…thoughts from my heart on my love for God, family and the care and decorating of our home

Saturday, July 2, 2011


My favorite shop in Arcadia, Maddy’s Antiques, hosted a Primitive Antique Show today.  (Click here to visit Maddy’s website.)  I am so glad that I am feeling better and was able to go – it was well worth the drive.  There were primitives, antiques, reproductions, hand crafted items, and wonderful accessories for the primitive or country home.  Since we are going on vacation soon I am trying to be good, but I did find a few things I had to bring home. 

Today’s finds.
July 2, 2011

I have wanted a grain scoop for a long time and was thrilled to find this one at a great price.  And of course I can’t pass up pewter – especially when it is something I don’t already have, like these goblets.  The folder in the front, with the feather, is a wonderful handmade prim reproduction – it is actually cloth, but is made to look like a worn leather pouch.  There is aged blank paper inside and the piece of paper peeking out from under the flap is a copy of a love letter dated June 10, 1863.  I also got some other goodies at the show, but they are gifts for people who read this blog so I can’t show you.

At Maddy’s I picked up some primitive needfuls, like prim notecards and silicone bulbs for my candle lamps, and a Sensible Scents, LTD candle in “Lemon Curd” scent – it is burning as I type and it smells yummy.  If you live in, or visit, the central Florida area you need to visit Arcadia – especially on the fourth Saturday of each month, where they host an antique street fair, in addition to around 25 antique shops along Oak Street.  It is a delightful place to shop.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!




lilraggedyangie said...

Looks like a good time and some great new treasures! A happy 4th to you!hugs lil raggedy angie

bettyj said...

You really found some goodies. I like those goblets.

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

great prim your soldier's journal...I have the pattern and can't wait to make it! Have a great vacation!

Angela said...

Sue, Girl you are futher south than Ga and even you can find primitive things. What is wrong with our state? Looks like you had a great trip. Love the grain scoop. I have the pattern ordered for the journal. They look so neat. Glad you had a great day. Thanks for sharing photos with us.

cottageprims said...

Happy 4th sweetie! ~Amy

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Sue,
I can't believe that stationary/letter pouch - I really thought it was beautiful!!!!
Everything is just wonderful.

michelle said...

Very beautiful goodies!I too love the lemon scents!My oldest daughter just got me a country lemonade Yankee one and its so good!Have a great weekend!hugs michelle

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I am seriously loving that letter and pouch. It looks so real. Sounds like you had a good time.
Lucky you--a real vacation? Haven't had one of those in years. Too many pets.....
Have a happy and safe 4th!

Anonymous said...

Love your goodies you found. I have one of the grain scoops, but I use it to feed the chickens
with. Maybe I will buy a newer one and take the older one for my decor. The letter pouch is very cool. Would look good on an old desk.
Have a nice vacation, I'm with Linda on that one.
We have too many animals to go and my hubs isn't able to travel.
Have a safe trip, and get some shopping in too.
Country at heart

mrssmith07 said...

Hi Sue....great goodies you the scoop!!

I hope you enjoy your vacation....Tennessee is a beautiful will find lots to do there!!

I also love your Americana displays in the previous festive!! Happy 4th!!