Friday, December 19, 2014

Barely a Week Away!!

Time is flying rapidly. I had not realized how long it has been since I have posted on the Blog. It has been busy at the shop with many purchasing seasonal goods for their homes. 

If you need a special gift for someone check out our variety of items that we have to offer. 

We have a nice selection of candles. 
These are some of the jumbo Black Crow 
candles that have just come in. 

Jewelry...necklaces, bracelets, earrings from vintage to bling. 

Purses and the very popular shrugs also scaves might be a good choice. 

When it comes to antiques we have some nice pieces to choose from. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Remember any pies, cakes, casseroles eaten today have zero calories.  Oh My! That is wishful thinking.
 Count your blessings as you are surrounded by family and loved ones. Be safe as you might be out and about latter this evening hitting the big stores. Our little store will be open Friday and Saturday our regular hours 10-5. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Arnett's Santas

 We still have a nice selection of Arnett's Santas plus some other wonderful handmade Santas and snowmen.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Open House Week

We had a few showers here and there but not stopping the shoppers. 

New Santa just arrived on Wednesday. 

Mouse in his burlap bag, plus a ginger and snowmen also in burlap bags just arrived. Cute little handmade ornaments. 

Below is a wonderful candle that has been very popular. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Open House Nov. 4-8th

Ready for Open House with s few quick shots around the shop before we left yesterday. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Orangey Pumpkins

Tuck a pumpkin or two in a cupboard and an instant feel of fall. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Eighteen Years !!

Eighteen years ago this month we opened Gatherings For The Home. We started out small and have continued to grow over the years. My sweet husband has been encouraging  every step of the way in making my dream possible.

So much has happened in these eighteen years from the births of two precious grandsons, major road construction when only mud was the parking lot, and other life events.  Many of you have been so supportive through much of these times.

I want to THANK YOU all for continuing to share your love of primitives and keeping my dream a possibility. The sweet women that have helped me in the shop over the years and the encouraging words from those of you that step in my front door make this all a true dream fulfilled.

You are all the best !!! Cherry


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fall Is Appearing !

A busy last few days getting our new fall out. Love the natural gourds and the artificial bittersweet. This bittersweet can also be used outside. We have it in picks, too.

We are also on Facebook if you want to check us out there.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth!!

Our tradition is to share lemonade in the old brown churn that has been in the family for over 150 years. Every July 4th even if we are not together each of us is sipping cool lemonade somewhere and thinking of family. 
Hope you enjoy this July 4th!
Also remember Gatherings will not be open this Saturday. We will resume regular hours next week. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

This week.....

Shop a bit early this week because we will not be open July 4 & 5 ( Friday & Saturday) to celebrate the Independence Day weekend. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Just a week away is our Brown Bag Sale!, June 12-14th. It is a fun time to pick a bag containing snacks and a discount on your total purchase. We will have some newly acquired antiques and other finds for this sale.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Changing Out

Cabinet full of red ware pieces that just came in. 

Love the way the blue granite looks in the Primitiques cupboard. I had to move the granite from the door so I could change that display. 

The door with it's new display.  A little garden look . 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Garden Time

It is beautiful out and a great time to do some gardening. I decided to do a little "gardening" inside the shop. Fresh handmade radishes, carrots and perky Blacked Eyed Susan's and a bit of color inside. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

New Goodies!

Pillows always add a touch of color to a chair or sofa. 
Bunny girl with her hen add a bit of whimsey to this grouping. 

More bunnies made their way into the store this week. I love their eyes.
 Rag doll to tuck in many little places. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Big Rabbit

This big guy is waiting for tomorrow to welcome  everyone to the store. Thursday is the first day of Spring Gatherings and goes through Saturday. We are ready for Spring !!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014


Blues of old granite ware offer so many
shades. These pieces have been well used, evidenced in the multiple chipping.

Grey tote holding Bakelite flatware and utensils sporting shades of reds and yellows.

Browns one of the earthy colors we love so much in the prim world. Muffins in the pan are actually scented wax melts that are great sitting in the old muffin tin as shown.  

Yellow ware bowls of different sizes offer so much interest especially the
bands of color added.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Spring Gatherings Coming Soon!!

Bunnies are gathering here and there getting ready for Spring Gatherings ,March 13,14,15th. 
Colorful flowers bring cheer inside even if we are going through another cold front. 
Chocolate bunnies always a sign of good things to come. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Invasion Of Giant Bird Nests !

We are being over taken by these giants but actually they are birch wreaths that I had just unpacked. Two huge boxes that I was so hoping would arrive while I was out of town. I am sure Kathy was happy I got to deal with them instead of her. They are all priced and hung on walls now though. 
It is good to be back in the shop since my trip to Pennsylvania. Always rewarding finding new things for the store but the challenge of winter weather is not so fun.  

Friday, January 31, 2014

Market Here We Come

That time of the year to take off for market in Pennsylvania. I will be leaving Saturday morning meeting up with friends Jen and Sharon.  We will be getting together and catching up on shop talk. We do have fun but also a very strenuous time being on a showroom floor for eight hours a day making choices for our stores.  Albeit enjoyable it is WORK plus tiring. 

Speaking of work Kathy will have boxes to unpack while I am gone.  Four big boxes of Spring items just came in. I was thinking the doll in the picture would be me soaking my feet after shopping but Kathy may need to soak her muscles also after unpacking next week. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Whisk Away !

Whisk away the old and bring in the new. I am not sure where the last few weeks went since my last post but I know the holidays consumed a bunch of that time. I do hope it was good for everyone and now we are moving forward with a  New Year.

We have been busy getting the store back to "normal". Trees were taken down and greenery removed, making for a tidier look. Now people are noticing there are pretty tables that were hidden beneath all the seasonal fluff.
Redo here and there since a sweet customer from Ft Hood came and bought quite a bit of our furniture. It is always fun to change things out. 

Whisk away again when a previous candle grouping was bought from the table. Another challenge but I think this grouping came out almost as inviting. We are in the "tween time" when Christmas over and not quite ready for Spring to be in our homes. Although some of our Northern friends would welcome a bit of warmer weather.