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

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


The hearts…

A couple of weeks ago Becky (Primitives n Stitchin) offered one of her heart ornies to the first five people to comment on her post.  I was fortunate to be number three. 

This is the adorable heart I received.

She also offered these hearts for sale and I purchased five more.  They are made from an old quilt, with some grungy cheesecloth wrapped around each one, and a tag attached with a rusty bell & pin.

Aren’t they primtastic?

I don’t decorate for Valentine’s, but these are so prim I will use them throughout the year.

The cupboard…

I got a Keurig for Christmas and I love it, but it sure does make a big modern statement on our kitchen counter.  Especially sitting along side hubby’s coffee maker.  Yes, we each have our own – I don’t drink coffee, but I sure do enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, tea, and cider.  Adolph drinks a pot of coffee each morning and isn’t yet ready to give that up for the individual cups.

Aren’t they lovely?

I asked Adolph to make a cupboard to hide them and he got it finished today.  I love the way it turned out.  (It’s not shinny, but I couldn’t get a good picture without the reflection from the flash.)

Much better!

I’ve asked him to make a similar cupboard for our bathroom, to hide some of our everyday necessities.  He plans to start on that tomorrow.  I look forward to doing some tweaking and having a more prim look in the bathroom.  Will share photos when it is finished.

I hope you are all having a wonderful week.



Lee Hill Primitives said...

Love the cupboard, looks great! The hearts are prim perfect.

A Primitive Homestead said...

Your hearts are so sweet. I like to hide things to. Your cupboard is wonderful. Blessings!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Lucky you, having your own personal carpenter...
very nice cover-up for the coffee makers. Daughter has a Keurig. Those coffee packets are just too strong for me. The Chai tea? awesome!!

earlene said...

Love your hearts Sue!
I need my hubby to make me one of those for out coffee maker. I drink coffee in the morning to wake up,
Enjoy your day!

Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Sue, I had gotten one of those coffee machines at christmas, they are great but doesn't go very well in a primitive kitchen, really great idea with the cabinet, thanks for sharing that tip. Love the hearts, I have hearts out all year long. Take care, Vicky

bettyj said...

That is a wonderful idea. Adolph is a jewel. Most men would say I am not opening a cupboard everytime I want a cup of coffee!lol It looks so good there.
Have a great day.

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

Perfect cabinet, darn those modern appliances!!
I would like to hide my white fridge...
Adorable little hearts too, I don't decorate for Valentines either, but those prim hearts are awesome. I will have to visit Becky's blog.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Sue pretty hearts~love the cabinet!!!

dee begg said...

Good to have a handy hubby and the cabinet does the trick nicely. The hearts are really cute.


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Glad you won one of her hearts...I thought they were so sweet.

Had one of those coffee makers but gave it to our son...just couldn't get used to the strong flavor.
Love the cupboard your husband built for it - lucky lady.


annie said...

Lovely litle hearts, and I love the cupboard he made you.

Angie Berry said...

Very cute hearts! Good choice in buying more, they are darling in the old wooden bowl and yes, could be kept out all year long.

Nice cupboard that Adolph made! Love the black, it looks great on your counter!

Have a fantastic week, my friend~

Carmen and the Primcats said...

THe hearts are awesome!

Love that cupboard! Cute!