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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Shopping on Benadryl... Good Times!

I am having so much fun continuing to sit on the couch, taking my Benadryl every few hours, watching "Downton Abbey" re-runs, and checking out blogs.  I have also discovered the world of etsy.  Oh.  My.  So much great prim stuff!  I will continue to add the places I find to my section on my blog, "Favorite Places to Snoop and Shop".

Here are some of my shopping places up-to-date (Um, today on the couch):

The Rusty Thimble - I bought an adorable black wool felted sheep on a little hanger.  I love black sheep.  It's not because I am a rebel or anything, I just love the color in prim decorating.
Some of the other things I loved on this site are the pillow tucks and prim pumpkins (I am not ready for Fall, even though it is my favorite season.  I am falling prey to influence.  Thank you, Christine, for making me feel like I should be eating ice cream and jumping on the Autumn bandwagon).  Great graphics, cute little faces, and very affordable.  This will have to be a purchase for another day.  I think telling my husband that my shopping was "Benadryl induced" probably won't fly. :S


The 1890 Gable House Goodes
 I bought a Barn Owl Candle (I love owls.  My last name is "Wise"- get it? That's why I am a "wise-cracker") Listen to this scent (some of my favorite smells!) -"Roasted Coffee Bean & Maple Cream ~A Yummy Country Brew."  Ahhhhh!  I can't wait to shove my nose in that when it arrives!

So, some things I have been looking at that I might get hooked on are cross-stitch little pillow tucks or old bags with the cross stitch samplers attached to it...  There are a lot out there! My friend, Christine, at Preferably Prim does beautiful ones and has some cute patterns I want to try.  I have the material and thread.  I just don't know what to do with it. I think I have sewed "crookedly" for too long!

I was visiting another blog, The Cranky Crow.  She was talking about the history of spin tops.  I never realized how beautiful they are.  You should definitely read about their history and look at her collection.  I might have to purchase some and put them in a bowl. 

YIKES!!!!  I would like to take this moment to thank you all for feeding my habit.  You may never hear from me again after this because my laptop will be taken away because of overuse...



Coffee Talk for the Today- Talk amongst yourselves.  I am on etsy...


  1. Heather, your such a hoot!!!Just another wee joke!
    LOVE what you've purchased so far! I'm guessing there might be more if you're still on a Benadryl 'high'!
    Yes I do sell to my fellow prim lovers across the pond and for a small pin keep or tuck pillow the cost of international shipping from N.Ireland is not costly.

    To answer an earlier question: I became interested in primitives after visiting the USA
    to see family and that's when I saw some country lamps and pillows. I searched on line after I came home and started making my own prims as there are no prim stores here.

    Thanks for the book recommendations - they are new titles and authors to me so I'll have to see what I can find on Amazon.
    Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Aren't you the sweetest!! Thanks so much for the mention! And welcome to this wonderful world of temptation. Etsy, selling blogs, you name it....it gets me in trouble. I see you've already found some of my favorites.... ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. Thank you Heather, so much for sharing, I will share your blog in my blog post tomorrow

    Traced your sheep, sewed him up and now I have to needle felt the wool on
    so glad you found my shop and blog


  4. When Christine mentioned a new friend, I knew I had to visit. Loved your blog and I follow now.

  5. Hi Heather,
    I read about your blog over at Christine's blog and just had to stop by. Love your blog! I am now a follower~ looking forward to getting to know you.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  6. Hi Heather - I found your blog while visiting Sara over at Salmon Falls Prims. Glad to 'meet' you and can't wait to follow your blog.
    I noticed that you asked Sara about giveaways and they really are simple to do. Just decide what you want to give away, make a post about it, including a picture and letting people know how they can enter...perhaps for your first one you could just have them comment, but you can also have them post about it on their blog, etc. (like Sara did). Then, when your drawing date is here, just put all the names in a container and draw out the winner! Once you have posted about the winner and they contact you, get their name and addy and send off their winnings.
    It's a great way to get word about your blog out and meet new bloggers.
    Good luck! I'll be happy to help if you need and please stop on by my blog anytime!

  7. Wendy, Thank you so much! I wanted to respond to tell you "thanks" for explaining the giveaway process for me! I think I can do that! That sounds like fun! Your post on your site cracks me up. Warning people not to enter the drawing... He he! It reminds me of when I am teaching and have to pick names for partners or pick names for a prize drawing. There are always yea's and awww's. I guess that will be true with the drawing. Actually, I have "you" on my other tab in my browser. I am getting coffee and going back to it! Thanks again for stopping by and taking the time to explain giveaways. I will take you up on your offer of blogging mentorship I am sure!


  8. Hi Heather! I am stopping by from The Rusty Thimble blog. So excited to fin a new blog friend. I am a new follower! Can't wait to read more. Hope you are feeling better soon! Love your purchases.

  9. Hi, friends! I am feeling much better! I sometimes get allergic reactions to who knows what- I have ALL-ER-GIES! You know that dangly thing at the back of your mouth (technically called the uvula. Bleck.)? Well, this past fall, it swelled up one day. It swelled so that it TOUCHED MY TONGUE!!! It freaked me out! I got put on steroids, antibiotics, and BENADRYL. It happened again in June, and that is what happened the other day. Too much being outside and having the windows open. Sooooo, that is when I started to take benadryl (and shop). God was gracious, and it went down. I didn't want to have to make the trip to Urgent Care. Or take steroids (I don't need muscles). Or take antibiotics! So thank you for your kind thoughts, prayers, and reading about my shopping spree... AND watch out for benadryl. Hide your purse...

  10. We watched a Downton Abbey show tonight! They are addictive, aren't they? And I love ETSY and all of the beautiful creations! You've found some wonderful shops! Rusty Thimble is one of my favs! I'll go check on the others, too!

    1. Oh.My. Downton IS addictive! Actually, my husband first discovered it on Netflix. We watched the whole first season in like one Saturday. The second season was lovely too- I just love the clothing and the music! It is sad that we have to wait until January to see the next season. I heard that Dame Maggie Smith is not returning. I hope that isn't true. She is hilarious!

      I checked out your bio. I love your choices of music! I see also you are a Jane Austen fan! Me too!

      Thank you for finding me! Your blog is an online vacation!



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