Friday, November 12, 2010

The Keepingroom has expanded.
We can now be found at two locations,
in Waynesburg as always
and now at Hidden Den Primitives!
If you are in the area please join us for
Hidden Den Primitives
" Christmas in the Barn"

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Shop Video

My friend Debbie Miller stopped by my shop on Saturday.

She made a little video showcasing

The Keepingroom.

If you'd like to take a look click on the link below
Thank You Debbie!

Monday, August 16, 2010

I Survived.....

I told Stacy of Tattered n Torn Prims who was my neighbor at Piney Creeks A Humble Past show that I was going write a post about the close call I had with a large piece of fence we use as a back just about took me out!

I'm pretty sure my husband was trying to do away with me!

What I'm actually going to tell everyone about is this adorably prim snowman I bought from Stacy.
I arrived at the show Saturday dreading the thought of the heat that had been forecasted for the day.
When I first saw Stacy I didn't even realize who she was .
She introduced herself and said " Hi I'm Stacy I comment on your blog",
I said hi not much else...I'm sure I came across like a snob!
I'm sorry.
God didn't give me the gift of gab....I blog better than I make conversation.
Back to the snowman. I spotted him right away and knew I wanted him.
I messed around in my booth for a while when out of the corner of my eye I saw another vendor heading straight for him.
I rushed over and said" I'm buying him" and whipped out my money as fast as I could.
He's all mine!
( By the way the photo doesn't do him justice and he also smells wonderful! )

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

" A Humble Past"

Waiting to be loaded....

and heading to......

Piney Creek Primitives " A Humble Past" show
Aug.14,2010 10am-4pm 600 E. Pine Lake Rd. North Lima,Oh.
I hope you will join us!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Notice: New Hours
at The Keepingroom
We will now be open Fri. Sat. Sun. 11-4
Stop in and see what's new!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The time has come.... announce the winner of my first giveaway.

I want to thank all those who took the time to enter.

Without any further ado the winner is.....


taylors* farmhouse*attic

Congratulations Jen!
I hope you like the gifts I've chosen for you.

I'll be mailing Jennifer's package on Monday.

You'll have to keep an eye on her blog to see if she posts photos of her primitive goodies.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A little change

Before After
I like this so much better.
What do you think?

Just a remider...

I'll be drawing the name of the winner for my first giveaway this evening.

The winner will be announced and notified tomorrow.

Good Luck To All!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Little Eye Candy

I just returned from a visit with my dear friend Carol .
Her home is amazing and always a source of inspiration for me.
Here are a few photos I took while I was there.
I hope her home will inspire you too.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I think it's time....

for the first giveaway from the Keepingroom!
I promise it will be something wonderfully Prim!
Here are my simple rules for entering.
1. You must be a follower of my blog.
2. Leave a comment on this post.
3. Do not link this giveaway to your blog.
That's it!
The winner will be announced Sunday July 11th.

Good Luck!

New Followers Welcome...;)

Friday, June 18, 2010

I have a confession

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit....
I love realty TV!
I'm hooked!
Be it...
The Real Housewife's of,
New York
New Jersey
Orange County.
I love them all.

Then there's the Kardashins...
Keeping Up With
Take Miami
I watch them both!
Other's include,but not limited to
Dog The Bounty Hunter
Ice Road Truckers
Deadliest Catch
American Pickers
Pawn Stars
18 Kids and Counting
Little People,Big World....
the list could go on!
There you have it, my dirty little secret.
I've been living a lie.
Pretending my life revolved around
antiques and decorating,
when all the while I've been spending
most of my time peering into the lives of others.
I'm not sure what that says about me.
Perhaps I need an Intervention!
Hey, that's another great reality show!
Ever what it?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

More little....

Treasures I left out of my earlier post,
"Innocence Remembered"Amish child's bonnet
Little boys pantaloons ( not sure if pantaloons is right term for boys)

Little rocker and chamber gown

old school books, Giant coloring book( dated 1920) and toy elephant

Brown wool dress

One of my favorites, a early 1800's rocking horse

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Click here
to see photos from last weekends show in Elton Maryland.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Innocence Remembered

Hello everyone!
I haven't been posting or commenting as much as would like.
I'm trying to keep up with all your posts.
I have been extremely busy with business, family, and yard work!
There just aren't enough hours in the day!
Today's post was inspired by the always inspirational
Dan did a post titled "Child's Play" sharing his collection of childlike treasures.
I have always been drawn to children's things.
After doing the From the Farmhouse show where there was wonderful primitives offerings to be had my affliction was confirmed.
My big (or should I say small) purchase from all the wonderful primitive offerings was a pair of
little worn leather mittens.
They're just so sweet!
Here are a few pictures of some of my treasures that take you back to
a more Innocent time.
early baby socks

A early hand carved toy gun I love this old high chair with it's worn foot rest
from all the tiny feet that once rested there

child's chair
collection of christening gowns
1800's cradle,old bear, and toy rocking horse
Antique chalkboard and early wagon bisque doll

Donkey pull toy
Little side button shoestoddlers dress, bonnet, and pantaloons

bisque doll
old story books
a collection of children's sock dryers
baby socks and chair
side button baby shoes
Early cradle and doll
early baby shoes
child chair
I hope you've enjoyed a sampling of my collection of early children's treasures as much as I have sharing them with you all.
Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


2. of or involving the home or family
3. enjoying or accustomed to home or family life

Today as I was cleaning and fussing over my house
a phone call I received years ago came to mind.

Phone rings,old friend I haven't spoke to in years on other end.

Found my phone number after much searching.

I was happy to hear from her, she was one of my best friends during our teen years.

After the usual chit chat of catching up and reliving days gone by,
she said to me
" you always were the domestic type".
At the time I felt a bit insulted.

She was independent and well traveled.
Out spreading her wings.

I was a young stay at home Mother with two little ones.

Today, I'm very happy to have been and to be very

Veronica Hileman I hope your still flying high

and this domestic goddess would love to talk to you again one day!

My husband and I spent the past weekend at
The Springfield Antique Show Extravaganza
located at the Clark Co. Fairgrounds
in Springfield, Ohio
Wow, what a weekend!
We left home Thursday morning, feeling a bit hesitant,
wondering if we had made the right decision to do the show.
We would be setting up outdoors and the weather forecast said rain!
To our delight the rain held off and the weather was wonderful!!!!
There were over 2,200 vendors with wonderful antiques.
Great fair food as well. I had the best elephant ear ever. After cooking the elephant ear they brushed it with melted butter then added the sugar and cinnamon....Yummy!
There was also a food vendor selling Bourbon good!
If you are in the area or want to plan a weekend antiquing trip be sure to remember this show.
The next on will be in July.
July 9-11, 2010
I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Here's a few pictures.

Here's our booth.
( that's my hubby on the left)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,