Tuesday, November 2, 2010

With the change of Seasons comes other changes..

We're finally getting fall-like weather here in N.C.! Along with the changes in the seasons, there's a few changes going on here at the shop. I was given the opportunity to take a wonderful job, and as a result there will be a few changes here.
Effective November 8th, the shop will ONLY be open on Saturdays from 10am-6pm & weekdays by appointment only.

Some of my close customers & friends who already knew of this change have been wonderfully supportive & excited ~ but a little worried if this means I will stop creating..My answer to that is ~ ABSOLUTELY NOT! Once it's in your blood, you can never get rid of it!
I will continue to create my goodes, will be KEEPING my space at The Depot in Concord, as well as INCREASING my wholesale end (so for you shop owners who have aquired in the past, I am now accepting new customers).

Thank you so much for almost 8 years of wonderful business & hope to see ya'll soon!

Monday, June 7, 2010

BIG news for THIS Saturday!!

GLoRy DaYs
Saturday, June 12th

This will be the 2nd annual Glory Days event at the shop!!

There will be new handmades ~ with a patriotic flare, new "olde" goodes, new additions to my hand-stamped jewelry line, & much more!

With the warm weather, there will be lemonade & snacks to enjoy while you shop!

Hope to see you soon!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

GLoRy DaYs!

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, I've done up the front display with a few Patriotic items!
Also NEW in the shop, after many requests, I've done my popular Apple Brown Betty scent in my fixens line! Along with the new addition, comes a new look to that line! I hope you'll like the new labeling!

AND, I'm working on some new handmades ~ mostly with a patriotic theme, and am planning a special GLoRy DaYs event here at the shop ~ DETAILS TO FOLLOW!!!

A SPECIAL NOTE FOR THIS MEMORIAL WEEKEND ~ Take time this weekend to remember our veterans, those who have fallen for us, and those serving now to protect us...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just In!

The new Summer issue of A Simple Life magazine arrived today!!! Another WONDERFUL issue!! Hurry in to grab a copy- they go fast!

And, for those that shop my Concord or Salisbury spaces, I will have them available down there next Tuesday!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Let us never forget...

My dear friend Judy in Pa, was witness to a moving tribute yesterday..I'm adding her link because I felt it's something that should be shared..Thank you, Judy, for sharing with those of us who were not there....


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Tyme in the Country PICS!

What a WONDERFUL weekend! The weather was fab! Always LOVE to see my wonderful customers and friends!!! Your business means more than you all know & I THANK YOU!

Sooo, for those who couldn't attend, here's a few pics of what you missed! :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Tyme in the Country!! THIS weekend!!

My 3rd Annual Spring Tyme in the Country will be this weekend!! Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 1pm-5pm! The shop is overflowing with loads of new goodes to decorate your home & garden! Handmades (rabbits, chicks birdhouses, & more!), NEW goatsmilk soaps scents (new packaging too!), garden goodes, antiques, goode junk & much MUCH more! So much, I've had to spill everything out into the yard! Here's a SNEAK PEAK of just a few of the goodes for sale.....

Hope to see you here!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

NEW oLDe Finds & a Make-Over!!

After a stressful day yesterday, this morning I decided to venture out just over the road a bit....and came home with a wonderful haul!!

Best of all was the price ~ I won't divulge the exact amount, but starts with an "f" ::big grin::!! Old windows, a neat chippy paint work table (thinking would be a wonderful potting bench!), old flower pots, a few neat industrial metal bins, etc!
Some of the goodes will be SQUEEZED into the shop, and some will go to my booth at the Depot at Gibson Mill!!

And, now for a JUST A FEW of the NEW "OLD" pieces now for SALE in the shop!

This old ice box made me SWOON!! LOVE the chippy white paint & the rusty metal door!
I had a really hard time deciding to part with this piece, but sadly I can't keep everything! lol

Another favorite is this wonderful old 1800s trunk ~ still has traces of the paper lining too!
and this WONDERFUL chippy metal medicine cabinet!

and now.....

drumroll please.....


this weathered old table was part of my haul this mornin...had traces of yucky leather covering it that I promptly ripped off....digging thru my STASH of feedsacks, I knew JUST the one to use!!
NOW a WONDERFUL bench, ottoman, or coffee table!! Soo many uses ~ it's a great size and a perfect height!!

Thinking this piece will head to the Depot for sale.....

I'm now back to sewing ~ preparing lots of wonderful new handmades for my 3rd annual Spring Tyme in the Country March 20th & 21st!!! More to come on that....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just In!

