Friday, December 31, 2010

My sneak peek for January

Happy Eve of 2011!
Wishing everyone peace,happiness and health for 2011.
Here is a sneaky peeky at my offerings I will have later this evening on TDIPT Mercantile.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Looky here at what I got!

Looky what I got! Some might call it junk but its a little treasure chest of old goodies to me.
Now what to do with it is the big question. My dear brother Danny is always giving me old "stuff". I just wanted a few of these things to go with my collections but he insisted I take it all. I have a few old medicine bottles and tins so I knew I wanted a few more to add to them. I have a small collection of tobacco tins and found a few more to add them too.
 I love the old suitcase but not sure what to do with it. So if anyone has any decorating ideas please let me know.
(Pictures taken in our messy work shop not my house :))

I thinks these old toys may be from the 60's or 70's.Seems like I remember seeing the Burglar Alarm in Mad Magazine.
 Anyone got any idea what the old bottles with the black lids are? I was thinking old oil bottles??

 On this Flaxseed tin it tells you how to mix it up to cure coughs.
 I love this old box:
Dr. Rainey's Vitality Tablets.

For anemia,nervous debility,indigestion,lost vitality, Neurasthenia, and as a general tonic to the stomach,heart,kidneys and liver.
Sounds like they pretty much cover everything. ;)

Lucky Tiger hair tonic anyone? Looks like it may be Rose scented too.
 Carnation Milk
This old iron,still in the box,looks like it has never been used.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Countdown to Christmas

Can you believe just 1 day till Christmas Eve? 2 till Christmas ? How is it something I wait all year long for, counting down the days after Halloween can get here so FAST ? Seems like its here in no time after Halloween & just a flash after Thanksgiving.

I got pretty much everything done and was able to play around with some paper clay, I have been wanting to do this for the past year. This is my first snowman head. Most people question if that is his tongue sticking out of his mouth. Well if snowmen have peppermint tongues it is,lol.  I have a long way to go but here is my first paper clay creation. 

 Just before I took this picture there was a sweet little bridie checking out this birdhouse. I think it would make a nice witner home for my featherd friends.

 Happy Holidays from The Ludwigs! :)
 Here is one of my Snowman welcome signs I made to hang by our deck.

HO HO HO ~ Merry Chirsmtas all !

Monday, December 20, 2010

It's a Jim Dandy Chrsitmas!

Yea! Yippieeeee! This is a Jim Dandy Christmas!
The little brown truck stopped by my house today.At first I thought someone had sent us a chain saw but much much better. I got me a GOOSE in a chainsaw box!
Jen AKA The Prarie House Primitives  sent me this beautiful primtastic Goose she made. Its so so cool. In the card Jen sent along it reads..."Merry Christmas. Every girl should have a Goose!" LOL. Love it!
Thanks Jen,I'll treasure my goosey forever!♥

Friday, December 17, 2010

Merry Christmas

Mr. GoldieLoo Woodworks & I wanted to take a minute to thank all of our friends and our loyal customers. We have met so many wonderful people and made so many new friends in 2010. Thank you for being such great customers and the most awesome of friends.
From our pack to your's ~ Happy Holidays and a Very Merry Christmas! (we say both! ) ;)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My TDIPT Christmas swap from Mo ♥

Its TDIPT Swap time again! This year we decided to do a secret swap in the group. We all agreed to a handmade and to send along some other goodies. We each filled out a questioner as to our likes and dislikes so that we can sort of customize our swap especially for our partners. As the gifts roll in we each post pictures in the group for everyone to see. Each of us seem to have a inner child among us as we all get so excited over everyone's swaps. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all swaps this year, there's been some unbelievable eye candy. I am so honored to be among such talented artist.
Well guess what little naughty Christmas angel got my name this year? Miss Mo, Melissa AKA Wings & Paws Whimsies.
LOL these said "Do not eat!" on the tag. They sure looked good enough to eat but they were for the dogs. It's a good thing Mo put that tag on there because I was ready to set down with a cup of coffee with one of those. ;)
Each and everything I pulled out of the box was wrapped to Prim perfection & smelled so yummy.
Look at this adorable little dog stamp Mo used.
Mo even had her own customized Wings & Paws Ribbon to wrap presents with.
I mean it when I say I hit the mother load ! Check it all out...Mo made me the Soldered Art doggy house,a sweet Soldered Art ornie that was tucked away in a cute little rusty doggy tin, a handcrafted Christmas journal.The journal came inside of a Vintage style Christmas muslin bag. She sent along some wonderful smelling tarts and a blueberry soy candle made by her momma. Some gourmet dog treats for my pack. Belgian chocolates (yummm), Monogrammed note cards,doggy notepad, A Dog lovers companion book (can not wait to start readingthat!), a book marker ( I'm sure Mo made) sachet of lavender & a prim Santa pillow tuck that smells divine.

 Check out this little Soldered Art Christmas Ornie that Mo made, isn't it divine? It came in this sweet vintage looking bag which was tucked inside the little rusty dog tin.
 As much as I love it all I have to say this Soldered Art Dog house with my doggies pictures is my favorite. It brought tears to my eyes when I seen it as I know Mo made this just for me and put in a great many hours doing so. I can't get over all the details she put into this, its just amazing
She even used a picture I took last winter of a old house and added to the back of this. Very clever!
 I love this adorable pop up card Mo sent along.

 Each & everything was wrapped beautifully in festive papers with shiny red tinsel & vintage Christmas stamped muslinbags.

I love it all Mo, many many thanks again!

Merry Christmas ~~Pam

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A little bit of Christmas at my house.♥

My Christmas decor seldom changes, I pretty much decorate everything the same year after year. I'm very traditional when it comes to decorating. I have certain ornaments that have to go on the tree every year.
Some have been on my families tree for as long as I can remember,even some belonging to my  great grandmother.

This sweet little sled is one of many Chuck & I made several years ago.

This little tree in my kitchen has the same decorations that it has had for the past 10 years. Even the popcorn has been on it all this time. I just put it in a plastic bag and store it in the attic every year. (I might add I have had a hard time keeping my newphew from tasting the popcorn over the years.  ;))

My Christmas Gift Suggestions sign is another favorite of mine.


This year,because my home is shrinking ;) ;) ;) I decided to have a smaller Christmas tree because honestly I just didn't have room unless I moved some big pieces and I just was not in the mood for that. So I used my little 4 foot tree. I put it inside this old crock,on top of a box to make it look a bit bigger. Its small and simple.

Of course I have to show my awesome Noel banner I got from my buddy Ivonne AKA The Crackling Crows this year.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays
~From the Ludwig's home to yours.~