Friday, October 30, 2009

Almost Time !!!!

Our annual Candlelight Cider Open House is less than a week away and preparations are already under way. We will be working Sunday and Monday to make the shop ready for Christmas. The Open House is Nov. 3rd thru 7th

Below are some pictures of last year's event.

These early birds are eagerly waiting for ten o'clock to arrive. We usually have a number of shoppers arrive early to have first pick at some of the limited handmades and perhaps an antique treasure that has just arrived.

It's always fun to see cars lined up in the parking lot each year. Inside, shoppers are discovering all the wonderful things gathered for the Christmas holidays.

Each year we decorate uniquely themed trees throughout the shop. These shoppers are looking at the Santa tree. One of our annual traditions is serving homemade baked goods and cider to welcome our friends. We hope you can come and join us this year!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Old Tinware

I personally love old tinware. I have a collection of muffin tins at home that hang on my kitchen wall. It started innocently enough when my mother picked up two at a garage sale for me. I had no idea at the time how many different shapes there are and the range of prices. This is a picture in the shop of some tinware in one of the old kitchen cupboards.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cupboard With Chippy Paint

This narrow cupboard is a great size and offers alot of storage possiblities. The doors look good either opened or closed. With at least six shelves you could display many treasures or stash a bunch of stuff.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall Gourds

These fall gourds are a few that we still have left. The gourds are handpainted and very natural. They will work well now through Thanksgiving. A bit of bittersweet twined around makes a very simple statement.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Coming Quick

Things are hectic getting ready for Candlelight and Cider Open House in less than two weeks. For those of you that are local the dates of Open House is Nov. 3rd thru 7th. Storage areas are bulging with holiday decor. I am eager to get it out but am waiting for the set up days. There is barely room to shimmy by. The shop is being readied in preparation for the trees and seasonal decor but the wait is still on. I took the day off to take care of some loose ends one being my home that has been needing my attention.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Peeking In

We have created a new area in the shop that beckons a simpler time. You might want to check it out.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Some of the candles that I have been stocking up on for the holidays. Many choices but they are all wonderful burning candles. Come in and choose your favorite.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sit Awhile

A Wing Back recliner definitely will encourage sitting anywhere in a home. The entertainment cabinet would be complete with a flat screen T.V. sitting on top. It is fitted out inside for all the wires and cables that come along with that modern convenience. My husband would be thrilled with the T.V. part since I am the last hold out in that respect.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Primitive Table With Arrowback Chairs

Come in and sit a spell at our sweet little table with splay legs. The early arrow back chairs completes the simple settting.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pencil Post Bed In Brown

Recently we set up this pencil post bed in java over black. To carry out the brown theme I used textiles in shades of brown also. The room setting looks ready for fall.