Monday, February 25, 2013


I know I have been missing for  while from blogger but I have plenty to share with you in an effort to catch up.

First of all, I owe a very big thank you to LECIA of FARMHOUSE PRIMS for an unsuspected RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS.  Back before Christmas she made a beautiful Mr. and Mrs. Santa set that I happened to see on her blog and I fell in love with them.  Well, beings it was that time of year, I reluctantly passed on them knowing that I still had lots of Christmas shopping to do for some very special people.  Well gosh....I went to the door the other day and there to my surprise was this big box.  Hmmm....the first thought that entered my head was that I hadn't ordered anything lately.  Well, oh my word, was I surprised when I opened the box and found the Mr. and Mrs. that I had drooled over months before laying in this box.  Sweet Lecia had thought of me in such a special way and now I can give the sweet couple a forever home.  Thank you soooooo much Lecia!  I am so touched by your sweet act of kindness.  Of course, I love them and will cherish them.

I also received a package from VICKY of PAINTSPOTS AND SPLINTERS this week.  I was blessed to win her sweet Rosabelle springtime bunny.  She is just adorable and I love her hot pink bow!!!  Makes me long for springtime thats for sure.  To my surprise, Vicky had included a couple other goodies in the box as well.  A tube of Sunshine Daisy body cream (which I smells so good) and also the cutest little plant stake.  Thank you so much Vicky...your work is amazing and you certainly spoiled me!

Aren't they just the cutest!!!!  I hope you will take some time and stop by Vicky's etsy store and view all of her adorable handpainted items.  You can find them HERE

From time to time, I have had customers who share pics with me of how they decorate with their prim purchases and I thought I would share this one with you.  Jillian purchased my sweet springtime bunny, Winifred, which was listed on etsy and here is the pic she was sweet enough to send to me.......

Thanks so much for sharing, Jillian!  She looks right at home among your wonderful collection!

I have just listed a new pinkeep on etsy that I wanted to share....

 This cute little keep would be the perfect gift for the pinkeep collector or would be great snuggled into that little cubby or sitting atop that prim shelf.  The keep is made of vintage drab green wool from an army blanket and is filled with crushed walnut shells to keep those pins and needles sharp.  There is also a vintage civil war era "bone" button attached.  If you are interested, you will find the link to my etsy shop on my right-hand sidebar.  If you do not have an etsy account, feel free to email me with any questions at

Also, (this has been a busy month...ha) I have just joined a new etsy selling group called FOLKART AND PRIMITIVES.     I hope you will stop by and get acquainted with this wonderful group of artists.  Be watching as we will be having our first giveaway in just a few days.  To find us on etsy, just type FAAP in your etsy search bar.

AND LAST, I am so excited to say that I have joined a very talented group of artists from  
EARLY WORK MERCANTILE and will be listing some new goodes on March 1st.  I hope you will plan to stop by and take a peek at all the wonderful artists and their beautiful handiwork.  I will have some new goodies for you...mice of course.....maybe an Amish mouser or two and some sheep with their prim carts.




Sheila said...

Wow Carol you sure have had things going on! Lecia is definitely a sweet and generous friend. I've been blessed with her thoughtfulness several times.
How exciting for you to be in another group too. You'll busy, busy that's for sure.
Have a wonderful day,

Ann said...

Lecia is wonderful blog friend. I LOVE her bonnets and am the proud owner of several. Can't wait to go check out your new items. ~Ann

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Seeing what everyone is making for Spring gets me so excited! I love to look at Etsy shops from the ladies we blog with. And you make the sweetest creations! Happy Spring creating my friend!

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Am patting myself on the back, I now own that pin keep!!! :-) Cute stuff Carol!

jennifer768 said...

Spring can not come fast enough for me.LOL!Such a kind thing for Lecia to do,she such a sweet lady.Love your goodies from Vicky as well,another awesome talented lady.Can't wait to your new goodies.Hugs,Jen

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Carol, oh my, such sweet goodies you received, great......I adore your pin keep, love it so, prim perfect.......So happy for you to join in on the Mercantile, great for you ........Hope Spring is on it's way real soon, Hugs Francine.

Kays Kids said...

How exciting to receive those lovely parcels in the mail. I hope you enjoy the new groups you have linked to.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

What wonderful goodies you have received lately! I love your little pinkeep too! Congrats on joining those two wonderful groups!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

WOOHOO, You sure did get wonderful,awesome goodies from our blogging friends. I LOVE the pinkeep and having him holding the carrot and the buttons with the pins......SO darn CUTE!
I LOVE, LOVE him!!!!!
Have a wonderful night,

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Carol, I am so glad Mr.and Mrs. Santa has such a wonderful home! Congratulations on your wonderful winnings from Vicky. And can't wait to see what you will be listing on EWM and the other prim group. Love your wonderful pinkeep, you make such awesome things. You are truly blessed with an awesome talent. hugs, Lecia

Cindi said...

Oh how special of Lecia, she is so sweet to do that for you! I have been dreaming of getting one of her prairie dolls for about a year now and I finally bought one, she does just amazing work!
Love the things from Vicky too!
Great update!
Be blessed,

Mary said...

I love your new treasures Carol.....Lecia is such a very generous soul and such a sweet and wonderful friend. How lucky are you to receive Mr & Mrs.Santa that you were wanting....And Rosabelle is just the cutest springtime bunny ever. Vicky is another sweet and generous soul..always giving. It just goes as saying Blogging friends are the best! Wishing you great success with all your new adventures...and looking forward to seeing your new creations.....Hugs Mary

Margaret said...

Everything is so terrific! Maggie

Vicky said...

Oh what a WONDERFUL surprise from Lecia! I don't know her very well but I think it's time I change that!
Looks like Rosabelle is happy in her new home! I'll have to stop by and look at your new teams, too. That Pin Keep is ADORABLE! I'm starting to fall in love with those sweet creations!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Carol. It's always so nice to see photos of your work, and to take some time to talk to you. You received some very nice gifts from blogger friends, indeed.
Good Luck with your two new groups.

Theresa said...

What a wonderful surprise to get in the mail. I think the Mr and Mrs Claus will be very happy living with you. What Vicky sent you was sweet too. How do you win so many giveaways....LOL....I need some of your good mojo. ;0)