Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sneak Peek !!

Open House is coming up next week, Nov 1st to 5th and this little guy is wanting out. Just a little peek of one of the many folk art Snowmen that will be waiting to find new homes. We will be here Sunday and Monday transforming the shop for Christmas.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Let Us In !!

My son, Brian taking pictures last year of an eager group of shoppers as Merrilyn took "his picture". The early bunch are most eager to get in to see the new Christmas offerings.

One more week and the store will be decked out for the Open House,Nov 1st thru 5 th. Join us next week as we celebrate.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall Simplicity!

A few things gathered in a reproduction box brings your eye in. The old red ware mold and the battery operated timer candle get softness from the bittersweet candle ring.

It is a shopkeepers dilemma when you are loving fall and Christmas goods are piling up waiting to get out. Our Candlelight and Cider Open House is a little over a week away. There is much work ahead but it will be fun pulling everything together.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Boxes And Even More Boxes !!

Pretty boxes!! The sets on the right and left are hand painted. The set in the middle is fabric covered with a nice stitching detail. I love the earth tones of these boxes.

Not so pretty boxes!! These are called cardboard .I have been busy trying to get things unboxed and priced for the upcoming Open House in two weeks. Granted the boxes are not pretty but what is inside are wonderful Christmas treasures. Yes, that is a tree on the right waiting for someone to fluff and decorate.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Birds Of A Feather !!

Do you like crows? They seem to pop up on a lot of things for prim decorating. The handmade crow sits atop a hooked sunflower. The crow mug has been very popular. The mug has a nice balance and a great roomy handle.

Handmade hen sitting on her hooked nest. She adds a spot of color and is quite cheery.

What do we have here? Another crow but this time metal, sitting on his perch. We did a little "gathering" of black items for fall.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Two New Books!

The Simple Cooking For Simple Life and " Tis The Season" with James Cramer have arrived. Both these books are buy Jill Peterson. The photography in both books are beautiful. We have a limited quantity so get yours soon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

More Fall

Yesterday a goody box came from Sue in Connecticut.The pumpkin man and witch can be hung on the door or wall. The jack o' lanterns come in two sizes and can be tucked just about anywhere. I was glad to get these in because the fall decor is going fast.

Monday, October 3, 2011


A few old things coming together...make a grouping. Different textures add more interest to a setting.

Like colors whether tinware or crockery make more of an impact.

Different levels ,usually looking left to right makes a nice visual picture.