I'm excited to announce I just received my shipment of this WONDERFUL NEW primitive magazine! They are headed out to the shop in just a few!! Stop in SOON if you'd like to purchase a copy ~ I think they're going to go fast!! I took a limited quantity to my space at The Depot at Gibson Mill and have already sold a few there!

I've been scouring the countryside for lots of new goodes for the shop!! Along with the "new" old finds, I'm popping some spring in here & there ~ seems people are ready for a little bit after this unseasonable winter we've had here in NC (though, I admit, I have LOVED the COLD! and SNOW!)

Hope to see you soon!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

oLDe FaShiOnEd VaLenTinE's!! and BIG news!

It's almost time!! My annual Olde Fashioned Valentine's will be held
Saturday, Feb 13th

I'll have lots of HEART-themed HANDMADES ready, LOADS of "new" OLDE goodes, yummy TREATSfor my SWEETS!, and of course EACH of my sweet VALENTINE'S will receive their special Valentine's ~ my little way of thanking and showing my love for each of my wonderful customers!!

Come celebrate Valentine's at Homethrown Pottery!
Love to see you!

Ohhhhh and onto the BIG news!!

I have opened ANOTHER space, in a wonderful olde mill that has been restored!
It's location is in Concord, NC, so my Charlotte customers --> there's now a closer shopping spot!! This location features my handmades, olde goodes, candles, potpourri, etc!
It's a HUGE old mill with TONS of WONDERFUL vendors ~ my dear bud Beth (Olde Tyme Marketplace), Janna (Artsy Fartsy), Betty Ann Morgan (Nails, Thorns & Blessings), and MANY MANY more!!
I've just got the "bones" of my space set up, but will follow with pictures soon!! Click the link below to find out directions & much more!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Now that's what I'm talkin about...

Bright and early Saturday mornin, I headed out to try to find a few goodes for the shop before openin...I only had a few hours to kill, but managed to snag a lot in that period of time!

Arriving home....
Chippy, crackly, rusty..LoVe!Some of the goodes are heading into the shop this week, a few new a bit of TLC, and the olde wicker chairs & iron bed (to be turned into something extra sweet) will be ready Spring Tyme in the Country! (coming in March!)...

As for the rest of my weekend, Sunday out & about produced a few smalls...which will head into the shop this week too ('cept for the garden-y goodes ~ again for Spring Tyme in the Country)!

I'm a happy junker & the shop is looking HAPPY again (after christmas, things look so "sad" & empty)!

The sewing machine has been fired up again today & will hum away for the next few days to have some new handmades ready for the weekend!

Check back in soon!

Happy Junkin! :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Mayonnaise Jar

I stumbled upon this on another blog today & wanted to share it along....

The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle,
When 24 hours in a day is not enough;
remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class
and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly,
he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
and start to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured
it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again
if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand
and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded
With an unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table
and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively
filling the empty space between the sand.
The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided,
'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things - God, family,
children, health, friends, and favorite passions
Things that if everything else was lost
and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else --
The small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued,
'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff,
You will never have room for the things that are
important to you.


Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play with your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time
to clean the house and fix the dripping tap.

'Take care of the golf balls first --
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand
and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled.

'I'm glad you asked'.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend..'

Monday, January 11, 2010

In my blood....

They say once a junker...always a junker...it's just in your blood...

I kept telling myself that as I've struggled thru a big "funk" both creatively & personally...My dear friend Judy, from the Cinnamon Stick, has been trying her best to help get me out of it & I truly appreciate the friendship & encouragement! I love you Judy!

I've been trying...I really have...went junkin a few weeks ago & it didn't work...I didn't feel a thing....which brought me down even more....

so today I took a jaunt to one of my first junkin grounds from many years ago..hoping to spark something...with a good friend in tow, what a nice day it turned out to be...



While I didn't find a ton of smaller goodes like I normally do, today scored me a few larger pieces to fill in some of the EMPTY spaces in the shop...I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything!! Every piece is already in the shop ready for Wednesday...EXCEPT the 5 gallon Red Wing crock ~ THAT piece has to be added to my Red Wing collection....::big smile::

Into the shop also went some "smalls" that I had picked up in my trip to Pa back in the fall..yes, I KNOW, FALL! But, better late than never!

AND, oh JUDY!! I am SEWING again!! FINALLY! Soo those heading to the shop later this week will find all sort of new handsewn wares..I'm slowly getting there....


stay tuned for news of my 2nd Annual Valentine's event!!!