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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Labels from Yankee Lane Primitives

I think by now just about all of us bloggers have purchased some sort of labels to add to all our prim goodies and I thought I would share a few of the items I added labels to. I am so fascinated with the way they look on everything. You can get them in any size to label just about anything you can think of.

Let me first apologize for my picture taking. I have come to realize I really stink at photography. I think maybe I should take focus lessons from someone that knows what they are doing. If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you can see it better. The labels will be easier to read as well. Now onto my goodies.

This reproduction treenware bowl is holding the bowl fillers I got from my last swap with Cindy. I know I just showed this picture but it was worth showing again.

Next we have a little bottle that I filled with the miscellaneous buttons I had scattered all over the place. I need to gather up more so you can see them in the bottle.

I found this little box at the GW a while back and it was blue with "Recipes" painted on the front. I think it looks so much better in black.

I want to paint out this knife holder in black but for now I just slapped a label on it and I think it greatly improved its appearance.

I have my toaster and can opener hiding in this little box. It is the top cover off of an old treadle sewing machine. You can't really see the label but you get the idea.

These canisters look much better with the labels on them. They were so plain before I added them. (Can you see the little piggy beside them? I think he is so cute.)

I think this cutting board is my favorite. I wish it were bigger so I could keep it on my stove top.

Finally I added labels to a few jars I found hiding in one of my cupboards. Can't seem to remember where they came from but I just love the way they turned out.

Even though my pictures are out of focus, I think you get the gist of how things look. If you haven't tried labeling anything yet, be sure to check out Susie's blog at or her Lemon Poppy Seed site at or her eBay link at I know you won't be disappointed that you did.

Have an enjoyable Friday everyone. Get out and do something fun with your family this weekend and if you have anything exciting planned, please be sure and share it with me.

Hugs to all,

Monday, June 15, 2009

Another Wonderful Swap

As I have asked before, "Am I Lucky Or What!!" I decided to participate in another swap that Char from The Pickled Pepper Patch sponsored and boy am I glad I did. The goodies I received were all homemade and wonderful. My partner in the Patriotic Porch Swap was Cindy at You might want to stop over at Cindy's blog and take a look at her last post. She is a very talented crafter and I'm sure you will fall in love with her creations.

Here is a picture of all the wonderful goodies Cindy handmade especially for me.

I hung the Liberty Hanger on my front door. I just love the flower arrangement she put in to make it extra Patriotic. My mom tried to con me into giving this to her but I said "No Way Momma."

I just adore these little bowl fillers. I might even have to say they are my favorite of all. At first I couldn't choose a favorite but I think these just may be it.
Cindy also made me this flag sign. I have it hanging on my front porch with my primitive tools. Sorry but you can't see the tools in the picture. I think the flag makes the display just perfect.
This next picture does not do this gift justice but she stitched up this wall hanging and accented it with rusty stars in the corners. I need to put it in a regular frame so it doesn't get lost in the over sized one I have it in now.

I would like to thank Cindy for all the time and thought she put into making these things for me. Everything is so perfectly stitched and neat. I will treasure these gifts for years to come.

Now ladies don't forget to enter the next swap providing Char sets another one up. You will not be sorry you did.

Blessings to all!