Friday, November 30, 2012

Look what I won!!!


Hi Friends,

Last Friday I won this pretty hooked piece from Margie at Hungry Hook Primitives.

Isn’t it cute!


I can’t wait to get it! Smile 

Thank you Margie for such a wonderful, generous giveaway!

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats

Thursday, November 29, 2012

~ Thrifty Thursday ~


Hi Friends,

Thrifty Thursday time again!

Another great wooden stool for my stack! $2.50


How about some cute little prim chickie baskets?


I just fell in love with them!


Yep. $.25 each!


A beautiful wall applique’. $2.50


It’s the same one that’s in my dining room, so this will be a Christmas gift for a special friend.


And a fun pip wreath for the 4th! $1.00


Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats

Friday, November 23, 2012

Oh Twiggy Tree, Oh Twiggy Tree…

Hi friends,
I hope you all are feeling fat and sassy after your Thanksgiving dinners yesterday! I sure am!
I know so many of you will be spending today putting up your trees so I wanted to do a repost of my song, Oh Twiggy Tree from last year.
I put all my trees' up last week and 2 of them had to have lights replaced so again I suffered the pain of the Twiggy tree! I hope you all fair better than I did!
Lets look back... to November 2011
Friends, I’d like to sing you a song… a song about Christmas pain and misery.
A song I know so many of you can relate to…
Yesterday I spent 6.5 hours removing a single strand of tied on lights, straightening thousands of little pokey twiggy branches and relighting a German twig tree. It inspired the following song… written my me.
Sung to the tune of Oh Christmas tree…
Oh Twiggy tree, Oh Twiggy tree,
Your branches cause such misery.
Oh Twiggy tree, Oh Twiggy tree,
You poke and stab and make me bleed.
I’m wearing sleeves and rubber gloves,
My arms are scratched into little nubs.
Oh Twiggy tree, Oh Twiggy tree,
Your branches cause such misery.
Oh Twiggy tree, Oh Twiggy tree,
Such frustration you do bring me.
Oh Twiggy tree, Oh Twiggy tree,
Every twig must be just right.
The anger builds in me with light.
For crooked twigs won’t hide at night.
Oh Twiggy tree, Oh Twiggy tree,
Such frustration you do bring me.
What do you think? Oh I know anyone who’s ever put one of these German twig trees together and lit it knows that this song is so true. LOL! And it only took me 3 hours of 6.5 to write that. :) I sang it to Mr. Primcat when he got home. He was cracking up.
From this hot mess…
To two rows straightened and lit…
To finished!
Baby Bear took my spot as soon as I got up.
Perched atop the biggest firkin I have ever seen. I bought the firkin at Goodwill for 7.99 ages ago and  Rachel at Somewhere in the Middle, so kindly made pretty for me with a redo so I could use it as a Christmas tree stand. My new Christmas nemesis, twiggy tree, sits atop it in the kitchen and ready to be decorated!
I still have so much to do, especially after wasting an entire day straightening that tree! Gahhhhh! 
So I better get back to it! Now go back up to the top… and turn on the music and sing with me won’t you…
Oh Twiggy tree, Oh Twiggy tree,
Your branches cause such misery.
Until next time…
Carmen and the Primcats

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my wonderful blog friends! 

I hope you all have a great day with your friends and family.

I am very thankful for each and everyone of you! 

And now... the classics! 

Until next time...
Carmen and the Primcats

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

~ Thrifty Thursday ~ on Wednesday


Hi Friends,

An eclectic Thrifty Thursday this week. And since tomorrow is Thanksgiving I thought we would move it up! I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow!

A Small Butter Mold. $.50


Not so prim on the inside…


But you can’t tell when it’s sitting pretty over here.


A repro Coffee box. $1.00


And a nice solid wood rolling pin. $.50


Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fefi Le’ Purr update with Reiki…

Hi Friends,

Just wanted to give you all an update on

Miss Fefi Le’ Purr.


She’s doing well.

She is still on all her supplements.


They have given her a new life.  She is so much more active and happy now. Perked her right up.

We have been back to the vet for a recheck and she is healing nicely from her surgery.

She even got a nice little chiropractic treatment.

Spoiled kitty.


So far the tumor has not regrown in that spot, which is good.

