Hello friends! I am so pleased (at last) to be able to show you all my newest prim shelf which DH put up for me after I asked him ever so nicely!!! It was as well he did it and not me for a sizable piece of plaster cracked whilst he was drilling it in!! I can't believe I have had it propped up in a corner for so long but that's all to do with being a patient wife - daren't rush my man!It's just so much fun picking out prims to put on my new shelf! But I should quickly explain where we put the shelf. In our home there is a central hall which is fairly narrow and a bit dark as you make your way down to the back of the house. To the left is the dining room and to the right is the kitchen and family room. So there was a blank dull wall staring me in the face and I knew it was the perfect spot for a shelf!! I had put my favorite homespun star there (the one in my profile pic.)
But onto more important things; here it is~Now I'm showing this first for a reason, the reason being the ugly switch directly under the shelf - definitely not what I want anyone staring at! Instead I tweaked things around a bit more - and had more fun- until I was pretty pleased with the look of the arrangement and no more switch!Do you see that I added the primitives sign over the shelf to complete everything! It's one from my good friend Shazy, from Country Prims blogspot.
Here's a look from farther back and then from way down the hall nearer the foyer~
Oh and that's one of my next projects to keep tuned for: I'm going to repaint the lower half of the walls along here to primify it more! And here's just one more pic of it with the flash off to get the glow of the candle~I have to tell you about the lamp candle holder as it's very special. I have two of them and at the time I didn't know anything about primitives but loved them anyhow. We got them on our honeymoon nearly 17 years ago in August. We honeymooned on the island of Cyprus and found a special little restaurant that we loved Called 'The Gypsy Star' ( all very romantic, but please don't be sick!!lol!) On the tables they had these candle lamps so as a memento of our honeymoon we bought two and now here I am using them in my prim decorating!
In my last posts I said how much I love Americana and dear friend Angie asked if I'd ever lived in the USA and how come I love Americana, seeing as I come from N. Ireland! - so I'll explain here! (Whew, this is turning into a long post for me - hope you're hangin' in there!)
While I've never actually lived in America, I've been fortunate enough to visit quite a number of times and in different parts. Both my DH and I have close relatives who live in California and we have stayed with them on several occasions and that's when my love of all things Americana began - My husband loves to visit for another reason and that's root beer! A&W to be precise!!
We can't even get it over here so every year we have to go and get him his fix of A&W!!
And since I discovered primitive decorating we've visited the East coast the last couple of years so I can shop! You can be sure I bring BIG suitcases and pack them full!
God willing we are coming again this July to Maryland and Pennsylvania - I love to visit the Amish. So if any of you have insider knowledge re those places for prims please let me know!!
That's me typed out I hope you stayed with me!
Thanks so much if you did!
Best wishes for a great weekend!
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