Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Announcement & Christmas Displays!

Hello all my blogging friends!!! Hope you had a blessed Christmas and lots of time to spend with your family and friends!
First for my big announcement!!!!! I'm so excited about a new group I'm putting together, with the help of Robin from Bird in the hand Primitives, we are bringing together some of our favorite rug hookers, penny rug makers, cross stitchers, primitive doll makers and pattern designers! We will launch our new site on January 20Th.... so be ready! Each month we will have new listings with a theme for your viewing pleasure! Our first month offerings will be for Valentine's Day!
And .....When I went to see my mom I took some pictures of a couple of her Christmas displays. Wish I would have taken more time for other shots but you know how that goes! She has quite the touch with using her antique and prim pieces to create an eye pleasing picture!
I love this old chippy chair and the mohair bear was made by my sister! Her Christmas tree is a fraser fir.... my favorite! My dad picked these red berries!!! I need to find that bush next year real early so I can enjoy some of them in my home! They are so full! My favorite wall in the kitchen! Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends!!! Now that my shows are over I have listed some goodies on a picture trail and with that comes a 15% discount to all my blogging followers! All you need to do is mention "Blogger Discount" in the order! So stop on by "My Primitive Wares for Sale" and do some last minute shopping ! This sale will run through December 16th.

Be sure to check out my Etsy shop too! If you see something in there you would like to be included in the sale price.... I can do that too!

I will be getting these 3 mice in vintage dippers added to the picture trail or Etsy sometime today so if you are interested in any of them let me know! The price is $20.00 each plus shipping but with the 15% discount $17.00 each plus shipping! Everyone needs a mouse in the kitchen!

Friday, November 11, 2011

A trip to the Wool Shop!

Still winding down from last weeks home show!  Everything went real well and I was more than pleased with the turnout!  I took a couple of days off to do some much needed shopping and was more than pleased to meet up with Michele and Kathy at the wool shop, located at 240 Grant Street in Chambersburg, PA, to return their few items that did not sell.  Kathy works at this shop and every Thursday they have a hook-in where everyone is welcome and you can bring along anything you would like to work on!  They are open 10am to 10pm!  Just take a look at this inspiring place! As you enter the room there is a hospitality table with a beautiful rug hanging above it! Not sure who hooked it but it sure is a beauty! 
A wonderful Sheep rug hangs over a cute antique cupboard and lots of other goodies! Look at the wool nestled in there! 

You will find walls and walls of hand dyed wools in so many beautiful colors! 
A cute hooked mat that Kathy designed and I think she said she does sell the pattern! 

More wool and to the right.... a wall of needle punch patterns! I had to bring one of those home!

Here is Michele busy working on a new needle punch design! Two crows and a flower!  I'm sure she has it almost done by now! LOL  Right Michele!

This is Kathy working on her saltbox house rug!  Follow her blog to watch how quick she will finish this huge rug!  It is going to be soooooooooo pretty! 

This is Joann finishing off the edges of all these mats and chair pads!  Look how fast her hands are moving! LOL!!!   Love love love the primitive look of her work!  I need to find out if Joann has a blog!

And...........here is my chair pad that I finally got started! Now to keep working on it!  I do have some orders to finish up before that happens but at least it is started!  

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day one of Home Show!

10:00am rolled around real fast this morning while I was trying to finish up all those last minute things for the home show!  I was very disappointed when  I stepped out onto the porch to decorate my twig tree and the wind was blowing so hard!  Things were blowing over and I didn't want ornaments all through the yard so the tree stood bare today! Hopefully tomorrow will be a nice calm day!  Here are few shoots I managed to take!  Tomorrow I will take some pictures of all the different ornaments we have available!

The towels and stockings are made by my mom and the fabrics are prim perfect!

The antique bookcase holds bunny and summer things.... plus a basket of mice!

My new wool appliqued framed pictures, dried pineapples and some cute little ornaments made by my friend Michele.

