Monday, December 12, 2011

Quick Change

I love our living room furniture we purchased back in June, but it needed a little pick me up.  I still had the pillows that came with it, I just hadn't found any toss pillows that I really loved yet.  A couple nights ago, I was staring at my living room wondering WHY I didn't like it.   I liked my furniture, my rug, my cabinets, antiques, everything...except the pillows!  I take that back, I do like them, but they were to matchy matchy on the sofas.  I scanned my room, and borrowed from other areas, and this is what I came up with.  It only took me about five minutes, and now I can use the original pillows on my leather chairs downstairs.  Change doesn't have to take a lot of time, or cost a lot of money. 
The proof is in the pictures...

This is my couch before.  I love the brown and creme tweed pillows, they just were too matchy matchy.  So I scanned the room.  Here's what I came up with... 

I left the brown herringbone pillows that match the couch.  I guess they are really more of a mocha, but anyway.  Then I borrowed this great wool blanket from the chair.  I had a couple of old blue ticking pillows tucked in a basket.  This one found a cozy home right here. 

The other blue ticking pillow got tossed on my loveseat with this cream throw.

I love the simple result and added color of the blue ticking.  If you aren't happy with a certain area of your home, try sprucing it up with simple things you may already have. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Garlands...a decorators best friend!

I use my basic burlap garland at home ALL the time!  This season I have gotten in a few variations of the burlap garland.

It is great on a tree or hung in a swag with greens, but there is so many more creative uses!  Here are some of my favorite ways to use it...

My go to way, around a chair with greenery and an ornament. Here I used the jute garland with a sprig of fresh greenery and a wax boot ornament. At home I have also done this for an Autumn themed dinner party with basic burlap garland and wild sunflowers.
Who is going to toss this wrapping in the waste friend of mine!

If you don't have a festive runner, turn one of yours over and simply lay the fabric garland of your choice down the center. Add a fun centerpiece, and you have a festive tablescape your guests (and you) will love!

In the shop, I usually use homespun to tie back the curtains. This was a nice change. You could also add a single ornament, sleigh bells, or greenery. Just get creative!  This can be used on any textile, not just burlap.  Use the basic burlap garland on a solid drapery for immediate contrast of colors and textures. 

Tis the Season

Tis the be busy that is! I am finally getting around to sharing some photos from the recent Christmas Gathering. It was wonderful! I am always thankful for a busy day, and the Gathering was no differnt. You could barely walk in here! Thank you to ALL of you! If you see something you can't live without, please inquire. You never know what I still have :) Hope you are enjoying this Holiday Season!!!
I love the look of the primitive flour sac pillows, folk art, and burlap.  This was probably my favorite area of the shop.   

 Medicine Cabinet $38, Handmade Wool Tree Skirt $45, Painted Box $42
This medicine Cabinet is so charming, it has lost lots of the silvering in the mirror...making it perfect!

I love this concrete table top birdbath, it is useful for so many things, $35.  Concrete Pumpkin, Cubbies $85. 

Red Wing Butter Churn, Nice Condition!  $225.   

Antique little leather book, repurposed as an ornament $5.50 each (green and red available) 

Felted Wool Santa on spring, so quirky and fun!  $58 

Red Metal Box with Lid, $32. 

All Bucket $28 with Lit Branch $21 

Large handmade Santa with sculpted clay face $145. 

Round Basket $45.  Star Light *sale* $12. 

Wax Cabins $9.50, green scoop $25, wood bowl $42. 

Vacated Bird House, best one I've had.  It is so charming in person,  $58. 

Santa with Mustard Suit, $95.  Gameboard, $85. 

Who doesn't love of a shelf full of ironstone?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sneak Peek at the Christmas Gathering!

It has been such a busy crazy couple months that I haven't been able to update my blog!  I am now busy getting ready for next weekends Christmas Gathering.  It is my favorite open house of the year, and this year is going to be the best one yet!  I have been hustling and bustling to find the most amazing folk art, santas, christmas decor, wool, and antiques.  Never before have I been so excited about the Christmas folk art! 

