Sunday, 9 November 2008

More Halloween Pictures

More halloween pictures sorry i am late as usual,this top picture is of my 2 sons DIL and nephew all going out to a fancy dress birthday party on halloween night Diane went as cinders she made her costume from scratch,Donny went as General Custer( I think thats how you spell it if not my apologies) well thats what he says ,my nephew went as a jester and my other son was a canadian mountie,and millie the dog is just checking them out i wonder what she is thinking.LOL.
This picture is my little black tree with little pumpkin lights and other ornaments but i didn't get a good view of them,Ellis does not like this ugly witch he was so funny he wanted to hold her and when i gave her to him he frowned then threw her away.he was the same with the other witches and pumpkin dolls.

This halloween crow was made for my christmas from my prim friend Diane, she did a great job making him.Thank you Diane.

This is my fireplace with all my pumkins and candles .

Heres a better view, the trees i bought last year from TKMax along with all the other items on the mantlepiece.

I did't put to much on my dresser i did have a lot more but my friend still has a few items in her shed from last years party at her house and time was running out.Hopefully i will be organised with my christmas pictures.Have a great weakend.Take care~Kate~

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Part 1 of my halloween decor

This is my prim basket of halloween goodies all presents for my birthdays or christmas some from e-bay and a few that have been handmade by my prim friend Diane.I Don't know if you can see the little pumpkin battery lights around the basket i just love them,the basket was a charity shop find find £1 my non prim friend asked what on earth would i want that for at the i did't know my self until my prim items came out at halloween and the little halloween sign matches .
My book case decorated with finds from TKmax and e-bay finds from the states and again birthday and christmas pressies,myDIL loves the pumpkin riding the penny farthing bike i do have a lot more halloween items a few heartwood creek cats and witches but i seem to have misplaced them.This year at TKmax there has been no great prim finds or candles the past few years have been great but this year nothing and all they had in was sparkly twee items so no joy there.

A few more pictures of the bookcase including the dust sorry.i was just so excited to show my prim halloween goodies.Lol.

I don't know why i have posted another picture of this basket but hey ho,this is part 1 of my halloween pictures i know i am late as usual but i hope you enjoy the pictures its taken quite a few years of collecting but thats all part of the fun.Take care~Kate~

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Happy Halloween

  1. This is the first snow of the year i woke up and thought its only been a hard frost over night but when i opened the door for the dogs the ground waswhite with the snow then we had a few heavy showers but it didn't lie thank goodness.

    My cat Tykee loves to try and get in the pictures,next to her is a Noahs ark made of resin i picked it up from a garden centre called the Happy Plant centre they do have a few items that you could call prim, they also stock a great range of candles and of course they have tea room with lots of handmade cakes.
    When i saw these towels and pot holder i just had to have them not beacause there are hens on them but the colours are lovely,and also my scented spice sachets this was the other items i bought from the garden centre,i hope to go back and buy a wrought iron plate holder with side plates that have the same colours as the tea towles.

    This bunch of flowers were reduced a lot at the supermarket at night time ,they were £13 pounds reduced to £2.oo so of course i had to buy them.

    Hi sorry for lack of postings,busy at work and home.This is a picture of some halloween goodies a friend brought back fromFlorida for me,i love the halloween soap dispenser and of course my pumpkin spice candle. I will be posting pictures of my home decorated for halloween, i know i am really late but i will post maybe Tuesday time permitting, i hope everyone had a Happy Hallwoeen.Take care ~Kate~

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Birthday Boy and Party

I can hardly beleive Ellis my beautiful grandson was one on the 1st of October.He had a birthday tea on the day but the poor little soul was poorly with a bad cold and cough which he shared with me .As usual the pictures are all out of order but i will try and tell you who they are.The 1st picture is of Ellis dressed as a bat for his big party on the Sunday as you can see he was enjoying his sandwich,the next picture of my friend with her witches hat on the other pictures are of the other children in thier fancy dress outfits.Diane made his dragon cake for the birthday tea then made another 2 for the fancy dress party, Diane loves to create as you can see she is creative Ellis is a very lucky boy.As you can see Millie the black lab was wanting to join in with Ellis to blow out his candle,as a lab looking for any crumbs that might drop she is just a week i have not been well even off my work with the flu so hence my lack of postings,i even couldn't go the the car boot sale how bad is that,but hopefully i will go for 2 more weeks then its time to call it a day until the New Year.The weather here has been very mixed with rain a lot of it at times then warm sunny days,our trees are just starting to turn i must take a few pictures.Well thats all for now.Take care~Kate~

