Friday, December 23, 2011


This is going to be my last post until after New Years so that I can spend all of my time with family and friends. But before I go, I wanted to do one last picture post of some wonderful goodies that I received from my friend Mary of Marmmies Mammy's on Wednesday....WOW...a huge box of goodies, to be more specific....

This pic is of some adorable (and great smelling) gingers that Mary made for me. I LOVE them!! I decided to display them in an old colander with my ginger candle and some wonderful fixins that Mary also sent to me that were made by Traci of York Mountain Primitives. There is an assortment of little goodies in the fixins but I especially love the little wax gingers. The fixins smell divine!! Thanks for giving me the idea of how to use the fixins and gingers, Mary. I love the way it turned out :-)

And, as if that wasn't enough, Mary's generosity continues with this adorable Santa that has definitely won my heart. Mary is a very talented prim artist with a real keen eye for detail! My picture does not do him justice, but check this out....

She also sent me a tin of these delicious Chocolate Cherry cookies that she baked. The tin was full....heehee....that is before Mr. Wonderful spied them. Needless to say, he loves them and so do I...heehee!

Is that all, you ask? No...Mary's generous nature continues.....

I bought a faux feather tree this fall at Hobby Lobby with every intention of making some wool penny ornies for it but ran out of time before the holiday. What else is new, right? Well, Mary knew my intentions and sent me this BEAUTIFUL bundle of hand dyed wool from Margie of Hungry Hook Primitives. For once, I am glad that I am lagging behind...this wool will make some beautiful ornies, don't you think?

And last, Mary sent me this Paula Dean recipe journal that is just awesome! Now I love Paula Dean but won't confess to being in her league when it comes to cooking but now I have a great place to keep some of my cooking stories and favorite recipes.

Thank you so much, Mary, for your very generous gifting. I truly love all of the wonderful gifts you sent. The one I value the most...our special friendship.

And thank you to all of my customers and friends I have made since I started blogging in March of this year. Each one of you are very special to me and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Sunday, December 18, 2011


I am so thankful for some of the wonderful people I have met since I began blogging back in March. I have formed some great friendships that are very special to me. I would like to share some of the gifts my thoughtful friends have sent my way this season and also add a few more pictures of some of my favorite Christmas things I display during the holiday.

My dear friend Kim, from Old Road Primitives made the star with the christmas greens and cute santa mouse. She also sent me the make-do snowman nodder (made by Sweet Bear Creek Whims) and the beautiful dishtowel, potholder and dish cloth (which I already used before I took pictures.....BWAAAAAA!) for my new kitchen. Thank you soooo much Kim, I really love everything!!

These sweet ornaments were handmade by Joyce, a special friend from The Bears Blog
Thanks so much Joyce. I have already added them to my tree and they are adorable!!

And from my sweet friend, Celia of Honey Bear Candles and Crafts. She sent me lots of yummy smelling goodies that she makes and sells out of her online shop. You can check out her shop by clicking HERE She sent my favorite cinnabun melts cinnabun oil and room spray as well as pumpkin spice oil and room spray and also some orange clove sliceable melts. She also sent me a night light tart warmer (I am sorry that I don't have a pic of it.) and it is great!! My entire house smells wonderful and I thank you Celia for your generous gift. You really need to check out all the great items that Celia carries in her shop. You won't be disappointed. Her scents are divine!

This is one of my newest Christmas "goodies" that I acquired from Jody of Sweet Bear Creek Whims. She does beautiful work and you can see some of her items by clicking HERE

As you have probably figured out by now, I have this thing for snowmen. This is another one that I just couldn't do without. This cute little guy was purchased from the The Old Cupboard Door. To visit her etsy shop, click HERE

I love these little guys. They are just prim perfect! They were made by Tammy of Rock River Stitches

This is my favorite part of our main bathroom. The sink is made using an
antique oak dresser. I love decorating it for the holidays.

These last few pictures of a few more of my favorite snowmen.

I acquired the three snowmen in the vintage quilted stocking last year from Ahlcoopedup and it is still one of my favorite things!

Well, if you made it this far then maybe I didn't put you to sleep with boredom.....BWAAAAAAAAAA! Thanks so much for taking the time to share some of my special holiday pics! Merry Christmas to you and your families!!!

holiday hugs!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!I have been doing some decorating the past few days and I thought I would share a few pics of some of my favorite things.

Although it is hard to tell in the picture, all of the ornaments that I won in the OFG giveaway a couple of weeks ago are displayed on this tree.

This tree is in my kitchen by the back door. I love using the dried orange slices on my trees. When the lights shine through the oranges they are really beautiful. On the plus side....they are so easy to make.

The wall box is also in my kitchen. I added a little greenery, some lights and a very prim little snow girl for a festive touch.

This is an antique drawer that I painted and distressed, hung over my window that is now a wall box. I love filling it with my favorite things.

