January 28, 2012

Pretty Primitive Pitcher

Sometimes....not very often......but sometimes, when I am walking around the Home Decor store, or the antique shop, or wherever I may be, a certain item will literally throw itself off of the display and into my arms.   It's like a magnet in my hands~a string around my heart, and I can't let go.  
Today was one of those days. And this was the culprit.  My DH (already being Mr. Wonderful for coming into a shop laden with women because the three little one's were begging to come in too and they needed to be watched so I could shop) promptly removed it from my hands for fear I would drop it, and carried it all over the store following after me.  It's nice to have a husband who understands the "I can't pry it out of my hands" syndrome.  
Maybe I am dying for some hint of Spring and the yellow color hit my emotions this morning, maybe it's the amazing display of primitive meets modern femininity. Whatever it is, I can't put my finger on it.  This pitcher vase just speaks to me and I love it.

I also found a couple of things at Good Will earlier this week.  Alas, another pitcher.  I found this object that resembles a pantry box and thought I could make it over.  So if anyone has had experience with this, tell me how to do it.

Also, I picked up a book from the library this week.  It's a young adult reader ( I have to "shop" around in the Young Adult section because it's right near the children books).  It's a historical fiction (my favorite) about Marry Todd Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln's wife) and Elizabeth Keckley (a girl born into slavery) and their extraordinary friendship.  It is really good so far.  

My heart goes out to many of my blogging friends and family this weekend.  Challenges and trials and tears and pain have arisen in some of your lives this week and I worry about you all.  I sit in my house and wonder why things have to happen and then feel so blessed that for now, I am enjoying a peaceful season in my life.  I wish I could help somehow.  I feel so helpless.  All I can do is visit, encourage, and pray.

So, anyway, I hope everyone is having a restful weekend as life is allowing.  My evening will be spent watching the kids and reading.  I will probably end up tickling some backs, and playing tea set, and watching movies too:) 
Tomorrow we are going to church and then having a slow cooked roast for dinner.  My hubby has it marinating in Dr. Pepper, olive oil, and garlic already.  Yummy.  Take care.


Sheila said...

You really found a treasure! Nice and springy yellow with a bit of prim like you said. Perfect!
Sounds like you had a nice time shopping and how great is your hubby to watch the girls so you could enjoy your time.
Dinner sounds yummy for tomorrow too!
You are a sweet soul for thinking and praying for everyone. Have a wonderful evening with your family.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

You have me laughing tonight. Cute post. You are very
kind to be watching over everyone.

PrimHearted said...

I love your yellow pitcher! I can see it with some forsythia in it for spring. Enjoy your dinner and the weekend..sounds fun!

Traci said...

Hey Steph... I here and so far so good, we'll see once I hit the publish button if my comment post... I love your new treasures by the way, great finds!

Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Steph, Love your new pitcher, really great yellow color. Nice finds from the goodwill, my sister's favorite hangout. Have a great week, Hugs Vicky

BumbleBeeLane said...

Hi Steph! Love the pitcher.The book looks interesting.Got your email.Hope this goes through for you.Warm Blessings!~Amy

bettyj said...

Something about yellow in the late of winter. I have a yellow pitcher I like too. You know Steph I agree there are so many fellow bloggers having heartaches, but we can pray for them. It is amazing the prayers we say for people we only know through cyber.I know so many have been said for Amanda. A tea party with three little girls sounds like the best way ever to spend some time. Enjoy

A Primitive Homestead said...

Pretty yellow pitcher. The color always makes me think happy. I like yellow in every room. I love the pantry box. I would like you to know you have helped me in your kind comments when I have posted some down spots in my life. Blessings!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Steph, just a short comment to say that when I use the Blogger Dashboard to go to your blog, it works fine, I'm leaving a comment now!

alltheseboys said...

Oh my goodness...see we must have been sisters seperated at birth. You tickle backs!!! Lol..we all love our backs tickled in this house. Even my 26 yo son will still ask me to tickle his back occassionally!! My uncle who is in his sixties still bribes us to tickle his. Crazy! Lol. Your roast sounds yummy. And the pitcher...I love it. I get that jump into your hands thing! Katie

Angie Berry said...

Steph, you were cracking me up! But yes, I know just what you are talking about girl! I get so very excited too when I find something that is just right. I love that yellow pitcher, it is very pretty and perfect for spring.

Love your GW goodies also, have fun making the box over. I know that no matter what you do, it will look great!

When I read all the comments on my post asking for prayers, I just broke down in tears. I've been emotional anyway but to have so much encouragement, support, and prayer was so very, very touching!! Yes, thank YOU for your encouragement. It means more to me than you will every know, my sweet friend! =]

earlene said...

No Problem for me with your blog if this goes through.
Good Luck

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

Hi Steph. hoping my post comes through on here. Love your wonderful finds, especially the yellow pitcher, makes me want to have spring arrive soon! glad you had your hubby there to take care of your goodies and your children while to shopped, having help is always a good thing :) Hope you have a wonderful week!
Take care, hugs, Trish

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I've done several pantry boxes and I did them just like I would anything wood. Painting, sanding, staining and adding a label. I have also decoupaged fabric on them. I think they all turned out great! Good luck!
Love all your goodies!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Loving that pitcher Miss Steph - it's all kinds of sweet. I'm seeing lilacs and then later in the summer, lavender in it....What an awesome find.... Enjoy your "little" days with the girls - I so miss the tickle fests!! Hope your week is off to a great start - and gets better as it goes....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin