Friday, May 15, 2009

Dough Bowl Rack and New Goodies

Okay, I'm in big trouble!! I've rediscovered a store that is only 10 minutes away from me and it's my new addiction! I've been there 4 times in the last 3 weeks. It's called Primitive Keepings and it's just amazing! I hadn't been there for about 2 years. At that time they carried mostly upholstered furniture and bigger wood items and very few little items. It's on a main road on the north side of town, but I usually take back roads to where ever I go so I don't pass by it. I have stopped on 2 or 3 occasions in the past, but they weren't promptly open at 11:00 and after waiting 10-15 minutes, I left. Another negative is their opening time at 11:00. I'm a morning person, so I'm out the door by 7:30-8:00 and home from my errands by 11:00-12:00. I've been doing some major tweaking lately and needed alittle inspiration so I thought I'd give them another try. Well, let me tell you! I was in heaven!! They have so much stuff now that you would have to spend a whole day in there just to see everything. Check out their website and on the left hand side, click "Our Gallery" and then click on each picture to enlarge it. They have much more than what is in the pictures, if you can believe it! There are things tucked in every little nook and cranny! My last couple of trips there, I've had certain things in mind that I was going to purchase and end up having a new list of things that I'd have to come back to get later. It's becoming a weekly stop!

Here's what I've bought.

I've been busy making several things. Like I said before, I've been doing some major tweaking which usually involves building and painting things. I've been wanting to make a dough bowl rack for a long time but wasn't sure where I'd put it. Well, I found a spot in my dining room. I was never happy with what I had there before and I think the rack looks good there. I'm not happy with the way the bowls are displayed, I'll pobably change them when I figure out what I want to do. And the black one's a little too shiny! I guesss I shouldn't have waxed it!

Well, that's all for me this morning. I have more stuff I'm hoping to get done this weekend and will post pics later.


  1. Kris~I am drooling so badly over your finds that I need a towel and the kids are beginning to look at me funny! LOL
    And your bowl rack....WOW! You made that? Now I am extremely jealous!!
    I love the way the bowls look...I wouldn't change a thing!!
    Have a great weekend.
    Now I much go an wash my face!!! LOL

  2. Ok, when you sent me the post of that shop.... I loved it and now after seeing what you have purchased... I love it even more!! Your bowl rack looks AWESOME!! I have been wanting one, but I have never worked with a saw so that could be dangerous!! Everything looks FABULOUS!! I love it and that little corner of your home looks great too : )


  3. Kris, I want a new bowl rack so bad, and I just love yours! It looks totally awesome where you have it to. Your finds are wonderful, and I am headed over now to check out this wonderful shop!

  4. You done a great job on the bowl rack. Looks like you found the perfect spot for it. It looks so good and love all your other goodies. I'm off to check out that site now. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day.

  5. Kris, Great finds! Also the dough bowl is great! Any chane on a pattern for that one? I would love to try to make one.

  6. can do anything!!!!! The dough bowl rack looks wonderful!!!!! Your new "goodies" are just what I like. We have a store like that near Lake Ontario...about an hours drive from here...I can't go there very much...I buy toooo much!!!!! It's my favorite store to go to.

    You are doing a great job with your blog. You always have interesting "stuff".

  7. Hi Kris. I just stumbled upon your blog after checking who the winner was at Lisa's blog, Primitives from Above. (in case you don't know, it is you) I just love your postings. When I have more time I am going to try and read thru all your past posts. I love your bowl rack and where you displayed it. It really looks nice.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Kris,

    I would be in lots of trouble with a store like that close by too! I just wish we had one just somewhere in the general area....they are about non-existent least none that feature prim decor! :(

    By the way, congratulations on your win with Lisa!

    Have a great weekend!

  9. I love your bowl rack. Nice job!! Your finds are wonderful. Also, congratulations you are the winner from Lisa's blog, Primitives from Above.

  10. Hi Kris,
    Love your bowl did an awesome job on it! You got some great goodies from the primitive shop. Congrats on being the winner of Lisa's giveaway.
    Have a great weekend.

  11. Hi Kris, I'm your new swap partner!!! I can't wait. I love the stuff you are making and thank-you very much for sharing how to do them. I want to try the candles for sure.. I love the bowl rack.. I don't have a single bowl to put one in so I haven't made one yet, but some day I'll get some bowls. I didn't get your email just the blog address. If Char gave you my email please email me so I can get yours. LOL Hugs Rene

  12. Hi Kris, I'm a new follower to your blog and wanted to say thank you so much for starting one!! I love your home and your tutorials/patterns are wonderful. I also live in Northeast Ohio (Medina Co.) and I know exactly where Primitive Keepings is. I haven't been there for a while but after seeing all your goodies I think it's time I make trip over there.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  13. Hi Kris!....Thank you for visiting my blog and for saying hi!....that store looks like one I'd like to visit what you bought....and your bowl rack is way cool! Janet

  14. Oh girl, are you in trouble! I have been to the website!! My kind of stuff. Your goodies are wonderful!! I love the bowl rack. I wish I had room for one but my walls are full.

    Sounds like a busy and productive weekend for you all - especially the fence work. I hope it goes smoothly so you can relax when it is done!

    hugs, Linda

  15. yes... i searched your blog for this bowl rack! I just LOVE IT and want to make one!!! begging you for a tutorial or a upcoming instruction on it in APP mag! ITs perfect!


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