Sunday, 28 September 2008

My Latest Finds at the car boor sale

Hi,Just a few pictures of my latest finds at the car boot sale,i was lucky with the pumpkins, the ceramic one was only 50 pence as it had a small chip on it, the other one is made of resin and lights up in different colours,it really hard to come across halloween items at this time of year,you see here in the u.k its only just started to take off with all the outside and inside decorations,also its only in the last few years we started to use pumpkins, the children were given neeps(turnip to everyone south of the border)neeps are a vegetable thats used in soup and can be eaten with meat or chicken and last but not least its great on Robbie Burns night and the turnip is eaten with haggis,but i will post about that later.Every mother used to dread helping carve out the turnip as its really hard inside and a nightmare to carve a face on to it, then we all had to cut up a household white candle to go inside it, but it was fun.The other items i came across was a large glass jar that i hope to plant spring bulbs in,the paper stacking boxes i hope to paint time permitting.Then the star light fitting (my son hates that by the way but to bad i say)lol.will go in my back hall thats in the process of getting painted,the peg rack that will also get a makeover and the basket.The other goodies were a jamjar/pickle holder and ikea lampshade and a picture frame that i think could be used for something else i am open to suggestions,it has 2 small black clips to hold a picture,so any help please.Well thats all for now, its going to be a busy week for me my beautiful grandson will be 1 on the 1st of October so we all be celebrating as a family and no doubt taking lots of pictures.Take Care Everyone~Kate~

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Pictures of my Family

Hi.just thought i would share a few pictures of my family who came home for a visit.This is a picture of the cottage my brother rented for the week it was an old bothy converted to a holiday home.My niece loved these cows they were in the field next to the cottage and of course cows are curious animals they always followed you if you walked past them.The next picture is myself with my youngest brother and then my brother older brother.Oops i need my hair coloured and of course my darling borthers didn't take long in pointing this out so my appointment is now course i had to have one of my beautiful grandson who will be 1 next week on the 1st of October,the other picture is of my mum ,sons and niece at the beach it was not a nice day then, but for the past week we have had lovely sunny weather cooler in the morning and night but still great to go for walks.Sorry the pictures are all out of sorts but my other brother couldn't help with my computer as they had to go home sooner than they expected but i am not giving up hope to get this right.I will post pictures later of my latest finds at the car boot sale and a jumble sale i went to,it will soon be time to call it a day for the car boot sales but as my friend always asks do i really need any more .Lol.Take care~Kate~

Saturday, 13 September 2008

I Have been busy honest

Where does the time go to, i can't beleive its been 2 weeks since i have posted, but i have been busy with overtime again at work and looking after a work friends 3 chickens and 2 ducks someone elses cat and last week i got a frantic call from someone saying there friend had let them down with walking the dog for 2 weeks at at short notice,ie 12hours so of course i said i would help,also i now look after Ellis 1 day a week so that keeps me so busy you just can't take your eyes of hime as he is now into is a picture of him at his boggie babies its a singing class with musical instruments.Also i have made a couple of fall signs whisked u p a batch of the home made laudry powder and we just love it.Then i made some strawberry and gooseberry jam so i have not been that idle.The car boot sale has not been on due to the weather but i am keeping my fingers crossed it will by nice on Sunday,my thoughts are with everyones families that are affected by the horrible weather you have all been having i should not be complaining we only have damp and dull weather and our homes are safe.Will post later if i find any goodies from the car boot.~take care~Kate~

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Just to say thank you and a few pictures

