Thursday, December 30, 2010

Our "Oh Thank Heavens, it's 2011" Sale starts Saturday!!!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday...can you believe it's almost 2011! Where did 2010 go?? It seems like it was just a blurr and now it's time to start a whole new year!!

I feel like we've been closed FOREVER...with Christmas and then the BIG snowfall all last weekend...but the weather will be in the 60's this weekend and we will finally be open once again! We'll have a storewide sale this weekend only...details further down...

A couple of new things to share and show though for now...

The February 2011 issue of Early American Life arrived and will be in the shop for this weekend...$4.99 for the issue. This one has some really good on hooked rugs written by Edyth O'Neill, a great article on North Carolina Moravian Figural bottles, restoring a 1700's stone farmhouse, rumford fireplaces, new life for old buildings, plus lots more! If you need a copy held for you....just let me know!

The next "Down the Maiden's Path" pattern will be in the shop this weekend..."Crystal" is the January maiden....a fun project to do while we wait for Spring to arrive! I'm working on kits now. Cross your fingers...I might have some done by the weekend as well! Pattern price is $6.95 and the kit price (which includes the pattern) is $28.00. Wow members get special pricing on the kit for $25.00.

Now for the "particulars" of our's for one weekend only, January 1st and

10% off storewide - the regular stuff
20% off Christmas merchandise (including all christmas patterns for wool applique, stitchery, and punchneedle)
50% off All Keepers of the Light jar candles (current stock only)

Yall have a Happy New Years...hope to see you!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Just a quick post tonight...I got home from Texas on Tuesday and have been holiday baking for the last couple of days! It just doesn't seem like Christmas if you don't have some holiday home baked goodies to eat!

This is our last weekend to be open before the "big day" next Saturday... we will be open until 6pm both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Don't forget, we have gift certificates available for any amount! And lots of great things for $10 and less. Perfect for stocking stuffers, treats for your neighbors, or just a little something extra for yourself!

I also wanted to let all of our customers know that we will not be open the Sunday after Christmas.

So....If we don't get a chance to see you this weekend, we hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday and we'll see you when we reopen on Jan. 1st! (Our "Oh Thank Heavens for 2011" sale will start that day! Details coming soon...)

Stay warm....Lisa/Shawn

Monday, December 6, 2010

Winter has hit the South!! (updated Wednesday 8th)

Oh my gosh it's cold here....19 for the low tonight and in the mid 30's for tomorrow...North Carolina is considered the "south", right?
I have to go back to Houston to check on my mom for a week and I'll be leaving Wednesday.... so I won't be in the shop this weekend. (I'm leaving it in the capable hands of Shawn and Sue!) At least by the weekend, I'll be back to temperatures in the 70's...yea!

There are a bunch of new patterns coming in that will be here for the weekend! A new cross stitch or two and some new punchneedle patterns...

These first four patterns are new winter designs by Country Stitches...all punchneedle patterns...I especially love the sheep and winter stocking design! They all are $11.95 each...(WOW discount applies!).

This is a new cross-stitch pattern...two cute little christmas pinkeeps...$9.95

This pattern has a little cross-stitch pinkeep, a punchneedle sewing box and a little tomato made from wool...$9.95

And lastly...two more cute punchneedle patterns...$9.95 each. The first pattern is new to the shop...and the second pattern we've had in the past but sold out. They both make adorable little "purse" pockets...

Plus...I ordered about 20 other punchneedle patterns...all best we'll be well stocked!

I put together kits on the Candy Canes and Gingerbread runner...after filling the orders, there are a few left and they will be at the shop this weekend. Kit price, which includes the pattern and everything you need is $29.95 (WOW discount applies!). If you want one and can't make it to the shop, just let me know!

I dyed a bunch a great textured reds and greens today, plus a few other colors we were low on...come take a look if you are needing something to finish that christmas project!

Stay warm and I'll see everyone when I get back!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Is it Friday already??

Oh my is Friday already! I'm sorry to say...there won't be alot of pictures in this update...and I'll try and not to get tooooo wordy with what all new is coming into the shop this weekend!

We've got some great old primitive smalls coming in...some for only this weekend (cuz I've got my eye on one or two as christmas presents for me!)...

1) Mass. made (not extremely old) spoon rack/candle box. Great black/green over red paint. At the bottom, it has a door that drops down, above that is a candle box and then a place for pewter/silver spoons up top. 29" high by 14" wide. It can either sit or hang...$85.00

2)Nice old firkin...small one! 6 1/2" of the stack size. Wire bail handle...all tacks on the has its original surface (never painted)...$125.00

3)Shoo fly cover...this is a real one, not "made up" from something else. Nice original green paint on the knob handle...$50.00

4)Bail handled pantry box...mid to late 1800's with it's original windsor green painted surface...$250.00

5) Yellow ware butter mold...this is a nice larger early one...with sheath of wheat design on the inside...$50.00

6) Nice stoneware pitcher with cobalt decoration. Not an "oldie"... but if you collect Crocker and Springer pieces..this would fit right in! (I'd almost think it was one of theirs but it doesn't have any markings.) About 10" tall...$25.00

Not pictured....

7) Really nice BIG bread board...much better than most...all heavy heart pine..really pretty handle...overall size is 19" x 32"...$125.00

8) Excellent hand painted gameboard...signed and dated A.D.Adams, Jacksonville, NC, 1942. Great americana colors of red/white and blue...condition is wonderful...$225.00

(There's a realy cool country store counter top pie safe coming in next weekend! Came out of the mountains of Virginia...all solid oak and a nice smaller size. Be great in someone's country kitchen!)

I think that's it for the old stuff!

Just in today...the new edition of the Wool Street Jounal! Haven't even had a chance to turn the pages to see what's inside yet...$8.00 per copy (WOW discount applies!)

Teatowels are back in, green/cream and black/cream. All in the "tea-dyed" colors...$3 each

Our first order of Cooke Tavern Soups have come in! Always makes a great winter meal and quick to put together! All of our favorites...Yankee Doodle Chicken Noodle, Barn Raising Vegetable (fantastic when you add stew meat to it!),Candlelight Corn Chowder, Broccoli Cheddar Chowder...and two new ones this year...Henna Marie's Cheddar Potato and Mi Madre Maria's Chicken Tortilla soup. Each Package makes a big batch...$6.95 each.

Vicki Wallace made us some more little treasures for the shop...her christmas mice have been selling as fast as she can make them! We'll have a few more of those little guys, along with some other surprises! Come and see what we bring in!

Hmm...let see...a couple of new bolts of fabric...civil war blues will be coming in...some new patterns, more new dyed wool colors...hand made wool Santa stockings and candle mats, and I'm sure some other goodies that I can't remember right now!

And if you didn't catch the picture at the top & right...the kits for "Holly" (the December Maiden) will be ready this weekend! $28 for the complete kit (WOW price is $25).

Guess I better get back to working on kits before I go to bed! Yall have a great weekend and come see us if you get out and around!