An antique washstand holds the pinkeeps and above it hangs a spice rack.  Need to get more spice tins made up!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

1st Annual Primitive Christmas Home Show

My first home show will be held November 4th, 5th and 6th from 10am until 7pm on Friday and Saturday and 2pm to 6pm on Sunday! So to all my local friends bring your friends and stop on by! I'm busy creating lots of ornaments and painting some new wood pieces for the occasion!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

On Saturday I finished up with my outdoor shows for the year so now I can concentrate on my very first home show! I'm so excited to welcome everyone into my simple little home! I also wanted to share this awesome new pinkeep I have made using a pattern by Brenda Gervais! I simply love her work and have some new sewing rolls in the works as well! So mark your calendar and check out mapquest to see how far you need to come and enjoy a day in the country! My address is 1428 Mountain Road, Newburg, PA 17240!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

3 New Patterns Now Available!

For the past 3 weeks I have been dealing with a pain in my back! It would just come and go as it pleased and some days I found myself pushing to get things done! Well... today I think the doctor has figured out what my problem is! I'm getting older! LOL Along with that I was working real hard helping Jeff finish up a HUGE wholesale order of 180 wood appliance covers... yes! You read that right!!!!! 180 pieces that needed my special sanding technique applied! As Jeff would complete 20 or 30 at a time I would use the sander .................guess what it did to me after a week or two of evening sanding! Pulled the rhomboid muscle in my upper back! Not a fun thing! Just glad we found out what the problem is and I have a good excuse to take it easy! But....... not for long because these appliance covers are sitting in my garage, which by the way looks like a mini warehouse, waiting to be painted! I will post some pictures below! So yesterday I started working on patterns because typing at the computer is easy on the back! Finished up these 3 patterns which can be purchased right here on my side bar or at The Prim Pattern site or Crafty Avenue! The first one is A new Prim Pillow Pocket for Winter of a snowman holding a star overhead and the saying "Warm Winter Wishes"!
Next we have another Prim Pillow Pocket of a Pot of Penny Flowers!
4 different designs for Winter Time Ornaments! Two with stitched words which read "Warm Winter Wishes" and "Let it Snow", one with an appliqued snowman head and a mini snowman!
Now for the mini warehouse pictures! These are double stacked and we have 2 slice toaster covers, 4 slice toaster covers, toaster oven covers, Kitchen Aide mixer covers, coffee maker covers and some bread boxes! All waiting for me to paint! WOW.... my back hurts! LOL Take note to the Sweet Annie strung across the garage............I hung that clothesline myself which wasn't an easy chore.... if I recall I twisted my back a bit when trying to do that a couple of weeks ago!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Warm Winter Wishes Celebration from the OFG Etsy Team

The OFG Team on Etsy has begun the Warm Winter Wishes Celebration this morning. You can see all the wonderful new creations that will be added to our shops through out the morning by typing WWHOFG in the search bar or by "CLICKING HERE"! Here is a picture of the new "treasures" I've created for my shop!
You can find this framed picture which is a wool appliqued snowman holding a star overhead by CLICKING HERE!
A set of four mini pillow ornments. One is a 3"snowman and can be found HERE!
One of my original prim pillow pocket ornaments for Winter.... read all about it HERE!
A 6" patriotic snowman made from flannel and a wool appliqued flag pocket. I made this new "treasure" using a pattern by My Little Raggedy Blessings and you can read all about it HERE!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Lititz Craft Show Pictures

It was a perfect day for a show up until 3:40pm and then it started to rain! Lots of happy shoppers were out in the morning and well into the afternoon! Too bad we had to end it so abruptly with only 20 minutes to go! I was able to meet a couple more online friends which was real nice! I wanted to show these cupboards before I left for the show but was too busy to take the pictures so here they are in the booth! Jeff did a fine job making these using old 3 pane windows as the doors. One in New England red.....
One in Olde Ivory....
One in Mustard....
I usually don't get a good shot of the whole booth because we are still setting things up when the crowd begins but we got started by 5:00am and were done in good time this year!

This is what we were dealing with at 4:15.....Can you see the water running down the side of the curb?!?!? And this was a low point! Not fun standing in water up to your ankles with the thunder roaring! At one point these totes were floating! Luckily the wind did not pick up and destroy the tents! Despite the unhappy ending we had a great show and good time.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Craft Show Pictures

Pictures from the show on Saturday in Caledonia State Park! It was a rain free day with just a touch of humidity and lots of sunshine! The crowd was down a little from last year which wasn't a good thing for the afternoon hours but I had a nice relaxing day once we were all set up! I had 3 of my sisters and a niece with me so we had a great visit! I now know what I need to work on for the next show which is the Lititz Rotary Club in Lititz, PA! Here a few pictures I took of my wares!Love this window standing cupboard my hubsand made!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fall Fun at the Farmhouse!

The Fall Fun Celebration has begun with the OFG Etsy Team and will run through July 23rd! Be sure to stop by Etsy and check out all the new creations by the team. You can find the search link by clicking the picture on my right sidebar! Here are my 3 new items: a wood Harvest Door Greeter, A mouse in a Pumpkin Patch and Wool Appliqued Pocket Towel! CLICK HERE to see the listings in my shop!