October 31, 2010


Well...I had hoped to post some pictures of my grandchildren all dressed up for Halloween..I had a party for all of them yesterday...there are nine of them now...but my camera died on me, my husband took pictures with his 35mm and had them put on a CD....but of course, when I tried to load them on my computer, it froze..so I virtually have NO pictures of the kids at this point and they all looked to cute! I do have two pictures before the party.

The table is set with candy and all kinds of goodies for the kids.

I have some pictures of some of the little treasures I have been finding here and there. I'll tell you..it's getting harder and harder to find anything worth buying around here in Michigan. I think all the primitive antiques have left the state.. They must have heard that the chances for adoption were much better in Ohio or Indiana!

I found these two cutting boards a few days ago at a local antique shop..not really old or very prim, but the price was right and they blend in pretty well with my other cutting boards.

I was so excited to find this stocking made by Stein's Country Collection. I have a few pieces from Stein's, but I had not seen this stocking before. Also, this white, chalkware Belsnickle is made and signed by Nyla Murphy dated 1992. I'm not familiar with her work, but he is gorgeous. Both of these pieces were at another antique mall not far from my home.

On the needlework frontier....I have finished stitching a cute little Christmas sampler by Shelley Auen..so sweet, I can't wait to frame it. I am in the process of hooking Mr. Hempenstall, by Maria Barton of Star Rug Company. I just have to do the back ground and finish the edging. I'll post pictures this weekend. I am leaving Friday to go down to Ohio for the Simple Goods show. I am so excited! I haven't' been in a couple of years and hope to meet up with a few friends, plus pick up a few more "treasures"...have a great week!


Kaye said...

Everything looks so neat for your party, bet those grandkids had a super time. You are really a good grandmother.

Hope to see you at Simple Goods. This is 1st yr. that I am not going down on Fri. so I can go other places but just didn't work this year, hope to be there by 9 on Sat. and hope it doesn't snow, just have to get out of town before it gets here I guess.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Bobbie ~
Your Halloween table for the grands looked wonderful. Too bad you couldn't get the pictures to load. I LOVE that tall, skinny corner cupboard in the dining room.
Maybe I'll see you at Simple Goods :) I hope you find lots of treasures.
Hugs and Happy Halloween :)

acorn hollow said...

What a wonderful grandmother you are to make memories. I love your santa. Have fun at the show.

moosecraft said...

Your home is decorated so nicely for the Halloween party! Hopefully that CD will cooperate and we can all see pics of your little goblins! Looking forward to seeing your stitchery and Mr. Hempenstall too!

Joanne said...

Love all your pics - your house is so prim! don't you just hate that when you can't find anything in shops! Same here in PA!