However, the kind of cancer she has is a cancer of the blood vessels, Hemangiosarcoma, so tumors will pop up out of nowhere and anywhere in her body where there are blood vessels, which is everywhere.

Dr. Carlson has given her a very very through exam both times he has seen her and he feels her all over, deep tissue to check for tumors.

Our only hope is that when one comes up we will catch it before it’s to late. And that one never develops in an organ which is what makes this cancer so deadly. The tumors that grow are made up of blood vessels and the problem is that if not caught right away they rupture. If we had not caught that first tumor and removed it so quickly it would have taken her. And it grew so fast. In a week. That is our biggest concern. Not catching a new tumor or it being inside an organ that we could never detect.

The goal with the supplements is to build up her immune system to fight off another tumor growing.

Her next appointment is December 14 for a feel up as I am calling them.

She has also been getting healing energy treatments called Reiki on Tuesday evenings.

What is Reiki you ask?

Go here for a brief explanation.

She enjoys these treatments VERY much. It is plainly obvious that she can feel the energy by how she reacts. It’s awesome. She just loves it.

For anyone wondering, I also get Reiki treatments (have for a very long time on and off) and Fefi and I really enjoy getting them together. While I am getting it I like to lay my hands on her and I believe it allows me to give her my positive energy and she needs that so much.

Fefi also likes to help our Reiki practitioner give me Reiki too. It’s really amazing.

Here’s the scenario. I lay on my bed on my back with Fefi on the bed where ever she wants to be, and our treatment begins with Danuta meditating then laying her hands on me where ever she feels it’s needed. She often lands on my stomach because of my Crohn’s. Fefi knows when the energy starts because she will get up every time and come help. Danuta will be standing at the side of the bed and I will be laying down and Fefi will push herself directly between both of Danuta arms, between the two of us. Circle around until she is ready to start ( I call this Fefi’s meditation)and then without a second thought she will lay paws on me!!! Exactly where ever Danuta is working on!!! She will set her butt on the bed then lift he paws onto my belly just like Danuta is doing. It’s quite incredible!!!!!

Anyhow… basically this is where we stand right now.

We are just giving her all the love and hugs she can stand, which is A LOT. :) She is such a sweet kitty.


Please keep her in your prayers and pray that the cancer stays at bay so we can keep her with us for many more years.

Until next time…

Carmen ad the Primcats

Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas is coming!

Hi Friends…

A little sneak peek at the first of the Primcats house decorating!


And of course… all those tree’s came from the Goodwill! $2.00 each! Yay!!!

The butter mold in the middle, my first, came from Simple Goods. And the brown Jug came from Black Cat Primitives. Thanks Carolyn!

The dining room is piled high with boxes upon boxes of Christmas and I’m really ready to turn this place in to a primitive winter wonderland!

Change is a coming!

From this….


I put up with half the lights out all fall!


To this…

I wonder what I’m going to do over here?



If you need me this weekend you will find me decorating away! Feel free to come over have coffee and hang garland with me!

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats

Thursday, November 15, 2012

~ Thrifty Thursday ~

Hi Friends,
How about some wonderful crockery this week?
Brown Jug. $1.00
That went to the shelf in the entryway.
On the right.
Beautiful Old Jar. $2.50
That went on top of a stack of crocks in the corner of the kitchen.
… with pretty fall flowers.
Pfaltzgraff Yorktown Jug. $2.50
Handcrafted Broom. $1.00
R.R.P. Co.
7" Bowl
Roseville, Ohio
Very Nice! $2.00
Until Next time...
Carmen and the Primcats

Friday, November 9, 2012

Gathered Treasures Show

Hi friends,

Tomorrow is the Gathered Treasures Show in Mansfield, Ohio.


Gathered Treasures header


Don’t miss it. It’s a great show! One of my favorites!

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats

Thursday, November 8, 2012

~ Thrifty Thursday ~

Hi Friends, 

Lots of metals in this Thrifty Thursday! 

A wonderful candle mold. It's reproduction, but it was also only $1.00. Sold! 


A pewter teapot. $2.00


An adorable pewter pineapple bowl! $.50


So cute! 


And a nice medium sized platter. $1.00



Deals are happening again! So glad yard sale season is over!!! 

Until next time... 

Carmen and the Primcats