Wednesday, July 27, 2011

~A Little Bathroom Tweaking~

I have been doing a little tweaking in the master bathroom this week. You know how I like to change things up from time to time. Who am I kidding??? I like to change things up all the time! = ) Take a look at what I have done.


The bathroom is quite large so, I added an old rocking chair that was in the barn. I placed a "sampler" pillow on the chair. I also turned the basket that was on the cabinet on its side and used it as a display area.


I added some old books and placed a candle on the books to give the display some warmth. I then added a sampler. In front of the sampler is an ironstone oval platter with some homespun towels folded up and placed on the platter. Then, in the middle, I added a wooden saltbox house.



Here is a closer picture of the display. I really like how it turned out.





On the vanity I placed three brown beehive crocks in the center and placed a sampler in front of the middle crock. On each side of the sink I filled two crock bowls with rolled up towels.



So, What do you think?

Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope that you will continue to come back as often as you can. Do not forget to look for Yesterday Once More on facebook. I would love for you to stop by there too.

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjust the sails."
~William Arthur Ward~

All My Best,
~Dan~

Saturday, July 23, 2011

~Another Birdhouse & A Little Tweaking~

Recently, I came across some birdhouses that I recognized from an article in Country Living magazine. I remembered reading about a man named Rick Lachance who made wonderful birdhouse from salvaged wood. When I saw the birdhouses, I knew that these were the birdhouses I had read about.

When I bought the birdhouse, I intended to put it outside. After I got it home, I could not go through with it. I had to put it inside where I could see it every single day. I decided to put it at the bottom of the basement steps. Now, every time I go downstairs I can see it. I will write more about exactly where I got the birdhouse at a later date. For now, here is the wonderful birdhouse made by Rick Lachance.



I love the detail he adds to every house!





This particular birdhouse was made from salvaged wood from on old general store. If the wood could talk, can you imagine the stories it could tell?



Rick's wife, Virginia, works with wool and is very talented as well. Rick and Virginia have a website call Farmhouse 1807. To visit their site click ~here~. To read the article about Rick in Country Living, click ~here~.

I also did a little tweaking today. You may remember the red primitive cabinet that was in the basement bedroom. When I painted the bedroom, I decided to move the cabinet upstairs so that I could see it more. I decided to put it in the bedroom upstairs. This is how it looks.







I really like how it turned out!

Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you will continue to come back as often as you can. Don't forget to look for Yesterday Once More on facebook. I would love for you to stop by there too.

"People even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."
~Audrey Hepburn~

All My Best,
~Dan~

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

~A Cabinet of Quilts & A Candle Mold~

Now that the painting is done, Jeff and I have had more time to do some shopping. We went shopping yesterday and today and I found two items that I am so happy about.

On a recent photo shoot for A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine, I saw a cabinet that I fell in love with. The cabinet I saw was filled with Ironstone. I thought when I saw the cabinet that I would love to have one like it someday. Well, yesterday Jeff and I walked into a great primitive store called the Rabbit Patch Cottage which is located in our hometown of Herrin, Illinois. The first thing I saw was the cabinet I had been looking for. I could not believe my eyes. After some serious thinking, I decided to get it. I placed it in the sun room. I did not have any Ironstone to place in the cabinet so I decided to group most of my vintage quilts together in the cabinet. This is how it turned out.











I love how it turned out and love all the different colors and textures that the quilts add.

On another photo shoot for A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine, the homeowner had a wonderful collection of candle molds. I decided then that I would love to collect them. I don't know about you, but I am sensing a dangerous pattern here...LOL! These candle molds are hard to find in my area and are quite expensive. Today at a local antique store, I came across one. It was not in the best shape and it was pretty rusty, but it was only $11.99. I decided to get it and after I cleaned it up I decided it didn't look too bad.





So, what do you think?

Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope that you will continue to come back as often as possible. Don't forget to look for Yesterday Once More on facebook. I would love to see you there too.

"Our lives are like quilts- bits and pieces, joy and sorrows, stiched with love."
~Unknown~

All My Best,
~Dan~

Sunday, July 17, 2011

~Little Birdhouse on the Prairie~

A few days ago, Jeff and I paid another visit to my favorite primitive shop, The Olde Homestead in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. While we were there, I found this wonderful log cabin birdhouse made by Rachel Engel. I love it! I decided to put it on the front porch to add a touch of primitive to the front of the house. Take a look!









So, what do you think?

Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you will continue to come back as often as possible. Don't forget to look for Yesterday Once More on facebook. I would love to see you there too!

