Monday, April 25, 2011

Bad Weather

We have been having a lot of bad
weather, the last couple weeks,
lots of tornadoes.....Last night and
all day today, we had storms, 
tornadoes all over the place, too,
at one point, I got in the closet, 
because the sirens went off.  The
weather alert radio must have 
gone off at least 20 times, during 
the night and today.  Last week,
the South side of town got huge
hail stones.....Here are a couple
of pictures....

 I will be back with some more of 
the goodies I have bought, in the 
last month....

I hope you all pay close attention 
to the weather and stay safe!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Helper and Tweeking

Hi everyone, I hate to say it, but I
have been slow in showing you some
of the things that I been buying at 
the flea market, lately....I was
doing some tweaking, that I want
to show you, but first I have to show
you my helper....He likes to help 
with every thing! We were cleaning
out the pantry and making room for
more food and, you guessed it, Chum
had to get in there, right after hubby
wiped the shelf off. Looks like he 
piled a lot on the shelf, above....

Is this for me to sit on?  He wasn't 
much help, but we got it all organized.
Chum likes to be in the middle of every
thing!  If you tell him NO, he gets mad.
He is spoiled.

I got this jar of lemons and strawberries
at a garage sale on the way to Texas...If 
you remember, I had one similar, full of
cookie cutters and I knocked it off the 
counter onto a large crock and broke it....
It is now full of cookie cutters.

I bought this bowl over the weekend,
thinking I would add it to my kitchen
decor, since I am slowly changing over
to sunflowers and crows, and the yellow
bowl would add to it. My hubby said 
he thought that the lemons and 
strawberries would look good in it....
I agree. So, here it is on the top of the

I had the cheese box up there, with 
the geraniums in it, so I added the daisies,
the sunflowers and a couple yellow mums
to it....The mums are on the ends.

Then I went to this....I added the coffee
grinder....It needs a couple screws in it
and a knob on the drawer front.

Then I changed the grinder for the 
old scale, I think I like it better, this
way....What do you think?

I have more in the works, I need to
make curtains and cover the seat on 
an old step stool....As you can see in
the pictures of the jar and bowl, I 
have a table runner, with sunflowers,
which I can't keep Chum off of.... 
For some reason, he thinks that  every
thing that comes in the house, is just
for him! Typical cat.....

Well, I have things to get done and 
the day is going by pretty fast!

We had tornadoes, again....They 
went North, South and East of us!
Severe thunder storms, last night
and this morning, too.  I hope you
all will get you a weather alert
radio.....They can save your life!

Take care and pay attention to
the weather, my friends.

Until next time...

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Great Place For Treasure Hunting

Hey everyone, I hope you all are 
safe from the tornadoes, we had
one near here, the other night
and one took part of the roof off
of a house, Sunday night!  It looks
like it might be a bad Spring! We 
are lucky, though....I feel for those
that have lost loved ones. I would 
like to suggest that you all go out
and buy you a weather alert radio, 
they come with a battery back up
for about $30 and it could save 
your life!  Mine went off 3, or
4 times, the other night. It scares
ya, but it will let you know when 
there is a severe thunderstorm
watch or warning, tornado watch
or warning, even floods. I know
that I do not want to be laying in
bed asleep when a tornado is 
coming!  So, go buy yourself one,
I am glad I did!

Well, the reason that I got on here,
was to show you the pictures of the 
place that we went to, a couple weeks
ago....I intended on posting the 
pictures, before this, but I forgot.

These pictures were taken in just 
one small area of kitchen items.

This one is of just one direction in 
the toy area.  The place was huge!
You had to weave in and out 
between china cabinets, when you
first walked in the door!  I got a 
few spice tins at this place and I
am going to go back, that is for sure!

I will show you on another post the 
things that I have gotten at the flea
market and other places, soon.

Check out the picture with the toys,
see the doll on the left, with the 
maroon dress and the white hat? 
I got that same doll for Christmas
one year, I wish I still had her. I 
didn't even see her, until I looked
at the picture, on the computer.
Next time I go in, if she is still there,
I am going to see how much they 
are asking for her, I am not going
to buy her, I am just curious. You 
would not believe all the stuff in 
that place, you could be in there 
for a long time, checking it out!

