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Handmade Gifts

I love handmade!   Over the last few years I’ve asked my husband to make me gifts rather than buy them.  He hates to shop and lately I’m the same way.  Handmade means someone took the time to think about the person they’re gifting and come up with something that they think is perfect for the giftee.  Here’s a few of the things my wonderful man has made for me over the years.

This is my favorite photo of the Eddie and I. He took two old single-trees, cleaned them up and put them together to frame our photo.

 

Three spice racks made from oak, cedar and pine and now full and hanging in my country kitchen! Most of my most used spices in one spot and easy to pick out what I want.

 

Shelving runs lengthwise in my 30 ft kitchen on both sides. 

He made these in two different years to hold all of my old kitchen decor. 

I hate using plastic storage containers now. I had a large stockpile of 1/2 gallon canning jars so I moved all of my dry goods into the jars. Eddie made me this unique cabinet to go over my pie safe and that holds a lot of our food.

Staples are in airtight containers and easy to put my hands on. No more smelly plastic containers.

Eddie made me a baking tin cabinet from some wormy chestnut boards from the farm.

My round baking tins and loaf pans go in the top shelp. The baking sheets and bread pans go on the bottom shelf.

It fits perfectly beside my range and the spice shelves are directly above it.

This is my newest piece of handmade gifts from my husband! appliance/baking center in the kitchen.

I’m the luckiest girl alive to have such a loving and creative man to live with.  He doesn’t understand why I like the old, primitive look because he likes the more modern look.  I keep telling him I’m just a country girl at heart!!

Country folks!!

I Am So Blessed

I am so blessed to have the husband that I’m wed to for 45, almost 46 years! He is always so attentive to my wants and needs even when it’s a pain in the derriere for him!!!  He puts up with my love of animals and the work it takes to care for them.  He puts up with my hunting needs, not paying attention to him when I’m reading or sewing and so many other things.  He tries to see to my wishes for handmade, primitive decor.   This is the reason for this post!!  He claims to not be a carpenter but wait until you see what he has made for my country kitchen for my birthday and Christmas (both in December).

I have a passion for country decor and primitive country!!  After he had the kitchen painted for me this summer I got a “wild hair” and decided to get rid of all of my plastic containers I use for food staple storage.  I HATE plastic!!!  I changed everything over to old blue 1/2 gallon mason jars with zinc lids.  THEN I asked for a special place to put them.  Here’s what I got:

The hutch is made of wormy chestnut from the farm. It has chicken wire attached to the back for looks.

Notice the chicken wire attached behind the jars.

The jars are 1/2 gallon size and have zinc lids on them.

The shelving unit he made me sit over the pie safe and holds two rows of the jars.

THEN, he made me a small cabinet to go beside my stove for storing cookie sheets, loaf pans, and the pans I use on a daily basis.  It also is made from chestnut lumber from the farm.

The top and front have three coats of polyurethane and the two shelves are now full of baking pans!

It fits snuggly to the wall and stove. Now I have a work area while cooking!

Christmas Gift From Dean

I wanted to share with you the gift that my younger brother made me for Christmas all by himself.

My homemade Christmas gift from Dean for 2015.  He was so proud of it but not near as proud of it as I am.  You just can't beat handmade!

My homemade Christmas gift from Dean for 2015. He was so proud of it but not near as proud of it as I am. You just can’t beat handmade!

Clear ornament with mini red pompoms in the ornament and a ribbon tied on the hanger.

Clear ornament with mini red pompoms in the ornament and a ribbon tied on the hanger.

I think someone helped him write 2015 on the outside with a silver marker.

I think someone helped him write 2015 on the outside with a silver marker.

I’m so proud of it that it’ll probably be displayed all year!