~Tomato Creek Prims~
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

~Meeting Donna, Treasures in Thyme, GW Finds & Giveaways~

Hi, blogging friends...I hope everyone is having a good day, a little chilly here but sunny and that's okay by me:) This post also has alot of pictures so grab some coffee, tea or some Diet Dr. Pepper...Janene:)

Yesterday I got to meet Donna from Elm Hollow Primitives...I was at the hairdressers and she stopped in and we went on from there, she took me to the neatest place that was so near my hairdresser's and I didn't even know about it:0!!! Of course we had prims for each other and I'll let Donna show what I gave her when she starts to blog again, right now she is taking a break but still stop over to see all the great things that she has done.
Look what she found for me, an enamel soapholder, she had seen on my one post where I had said I really wanted one and just look at the design in it, so sweet, I hate to put a grungey soap in it to cover it up so I'll leave it as is for now. Thanks
Donna I just love it:)

Also look at what else she surprised me with...a small flyscreen!!! It looks old because it is and it's made from an old handheld drainer, remember those? They have two hooks that would hook over the pan while you strained food into it, just take the handle and the hooks off and you have an old flyscreen. I bought wood knobs today at Lowes so I'll see if it will be the right size for it. Love it! The jar candle with the wire handle I bought at Treasures in Thyme and it's called " Aunt Kook's Apple Cider" smells soooooo good! I also bought the wrought iron hook thinking that maybe I could hang the candle somewhere???:)

That's not all...also included was a blue, quilted heart and some blue thread spools, I still have to find homes for these, I really had alot of fun in the short time we were together so much so that I forgot to get a pic of us so maybe next time:)

This is where Donna took me, isn't it the neatest place, I swear she has everything in this store, before I forget here is the address and phone #:

Treasures in Thyme 707 Regis Avenue, Pleasant Hills PA 15236

412-655-0107 such a nice lady too and I can't remember if her name was Lynne or Linda. I wanted to get a picture of her too and forgot so maybe next time because I will be going back at least once a month because that's when I get my hair done:) Here are pics of the place:

Donna said for summer it's all decorated outside and for Christmas too!

Here are some of the inside, she was so nice to let me take them;)

I could have bought one of everything ladies but you all know how that is:)

I had such a good relaxing time and I hope me and Donna can get together again soon! I sure enjoyed her company and being able to meet a blogging friend!

Today I took Samantha to preschool then shot on over to the GW and I'm glad I did! New stuff out and this was on a shelf just waiting for me to pick her up and take her home, it's a big wooden bowl 12" across and 37" around. It's not old old but it sure had alot of dust settled in it like it had been stored for awhile and it's also worn on the sides...no markings either but for $1.99 I'm happy! I think I'm going to put some walnut stain on it and see how that looks if it doesn't look good then I'll paint it:)

I was so excited about getting the bowl that I almost missed this shelf, it's already painted a creme shade so I'm just going to stain it and distress it. Oh, I paid a $1.99 for it too.

I put some prim stuff in it so you would be able to see how big it is, I don't know what I'll do with it but I'll think of something:)

Now to the wonderful giveaways!!!
Anne at Seasons of the Past is having a spring renewal giveaway, oh, I'd just love to win this but like Anne said she is having the giveaway to hopefully make someone feel good, times right now are tough and this sure will put a smile on one lucky person's face. Thanks Anne, stop over to join this giveaway!

Tammy from The Olde Hollow Crow is having this wonderful Easter giveaway, boy, I could just rip into those Reese cups:) Love the sweet sampler and cheese box with the grunged up eggs that Tammy made just for one of us, so stop by Tammy's to sign up for this great giveaway:0

Well, I better stop here I've been on the computer to long as it is oh, I joined WW again yesterday along with my daughter...this time I'm not going to quit and try and do it on my own!
Have a great evening!


  1. WOW! What a fabulous time you two had! It's so nice that you met a bloggy friend. I wish I could meet someone close to me that shared my interests. My family think I'm nuts for loving prim stuff! :D
    And WOW again! What great finds you got at the GW! Love the bowl AND the shelf! So many possibilities! Good for you, girl!

  2. Sounds like you and DOnna had a fun time. I love your gifts that she brought you. (I will take that little fly screen off your hands...LOL ) What a fun store, and how cool is that, that it's close by some where you always go! I love your TS finds. Steal deals! :-) ♥

  3. Thanks for sharing all that wonderful prim goodness with us!

    I just love the fly screen and I am gonna make me one using Char's technique as soon as I can get over to Walmart!
    Thanks for sharing,

  4. Hi Rondell! Loved the "flyscreen" idea! I've been wanting one for as long as I can remember!!!!! That is a GREAT idea! Now I'm on the hunt!!! LOL

  5. what a great day the two of you had~love that shop! great finds at the gw~have a wonderful evening!

  6. Hi Rondell!....that store looks prim perfect for sure!....and the gifts you received are all wonderful!....how come we don't get to see your new hairdo huh?....teehee Janet :)

  7. That store looks wonderful Rondell! Sounds like a fun day. Love that bowl and really love the fly screen.
    I hope to find a fly screen soon or maybe I'll just have to make one. Have a nice evening!
    Janae :-)

  8. Your day sounded like loads of fun. I've wanted to meet a blogging friend (in real life) and do something together. Love the gifts she brought you.

  9. How fun to get together with a blogging buddy!

    Love all of your goodies!

    Have a great day, Denise

  10. Rondell, what a great post. So much to see and sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing. Sherie

  11. Hi Rondell....you sure had a wonderful time with Donna. Did you know her before the meeting??? Or was this just a chance thing. Either way....YIPPEEEE. The shop looks wonderful.
    And the treasures you found are wonderful....oh, I forgot, I love the soap dish and I wouldn't put a soap in there to cover it up either.
    My Colonial Home Blog

  12. Sounds like you two had a nice day!
    Love the goodies you got.

  13. Looks like you had a great time, Rondell! You found and were given some great things that I know you will enjoy :)


  14. That looks like a great little shop! You really got some great stuff at GW!


  15. Wow sounds like you had a great day. I love that store. I bet it's gorgeous at Christmas.

    Love all your new goodies.


  16. I cannot believe that store was just a short way from your hairdressers. Really, that's pretty funny. And, what a great store at that. The flyscreen was cool, but can I have that bowl????

  17. Hi Rondell,
    Sounds like you and Donna had a great day. Love the photos of the shop!!
    Great GW finds!! I love that big bowl.

  18. It sounds like a wonderful time you two had! I'm envious of all the great prim shops you have around! She sure gave you some nice things!

    And my goodness...I love finding wooden bowls...yours is great! And that shelf is going to be GREAT! I can see it already in my mind...Lucky you!

    I'm wondering if I should join WW too. I've tried doing it "on my own" and I'm stuck at losing 11 lbs. I want to lose about 10 more.

    Have a great weekend, Rondell!

  19. Hi Rondell-
    Wow, you got to meet another bloggin bud, you are just a prim little social butterfly! :)
    Sounds like a wonderful day. Love all the wonderful goodies Donna gifted to ya!
    That store must have been Prim heaven!

    Have a wonderful day and a great weekend.


  20. well sounds like you had loads of fun! I love the bowl! Have a great day!

  21. Oh!!!! My mom will probably be drolling over this stuff!

    Love, Joy

  22. How nice to meet a blogging friend and what great finds! Good Luck on the WW,


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