Thursday, April 28, 2011

Finally....the storms are gone! (updated Saturday afternoon...)

Hello to all....time for a quick update before I get back to dying wool....
Hopefully today finds you save and sound...awful storms around here today....part of that system that went through Alabama. We were fortunate terrible tornados like we had two weeks ago.

We just received a call from Judy Condon...her new book, "The Spirit of Country" will be shipping in two weeks! I am taking a list of names now for those of you would definitely want a copy when they if you are wanting one, just let me know! (I already know who some of you are!!) Book price is $24.95 (WOW price is $22.45)

(Friday evening....)

Just got home from spending all day at the big Liberty Antique show here in Liberty, NC....
Here's a pic of the goodies coming into the shop this weekend! (A couple of pieces will only be at the shop until Sunday if they don't sell...then they are coming home with us! We have a rule...everything we buy has to go into the shop for at least one weekend no matter why we bought it!)

(If you want to see any of the goodies up close...just click on the will be really big!)

1) Rare 1 gallon size, 3 stripe southwestern PA preserve crock...excellent condition...there is a very old and very tight hairline crack in the back...$150.00

2)Large circa 1830-1880 dry measure...measures 14" in diameter and about 8" tall....great square nails and heavy construction...$45

3) 4 gallon cobalt decorated crock...most likely Ohio or surrounding area...very old tight hairline which is hard to see....great size and price to be able to add to your crock collection without spending a fortune! $65.00

4)2 gallon Gardiner Stoneware salt glazed crock with rare incised swan decoration...from Maine...circa 1870-1880...excellent condition...$120.00

5)One Weekend only...extremely rare and highly desirable 6 gallon S. Hart, Fulton NY, double bird crock. Beautiful condition...12 1/2" high...$895.00 (Went home in our collection)

6) Beautiful antique sampler...looks to be done on silk...double alphabet along with a verse...signed by Mary Crofsman, age 11, and dated 1812. Wonderful strawberry border and little animals placed along side the saying...excellent condition! $750.00
7)Great little early wooden tote...late 19th century...$65.00 (SOLD)

8) Nice old rolling pin...I can't resist them! $15.00

9) One Weekend only...extremely rare wide brimmed pewter plate...circa 1650-1680...honestly, the best piece of early pewter we've ever bought! (After this weekend, this plate is going home to live with us if we don't sell it!) Excellent condition and maker's mark...$450.00 (GONE)

10) Sweet little round tin has some nice age to it and great tole decoration on top and around the side...$30

11) Unusually small sized pantry box with original green paint and early cut tacks...6" in diameter...would make a great "top of the stack" piece...$120.00 (SOLD)

After I took the picture, I realized we had left a couple of things we'll bring them in next weekend! I'm pooped....time for bed and start again tomorrow!

(By the way...for the men out there....the Dixie Gun and Knife show is this weekend out at the fairgrounds!)

(Saturday afternoon....)

I had a great (used) rug hooking book come in..."Rug Hooking" by Ann Davies and Emma Tennant...lots of really great patterns in this one...including a couple of Polly Minick patterns and a fantastic bird & pomegranate rug adapted from an Edyth O'neill pattern. This is an OOP book and priced to sell fast at $9!! Give me a shout if you need it! (Sorry, it is now sold)

Yall have a great something fun and come see us if you get the chance!


Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter to All! (updated Sat evening)

Can you believe Easter is almost here and it's nearly the month of May?? I think the older I get, the more time flies by and I don't seem to get as much done...either for the shop or for myself...

Thankfully, the weather is going to be lovely this weekend and we will be having our Easter/Spring sale at the shop! Everyone who comes in and makes a purchase will be able to pick an egg from our easter basket to determine what their easter discount will be! We will be offering 10 - 30% discount savings on all purchases (excluding Johnston Benchworks furniture)!!

(Sat. morning)

As I sit here waiting for the movers to arrive with things I packed up from mom's house...thought I better make good use of my are some new things in the shop this weekend....

Two new Marcus Brother fabrics...they are slowly trickling in...these are from Civil War Centennial...$7.95 per yard (before the WOW discount if you are a member)...

Our Black Crow candle order came we're restocked with some of the bestsellers, plus a few new scents as well (Garden Tyme, Hot Apple Pie are a couple of the new ones...)

Also, Shawn brought in an awesome table top paymasters desk. It needed a good paint job, so he painted it Olde Pewter over Lamp Black...turned out great! Late 1800's from PA...all pine with dovetail construction...$235.00

(Saturday evening...)

Busy day at the shop...lots of our good customers and friends came out to enjoy our weekend sale! Thank you so much for all your support!

The Fedex man left me two more bolts of fabric at my door this evening...these are from Marcus Brother's Nottingham Village line...$7.95 per yard (WOW price $7.15 per yard).

And I almost forgot...the April WOW wool is at the shop this weekend..."Easter Purple" is the color...I totally forgot to give it to any of the WOW girls that came in today...where was my head at anyway???
Guess I better get to bed and try and start the day off new tomorrow! Happy Easter to all!


Friday, April 8, 2011

Finally Back!!

Hello to all....finally back from Texas! I hope this is it for a while...I'm starting to hate the thought of flying...on many different levels!

When I got home, there were a few new goodies that had come in! Everything will be in the shop this weekend...which right now looks to be really nice!

First, the new quilting/project magazine..."Primitive Quilts and Projects" came in! Great stuff yall! $9.95 per issue. As soon as I have a real chance to look through it, I'm sure there will be a few projects that we'll kit up! (Picture of the magazine is over on the side bar...)

Also...the new issue of Rug Hooking Magazine finally arrived! It has been traveling around trying to find us for a while now...(they had shipped to the wrong address).'s finally here...$9.95 per copy (WOW price is $7.95!!)

The June issue of Early American Life has arrived! I love antique baskets and there is a really good article in this issue on just that! $4.99 for the issue...

This great new pattern came in...called "Antique Buttermolds" makes a 57" square quilt project. I have the pattern now for sale ($11.95)...but when I have a little free time, I'm going to play with this a bit and perhaps kit it up come summer!They did it as wool applique on a fabric background...which I do like...what do yall think?

We've got a spectacular late 1800's child's rocking horse coming in too...he's a wooden dapple painted rocker horse on the red glider base which still has its' original gold stenciling. Original tapestry saddle still in very good shape. A great piece to put on top of an old hutch or in the center of a large farm table! $495.00 (SOLD)

The Valdani floss order arrived last week...we are well stocked! And Not Forgotten Farm's newest punchneedle pattern is here...very cute! (Picture is in the last post I think!)

Off I go to get a few things done today for the shop tomorrow! Come see us if you have the chance!