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Saturday, March 27, 2010

~GW Finds…I know you have seen one but…

Sorry I haven’t been around but I’ve been working alot more than usual and still watching the “girls” as well and well, I’ve just been so tired lately. I’ve still been checking in though reading your blogs and just drooling at all that you have been doing and making, I just don’t have the time right now to be creative or if I do have a day off I want to be outside if it’s warm. Stush and his brother Johnny have been busy cutting up all the trees around here, the biggest one was the one in the back, a 20 ft. pine tree that fell bringing up roots and all.LOL So much fire wood for next winter which I don’t want to even think about right now:D

So yesterday I dropped Samantha off at preschool, she was Munchie Monster and that’s always a good thing in the preschool world, and went to GW. Now I know you have seen these pantry boxes before and I found it in a buggy ( always look in the full buggy’s that they have out waiting to be put on the shelves) for $1.99…



When I turned it over I found this, it’s a kleenex box, I have never even heard of one made into a kleenex box have you? I was sort of disappointed but I figured I could either put it up high so you wouldn’t see it or cover the top somehow. There is a tiny label on the bottom but it’s all worn off so I can’t tell who made it, it’s very well made and seems to have been made this way right from the beginning.


I think my favorite find was a set of these rusty, brown candle holders for $1.99 each, of course I stopped at The Country Store to buy the battery candles to put in them as soon as I got home, they had new ones in they are brown and really grungey with the drippings all around the top part really like them! This one I put right beside my hoosier…


this one in the livingroom right beside my shelf above the couch, after looking at it maybe I’ll put one on each side of the shelf, who knows where they will end up:D

I always run into a friend of mine at Gw she is my sister’s age and we always stop and talk, she is by no means country and asked me what primitive was so yesterday she was there and told me that she wanted to show me something ( out of one of the buggies) she picked up one of these candleholders and said “Is this primitive?'” 100_2615

I’m like “Yes”, so it looks like I have someone to look for prims for me at GW ladies:) What I didn’t get to tell her was I found the other one laying on a shelf after walking around.LOL

I also found this oval, wooden hoop, JoAnn’s doesn’t sell the wooden hoops just plastic ones so I grabbed it for .99, I like the wooden hoops better then the plastic ones to work with…if I ever get to work on anything!!!

Well, that’s about all ladies and gents, sorry not much to tell but I didn’t want to stay away to long:0100_2611

Today we go to Chuckie Cheese for Alex’s 6th birthday party than on to her house for the adults a busy day today as usual.

I’m sure by now you have heard about the new magazine that will be available in August by APP I can’t wait, the photos are going to be fantastic with Margo from Circa 1892 Homestead taking the pictures! So we are going from not having alot of prim magazines available to at least three now and that’s always a good thing:)

I sure hope to be back sooner than a week next time, I hope you are all having a great weekend and warmer weather where ever you are:) Love you guys!!!



  1. Nice finds. I need to get out and start hunting for some new decorations.


  2. Hi Rondell!....yes I have seen the shaker boxes made as tissue boxes and I think that would be a wonderful addition to a colonial style bathroom! what a great find!

    Have fun at the party!


  3. I really love your new wall sconces - what a steal!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Hi Rondell, I like your finds. I like the candle sconces, and how neat that your sister's friend found the other one! Now you can use them as a pair or separate. I have the exact same shaker kleanex box. I got mine at a garage sale for $3 last summer. I thought you could stack other oval boxes on top and you wouldn't know, but then I saw where someone had taken a regular kleenex box and primed it up and was using it for their dryer sheets. That is always a thought too. Glad you are getting time with the grandkids. That is always more important than blogging, although we do like to hear from you! :) I am excited about the APP magazine! Enjoy your warm weather and send some my way if you can!

  5. Rondell, I also found one of those shaker/kleenex boxes at my local thrift store. I have other shaker boxes that look exactly like that one made that were made by Henn Workshops (now of of business). I have all the graduated sizes and just put this one on the bottom. It matches perfect and no one can tell it's has the hole in it.I didn't paint mine since it matched the others.

  6. I know what you mean about not having much free time lately. Have been busy with the forum the last few weeks and haven't picked up a paint brush until last night. If felt so good and relaxing... even thought I fell asleep by 8:30 pm. lol

    I want to go to GW with you! You always find such neat stuff. What I seem to find around here is just junk. I wouldn't know what to do if I found something nice but I bet everyone in the store would know something happened!

