is Vinnie I leave water out in the summer for him in a vintage metal pan and he loves it and drinks from it all the time. I would love to get a barn cat but winters are cold. Take care. XO Fran.

lilraggedyangie said...

Wowserz ,,,your so lucky I love you ! Ive been in your town twice this week and passed up your stores out of kindness of my heart :0) dang it lol Glad to see Tracy is keepin an eye on ya since im so busy , cant wait to see what you conjure up ! Have a great weekend! hugs lilraggedyangie

Susanne said...

Hello Carmen. I come to your blog by way of Elaine's blog Sunny Simple Life. I did see last evening where they deleted her blog and see she is back today. In the comments I saw where you mentioned backing up your blog. Not sure where in your archives you gave advice about this...if not too much trouble could you steer me in the right direction? I appreciate any help. Thanks. Oh, I am now your newest follower.
Susanne :)

Raggedy Creations said...

Wonderful goodies Carmen


Blue Turtle said...

Excellent pieces for Christmas. I love the wreath. Very lovely!

jeavon @ Interior Design

Anonymous said...

Love all the goodies you found this week. Can't wait to see what you do with the bell wreath.
Country at heart