Sunday, August 31, 2014

This Evening on Early Work Mercantile...

We're coming up on my favorite time of year... Autumn!!!!

So I have two offerings available after 6pm.


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A Trio of Folk Art Pumpkins

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Hope to see you there!!!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

As much as I hate to admit it...

next month I'll be "celebrating" being another year older. Ugh.

While most women ask for jewelry, perfume or other girly things, all I'd like is an antique double barrel shotgun.
No, not to use on anyone in particular.
Just to hang on our wall as a decorative piece.

Well, as I did my usual, daily "Craigslist" search, I noticed there was a "living" estate sale near us. So my sweet hubs and I moseyed over to have a look.

Well, guess what we found???!!!

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He bought me an early b-day present!!!
YaY again!!!
I don't mind getting old now!
Well, that's a bit of a fib.

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How I love that man of mine!!!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"Try to be a rainbow...

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in someone's cloud."

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

I've been on the lookout for...

a small, vintage hutch for my kitchen. Man are they hard to find! Sure there are a ton of the gigantic, monstrosities large enough for a family of four to live in, but small hutches are few and far between.

I thought about going with a primitive cupboard, but I wanted it to match my colonial style, Windsor dining room set.

Well I finally came across a lovely, vintage, Temple Stuart colonial style SMALL hutch. Where else, but on Craigslist.
(C'mon, what did you think I was going to type???) It was just what I was looking for! But there was a slight problem. The gal was selling it along with a matching dining room set.

Lord knows my hubs would have kittens if I brought home another dining room set! Heck, I have two in our farmhouse and two in storage.
(Don't call A&E's Hoarders yet.)

So I took the chance and emailed the gal asking if I could purchase just the hutch. My chance paid off and
she said yes. YaY!

When I went to her home this sweet gal told me the dining room and hutch were a gift to her parents from her grandparents. Sadly her mom passed away a few years back and she hasn't been able to bring herself to sell it. Since she and her hubs are in the process of moving to Florida, she knew it was time to let go.

I mentioned my mom recently passed away and that I can totally relate to not being able to let go of her mom's things. I too am dealing with those same emotions.

I then told her I would take really good care of her mom's hutch
(Which I truly will)
She thanked me and was genuinely happy and relieved.

So now I have this lovely, vintage little hutch, with some wonderful history attached to it. So cool.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

We're slowly going through my mom's home...

When I started my Countryfolk Keepsakes business, I wanted to give my first dollie I made to my mom.

Truth be told, I had no idea how to use a sewing machine. But my love for creating primitive dollies surpassed my inability to sew.

There she sat on a little chair in my mom's living room. Other dollies I created were next to her keeping her company. I scooped them all up and brought them back home.

My first dollie I created now sits on my church pew. She may look lonely but she isn't.
She's filled with lots of love and memories.

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