I hope you enjoy just a sampling of what will be offered at the Gathering. 

Christmas Gathering
Friday, November 11th 5:00-8:00
Saturday, November 12th 10:00-5:00

Friday, September 23, 2011

Poverty Hills Pumpkins

Make sure you stop by my Fall Open House Tomorrow, Saturday, September 24th from 10 til 5pm. I have in some amazing pumpkins, gourds and milo. Great for your fall decor!

If you didn't make it in to get your premier issue of Folk, I am sold out. These flew off the shelf! So far it has received great reviews! I will be ordering lots more with the next issue, so be sure to check back.

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Folk Magazine has Arrived!

The new Folk magazine has arrived!

Make sure to stop by and pick up a copy.
On page 25 you will see a mini interview between myself and Ben Ashby, Editor in Chief from Folk Magazine!

I met Ben early on in the beginning of the magazine. He thought my mom and I were perfect for Folk!
(we think so too!)

Thanks Ben!

In the interview both my blog and shop are mentioned!
My mom's blog is also mentioned and two of her photos are featured!
You can find my moms blog here:

Stop by and leave a comment, and tell her I sent you!

My front porch is all decorated and ready for fall so,
make sure to mark your calenders for this weekend!
I will be hosting a fall open house!
Friday 12:30 til 5:00
Saturday 10:00 til 5:00

Darling little childs rocker $38.00

I love these iron pumpkins! I have them in small,and large sizes.
They look great with a flicker candle behind them and can sit anywhere! You can use these all fall and even up to thanksgiving!
small: $14.00
large: $20.00

I also have in some fresh bittersweet and hedge apples!

My line of candles,potpourri, and pods are also a favorite this fall!
The pods look wonderful in a wooden bowl, dough bowl, or tote.

I have been selling out of them as fast as I get them in the shop, so make sure you pick yours up this weekend! 

These wonderful pine cone garlands can take you right in until Christmas!
I am using mine as a valance over my burlap curtains.
You can add berry picks or bittersweet for fall and fresh evergreens for Christmas and winter.
A great buy at $22.00

I also have a few concrete pumpkins left.

A new shipment of Ellie's soaps are making the shop smell wonderful!

Remember if there is something you are interested in please contact me as I can ship anywhere!

See you this weekend!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Harvest Gathering

Thanks to all of you that came out to my annual Harvest Gathering! It was such a beautiful day and we had a wonderful turnout!

My front porch was all decorated for fall.....I even sold the basket off my front door to one lucky costumer!

Inside I was bursting with fall garland, floral picks, candles, folk art, and my usual collection of primitives.

one of my dough bowls is a great place for folk art pumpkins!

you will be able to find concrete pumpkins and table top birdbaths by Green Horse at my shop

my garage was also open with lots of goodies!

I love these barn shutters!
They now belong to Cammie....maybe I will see them again at the Junk Bonanza!

Dawn and I taking a break!
Hold on to that money bag Dawn!!

Dawn has some awsome apothecaries in her booth!

Paula from Red Door Primitives always has wonderful folk art dolls!

Eva and Mark have lots of wonderful primitives!

Sarah and her daughter Lucy from Brown Dog Studio had lot to choose from  to make your own sterling jewlery.
Did you know Lucy has her own fan club?
She will help you customize your own necklace, or braclet.

My Neighbor Kaydra from The Goods, had her open house. Kaydra will specialize in vintage finds.

Todd  always has wonderful vintage finds and florals. Todd will soon be opening up a new antique mall here in Lincoln soooo watch for further details!

we also enjoyed food from Totally Nuts

music from

Burnt Biskits
(click on the link to listen)

Again thanks to all my vendors!

The Goods
Red Door Primitives
Cool and Collected
Totally Nuts
Burnt Biskits
Brown Dog Studio
Country Crow Primitives
Jenny Zeilenger
Christina Wright
Mary Helen
Lynn Weidel
and to all my customers!