Sunday, April 5, 2020

Holy Smokes!! Are We Living In A Bad Twilight Zone Episode??

First, I must apologize to my followers.
Since I wasn't posting much, I tried to place my blog on some kind of hold. But instead my dopey self was only able to mark it as "private" showing readers had to be invited. That was definitely not my intention and after hearing from some of my dear readers, I changed it back.
So hopefully, I'll get back to blogging which is something I love to do. Okay enough of that.

Now...
If I was to say to you 3 months ago, "In three months we're going to get hit with a pandemic. Not only will we be told we need to stay home, our local grocery store shelves will be almost completely empty and you won't be able to find anything to wipe your butt within a 3000 mile radius for weeks if not months to come!!" Well, I think you'd say I was a lunatic.
Yet here we are.

On March 14th I thought I'd make a quick run to our local grocery store.
I walked in and I swear I didn't recognize our quaint store. I had never seen anything like it in all my years. No eggs, no bread, no canned goods and no meats. Not only were the chicken bins empty, the little lights above it were turned off.



Then as I turned the corner to go down the infamous TP/paper towel/napkin aisle I noticed a woman at the opposite end was doing the same. I can bet you dollars to doughnuts we both had the same look on our face. As we met in the middle we both stood there in shock. It was insane.
The poor store manager and his employees looked like they all went 10 rounds with Tyson. Man, it broke my heart because I know these people. They were exhausted.



It's been three weeks and the grocery stores are still bare. Not a stitch of TP to be found. Which by the way, I don't get. If I had to choose between a pkg of ground round or a pkg of TP, I'm going for the burger. You can't eat TP and in a pinch you can always find something to use. That pile of napkins in your glove box... coffee filters... your sleeve. ((giggle))
Hey, I was raised to find the humor in life. Good or bad. I think it's a good coping mechanism. A therapist may think otherwise. ((hehe))

I found these to be quite humorous. Hope you do, too.







Well, that's it for today.

Be safe, be well, take all the proper precautions and pray.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

TONIGHT on Early Work Mercantile...

A Folk Art Dachshund.



A Folk Art Scottish Terrier.




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Friday, January 31, 2020

TONIGHT on Early Work Mercantile...

A Folk Art American Bald Eagle.



A Folk Art Dutch Hare.



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Saturday, November 30, 2019

TONIGHT on Early Work Mercantile...

Folksy Woodland Angel.
She's such a cutie!!



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Thursday, October 31, 2019

TONIGHT on Early Work Mercantile...

Give Thanks.

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Folksy Woodland Santa.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

More reinventing vintage furniture...

As I've mentioned, I have an obsession with hutches.

I found this vintage beauty back in 2014 on Craigslist.

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When I repainted my kitchen for the 99th time, I gave her a fresh coat of paint and new hardware. She stood proudly in my kitchen for many years.

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Then after painting my kitchen for the 100th time, I realized something. All my hutches were basically a catch-all for all my crap "treasures." They were strictly used for decorating and not being utilized. That got me thinking.

What would I love in my kitchen? Let's see... How about a coffee bar? I really do love my java throughout the day but, nah.

Then it dawned on me. I LOVE to bake!! Especially chocolate chip cookies! Why not make a little baking station!!

So I did what I normally do. I waited for my sweet hubs to go to work so he wouldn't tell me how crazy I am and got crackin'.

Took the top off.
Man, that sucker was heavy! Took the lower doors off. Stitched up some curtains with the leftover fabric when I made my kitchen curtains and...

VoilĂ !!!

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This has worked out perfectly! Not only do I have a place to bake; by removing the top, it has opened up that area in my kitchen even more. Yippee!!

Best of all when my sweet hubs walked through the door, he was actually impressed!!
Woo hoo!!
Guess I'm not so crazy after all!
Well...
((giggle))

Until next time.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

It's been a while since I shared one of my crazy projects...

I was on a mission to find a small (vintage Early American style) table to put in front of my plaid settee and drove my sweet hubs nuts obsessing **err I mean** talking about it.

I went to barn/garage/yard sales searching. But even the smallest coffee table was too large.
As I searched Craigslist and the Marketplace I came across a vintage end table.

Hmmm. I thought, why not? It was the perfect size and solid as a rock. But I would have to work a little of my Countryfolk magic. And if it came out cr*ppy, it only cost me 10 dollars. So it was no skin off my apple.

Here's how it looked when I brought it home.

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I removed the top...

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Filled in the grooved areas with wood filler and only needed to sand the top.

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I mixed stains like a mad scientist to try and match the old maple stain the best I could. Then a few coats of matte poly and...

Ta-dah!!!
Not bad for 10 bucks and a little elbow grease.

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Looks even nicer on the new rug.

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Onto the next project!!
Shhhh... Don't tell my sweet hubs. ((giggle))
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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Crackle Pumpkin Trio are back...

Autumn is approaching and I have pumpkins on the brain!
What's even better, these will last unlike the real ones.

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They are being offered on my Countryfolk Keepsakes site.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

TONIGHT on Early Work Mercantile...

Uh-oh. You know what happens when you say his name three times...



Beetlejuice Firewood Folk is my first Halloween offering for 2019!
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Beetlejuice... Beetlejuice... Bee...

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

TONIGHT on Early Work Mercantile...



A Folk Art Scottish Terrier and a Folk Art Dachshund.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

TONIGHT on Early Work Mercantile...

He's Baaaaack...



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Thursday, January 31, 2019

TONIGHT on Early Work Mercantile...

It may be 8 degrees below zero, but I've got spring fever!!!
Man, I am counting down the days.
But until then, I created some wonderful folk art hares.
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A Folk Art Dutch Hare

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A Folk Art Spring Hare

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Monday, December 31, 2018

TONIGHT on Early Work Mercantile...

Guess who?!

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What better way to start out 2019 than creating a George Washington Firewood Folk!!
He's my favorite president!

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Happy 2019!!!

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Man, I still can't believe I typed 2-0-1-9.
The years are just flying by, aren't they?



Saturday, December 22, 2018

See you in 2019!!!











Saturday, December 1, 2018

It's December 1st...

And that means a new offering on Early Work Mercantile.

Gingerbread Sweetness!!

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

To those Americans who have served, are serving and will serve in the future...

Thank you and your families for your selflessness and sacrifice.








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