This is one of my favorite snowmen....notice the littler mouser (heehee!)

And finally....a picture of some snowmen I made a couple of years ago from a Kentucky Primitives pattern. Love those snowmen!!!

I also wanted to show you some pics of the goodies I recently won from a giveaway at WHITE SHEEP FARM. I was so excited when the box arrived yesterday. A hooked wool candlemat that is absolutely wonderful. My picture does not do it justice and for that I apologize. It is really beautiful!

Three gingerbread men that are prim perfect and smell divine. (I added the box and greenery to display them.)

And as if that wasn't enough, there was also a Yankee candle, scented what else but gingerbread, that didn't take me long to light and enjoy.

This is a pic of everything I received displayed in my kitchen next to my dried orange/gingerbread men tree. Thanks so much Teri for hosting the fun giveaway. I just love everything and am blessed to get to know you.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my Christmas decor.


holiday hugs,

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Be sure and visit Salmon Falls Prims and check out the new giveaway going on right now. Sara has put together a ton of great Christmas goodies for some lucky person to win. Feeling HERE and you will be taken to her wonderful blog where you can get yourself signed up. This giveaway ends on December 8th so don't delay.


Holiday hugs,

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Jenn from over at Bittersweet Primitives makes wonderful Santa dolls.  If you haven't seen any of her dolls before, you need to be hopping right over there and checking them out.  She has generously included one of her Santas in a special giveaway that will end on December 14th.  Dont wait too long and miss out!  Click HERE to be taken to Bittersweet.

holiday hugs!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


WOO HOO.....Teri, of WHITE SHEEP FARM is hosting an awesome giveaway right now.  Not just one giveaway but two!!!  And....if she reaches 300 followers before the deadline, she will draw another giveaway winner.  You get to choose one gingerbread themed giveaway or a snowman themed giveaway complete with hooked candle mats that are just AWESOME.

Don't wait or you will miss out on this one.  Teri will be drawing two winners on December 2nd.  You can find all the info and pictures of the  giveaways at:

Thanks, Teri, for offering this wonderful wintertime giveaway!!!


hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


WOO all I could say when I found out that I won eight of the hand-did ornaments from the Old Farmhouse Gathering Trim A Tree Giveaway. I could hardly believe that the German Twig that I bought last year for my livingroom would actually have some awesome ornaments on it this year. It was a little sparse last year....ha! Here are all the pics of the ornies that came in the mail this past week:

A beautiful hand painted santa ornie made from a banana gourd. Visit Jody at  to see more of her wonderful work.

A wonderful handpainted wooden mitten ornament. Visit Jody at  to see more of her handpainted works of art.

A beautiful handpainted wooden Silent Night Snowman. Visit Becky at to see more of her great workmanship.

A one of a kind Christmas globe with an exquisite winter santa sleigh scene that has been handpainted. The detail is unbelievable. Visit Raggedy Jan at  

Faux Christmas Candles (I received 6) that look amazingly realistic. Visit Lucy at to see more of her wonderful creativity.

Delicate ribbon and beaded work keepsake ornaments. Visit Nancy at to see more of her wonderful hand-did items.

An adorable little mini Christmas mouse done in Christmas colors. And, of course, everyone knows that I have a very soft spot for mice :-) Visit Linda at to see more of her hand-dids and to get your own Christmas mouser.

A beautiful, delicate lace and button keepsake ornament. Visit Susan at

Big hugs and smiles to all of the artists of the OFG for their generous donations to the Trim a Tree
Giveaway.  And thanks for stopping by to see all of these great goodies!!



Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Thank you so much to everyone who joined in on the Craft show giveaway. I enjoyed reading each and every comment and appreciate your support during our 1st Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Show. I truly have the most wonderful blogging friends and customers.

For this giveaway, I did it the old fashioned way, and my Mr. Wonderful picked the following names for the three giveaways:

1st Prize goes to Jessica @ Blessings in the Country who chose Giveaway #2.

2nd Prize goes to Sue from Mouse who chose Giveaway #3

3rd Prize goes to Eve from Lee Hill Primitives who receives Giveaway #1


Please be sure to send me your mailing information so I can get your packages shipped.

hugs and smiles,

Monday, November 14, 2011


First of all, TDIPT MERCANTILE is having their HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE GIVEAWAY!!! Stop by their blog and check out all of the great creations donated by their wonderful, talented artists for this event. It is easy, peasy to get your name entered and lots of chances you can earn for extra entries. The drawing for this event will be held on Sunday, November 27th. Make sure to stop by before then and check it out. You will be glad you did!!

Also, my giveaway is ending tomorrow, Nov. 15th. Be sure to get your name in before it is too late. There will be three different prize winners.

God Bless and thanks for stopping by.