We were going to go to the flea
market this weekend, but it was
cold this morning and a little windy,
so we decided to stay home.  We 
did walk to a little one, near our 
house and I got a white platter and
a yellow bowl.....I will show you 
what I did with the bowl on my 
next post.

Until next time....

Bear Hugs~Karen

Friday, April 15, 2011

Giveaway At The Keeping Room

Hey everyone, Lori and Heather
have made it to 100 followers for
their selling blog, The Keeping 
Room. They are having a giveaway
and are having the drawing 
tomorrow, so you better go sign up!

They are giving away things from 
                               their shop, valued at $40...

Click here to take you there.

Until next time...

Bear Hugs~Karen

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Item Added To Selling Blog

Hey everyone, I recently posted
this pear, that I painted Terrye
French design in....Check it out
over at my selling blog. Click on
the bear on the sidebar to take 
you there.
Pear painted with a folkart
scene.  It measures approx.
9" tall by 6" wide.

Thanks for looking!
I hope you all are having a
great week!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Monday, April 11, 2011

Texas Wildflowers

Hey friends, you know it is Spring
when you see the Bluebonnets in 
bloom, in Texas!  I just love these 
flowers! It was so windy that I had
a hard time taking pictures of the
flowers, they kept moving! The petals
on these look like prairie bonnets.

These are called Indian Paintbrushes...

This one is a little fuzzy, we are just 
cruising down the road! Seems like 
every time I wanted to take a picture, 
we would hit a bump.....Just my luck.
Well, this is for you all, that still have
cold and snow!  It won't be long and 
everyone will be able to see green on
the trees. But, I have to tell ya that,
it was hot!

Well, that is all for now....

Until next time~

Bear Hugs~Karen

My New Firkin!

Hey friends, I just wanted to pop on 
here and show you all my new
treasure!  I got this firkin over the
weekend, which is painted with 
folkart.....I just love it!

I also got this topper, that it is sitting 
on. We went to Texas and hit a 
bunch of sales, on the way. I got quite 
bit of goodies, that I will show you all 
a little later.  Now, I need to clean
my house, it looks like a small bomb 
went off, for all the stuff we brought 
back, is sitting around.....Or maybe
I will paint something to put on my
selling blog....

I hope you all are warming up, it was 
around 90, this weekend and that is 
too hot for April!  

Until next time!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sunburnt Cow New Shop Contest

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let
you all know, if you haven't heard,
about the Sunburnt Cow's udderly
amazing new shop contest, that is
going on. Tracy has it going to get 
new shops noticed!
I entered, so go on over and check
out the links to the shops and check 
out the rules, maybe you would like
to join, if you have a shop, less than
6 months old.  Better hurry, I 
believe tomorrow, is the last day!
Click Here...To check it out!

I would like to thank Tracy, for 
the opportunity to join in on the fun.
 And please go check out my shop, 
just click on the bear on the sidebar,
you might find something you like.

Until next time~

Bear Hugs~Karen

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hooked Rug Giveaway!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let
you all know about a new blogger,
Margie, who is trying to make it to 
100 followers and when she does, she
will be giving away this wonderful 
hooked rug, that she made!  Her 
blog is Hungry Hook Primitives. 

Go on over and sign up to help her 
make her goal, and tell her Karen
@ The Barely There Primitive Bear,
sent you, so we both can get extra 
entries! Click Here to take you over
to her blog to enter.

Have a great day!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Monday, April 4, 2011


More for sale...

This little cast iron Amish buggy
is from my collection, I have had it
for a long time and it is one of the
collectibles, that I just added to my
selling blog, so go on over and check 
it all out.

I will be adding more in the next 
couple days....Thanks for taking a look.

Until next time~

Bear Hugs~Karen 

My Selling Blog Is Now Open!

My selling blog is now open!

 Please click on the bear on
the sidebar to take you there!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My Selling Blog Opens On Monday!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you 
all know that my selling blog opens
on Monday!  

I will be offering hand painted items,
hand sewn goods, collectibles from 
my collections, made over items, that 
I have primmed up, and what ever 
else I might come across, that you 
all might want!  I hate to have to do
it, but I have to part with some of 
my treasures....I am running out of

Head on over to
 to see what I have to offer!

Until tomorrow....

Bear Hugs~Karen