Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bathroom Going Primitive

 Well I haven't fallen off the planet, its been a month since I posted, were does time go.  Hubby did give me his cold and it turned into a sinus infection, I am just getting back to feeling normal again.  I have been keeping Oliver and I am currently in the middle of rabbit season, the girls in N.C. will be having their spring open houses starting as early as March 3 rd, so my sister and I have been really busy creating, will show somethings we have been up to later.  We are even thinking of doing a little selling of our handmades here on the blog, will let you know more on that later.  The other thing I have been doing is taking my postage size bath, yes its that little, good thing I didn't have girls, we only have the one.  LOL  The last year I have really been going more primitive in my house, so the bathroom is in need of an update, so I thought I would do more primitve items in here.  It is just a start, we are redoing the bathroom floor, I am looking for a new light fixture, the shiny one has to go.  When I redid the bathroom 15 years ago I was into vintage, yes I didn't know what a primitve was, I saw alot in magazines, but none around here. So I am currently trying to decide what I need to do with the white mirror and the cabinet and other items in the room.  Here in this picture I added a pegrack for our towels and the little shelf I found at Nanbrook Farm a while back I dedided to hang here, not alot of wall space in here.  I hung samplers beside of it, they are actually behind the door when it is open, so I had to have something flat here.
 This area is on the opposite wall above the toilet area.  I just love the sign, it is actually what got the bathroom idea going.  The bottle's I collected from Nanbrook Farm, Amy had done a batch of them and I think I bought everyone she had, just love their vintage look.  And of course had to add one of my many pinkeeps I collect.  The little bottle I have had since I was young, I use to collect bottles going up in my father's antique shop.  The cabinet they are sitting on I think I am just going to add a little stain to it to darken it.
 This is a 4 ft. shelf about the toilet and sink area, more of the vintage bottles from Nanbrook.  The bottles in the old tool caddy, it actually has dry red paint on it, they are from my childhood collection, as are the other two smaller bottles sitting on the shelf.  Bird pinkeep is one of my favorites, sits on and old wood box.
 This is the other end, just added another vintage bottle, the little shelf with drawer I have had for years, love the old shampoo brush sitting on it and the scott tissue sampler on it.  More to come later on this bathroom redo.
 I can't believe Oliver will be 9 months old in a couple of days.  He was just full of himself that night at the supper table.  All my kids come for supper on thursday night, it is a nice family time to be together.

 What was going on that night was about Oliver loving his baby yogurt.  He just kept opening that mouth for more and bouncing up and down, he was just carried away.  Well finally there was no more, and he still had that mouth open, so Brandi just handed him the empty cup and then he decided he would just stick his tongue in it and try to get the last drop out.  Kids can be so funny.  A little update on Oliver, he now weighs 15 lbs. 1 oz. and is doing really well, they keep a close watch on him, he goes to the eye doctor in the morning for a check up.  Starting Thursday I will be taking him to therpy for his left arm, no major concern here, he uses it, but he doesn't seem to be using it like he should, doesn't usually reach for things with it, so they decided to start therpy to help him use it better, will keep you posted on that.
Thought I would share my bunny I had just gotten from Gatherings, yes can't stay off of  Wanda's blog, she has such a great shop.  I just love her, I love the primitive look, the twigs in her hand, her shawl wrapped aroung her shoulders and how her ears are bent, just perfect for my kitchen, where I spend so much time, LOL.  I am getting more in the mood for spring lately, going to be 70 the next three days, my plants are very confused, some of them already half way out of the ground.  So I am going to be piddling in the house, I am in the process of starting the great 3 room furniture shift, yes my hubby is so excited, LOL.  I was telling Brandi what my plans were one night and my oldest son Justin was listening and I was getting the look, of what are you doing and how does this involve me, just love him, always ready to help, but usually I get the question, didn't we just move that?  Well need to get a few things done before I go to work after lunch, getting ready for my aunt and sister and mom coming to lunch on fridays.  Since my father died, my Aunt Dottie comes most every friday for lunch at my moms, its been nice getting to know her better, she has always been my favorite aunt.  This week we decided to have it at my house, so trying to get rid of the dust bunnines, wished my handmade bunnies produced like my dust bunnies do, and get my house back in order, seems to get out of hand when I am sewing.  Everyone take care, will have some pictures of things I just gotten, little dolls, bonnets, pinkeeps and new lighting soon.  Hugs Vicky


  1. The bathroom displays are wonderful so far.Oliver getting to be such a big boy...adorable...Have fun with your lunch friday.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  2. Hi Vicky, I have so enjoyed visiting with you and touring your bath. Wow, you have done a wonderful job and have so many neat prim items to display in there. Love your new bunny. I just love bunnies. They stay in my sunroom year round. That one is so prim pretty! And little Oliver is so huggable. Love that sweet smile. So proud he is doing well. Can't wait to see the goodies you have purchased and what you and your sister are making. Have a great week.

