Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Northwoods, antiques and a little giveaway

 
We did some antiquing on our vacation this year.
( A rainy day and a really cold day helped.)
 
 
I loved this old barn and the treasures that it held.
 

Loved the collection of old bottles

 
and outboard motors

 
and license plates, too.
 
 
This old house sits at the top of a hill in the town of Spooner.
What a grand house it must have been back in the day...

 
Here are the treasures that came home with me.
(And yes, that is Peanut on the right.
He always needs to help when he sees that I am going to take a picture.)
 
I already have ideas for future creations with some of these items.

 
I loved the hexagon shaped sewing basket and the little treasures found inside - including an old hair pin, a Cracker Jack ring with a green heart shaped stone, a calendar reminder of Flag Day (the day we adopted our pups) with a USO flag pin and a Sunday School attendance pin.
Can you believe that the little sewing basket and its treasures was $1?!?
My mom, sister and I always used to say we can't pass up anything for a dollar! 
 
 
It was such a lovely vacation and I like to share that in some small way with you.
 So here is a little giveaway:
 
 
This giveaway is for a fat quarter of pretty butterfly fabric from the quilt show, a fat quarter of the Wisconsin shop hop fabric that I picked up at River's Edge, a little square of plaid wool from  Willow Wood Market, a spool and button hook picked up while antiquing and a little flower penny kit picked up at Woolkeeper - an adventure that I haven't shared yet ;)
Simply leave a comment on this post or send me an email to pgagliardi9@hotmail.com with "Giveaway" in the subject line. Since the most comments that I received from my vacation posts were about the pie in the first post, tell me... What is your favorite kind of pie???
I will pick a random winner on Wednesday, August 17th.
 
Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.
~Luke 12:22-23
 
Blessings, Patti 

63 comments:

Constance said...

Hi Patti,
I'd love to be entered in your give a way. I love the treasures you picked up. There's just something about browsing through an old barn. Of course I go treasure hunting any where but old barns are my favorite. My favorite pie is chocolate meringue. I make it just like my grandmother did. I hope you have a wonderful week and look forward to visiting your blog again soon.

Blessings Constance

Anonymous said...

Hi Patti,
What a peaceful relaxing vacation. Antiquing is always fun. The more rummaging the better. That old barn looks perfect for that. It looks like you picked up some great projects to keep you busy. My favorite pie is probably lemon meringue. That you for the chance in your wonderful give away.
Debbie P.

C Reeder PhxAz said...

My favorite pie to make is cherry with a fancy "lid" - for my hubby. My favorite to eat is Chocolate Silk. Hope I win!!!

Sheila said...

I love antiquing. Looks like you saw some neat things. Love the pic of the house, I love old houses.
My favorite pie is pecan pie.

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Bridge said...

Thanks for a chance at a giveaway! Lovely trip thanks for sharing. I love pumpkin pie!

LD said...

Hi Patti,

Enjoyed your blog. What a generous giveaway. I love transparent pie and I make a mean blueberry pie.

Linda

Jacqueline said...

Sounds like you had a good time antiquing. There isn't anything like the thrill of the hunt. My favorite pie is pumpkin.

primitivebettys said...

It sounds like a wonderful vacation!

Favorite pie? Is ALL pie a good answer? Ok... narrowing it down to one - Fresh Cherry pie warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

You have a wonderfully, generous heart and giveaway! Someone is going to be pickled pink! :-)

Glenda said...

Looks like a fun vacation. My favorite pie is Lemon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Patti
Oh your giveaway is wonderful! I love the butterfly fabric and the rest too!
You do seem to find great things and no you can't walk away from something for a buck!!!
My favorite pie is Apple.
I would love to be entered into your drawing, Thank You for the chance.
Have a great evening.
Darlene N
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Betsy said...

Tart cherry pie with ice cream of course

Marilyn said...

What great treasures you brought home.
That's a neat 'ol barn too.
The old house is gorgeous!
I would love to enter your giveaway.
Thanks!
Marilyn

Marilyn said...

Forgot to say....my fav pie is Lemon Meringue. :)
Marilyn

denise said...

chocolate cream pie! what a fun vacation! I went to germany on my vacation.

Pamela said...

My fave pie is coconut cream!
Looks like you had a great time antiquing. Great treasures to be found.
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
Pam

Lee Anne said...

Banana Cream...hands down! Love your "treasures"...sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Gale said...

Pie? I love most pies - especially apple. Thanks for the giveaway. You go to the most wonderful places...love the primitives.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Caramel apple walnut!!! Bumbleberry would be my second choice.
Great give-away but I will pass. I would not use the fabrics so let someone win who will put them to good use.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Nancy Turner said...

i guess right now it is blackberrie as mr. has been picking have made 5 pies in the last weekand have 3 qts in the freeser. have enjoyed you post about hayward have been to the loft many times. where was the barn sale? we live only 60 mls south of Hayward would love to go to the barn. woul love to have the gift you are giving. much thanks nancy

Lynn Zane said...

Pie...hum...I love love love pumpkin pie. I make it all year long, not just for fall holidays. I love antiquing too.
Please enter me in your fab giveaway.

Janell Loeber said...

Huckleberry of course! All the more because they are so hard to come by. Lovely treasures.

susan hemann said...

I would have to hook the barn up to my car and drag it home!! lol

Jonette said...

My favorite is apple pie. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary Margaret said...

Hmmmm, let's see.....rhubarb custard has to be it.
Thanks for the chance.

sandi s said...

I love cherry pie. Thank you for such a nice giveaway! I love to go antiquing too. Hugs,

Heartland Stitcher said...

The Northwoods antique barn looks exactly like I would vision it to look. And that grand house...just needs a different location, and a do over. You always bring neat little finds home with you.