Friday, November 4, 2011


Be sure to stop by Old Road Primitives and check out the awesome giveaways that Kim is offering in celebration of the Old-Fashioned Online Craft Show to be held November 11th - 13th. She is offering not 1, not 2 but 3 very generous giveaways:

1. $50.00 in paypal money

2. 6 e-patterns of your choice from ORP.

3. Kim's new creation "WINTER THYME FUN - SLEDDING MICE. (Picture shown above.)

You have until November 13th to sign up so hurry....maybe you will be one of the lucky winners!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


It's giveaway time at the farm again! In celebration of our first Old-Fashioned Online Craft Show to be held November 11th - 13th, I am offering three giveaways.

Giveaway #1 is a cute 11" snowman made from a Sweet Meadows Farm pattern. He is made of aged osnaburg and wears denim bib overalls, a black/white checked homespun shirt and a red plaid homespun scarf. He has a blue stocking cap on his head and his face is hand embroidered. He has a light dusting of super fine glitter and is securely attached to a wooden base.

Giveaway #2 includes an adorable 6.5" battery operated candle in a prim black iron holder; a bag of yummy spicy orange fixins and three granny's sugar cookie tart melts that smell good enough to eat.

Giveaway #3 includes a 4" battery operated candle and a cute little mouser peeking out of a snowman bag made of wool felt with needle-felted features. It would look awesome hanging from a peg rack or the knob of an old cupboard. for the rules....

1. Leave a comment on this post only with your contact information. You do not have to be a follower to enter but it would be nice. This giveaway is open to all of my Canadian friends.

2. If you make a purchase during the craft show, you will get another entry.

3. If you do a blog post about the giveaway, you will receive another entry.

That's it!!! Giveaway will end on Nov. 15th. I will draw three names. The first name drawn will have first choice of the giveaways, then the second name and so on.

Good luck!!!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Each year on the blessed night of Christmas Eve, the mousers and their children make the long trip deep into the woods to The Great Tree.

Here all of the animals of the forest will congregate. The ground is a blanket of new fallen snow and the air is filled with the magic of sound as they sing their beautiful carols to honour The Child born that very night so long ago.

Up for your consideration is a five-piece Mouser gathering which includes a prim decorated tree complete with mini lights. All of the mice are made of aged osnaburg and are dressed in quilt shop quality fabrics. Their faces are needle-sculpted, eyes are black seed beads, ears of aged wool felt and whiskers of sisal. Their tails are rusty wire and they all have on spectacles made of rusty wire.

Pa Mouser is 7.5 inches tall to the top of his black wool felt hat. He wears a coat of black flannel and a scarf of red/black striped homespun.

Ma Mouser is 6.5 inches tall. She wears a coat of black flannel. Her coordinating red scarf and red/green striped skirt are made of homespun.

Lil' Tim is 5 inches tall. He wears a coat made of black flannel. His scarf is red homespun and he has black ear muffs to keep him toasty warm.

Tess is also 5 inches tall. She wears a black flannel jacket and coordinating red/tan mini-checked skirt and red scarf.

The tree is approximately 12 inches tall to the top of the rusty star.  It is adorned with rusty bells, homespun ties and mini-lights. I am also including the vintage glitter drape snow to aide you in creating this wynter-thyme gathering.

If you should feel "needful" of this "SIMPLE CHRISTMAS TRADITION", please email me at .

Thank you so much for stopping by!



Oct. 27th...I am sorry, but I am no longer taking orders for this gathering.



Sunday, October 16, 2011


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Hi, Ladies!
Please "Save the Date" for the weekend
of November 11th, 12th & 13th
for ORP's
"Old Fashioned Online Christmas Craft Show"!
Please join us for this very Unique & Special Event!
Meet some very talented artists!
You will have the opportunity to purchase
some unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind items!
The "Best" part of all is you don't even have to leave your home!
Shop online from home!
Below you will find a list of all of our 
"Christmas Craft Show" Participants...
Looking forward to seeing you then!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011


I went out to the mailbox today expecting the usual know what I am referring to.....boring bills and junk mail.  Wow...was I surprised when I saw a manilla envelope addressed to me.  It was from Sue, a wonderfully talented quilt designer that I recently had the pleasure of doing some custom work for.

She sent me this amazing pattern for one of her Halloween wall hangings.  Here is a close-up of the finished item.

These are works of art when they are completed and making them even more SPECIAL are the  buttons that are included with each pattern for use in the quilt.  Here is a picture of the buttons that come with "A Spell Gone Wrong".

Aren't they just the cutest buttons for Halloween you've ever seen!  She also sent me the cutest fall bookmark made with a real leaf pressed into plastic.  What a unique idea!

Thank you soooo much, Sue, for your kind gesture and generosity!  I am humbled and blessed to have met someone so special.  Sue designs these quilted works of art and wholesales from her website  Mouse Blankets.  If you would like to find a retailer of her patterns near you, visit her website at for this and more information. 

In the near future, I will post pictures of the finished wallhanging:0)  Have a great weekend!!!