Friday, December 13, 2013

Changing hours for the Winter

Just a note to let you know we are changing our hours for the winter.  Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sunday, November 24, 2013

What a wonderful Christmas Open House we had

Thanks so much to everyone who was able to come yesterday and today- we were so busy all day!  By the time I got a few pictures, so much was already gone

I loved making these signs, which is a good thing since I need to make more

we got in some new candle scents this week- Nutmeg and Chutney is my favorite and Orange Clove smells so good for Christmas time

 Santa bear and his candy cane, and those are our new candle boxes perfect for greens and a grubby candle.  And the cutest little cross stitch

 I love the new farm table Clay made.  It's 6' long and has a distressed pine top, the legs are beautiful



 This is the cutest gingerman my friend Gloria made for me.  Gloria, Vicky, and Heather have Olde Green Cupboard Designs and they are 3 very talented ladies- they design fabric and patterns and Heather makes the most adorable mohair critters you have ever seen. Gloria has the gingers for sale on her site - order one before they all run away!

  This stocking is made from wool and has a little snowman cross stitch

This is my favorite bench, it is much darker in person- the flash on my camera made everything look brighter than it is


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Christmas Open House

Hope you will join us for our Christmas Open House, Saturday November 23rd. Can't wait 'till you see the Christmas goodes we are working on!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Fall Y'all

Lot's of new fall wools and thread in the shop.  I love the old cellar table, it still has traces of the original pumpkin colored paint on the apron and drawer.

and more wool...

and more wool...
and threads...
and a nice old pie safe


Saturday, September 14, 2013

For the love of thread....

I got my order of Valdani over-dyed threads in yesterday. How can such a small thing make you so happy... I had the best time today with it!  Such beautiful fall colors.  Come get some for your fall projects.




And, I have over-dyed floss coming in next week for all those wonderful primitive cross-stitch projects on your list.  These threads are by The Gentle Art and they are wonderful also.

I have been busy working on mine!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fall Pocket

Punch needle pocket I finally finished.  I have some wild black-eyed susans drying that will be pretty tucked inside.  Wish I could find some bittersweet around here, maybe I can order some!


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Primitive Dry Sink- new in the shop

This one is really old and has great patina.  


it has a removable copper liner

this is the top with the liner out-- really pretty either way!


Sunday, June 30, 2013

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Farmhouse Table

Summer in Florida is just to dang hot for gardening.  I said I wasn't going to buy one more plant this year since the weeding and watering is just too much.... but I never can resist the cone flowers

This is a pretty farmhouse table Clay built for a customer, and she got to pick it up yesterday

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Time spent in the garden...

I got these new cone flowers today and they are so pretty.  They are called Big Sky, they are tall and the prettiest color- dark pink and the stems are almost black

                                                            a big urn of geraniums

                                                                  angels among us.....
                                                      black eyed susan's everywhere
and a little Red, White & Blue


Thursday, May 16, 2013


The flowers on the shop porch are looking really good



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Healthy Smoothies

We started making smoothies a few years ago to try and be healthier and feel better.  A few months ago our blender broke after about 3 years of daily use.  Not wanting to wait for shipping to get a new one, we bought a Vitamix at a local retail store and couldn't be happier with it.  To make a fruit and veggie smoothie you need an emulsifying blender so it will pulverize everything and not leave pieces and chunks like a regular blender will- nothing is worse than drinking a big chunk of spinach leaf!  Trust me the expensive one's are well worth the money- the Vitamix is super fast and gets every little piece.  Here is the recipe we make every day:

1/2 c 100% cranberry juice (you can use water- we just like cranberry juice)
1 cup Voskos greek yogurt- I use the Greek Honey flavor, it doesn't have added sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, & allspice)
handful baby carrots
handful grape tomatoes or 1 regular tomato
about 1/3 small sweet potato, peeled and cut in a few pieces
1 cup red seedless grapes
1/2 to 1 cup strawberries- take the caps off
broccoli florets- about 1 1/2 to 2 cups
2 or 3 big handfuls spinach
1/2 bag frozen blueberries or about 1 1/2 cups- fresh in season
1/2 bag frozen pineapple or 1/2 a fresh pineapple
1 apple - cored

Put everything in the blender except the frozen fruit and blend for a few minutes until smooth, add a little more liquid if needed. Then add the frozen fruit and blend a few more minutes.  This pretty well packs the blender and makes 4 big glasses.   Other fruits I use in season that really give a good flavor are raspberries, cherries, blackberries, peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe- Just be careful as some fruits will overpower, like if you put too much cantaloupe, that is all you will taste. I try to buy US fruits and veggies, but that is not always so easy.  I usually use frozen blueberries and pineapple, and they don't loose any nutrients by freezing. The blueberries, grapes, and apples are what add the sweetness- so you can add more or less depending on how sweet you want your juice. I also wash all my fresh fruits and veggies really good.

Cooked veggies loose most of their super powers so this is the best way to get the raw stuff you need. Cinnamon is a top antioxidant, with anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.  It has been shown to help with glucose and digestion.  Cloves are beneficial against muscle pain & arthritis.  Ginger can rev your metabolism and promote circulation.  It's also been shown to help lower blood pressure and can reduce nausea, it's anti-viral and can help lower cholesterol.  But start with just a little because the cinnamon and ginger can overpower the flavor if you get too much and make your juice hot and spicy.  Pineapple contains bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory, which aids digestion and helps with sinus congestion.  And of course you can never get enough spinach and broccoli! 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Early American Pewter Cupboard

This is a new piece in the shop today, an antique pewter cupboard.  It dates back to the early 1800's.  It has a bonnet top with huge dovetails on the top, and the drawers are also dovetailed.  You turn the knobs to open the doors.  It's in very good condition.

and here's a picture where you can see the sides a little better