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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Prim Room~ Part Two

Hope everyone is enjoying their week so far. Just think, we are one day closer to SPRING!!!

Yesterday I attended a funeral (in the pouring rain) of a dear Aunt who lived to be 91. My dad's sister(Ruth) is the very person who taught me how to sew when I was a young teenager. I have such fond memories of spending part of my summer w/her and her hubby when I was 14(we lived 5 hrs. away at the time) and waking up to the sound of roosters nearby, and she lived in the city! LOL
I have lots of wonderful memories of her~ she was such an inspiration to me and a great Christian lady who will be missed my many! It was so sweet to see and catch up w/relatives that I hadn't seen in many many yrs.

Today I want to continue w/a little tour of what I call my 'prim' room. This first pic is in between the door to the room and the closet. This is to the left when you enter the room. There is only a few inches of space, so I finally found a spot to hang this hook. The top part has a raised star imprint on it(which didn't show up too well) and was given to me by a very dear friend. The stitched hanger was given to me by another good friend when we were in a Prairie Schooler exchange.

I will take you around the room as we enter. The closet door and the computer desk......

I apologize for the messy desk........

Here's where I keep lots of family photos...... The picture in the back middle section was me when I was a baby and maybe 2 or 3 yrs. old~ I was holding my baby doll~ LOL.

This black shelf used to hang out in the craft barn. I brought it in and rearranged some things on it, so some of you might recognize several items from earlier posts. As I sit at my desk, this wall is to the right of me.
I made both of the dollies. I named the one on the left after my sweet mother, Iva Jean. The other doll on the right I named 'Keisha' ~ LOL.
Some of you might remember this green New England slantback cupboard. I moved it from the other wall over to this corner and it fits here nicely. The bottom door opens to a shelf that I keep some of my books in.
Several items I have on here are from swaps, give~aways or exchanges and some of the items I made. The 'simplify' picture is actually a greeting card that I put in a distressed frame I bought w/a 40% off coupon.

This continues to the right of the green cabinet. I gave you a sneak peek of the lamp awhile back on an earlier post. The lampshade looks exactly like the one I just posted about in Part One, (the one my dh found on sale). I should have turned it on so you could see how the light shines thru the rusty tin. The little dropleaf whitewash table used to sit in the living room a few yrs. ago.
Remember that darling prim shop I gave you a tour of last fall? Well, this is the plate I bought from that shop. I made the two prim pears about 3 yrs. ago.
I also made the prim sheep on the floor as well.
Here's another cabinet that used to hang out in the barn. I kept the same items on it. I thought it looked good above the little table. To the right of this is the window that I showed you on the last post. So now we've taken a full trip around the room, LOL


Christine said...

Hi Tanya! There are so many wonderful prim treasures in your 'little' prim room! i especially love the pears and the picture of a certain very pretty 2/3 y.o girl!
So sweet!
Take care
P.S. Sincerest sympathies on the passing of your dear aunt but what godly memories she has left you!

Astrid's dragon said...

Memories are a wonderful thing, treasure them!

Your room is just precious! I'm sure you can find more goodies to put somewhere!

Country Prims said...

Hi Tanya,
What a lovely legacy your aunt has left behind-what lovely memories to cherish.

My goodness-what delightful primlishness you have there!!! Love everything and how you have them displayed-you have great shelving/display units (whatever they are called!lol)

LOVE all the sheepies and especially that plate:)

I'd want to be sitting in there all the time:)

Hugs, Shazy x

Carol said...

I'm sorry to hear about your aunt, Tanya--she sounds like such a special person in your life. And what a nice long life she lived!

Your room is so cozy-looking (that is what you call a messy desk??!!) and I love the little green cupboard in the corner :)

Prim n Raggedy said...

Hi Tanya...
What a wonderful inspiration your Aunt Ruth was to you! I love your green cabinet and the little prim pears you have made...you have a beautiful home!
Carole x

Wendy said...

Hi Tanya,
Love and hugs for you and Aunt Ruth, 91 years sounds like a wonderful life :)
I LOVE your Prim room, you display everything sooo beautifully...I really think you need to come over and organise and 'prim' me up some ..lol!
Hugs Wendy x

Angie Berry said...

Sorry to hear about the passing of your aunt. That's so wonderful that you have such fond memories to carry on her legacy!

I love your prim room! I am going to the paint store tomorrow to buy my dark red paint for my dining room walls, I am so excited!! I love your walls and the border you have to go with it. Everything in this room is wonderfully prim, Tanya! I enjoyed the tour very much, thank you!

Angie Berry said...

Forgot to say that the pears and sheep that you made are so adorable!! Awesome job!