October 5, 2009


YES!..I DO!!!...It's my favorite day of the week..Don't know why!...Just is!...And this has been a good one!...A big surprise when I opened the door today to get my package that our mail woman left and it was COOL!!!....YES, cool and wonderful!...It was and is suppose to be in the mid 80's this week, but today was cool for some reason...62....Did i say WONDERFUL???...
Tomorrow it is suppose to be 70 and then back up to 86 and then back down to 70 by the weekend...So we're going to be having some crazy temp changes, but we are use to that here in Georgia...But everything is still green...Not one colorful leaf has caught my attention here...But that is ok...Fall will eventually come....

So in the meantime I wanted to share what I got in the mail this morning...My dried gourds have arrived...I won them on ebay for $10 something...Aren't they wonderful??!!...Only one cracked, but that is ok....It will be taken good care of...I'm planning on putting them in front of my faux fireplaces..And hope Luke doesn't decide to use them as balls...ha!ha!..ugh!..I try to buy a few really primitive items each Fall and this is one along with my gourd swag that came all the way from Cananda...But I will share it later...

And what have I been doing today???..Well. not what I was planning on...I started out the day taking orders for my primitive boxes I have on my selling blog, but after taking Taylor to work I got sidetracked and started polishing my wood furniture...So right now I'm working on my fireplace and gathering room...It feels so good to clean!!...So you know what that means!!!!...Fall decor is soon going up!!

And my boxes have been stained...So this week I will work on getting a satin varnish on them along with everything else....

So what have you been up to today????....I didn't plan on posting today, so the primitive book I had told you I was going to share with you will still be this week...

Until next time!!!

hugs, Jen


Lisa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your dried gourds!!! Your boxes look great as well.

I was pretty busy as well... I made myself some gameboards and prim signs. I realized that I had all of these stencils, but never made any for myself. Silly me : )

Raggedy Angel said...

I am sitting here by an open window and a gentle breeze is blowing in...ahhhh so nice. But like you....we never know what tomorow will bring.
Loking forward to your Fall decor!

Terry said...

Those gourds are so cool! I grew some last year that I dried, but need to grow some more next year.
Can't wait to see what you do with them, and also the swag!

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Love your dried gourds!. The boxes are beautiful too.

simple~needs said...

love all your pics!! can i ask what color you use on the boxes(the bluish gray ones)?? they really look great and i am looking for a color like that to paint my kitchen.
i can't wait to see your fall pics. :)
i wish i wuld have known you needed some gourds like that. sometimes we forget that things we find plentiful here is not so plentiful somewhere else. i would like to find some raw cotton(like still on the plant)? . do they have that in georgia?
hugs, kim

Cindy at Mountain Hollow said...

Jennifer, I have been following your blog for a while and I just love it. I live in virginia and also love the primitive style of decorating. I did my first show two weekends ago and it was alot of work but alot of fun. I tried to send this in a email but was unsuccessful. I wondered if you would let me know where you get your boxes from. Thanks and keep up the good work.

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Love those Gourds!! I have not felt well today, so everything that was in my plan did not happen!! Oh well maybe tomorrow! LOL

Something Nice and Pretty said...

We had a busy weekend so today I just took it easy:)

Love your boxes and can't wait to see your fall decorating plus the gourds in front of your fireplaces!

My Colonial Home said...

Evening Jen, I'm late getting on today/tonight.
Been working all day.

Your room looks wonderful...so many wonderful prims and oh the boxes...wow. I see you do a little spatter on them...I like that.

Great buy on the gourds too. I see there's one that looks rather blue...how cool.


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I can't wait to see your home all decked out for fall...;) have a wonderful week..:)

Linda said...

Hi Jen,
Isn't it funny how just a simple bowl filled with gourds is such a prim look? When I was working I especially like being off on Mondays.
I still like them, it's a new beginning each week.
Be looking for more pictures!

Anne said...

Oh Jen,
I've been hunting and hunting for the dried gourds...never thought of ebay!! Love yours, and the boxes too. I know what you mean with the toddlers my 2 yr ols plays with my basket of pine cones all the time!!!!

Debbie said...

Seeing your dried gourds reminded me of the ones I found in an old shed here. I had plans for painting on them once I clean them up.

I love the pictures of your home. I wish I had the knack for making things look good like you do! :)

Take Care,

At Home With Amy said...

Our weather is definitely turning cold here in Ohio. I love fall but not the falling temperatures that come with it. I really like your boxes. They turned out really nice. Please show us what they look like after you stain them.
Enjoy your day,

Early Provisions said...

You got a deal on ebay.... Please take a picture and share when you display them...can't wait!

Susannah said...

Hi Jen, I'm excited to see what you do with those wonderful gourds. And the boxes..... you are always so busy doing great things. Keep up the good work and keep showing us.


Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Mondays are the promise of a new start to a new week - a good reason to love them!

Love the gourds!! So glad you got a break in the weather too!

Kim said...

Hi Jen,

I'm loving the bowl of gourds. So perfectly prim!

Looking forward to seeing your fall decorating. Have a great day!

Prim Blessings,