Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A wonderful weekend!

Thank you to all the wonderful customers who showed up for our Patriotic Gathering at the shop! We had a wonderful day & enjoyed seeing old friends & new!
Here's just a sampling~ And of course, the food!! David picked up the really cool cupcake star in the back ~ our local wal-mart got creative & took a dozen cupcakes, put them into the shape of a primitive star & then iced the whole thing together! It was really neat! (and yummy!)

On another note, Sunday was a trip with friends to Va for a great sale & a few antique shops along the way! We were able to pick up some great goodies for the shop! And Monday David & I headed into town & hit the only antique shop open & also found some neat things there!
Sooo by THIS weekend LOTS of new antique pieces AND MORE HANDMADES will be in the shop!!

A note to our Salisbury customers ~ we just restocked some great handmades down in our booth last nite & also took in a great new primitive chimney cupboard that david & I finished up on Monday!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

~*~Patriotic Gathering~*~

We know lots of people travel Memorial weekend, but while you're on the road we hope you STOP IN! We'll be having our first
Patriotic Gathering
here at the shop! ALL the patriotic/Americana goodies I've been working on will debute on Saturday! Handmades, wooden wares, and all sorts of things for your home for the patriotic season (or if you're like me & celebrate America year round!)!! And of course, FOOD! We'll have wonderful snacks to munch on while you shop!


We hope to see you!

Friday, May 15, 2009


This time of year my seasons start to run together ~ because of the large show we do in November PLUS the events we hold here in the fall/winter, I have to start on things EARLY! So, this week ~ in between turning lots of pottery ~ I've also been busy finishing up the last bits of AMERICANA for our little event later next week (STAY TUNED for details!)...And earlier this week I started on some of my winter/CHRISTMAS...But, yesterday & today I took a break to work on HALLOWEEN!!

It was too pretty to stay inside, though, so in between customers (yay!) yesterday & today, I took advantage of the nice weather & made myself a little "nest" on the swing at the shop & punched away..One Halloween punch piece was finished yesterday & most of this one got done today (hope to finish the background tonite)....Now, I CAN'T show a close-up of this punchneedle piece as it'll be saved for our Harvest Gathering, but ya get the idea!
Nothing like an old swing, an old quilt, handwork, birds chirping...and even a sprinkle of rain!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

~*~Berry Tyme!~*~

After I closed up the shop yesterday evening, David & I went to the berry farm to pick up our berries. Now, I was going to actually pick them, but for the quantity I was getting, I decided I could just pay them the extra $1 a gallon & get them already picked. LoL. Here's the back of my jeep when we got home ~ 11 gallons, PLUS the farmer dumped 3 ~ 1/2 gallon baskets in free! :) These are the biggest, reddest, juicest berries I've ever had!

I gave 2 gallons to my elderly neighbor friend (who is like a grandmother to me) ~ she loves to garden, can & freeze but hasn't been able to like she used to could because of her sick husband (she has her hands full) ~ she was so excited!! And, my mom & I took 2 gallons to a friend who's 25 year old son was killed in a tragic wreck this past week, 4 gallons went to my mom, and the rest are MINE! I've made one batch of freezer jam (will be doing another batch today), frozen a bunch of 2-cup packs to be ready for cobblers or pies this winter (yum!!), and I'll be eating a bunch of them this week!

Support your local farmer ~ head out to those berry farms!