Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Sunday, November 18, 2018

~Christmas Goodes Update~

Hello, dear friends!
Hope you are doing well and getting excited for 
I can hardly wait!!!!!

My turkey is defrosting, and my pantry is
FULL, with all the delicious things we love to eat
during this wonderful time of year!
Did I say I can hardly wait???


As hard as it is to believe,
it IS that time of year again for my 
Christmas Goodes Update!!

Here is a small sampling of what I will be offering!

I would love to invite you to come by my Picture Trail
Monday, November 19th, at 8 PM, EST!
You can visit by going to my sidebar and clicking on the picture!
The album will be closed for now so that I can get everything ready,
but will promptly open at 8 PM on Monday!

Hope to see you then!!!!

Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving, my friends~

Julie xo

Thursday, October 25, 2018

~The Winner Is.....~

Hello, and Happy Thursday to you all!!!
It is a beautiful day here in Arizona,
with sunshine and temps in the mid 80's!!
It just doesn't get much better than that
and I will certainly enjoy each moment!!
This is the time of year when it really is a JOY to live in Arizona!!

It seems that I am NOT ALONE in my love of pumpkins
and so many of you shared some I have never even heard of before!!!
Munchkins, Long Island Cheese, Orange sparklers, Blue Hakkaido
Baby Boos, and Warty Goblins, to name a few!!
Who knew there could be SO MANY??

Photo Compliments of Pinterest

The white pumpkins, or Ghost, seemed to be a favorite,
as well as the Jack B. Little, Cinderella, and Warty Goblins!!
Orange is still the hand's down favorite, but blue and green
are close behind!!  

There were also a number of you that love the folk art fabric pumpkins
and all the many things that can be made from real pumpkin,
including breads, cookies, and pies!!!  OH YUM!!!!


Thank you to all of you who entered the Giveaway!
There were 48 entries in all and I really enjoyed 
reading about your love of pumpkins, the type and color you love,
and how you like to display them for the holiday!!
Seems we ALL really do LOVE PUMPKINS!!!!

The winner of the little pumpkin pillow is:

Darlene L.

I have sent you an email and will wait to hear from you so I can get your 
package in the mail!!

Thanks again SO MUCH, to all of you who entered my Giveaway, for all your comments and emails and for following along on my blog!!

I will be back in a few days to share more with you about what I am working on so stay tuned!!

Wishing you Autumn Joys, my friends~


Sunday, October 21, 2018

~It's Giveaway Time~

Hello and Happy Sunday to you!!

Though it is the middle of October and many of you are dealing with 
cold temperatures and even some snow flurries,
here in Arizona it has actually been quite warm,
climbing into the high 80's and low 90's the past few days!!

Not exactly fall weather, but I still bought several pumpkins for 
my front porch because I just LOVE PUMPKINS!!!!
Don't you????

Because of my love of pumpkins and fall, it seemed like the perfect time
to have a little Giveaway of a sweet little pumpkin pillow!!
This is a wonderful design by 
Pineberry Lane and I made an extra one that 
I would love to share with you!!!

If you would like to be entered, you can either share with me
on this post, or email me at: myprimitiveheart@gmail.com
if you follow me by email!
Please share with me your favorite type of pumpkin you love to decorate with
and the color!  There are so many to choose from!

If you are a no-reply blogger, please be sure to leave your email address in the
comments so I can get in touch with you!  I will choose a winner on Thursday 
the 25th.  

Many thanks to all of  you for following my blog!!!

Wishing you brilliant colors of Autumn and "frost on the pumpkin" days, my friends~


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

~Fall Update 2~

Hello friends and Happy Tuesday!
It has been absolutely GLORIOUS here in Arizona this past week
and I have been doing Happy Dances each morning as I walk!!
So very thankful to finally be saying goodbye to the heat
to AUTUMN!!!

Since we still have several weeks of October left
I have decided to offer a few more of my creations
recently finished and if you are interested
please join me on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11th at 8 PM, EST
for my Update on my Picture Trail in the album called 
Fall Update 2!
You can visit by clicking on the picture on my sidebar on the right!

The album will be closed till then so I can get everything ready
but will be open promptly at 8 PM!


Here is a sneak peek at what will be available!

Hope you can join me then!!!

Wishing you all the Glories of Fall, my friends~


Thursday, August 30, 2018

~B is for Bowl~

Hello, dear friends, and Happy Thursday!!

Today is my daughter Janelle's Birthday and we will be 
celebrating it later with
steaks on the grill and chocolate cake,
all made by her "cook extraordinaire" hubby, Austin!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sweetie!!!  Can't wait!!!


My Picture Trail is back to normal again and though I still don't know what happened
I'm glad it is now working, at least to visit!!
  Someone did try to sign my Guest book and it was not 
cooperating!!!  Hope it will start playing nice, soon!! 
Thanks so much for your patience and understanding!!!


The title of my post today reflects a love I have for bowls
and I decided to share some photos of bowls
around my home and how I use them!!

Large black bowl filled with pieces of Stone fruit
that sits on my kitchen table!

Tiny little Yellow ware bowl filled with dried orange slices!
Anytime I eat an orange I save and dry the slices!
They smell AND look wonderful!!!

Large trencher that holds a number of my old bobbins and spools!
Love the handles on this beauty!

Another old trencher that is home to old butter presses and paddles!
Love the patina of the old wood, don't you?

This very large Yellow ware bowl has a practical use
in my kitchen as it holds potatoes!!

This is my grand dog Charlotte's favorite bowl
as it is home to her doggie treats!!

A Birthday gift this past year and it is very heavy wood
called a Burl bowl!
It it the perfect home for some Stone fruit!

This is perhaps my favorite wood bowl!
and holds my dried pomegranates
quince and dried pumpkin stems!!

My favorite Yellow ware bowl is also 
very large and filled with dried
potpourri and oranges!
A spicy candle nestles in the middle!

Yet another bowl filled with old tin cutters,
another thing I love to collect!!

Bowls even look beautiful just stacked up 
ready and waiting to be used!!

Or how about a Bowl rack?
Three old bowls make a wonderful statement
all by themselves!!

Or filled to overflowing with 
fabric strawberries
in this old trencher with make do repairs!


As you can see, I REALLY DO LOVE BOWLS and 
enjoy all the many ways to use them,
whether they are filled with special treasures or collections,
are stacked up, or even empty!!

They are wonderful to collect, not only for their practical and functional use
but also because they are beautiful!!

Just keep your eye out for them at Thrift stores and garage sales!!  You never know where you might find one, just waiting for you!!!  I have found most of mine that way and am always looking!!!

Do YOU love bowls, and do you collect them?  I would so love to hear about it and also about your favorite bowl, too, if you have one!!  

As always, thank you SO MUCH for stopping by and visiting with me today!!!  

It is a Joy to hear from YOU!!!

Wishing you a "Bowl Full" of Blessings, my friends~

Julie xo