I love rhubarb, peach, strawberry...and on and on! Thanks for the opportunity for these lovely items.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Heartsdesire said...

Pie is my very favourite dessert, or any time for that matter, and strawberry rhubarb is by far the best. Thanks for the antiques tour, and that old house is fabulous. Thanks also for the lovely giveaway.

saltandpepper said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love rhubarb custard pie. I make it with my mom's old recipe which is made with a lattice top. Always enjoy your adventures, Patti! ~Christine

Paula DiMattei said...

My favorite pie is custard pie. Yummy. Loved your pics of the treasures you found. When you find homes like that, don't ya wish you could go back in time to its heyday and visit? Oh if walls could talk. So sweet of you to have such a fabulous giveaway.

mangozz said...

What sweet treasures! I love homemade apple pie with a cup of coffee.

Bonnie said...

Please enter me so many wonderful fabrics to use. My favorite pie would be my Mother's apple pie. bcoles729@gmail.com

Sandi said...

Grat treasures you found along the way. I wish we had more antique shops like you've shared in your pictures.

My all time favourite pie is lemon meringue. Love the pucker.

Luck to all in your giveaway.

OhioLori said...

What a fun vacation! Thank you for sharing the pictures & lil' tidbits of what you saw & did. Thanks too..for chance to win such special treasures too! :)

My favorite pie is Cherry....but also make a super yummy Peach too. (we have a peach orchard...nothin like fresh fresh peaches...)

Ariane said...

I love your treasures from your trip. I live antique shops too. My favourite kind of pie is Cherry. A warm cherry pie with a dollop of vanilla ice cream...delicious!!!

GranChris said...

I love a really good apple pie. Full of tart apples and cinnamon.

Vicki H said...

I too love going to antique shops and flea markets. My favorite pie is strawberry rhubarb.

My heart is here said...

I really love blueberrypie! :)
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Lee said...

What a lovely vacation! I am partial to peach pie!

MtnJudy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite pie is apple!!

Fran Caswell said...

What a great bunch of goodies you have there. My favorite is blueberry pie but not too sweet.
Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

Vicki Jo said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! My Momma was a great pie baker and her best one was pineapple pie. I have carried on the tradition -- it's what my kids ask for when they visit. (She also made a wonderful blackberry cobbler and I am going to try my hand at that this weekend.) Those two are my favorites. Or as my Daddy used to say, he had 4 kinds of pie as his favorites: hot, cold, one crust and two crust!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Now that's my kind of vacation...I could have spent DAYS in that barn!! But...oh, that house in Spooner is gorgeous!! What a fun giveaway!! I've never been a huge pie girl, but never met a banana cream pie (with a graham cracker crust of course!) that I didn't like. ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Barb said...

You are my favorite tour guide! Love your giveways....thank you for sharing.

Pie......French vanilla or fresh peach....or coconut cream. To many to leave one out!

Kurt Schindler said...


I make a peach/blueberry crisp (cuts out a lot of the calories of a piecrust). Only to be added back in when you add the ice cream. Yum!! In fact, I am going to make one tomorrow since my adult kids are coming over on Sunday to celebrate my birthday.

Loved reading about your vacation - sounded like a wonderful week. Thanks for sharing. Always enjoy reading about what you have been doing, making and buying/

Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Charlotte

Kathy L. said...

I always love reading about your vacation in the Northwoods. I live in Wisconsin and think that is such a beautiful part of the state. I love pie but guess my favorite is good old Apple!

Ann in PA said...

Thank you for a chance at a great giveaway. My favorite pie is Apple.

Kim said...

My favourite kind of pie depends on the time of year. When there are fresh apples to pick from the tree I like apple pie. In the fall and at Christmas I love pumpkin pie. I guess I have 2 favorited!

Connie Cain said...

I love coconut cream pie! :)
craftyccain@gmail.com

sisylyn2 said...

My favorite pie is Spanish Cream
gandn74@ymail.com

Simple Pleasure said...

I would so have enjoyed wandering through those treasures with you! Oh, pie...LOVE, LOVE pie...my favorite would have to be Maine Blueberry! Thanks for the giveaway.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Emily C said...

So fun.
I love dutch apple pie.

Marlene Haller said...

What a fun giveaway. I love all pie, so it is hard to choose a favorite. But if I must, I would say rambleberry pie heads the list.

Patricia Girard said...

I recently attended an outdoor wedding and reception - we had pie instead of cake! It was wonderful; I had blueberry. But my favorite has always been pumpkin! Thanks for your giveaway and I enjoy your stitching, adventures and blog.

Jenna H said...

My favorite pie is banana cream! Thanks for the chance!

Susan said...

My favorite pie is apple pie - I make over 10 every year in the fall and freeze them to bake during the year. Thanks for the chance to win this cute gift!

Sherri said...

My taste buds yell for pumpkin pie even in the spring and summer. Thanks for the giveaway!

Teresa S. said...

Faithfully reading, but not commenting :) My favorite pie is Rhubarb

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway! I so enjoy reading your blog and being inspired. My favorite pie would have to be coconut cream.

Anonymous said...

The only pie I make is rhubarb, so I guess it has to be my favorite! Love the patterns you snagged at the quilt shop! Candy

Maureen B. said...

I always enjoy your pictures of the various shops you visit. My favorite pie is cherry or strawberry or apple--just about any kind of fruit pie is great!

zaneyonequilts said...

Thanks for sharing the quilt shops you visited. It is so nice to see the shops and what they carry. I will probably never get to go, so I got to visit through you. I think I like pecan pie the best.

Stella L. Doyon said...

Love seeing you adventure but your question about favorite pie. That is a toss up for me it's between pumpkin or apple pie.