This was my very first award the Art Pico, that was given to me by Rondell at tomatoe-creek prims,Rondell has made me feel really welcome and introduced me to all you wonderful ladies in blogland,as i said before i am not good at graphics etc and i feel really bad for not doing this sooner. The other award I Love your blog was given to me by Merrie from wheretheblackbirdsings like Rondell ,Merrie has made feel welcome and i love her stories about all her doggies.My family are comming home in a few weeks time so i am going to capture my brother and sister-in-law and keep them until i can work this pictures and everything else i have discovered all of the wondeful blogs about prim and everyones home life and pictures i have not watched tv at all and i can't say i am sorry.You are lovely people and i am so glad i have discovered you all.This is a few pictures of my car boot sale finds. Yes Diane this is yet another basket but its to put christmas goodies in,the stool will be rubbed down and painted,the chicken was given to me by my friend in Shetland its lovely autum colours so it will go nicely at this time of year,the napkins i will prim up.The socks were hand knitted by the lady's grandma and i only paid £2.00 and they are pure wool soft and warm.Thank you again to everyone who takes time to read my blog and leave comments i really do appreciate everyone.Take Care~Kate~

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Car boot finds and prim christmas items from e-bay

The rocking chair was a bargain i only paid £4.00 for and the basket £1 I am thinking i might paint the chair black or barn red what what do you think i would be gratefull for all suggestions.

The feather tree and reindeer i bought from e-bay here in the u.k the reindeer is about 20" tall and i just love him and the tree of course i do love pinetrees.

The basket mixing bowl and scales came from the car boot sale this weekend a i also bought more wooden childrens blocks that i am painting and you will see later hopefully,that they will work out they way i want them to. For the past week its been busy as usual working family to see to and then the sheep farmer who has a field next to where i live asked if i would look after his 3 working collies as him and his wife needed a break, but the collies had to stay on the leads,that was fun you should have seen me all tied up but once they new the rules we got on fine, but its a shame to have working dogs on leads but at least they were safe.This is just a short post as i am of to the doctors to get the results from the scan that i had a couple of weeks ago.take care everyone.~Kate~

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Prim Items from e-bay

At long last some prim items from e-bay u.k.This lady was having a huge clear out and i managed to bag these items, i missed out on primitive pears just like the ones Rondell won a while back, i was so annoyed with my self as i should have put in a max bid, but with all my problems last week i forgot.The pipberry tree was home made but it is well done and i just love the giraffe also the masson jar with rag balls And here are a few items i bought at the car boot sale on sunday.The red baskets will be great for holding cd/dvds or craft items and the blocks i thought i could paint, its a pity the were not all that dark red or blue,the chess board i am going to rub down and paint a deep red/or blue i will post pictures next week on watcha working wednesday and last but not least a whole jar of buttons i love buttons different types but i prefer older the better.Thats all for now as the slater has just come to fix tiles on my roof as we have had lots of rain the past 2 days and, yesterday just before my son went to go off to work night shift the rain was comming in my lounge just above the t.v so i had to dash of and find supplies to temporary fix it until today.Talk to you all later.Take care~Kate~

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Birthday BBQ

Hi. everyone sorry i have not been posting a lot lately i have been busy with my mum who had a bad fall, and i am still working a lot of overtime.The other reason for not posting so much is i have been having problems with the menopause,hot flushes and terrible mood swings, and tommorow i go to the hospital for a scan to check my womb,so having to deal with all that my blog has been neglected,but hopefully i will be on track this week i have missed not taking part in things or catching up on the blogs. Yesterday it was my best friends birthday BBQ there were 19 people there lots of children and babies so it was quite lively.We had great food and cake but as usual you know me with my camera i deleted a few of the so here are the ones i managed to keep.The first two pictures of everyone taking part in a an old fashioned sports day, we did an egg and spoon race,bean bag,three legged and the sack race we had such fun, it did make me laugh, i forgot what fun it can be doing daft things.The next picture is my friend who's 49th birthday it was with her first grandchild Lily Jean.The other pictures are of everyone having fun.Will be posting more on Wednesday take care everyone~Kate~