"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song."
~Chinese Proverb~

All My Best,
~Dan~

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

~The Big Reveal...A Primitive Place & Country Journal Magazine Fall 2011~

Tonight A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine released some sneak peeks of the fall 2011 issue. I copied this post from the one that Kristine Berg Doss the editor of A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine released earlier today. I hope you enjoy it!

Cover photo from the home of Loretta Spiak. "Its a WonderFall Life"

Written by Dan Weaver. Photography by Linda Rudman.

With this issue, we commemorate the one year anniversary of A Primitive Place magazine! To celebrate, we have incorporated some exciting new changes! The first change that you may have noticed already is the addition of Country Journal to our name. We are very excited about the new name, the new look and the additional content. A Primitive Place & Country Journal will be what A Primitive Place was plus more!


With the addition of the new name, we have added a new section. In our new Homesteading section, we will be offering practical advice on gardening, food, health, saving money and overall, ways to achieve a simpler way of life, for both the urban and country lifestyle. In this issue you will read about canning & stocking your pantry, the history of the butter churn, how to make homemade butter, harvesting & freezing apples, using coupons to save money & “The Homesteader’s Journal.” In this issue, the article in “The Homesteader’s Journal is entitled “River Cats: Reeling on the Red.” We will feature a different story or showcase a special event in each issue that will be directed a little bit more towards the men out there.


Here are a few sneak peeks from the fall 2011 issue:


Special Feature: Ghoultide Gathering - "A Halloween Artist Spectacular"



Home of Maria Cardillo and John Nealon. "A Cornucopia of Primitives"

Written by Dan Weaver. Photography by Linda Rudman.


Home of Loretta Spiak "It's a WonderFall Life"

Written by Dan Weaver. Photography by Linda Rudman.

Home of David & Lana Testa "Falling for Primitives"

Written by Dan Weaver. Photography by Linda Rudman.

Home of Cathy Liddell "The Power of a Pioneering Spirit"

Written by Jeremy A. Doss. Photography by Linda Rudman.

Home of Karen Gerhart "A Colonial Transformation"

Written by Dan Weaver. Photography by Karen Gerhart.

Garden Feature "From the Ground Up"

Written by Jeremy A. Doss. Photography by Linda Rudman.


Fall Garden Sheds, Photography by Linda Rudman


In our KinderGarden Section: Luke Miller, grandson of Roxanne Smith, Newcomertown, Ohio, is photographed playing outside in the freshly raked leaves.

Simple Craft Projects & Savory Fall Recipes to share with family and friends!


And, here is the 5th in our series of APP Dolls

handcrafted by Lana Testa.


Percy, our " Not So Scary" Scarecrow, stands 11" tall. He is a great addition to your fall decor. A grungy gourd head, a flannel coat with handcrafted stars and a hand dyed mustard cheesecloth hat give him such a folky look, that you just might want to leave him out all year long! The only thing he is scared about, is that someone might take his new fall issue of A Primitive Place Magazine! Each is handmade by the artist with our original design.

To order your very own, visit www.aprimitiveplace.org!


The fall issue will be released August 1st. If you have not placed your order yet, what are you waiting for?

Visit www.aprimitiveplace.org to order your subscription today!

For those of you wanting to order wholesale for your shop, you can place your order right now through our wholesale ordering page. Order forms will also be emailed to all vendors.

Thank you all for your support over the past year. We couldn't have done this without all of our loyal fans!

We appreciate you!

Prim Hugs,

Kristine & Staff

So, what do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts! I sure am blessed to get to be a part of such a wonderful magazine. It is truly a dream come true!

Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you will continue to come back as often as possible. Don't forget to look for Yesterday Once More on facebook. I would love for you to stop by there too!

"Nothing happens unless first a dream."

~Carl Sandburg~


All My Best,

~Dan~

Sunday, July 10, 2011

~Child's Play...A Completed Bedroom~

This morning around 3:00 a.m., I completed the decorating of the guest bedroom in the basement. This was the last room that needed to be completed and then our total house repainting job is finished!!!

In this room, I chose to paint the walls sisal (now all the walls in the house are the same color). I painted the trim in this room cement gray. Both of these colors are Martha Stewart Living paint colors and can be found at Home Depot.

I struggled getting this room to look exactly the way I wanted and you know I will still be doing some tweaking. So far, I really like how it turned out. Why don't you have a look and tell me what you think?



































So, what is the verdict?

Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you will continue to come back as often as you can. Don't forget to look for Yesterday Once More on facebook. I would love to see you there too!

"Maturity means reacquiring the seriousness one had as a child at play."
~Friedrich Nietzsche~

All My Best,
~Dan~