~Tomato Creek Prims~
A simple life...Stush and I, the kids and the grands♥

Saturday, November 14, 2009

~Country Store Finds and GW~

Hi prims!
It's beautiful here in Western Pa and it's going to be 66 today although I work 2 to 7:30.
Yesterday I had a great time with my daughter, we met a Eat n Park right after she dropped Samantha off at preschool, this doesn't happen to often without the girls because Michele works and me too:) It was a relaxing breakfast then off to The Country Store we went, Michele never gets to go because taking two little ones in there is hazardous to the store.LOL These are what I found, of course I had seen them before but since Kris at Simply Prim( well, blogger won't let me add her url so whats new?)gave a tutorial on making the clove studded oranges I wanted to try them but couldn't find the styrofoam oranges. Checked at the Dollar Tree and they had oranges but I just couldn't see how it would be easy to put the cloves in on the type of oranges they had sooooooooo I bought these three and I just love them they actually feel like real oranges they also had cloved studded lemons too! I took a pic with the flash of them... and also without, the tin star greenery I bought at JoAnn's, buy one get one free;) The clove oranges look so prim in a wooden bowl!
We also stopped at Peebles (I think I spelled that right ) I did buy myself a new purse and I also remembered looking at this Christmas ribbon, the neat thing about it is that it's flannel...neat huh? Reminds me of the newest version of Little Women when they show their wreaths done with flannel bows:) I only bought one roll of it because it was pricey, maybe I'll get a couple bows out of it.

Oh, almost forgot, I bought three prim light bulbs and the Christmas candle rings...I took off the shades and now have it like this! I'm on the look out though for a chandelier at GW to paint black.

When Michele had to leave to pick up Samanth I went on to Gw, not much there but I did find this pineapple mold, is it going to be neat or what? When ever I get to make it that is.LOl

Last Wednesday, I think it was, I stopped at a yard sale and for 3.00 I bought this spoon holder thinking Stush could cut off any fancy scroll work on it and I'll somehow cover up the heart and also paint it black. I hope to have it done for WWWednesday:)

Well, I better get ready for work, have a great Saturday just can't believe this beautiful weather we have been having!
As always I love reading your comments so stop by and leave me one I always read them!


  1. Love those Oranges!...You know Walmart carries them back in the tiny floral section also if you are looking for more oranges.

    I read that you passed up that bench at GW that I got?!...hahahahahahaha...that is so funny...cuz everytime I stop at GW I wonder if Rhondell was here before me!.....LOL

  2. Hi Rondell. Love reading your blog. I've been sick for about a month now so I donated my wooden goods that I never got to do anything with to the Uniontown Goodwill. Mostly the items that everyone has already has. I don't get down to Belle Vernon to much but there are times I would find things in there.

    Have a good day at work, sorry you have to work today though, the weathers awesome today

    Gonna watch the Steelers play tomorrow, hope you have the chance to also.

    Take care


  3. Sounds like you and Michelle had a good day.
    We don't have Eat and Park here in Ohio. When we went to visit we always took my MIL there, she loved it!
    Now I have to get out and look for some oranges too!

  4. Love the oranges! Those are the exact kind I bought last year and used in my trencher on the dining room table. They do look so real, don't they?

    I think the scroll work on the sppon holder is very Colonial!! The heart - I agree - cover that up! LOL That is going to look so good done over. What a great buy!!

    It's cold, windy and POURING here. I hope your weather comes our way tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  5. I love everything, Rondell. Enjoy your gorgeous weather, my friend! It's a gift this time of year, isn't it?

  6. Oh Rondell...
    Darn it you have to work on Saturday, and I was going to say I wanted to come on over and go shop with you and Michele. I love those oranges and I guess I missed that tutorial. I am going to have to go and check it out for sure. I love them laying on that plate with the stars and greenery. Just so cute.

    I can't wait to see what you do with that spoon holder. I know it will be beautiful. I wish I lived close by and I could just bring my dreams over and you could help me make them come true. I love coming here. Thank you so much for sharing with me today.

    Please stop by and say hi. I so love it when you do. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

  7. Great clove oranges Rondell! Bet you and your daughter enjoyed browsing in the country store together by yourselves! Can't wait to see what happens to your latest find on Wed.!
    Best wishes

  8. SCORE on the clove studded oranges!
    Those do look amazing in the bowl...I hope my dollar store has some of those...If not I will have to stop at Walmart like Char suggested!
    Have a great weekend!

  9. Oh gosh Rondell! Everything looks wonderful!
    You get the best deals!!

  10. I really like those oranges. I haven't seen anything like that where I live. I haven't been out shopping in a while either, that may be the problem. Everything looks great. It sounds like you are always busy.


  11. Nice finds! Those styrofoam pomanders are a lot easier on the thumbs than the real thing, and they look very real!!!

  12. Loveeeee that ribbon ! You had some great finds. Hasn't the weather been wonderful! It's been in the high 60's low 70's here and I am just lovin' it. Hope work went well for ya'
    Prim Huggs n Blessins

  13. Oh Rondell!!
    What wonderful finds!!
    Especially loved the oranges!!

  14. Rondell,
    Great finds on your shopping outing. I love how your oranges turned out. I want to do some but haven't had a chance to look for any yet.
    Have a great Sunday.

  15. Rondell Its so funny I have the same rooster light as you and I was thinking of doing the same thing with taking the shades off and getting decorative bulbs, as I already have the rings on it! I think I may have to try it now!!! thank you for the visual!!:0) Can't wait to see you spoon rack finished, and I love the oranges!! Have a wonderful Sunday!:0)

  16. Rondell, it sounds like you and your daughter had a great time together! I like your new oranges. I was thinking of trying some if I can find the one Kris mentioned. I haven't checked our WM yet. I love your new spoon rack. I like the scroll work on it! The heart, not so much. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  18. Rondell,
    What a fun day with your daughter. Oh those oranges are great. Your spoon shelf is wonderful, look forward to seeing it Wednesday.
    Your warm weather sounds wonderful, we were thinking it was warm yesterday at 38 degrees. LOl...at least its not rainin.

  19. Oh my! I love your clove studded oranges! mama always made them every year so they are a wonderful memory for me. I love the way the real ones smell, but don't care for them when they turn mushy. I am going to have to make some too!
    Love the spoon rack & pineapple mold. I'm sure they will both turn out great.
    Have a wonderful week, Rondell!

  20. Hi Rondell,
    Great oranges. I'd like to try making some but haven't searched for the oranges yet. You found some great thrift store items. I can't wait to see that spoon rack all primmed up.
    Glad you got to enjoy some time with your daughter too.
    Hugs & blessings~ Birgit


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