    Hope you have a great weekend! *hugs*

  7. Rondell,
    Sounds like you have been really busy. I really like your candles & holders, so prim and your pantry box will be great up high ~ no one will know the difference. Have fun at Chuckie Cheese.

  8. Hi Rondell,
    You got some great things at the GW. I think that is the first band box that I've ever seen that is a tissue box. Looks like it is very well made. Love the rusty candle holders!! I like to use the wooden hoops too.
    Have a great weekend.

  9. Rondell, You found some real treasures at your GW.. wish mine here had such nice prim goodies! :) Love them and how you have them displayed!

  10. you made out like a bandit. hobby lobby sells the wooden hoops.

  11. Isn't it so exciting about the magazine! I know APP's will be the best though! ;-)

  12. Hi Rondell,

    Love the rusty candle sconces and the shaker tissue box! Great finds! I too am excited about the APP magazine. One can never have too many prim magazines! ;-)
    Prim Blessings,

  13. Just stack another smaller box on top of the tissue box. Or a coffee stained doily.

    Love the candle holders!!!!


  14. Good Mornng Rondell Sweetie...
    OMG I love your prim candle holder finds, and with the battery candle don't these look grand. I agree with you, I would put one on each side of the bookcase, because it sure makes that wall pop. Gives it a beautiful glow about it. Love it.

    The shaker box, I think with something stacked on top of it, it will look just like another box, or like you said sitting up high nobody can see the slit. You have those beautiful cabinets in the kitchen to display things on top of? So many places to show it off. Can't wait to see its final resting place. It was just waiting for you to come along and rescue it.

    Have a beautiful day sweetie. I am so thrilled you are back up and running. I have missed you.

    Country hugs and much love, Sherry

  15. Great finds! Could you mount a smaller circle plaque on the top of that box...painted black maybe?


  16. Rondell~

    I love all of the items that you picked up at the GW! I am so excited about the magazine too! I can not wait to get my first issue!


  17. Rondell, I've not seen a shaker tissue box like yours before. I've seen lots of shaker boxes that are shaped as yours though.. I love your candle holders and candles! So very pretty!

    I am anxious for the APP magazine to come out in Aug.! I really enjoy reading and looking at home decorating magazines!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.


  18. I am looking to APP new magazine. What other prim magazines are you talking about?

  19. Rondell, I love your blog. You sure did get great findsand I love the wat you decorate. I too, am so happy about APPP's Magazine and proud to be a mermber like your are. I can't wait for the 1st issue!!!

    Great post can't wait to see your next one,

    Blessings friend,

  20. it does feel good to be back!! thanks for the welcome back! I love your easter bits and pieces!!! wishing you and stush and family a wonderful easter break.

  21. Hey Rondell! I think I would use that pantry box tissue holder for its intended use! We have all had colds and sinus issues, so it would come in handy! LOL!
    Hope you have a great week!

  22. We cut down a tree last fall that sustained us all through winter for firewood and will probably last us almost through next winter too! But I'm like you, I'm not into talking about winter right now.

    I love your pantry box and candleholders! You did good on your trip! I was thinking a different ending to your story. I thought you were going to say you turned her onto prims and now you have to fight her for all the prim things you find. Whew! Glad I was wrong! Lol!

    Have a great week Rondell!

  23. Hi Rondell,
    Just wanted to let you know that you won my Giveaway #2. Can you email me your address, so that I can send your goodies out to you.

  24. You always find the best stuff at GW, Rondell!

    I was poking around Dollar Tree the other day (looking for some springy flowers for a front door wreath) and I thought of you. I hope you're still enjoying your job there.

    (You can see the wreath next time you pop over)

    Stay dry and don't overdo it, my friend!

  25. Love the candle holders. I haven't been to the GW in awhile. Hubby said I didn't need to buy anything until we moved. Storage is full. :)


  26. Hi Rondell.... Love your GW finds. Especially the candleholders. It sure helps to have friends in high places eh? lol It is important to us who love the thrift shops anyway. Good for you...
    Faye / Primitive Lace

  27. Hope you're finding time to enjoy this gorgeous weather we're having?! Can't remember when it's been this warm (up here) for Easter!

    Happy Easter to you and yours, Rondell!


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