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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Swap package has arrived and I've been spoiled again!

Good morning dear friends -  The sun is finally shining again today after 5 days of gloomy, raining, and cool weather.  It's hard to believe that just last week I was posting about how hot it had been, then a cold front came through and knocked us to the 60's (or below)  Ok...enough weather talk...I can't help it....Drew is home and now an official meteorologist, so we talk weather alot.

I was so tickled the other day to see the postman put a large envelope in our box...because I knew that it must be my swap package from Tammy's swap over at A Primitive Place.  She was holding a Secret Sister Swap, and I was so blessed to have Marie from Primitives by Olde Lady Morgan send me all kinds of goodies.  The envelope she sent was huge and I was just giddy (and I'm not fooling ya there...I really was) when I started to open it up and saw all the lovely wrapped packages.   She included a sweet note, which I read first before tearing into the goodies.
Look at this adorable prim doll - which reminds me very much of my Aunt Susie.
 Next there is this adorable prim cat and this great little tuck which says "Dust is a Primitive Accent" - Have you been looking at my shelves Marie??  I love them both.  Then, as if that wasn't enough, she included a prim battery-operated candle (I have been wanting one of those) and a little braided mat which goes perfectly with the colors in my kitchen! 

I really do love all of the items you sent, Marie!  It seems as if you knew me as I opened each item...they each had special meaning for me, and I thank you so much for being my Secret Sister.  Thanks also to Tammy for putting on the swap - swaps are never easy and I appreciate the work you put into this one. 

As you can imagine, I've been going a little crazy 'decorating' the new house in my mind...but there is one room which has me stumped.  It used to be a carriage house and was converted into a 'family room'...but it has three levels and I'm rather confused as to how to decorate it.   Here is a picture of the room....the mustard paint doesn't look too bad in the picture, but it is quite yucky and I want to change it.
Here is a picture of the furniture we have that will be going into the room...I can't show you the rest of the room because there are tons of boxes sitting on the other side waiting for the move.

I so admire the decorating of many of you gals, and would like to ask for your suggestions on how I should decorate this carriage room, such as paint colors, what to do with the lower and upper parts of the room.  My ideas so far are to use the loft as a kind of game room area, and hang quilts on the beams, and put jugs, etc on the stairs....I'd appreciate any great idea you may have!  Thanks.

Off to stuff all the things I sewed up yesterday!  Have a great day!


  1. Love your swap goodies!!
    Marie did a fabulous job.

    And WOW! That is an awesome space.
    I cant wait to see hat you do with it.

  2. Love the swap goodies . . . such a cute little dollie! Your ideas for the room sound great. That leather sofa is gonna' look great with those wood beams.

  3. You got some great goodies, love them all...I hope you post some pictures once you get this room decorated. I can't wait to see what you came up with.

  4. I love your swap goodies, Marie is awesome, she makes wonderful prims, I am glad she spoiled you rotten!!! Hugs, Lecia

  5. Wendy, Love all your swap goodies. And congrat. on your new house. Trust in yourself and play around with the room.. Looks like a great space.

  6. Ohhh~wonderful goodies from Marie. I love the doll she made for you.

    Hi Wendy~

    How exciting~getting to decorate your house. I like your ideas so far. I was thinking quilts on the railing & baskets on the stairs before I finished reading your post, so we think alike. I'd love to see how it turns out.

    Enjoy your day~Becky

  7. Hi Wendy! Wow...Love your goodies. Marie sure spoiled you. I love that room.. Can't wait to see what you do with it.. Hugs, Tina

  8. Wendy, I am so happy you like all your prim goodies. I enjoyed creating them for you!

    Can't wait to see what you do next with your deocrating!!!! OLM

  9. Oooooo....I love ALL your wonderful goodies from Marie!!! I think they'd be perfect for a LOT of people because they're just so dang perfect!!! Lucky you! I have no decorating advice to give as there are so many others so much better qualified than me. But I will say that I love the idea of quilts on the railing - or other old textiles and a game room theme or toys (or even an old horse collection in keeping with the "carriage house" history) for the upper part. Can't really determine how much space is up there from the photos. Also think your couch will look wonderful in the room....Can't wait to see what you do! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  10. Love your goodies ! Congrats on the new house !I can not wait to see the room when you finish it. You have some great ideas in mind with the quilts.Hugs,Jen

  11. What a lucky girl are you Wendy!!
    Marie spoiled you good.
    Great big wonderful room. Post pics as soon as your done. Cant wait to see.
    Hugs Granny Trace


  12. Wow you are one lucky gal to receive all those wonderful prim goodies! I'm jealous!


  13. Wendy,
    Marie sure did load you up on some nice prim items. Just the right colors and everything for your home.
    I love swaps, it is so much fun to receive a surprise package and meet a new blog friend too.
    Looks like she knew just what to make for you.
    Country at heart


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