Monday, October 24, 2011

Primitive Christmas Stocking

I'm in full force mode for Christmas now! I finished this stocking the other day and it is now listed on ebay. It's been awhile since I've listed anything there. Click HERE to go to my ebay listing for my stocking. I will be making more items, so be on the look out.

Saturday morning I went to a primitive and antiques sale at the Red Barn. Have to tell you this was my kind of sale! Lots of old worn rusty primitive stuff! I guess they have sales once a month from April through October. I will be waiting anxiously for when they start up again next year. Here are some treasures that I got!!

Hog Scraper, Early crock jug, Miner's lunch box and 3 spindles.

Here's my spindles after hubby cut them for me. Can't wait to use these to make some make do's!

Then on Saturday Hubby and I did some hiking around on the trails at Blackhawk State Park. This place has the most amazing huge oak trees. I didn't like the way my pictures turned out because I left my polarizing lens at home. So I went back again today and got some amazing shots. And it seems the leaves have turned more since then too! It was a gorgeous day. I think it was close to 70ยบ.

I think these are some short of wildflower. The bees and little green flies were all over them.

Do you ever just look up when you are under a tree? Amazing isn't it?!!

I don't know what these flowers were, but they were kind of stinky. Pretty, but stinky LOL

Some very cool fungus growing on a old dead tree.

Don't ya just love all the colors here!!!

And here's a statue of Chief Blackhawk who the park was named after. He was the leader of the Sauk American Indian tribe who were in this area a very long time ago.


  1. I love your Christmas stocking, prim perfect. Love all your awesome finds and thanks for sharing the beautiful fall pictures. Hugs, Lecia

  2. I love your stocking and you pictures are beautiful.

  3. Your stocking is wonderful and your photos are gorgeous, beautiful fall colors.


  4. Wow! All of those pictures would make great notecards! They are gorgeous! Love the Christmas Stocking and your finds at the sale. Mr. Jingles arrived safely at my home on Thursday! He is SO handsome and is enjoying the company of Mr. Piggy! lol! Have a wonderful day! :-)

  5. Beautiful treasures and beautiful nature. I love the spindles. They will make some awesome make do's. I am glad you had a good day. -Steph-

  6. What beautiful fall photographs, such a pretty part of the country you live in. Your Christmas stocking is lovely and I would say you discovered some great finds. BTW, I Loveeeeeeeeeee your Halloween stocking, perfectly primitive! Sending greetings from Maine, Julie.


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