  3. I really love your old bottle collection - how cool that your father had an antique store!
    Oliver is so full of life - you can see his joy! What a blessing for your family!
    Best wishes

  4. Oliver growing like a weed & so cute~
    Wonderful bathroom~ love the goat milk sign~
    Bunny from Wanda is prim perfect~
    I say sell some handmades on your blog!!!
    have a wonderful day~

  5. First of all, that little Oliver is a dolly. I can't believe he's that old either - how time flies! Your bathroom is going to be adorable. We just did the same thing up north at our "Little House" this past weekend. Doesn't it feel great? Can't wait to see pictures of your new creations! Have fun, Dawn

  6. The bathroom looks wonderful. And your baby boy is adorable.

  7. Oliver is the cutest! Love how happy he is. What a joy for your family. Do you ever wonder what you talked about before he came? That is what Deb and I say about Mollie and Andrew all the time. My bathroom is very prim and I only have one too. I didn't want the 2nd one for some reason as it was just the 2 of us. Oh well. I love my light as it is plain but prim. Your bunny is perfect

  8. Oiver sounds like a joy. 9 months is a really cute age. I am glad you have him around. I love bathrooms. Is the wierd? Yours is looking great. Have fun redecorating. -Steph-

  9. oh how happy he looks, what a smile. I am so thankful he is doing so well. I'm sure the therapy will build up the strength in his arm, he'll be throwing things everywhere with it before long. I love the things in your bathroom, they look so great. Your bunny though, just smiles in my heart, I love it!

  10. Hi Vicky, that little Oliver is not so little anymore!! Can't believe he is 9 months, where does the time go.

    Love your new bathroom look!! I lots of old bottles and just love using them. Many we found here on our place so they are extra special.

    Enjoy your warm temps, I sure am.:-)

  11. I truly get so much inspiration from your posts Vicky...."The Dreaded Bathroom" is on my project list for this year (it's actually been on there for some time, but truly can't stand it any more.) I can SOOO relate - ours might not be even as large as a postage stamp - and it's our "only" also. It has not been touched since we moved in here 24 years ago...Argh (can't believe I just confessed to that). The main wall is covered in one big mirror that has to go in my book....What's making it difficult is that the counter top that run over the top of the toilet as well is a ghastly peachy/pinky color and there's tons of wood in the rest of the space (large window trim, vanity, closet, even the ceiling is wood) - so finding a wall treatment that pulls it all together is almost impossible. Wish you were here to help with ideas!! Love your new bunny...And YES!! You and your sister most definitely should sell your handmades on your blog....I think I've begged you to before! ;o) Love the photos of Oliver...what a sweetie pie....ahhh...the yogurt - seems all kids love that stuff! Hope your week is off to a great start....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  12. Vicky,

    I am so loving your bathroom! It looks wonderful!
    AND!!! Look at Mr. Oliver, how big he is getting, WOW! They do grow fast, dont' they....sigh.... Love gathering blog too... I have been good lately...but I have a itch...
    I need to start bunnies... I have been a bad girl... nothing getting done fast! After having to leave the shop...quickly...sigh... and a sinus infection too... took the wind out of me... Have a great one! 60 here today! OLM

  13. Oh little Oliver is too stinkin' cute! He looks like he's a happy baby. And thankfully he's been the little fighter that he was when he was born. I'm sure he brings so many blessings into his Grandma's life.

    The bathroom looks great. I really need to do something with mine...so basic and definitely not prim...maybe I will become inspired soon.


  14. Hi Vicky! love your new 'old' necessary room makeover! ~ the goat soap sign is perfect, & I collect old bottle too...you've given me inspiration to work on my bathroom! thanks! ~ little Oliver is as cute as a bug's ear...oh my he looks like fun!
    Blessings from Notforgotten Farm,

  15. Lovin your bathroom! I love that red in the first picture! Oliver is certainly a little cutie!

  16. Hi Vicky~

    Love your bathroom!! The samplers & the shelf in your first pic are wonderful!! Oliver is such a handsome young fellow!! He's growing so fast.

    Have a wonderful evening~Becky

  17. Hi vicky

    Your bathromm make-over is awsome! It is exciting that you are thinking of selling on your blog!
    Aren't family get togethers fun? We do too..would like to more often but just doesn't work out now that the grands are older and in more activities.
    I want your bunny!
    Oliver looks so funny with that yogurt..good to the last drop!
    Hugs Vicky!

    1. Well, I think it's all wonderful! I can't get over how big he has gotten! WOW! Pretty soon, he will be walking and then, WATCH OUT! LOL! That is nice that you all get together every week, more families need to do that, even if they live in the same house!
      Have a nice night.

  18. Vicky, Oliver is amazing! Such a cutie!! I love what you are doing in the bath, please give us peak at the rest of the homefront!! Have a great evening

  19. Hi Vicky,

    I love your bathroom! We are re-doing our downstairs bathroom and it is small. You gave me some ideas. Oliver is sure a cutie! So glad he is doing well...Have a nice evening....

  20. All beautiful!...Oliver looks great...haven't checked in on you for a while, thought I'd stop and say hello. Time has gone so fast, can't believe it won't be long until our little guys will be a year old..they have come so far.Karter had his nine month checkup last week, he is just a little behind on weight but everything else is really good. They said he just might be a skinny kid. We are so blessed to have them!...take care.