Greetings to all...I'm up and running like a mad woman already this Monday morning! Can't slow down now...Christmas is just around the corner!
We got some news from the Management office on Sunday...they have decided NOT to open for Black Friday, right after Thanksgiving. So we WILL BE CLOSED on Black Friday! Which, of course, throws a small kink into our Christmas Open House dates...but nothing major...we will just bump our Christmas Open House to Saturday and Sunday of that weekend!
And don't forget...for those of you who like to go to the "Christmas Carousel" Craft show, it will be held that weekend in the Exposition Center!
Our copies of Mary Jane's Farm magazine arrived today! $5.99 per issue (WOW price $5.39). Lots of great articles in this holiday issue...including one on "The Buggy Barn" Quilt Shop!
Although you can't see me...I'm doing my "happy new fabric dance" right now! "Elizabethtown" from Jo Morton arrived today...well..at least most of it..I'm only missing a couple of pieces (they should be here by Open House weekend!) Here are pics of what came in...Regular retail is $10.50....our price is $9.50 (WOW price is $8.55!)
Spectacular Civil War blues, browns and deep golds!
Just a last quickie note....the new punchneedle patterns from Country Stitches came in yesterday...if you scroll down a bit, you'll see the pictures...VERY CUTE!
Also, we got the Week's linen back in Confederate Gray and Cocoa...both in 30 count...both SPECTACULAR colors! AND...we got samples of their more neutral shades...so if you need to see what we can get...just let me know when you're at the shop and I can show them to you!
New textured wools are in...
And we got the most AWESOME early Antique quilt...very close to mint condition...red and white Ohio Star Pattern in smaller 6" blocks...summer weight (very thin)...all hand done with nice quilting. Even the back is a great little red/white early almost shirting type print! I'll try and post a picture once I have it hanging in the shop...$475.00
We also bought some really beautiful antique feather edge platters and plate...the earliest piece is the largest platter...dates around 1780-1800 and measures 18" x
14". The smaller platter dates around 1790-1810 and measures 13" x 10 1/2". The serving plate (round) is from 1800-1820 and is 11" in diameter. British made for the American market...so technically it is considered "American". Very hard to find in really good condition, all of the pieces we found are near mint. A great "add" to a feather-edge collection. We'll have it in the shop for this weekend...email me for pricing.
Two big shows going on this weekend...
The Raleigh Women's Antique Show over the Scott Building (lots of silver, crystal and jewelry) and the Dixie Gun and Knife Show over at the Jim Graham building. Ladies, drop those guys off at the gun show and come hang out with us for a bit!!
It may be chilly outside, but the vendors are packed out there in the antique section again this weekend! Can't wait for that!
Have a great weekend! Lisa