Monday, March 5, 2012

A little of this and that

I had this posted last night and for some reason when I
made a correction on something and tried to re-post it,
it said there was an error…blogger is giving me fits lately.

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I won some wonderful treasures from Kathi from 

Not only did Kathi send the Sheep and Hearts
but she included Two adorable Sheep Note Cards…
now how did she know I like Sheep!
Sheep hearts


Thanks so much Kathi


We have also had a couple of very pretty but heavy snowfalls…one of them came on Friday.
Not a ton of snow but it was wet and heavy and came in a very short time.

Snow March 2 2

Snow March 2 4

Snow March 2 3

Snow March 2 1


I can’t think of anything real interesting
OR fun so I will share some of my old treasures
from my husbands grandparents.
We were gifted with these a few years ago at a reunion of cousins…
being I’m the only one in the family who researches our family history they
thought we would enjoy them and take care of them.
Doug’s aunt placed notes on each piece when she got them so whoever did receive
them would have the history of the item…thanks goodness!

This little teacup set was a Christmas gift to
Doug’s grandmother when she was a little girl.
She was born in 1889
Tea cup set 1

Tea cup set 2

Cut glass dessert dishes as a wedding gift to
Netti and Martin – they were married in 1908
Dessert Dishes 3
Dessert Dishes 1
Dessert Dishes 2

Green Candy dish….given to Doug’s grandmother
by her uncle when she was a small child
Green Dish 3
Green Dish 1

Creamer/Sugar set, Toothpick holder
These belonged to Doug’s grandmother’s mother.
These have a dark gold ring around the top
edges that has worn off over the years
Creamer Sugar Toothpick

Hand crocheted doily given to his
grandmother, made by her grandmother
Crocheted doily

Two platters of his grandmother’s – the
large one was given to us by his cousin.
The small one was from Doug’s mother when she passed
away…they were from the same set of his grandmother’s
Platters 1 
Platters 2
Information on the dishes
Platter history

Spooner jar…these were used on the tables to hold teaspoons
This design is the Turkey Foot

And lastly…a silverware caddy that Doug’s grandfather
made for Doug’s grandmother when they got married in 1908.
It has the original green paint on it – I love the wear marks.
Silverware box 2
Silverware box note

Martin and Nettie Martinsen – their wedding day
December 23, 1908
Martin, Netti Martinsen Wedding Dec. 23, 1908

Taken in 1926
Martin, Netti 
Netti 1950
Gram Martinsen

Hope you enjoyed this step back in time with me.


Oh, I forgot…my gorgeous sheep from
Teresa’s Primitive Treasures arrived last week
It’s even better than the picture…

sheep from teresa


Before I forget…our new granddaughter will be named
She’s expected to arrive July 7th
Miranda Paige


One of my customers requested a special order
Candle Hugger…a Rooster – to go in her
Yellow and Red kitchen, well I didn’t have a
good pattern for one so I combined Two to get this
I think she’ll like it. It is to fit one of the Mason Jar
candles but I’m showing it on a tin I had
Rooster Hugger


Come visit me if you are coming to the shows
Lititz, PA, August 11, 2012
My space is the very first one located on Rt. 501
Lititz, PA, October 12-13, 2012  Artisan’s Porch Walk


KM Primitives

You can also purchase patterns from my site


The Pattern Cupboard

Prim Pattern


I updated my Lancaster, PA and the Amish Books tabs at the top of my blog

Thanks so much for visiting me today…