Friday, March 9, 2012

A New Adventure......

Life can be very challenging at times. When the bad days start to really out number the good days you know it is time to do something about it. Well the past few months have been just that for me. I felt I needed to write this to explain what has been going on in my life for the past few months to enlighten some folks out there. Without my very best friend Pam and my family, I don't know what I would have done. It was a very difficult time for me and my family. But then one day the sun shone brighter than it had in months. Someone up there was looking out for me and gave me the map to my 'good days'. As I made a huge leap and changed my direction, I could feel bits and pieces of me coming back. The smile on my face is no longer painted on, it is there because it is real. My laugh is no longer forced it is truly jolly. My eyes have that twinkle back in them that has been missing for so long. My creative juices are flowing again. I see all the possibilities out there and I love life again. It is hard to put into words how hard this time in my life was, no words can describe the deep down hurt and desparity. I only write this passage because I believe there are so many people out there who are going through the same things and I want you to know not to give up, to keep on trying and believing. Your new adventure is out there waiting for you. Maybe it will come to you but don't be afraid to go looking for it either.
And.... I apologize to all who were affected by these bad days, customers included. You know who you are. Please know that unless you have been there you do not know what it is like. I would hope that you find it in your heart for a second chance, remember it could happen to you.......

Now on to brighter things.....
I have several new items including some wonderful chalkware pieces, new candle jars and seasonal goodies on my website I am working hard at getting new items on and orders out. I hope you would stop by, pull up a chair and browse.

Thanks again for lending an ear, I hope that you would never have to go through bad days that you have good days your whole life. And remember to always cherish your friendships because the day may come when you need them to reach for your hand and help you get back up.

Thank you to all of you and I raise my glass in celebration of 'New Adventures'.

Dedicated to my BFF Pam and my loving family.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Where has the time gone????

I can not believe that in 2 weeks it will be Christmas Day. Where has the time gone? It has been a very challenging fall this year for me. I have had a lot of complications with my health and then to top it off, my computer became infected with a virus right in the middle of my busiest time of year. After 3.5 weeks of waiting, I just got it back and am trying to make up for lost time. Some things are out of your control you still feel helpless. It is amazing how dependent we are on technology and do not realize it until we do not have it. I feel like I have been playing catch up for the last week.

I just put my Christmas tree up yesterday, something I always do the day after Thanksgiving. I don't know if it is the lack of snow (not that I am complaining) or that time is just flying but I need to get some holiday spirit. Anyone have a little extra they can spare? LOL!

Anyway, I wish all of you out there including all of our military personnel and their families a joyous, healthy and happy holiday season. I am forever grateful for all of you and wish you all the best.

To show my appreciation to all of you, just a note to let you know that I have updated my website and am offering 20% off the entire site PLUS a free upgrade to USPS priority shipping. I know it may not be much but every little bit helps in this wonderful economy of ours.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Visit to Old Sturbridge Village

Red Coats and Rebels at Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts

The British are coming....... This land is our land............

As most of you may know, I took a trip to Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts this weekend for the Redcoats and Rebels Reenactment. This is an event my family never misses. It was absolutely wonderful. I felt like I stepped back into the 1700's. Walking through the village there were several camps set up in different areas. The British soldiers took over the common. The people were so knowledgeable and happy to share that knowledge with you. Each time we go I learn something new. It is a true living history class, one I believe children and adults alike will appreciate.

The view as you enter the gate....... How awesome is this?

The Fife and Drum Corp were playing, there were battles in the fields near Freeman Farm, children learned to fish in the pond, the sawmill was operating, women cooking in open fire pits, it was just wonderful.

It brought joy to my heart to see whole families taking part in the reenactment. I saw children as young as a year and a half all the way to older folk helping out in the camps. It is the hope that these children will follow in their parents foot steps and continue with this tradition as they grow older. The thought of us losing or forgetting our past and what the early settlers went through to make this country ours breaks my heart. I am not sure who said it by "We can not know who we truly are until we know where we have been." With all of the technology today you can look up our history but will you remember it as well as you would by walking in the shoes of those who lived it? I don't think so. As for me, seeing how hard life was back then makes me appreciate what we have now. As I have always believed I must have an old soul, one that would have lived back then because my love for our country, this way of life and it's history is so great, I feel that it has truly become a part of me, one I never wish to lose.

So I hope you enjoy my pictures of this fabulous day and I hope that next year you stop by the Village to partake in this wonderful living museum and all it has to offer both mind and soul.

My very dear friend Lou. Even though she plays the part of a British soldier's wife, I still love her, LOL. You are the best.

Thank you my friends for stopping by and allowing me to share these wonderful memories with you. I hope you get to visit this wonderful living historical museum someday, you will not be disappointed.

From my primitive heart to yours,

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Wares

Pine Patch Primitives

Just a note to let you know that I have just added some wonderful new primitive handmade wares to my website. Some of them are one of a kinds, so once they are gone, they are gone. Also, details on a wonderful new tradition starting, 'Sisterhood'. Have yourself a wonderful afternoon and I hope you take a moment to stop by.

Monday, August 1, 2011

And the Winner Is.................

I would like to take this time to thank all of my followers, new and old. As promised today is the day to pick the winner of my free 'Root Cellar' candle. And the winner is Maria C.

Congratulations Maria!

We are heading to the Olde Sturbridge Village Red Coats and Rebels Re-enactment this Saturday, August 6th. I will take lots of pictures to share with you. If you are in the area, (Sturbridge, Massachusetts), this is well worth the trip. I can not even begin to describe the whole experience. It is something you must see. So look for my next post later this weekend.

Again, thank you to all.

Monday, July 25, 2011

All for under $20.00

Last day today, Sunday 7/31, to sign up to follow my blog and be entered to
win a free 16 oz grungy jar soy candle.

All of the above for under $20.00

I love old wooden boxes and wooden crates. They are neat to stack and make great display pieces for my shows. So my husband and I or my girlfriends and I will go out to different yard sales or small antique places looking for some neat finds.

So, Saturday morning my husband and I took a ride to two different antique places. One was an antique mall filled with the most wonderful antique pieces, unfortunately with what I had allocated to spend I could not bring anything home. I so wanted one of everything. The next place we stopped at is a small shoppe in the barn of the owner's home. Here is where I walked out with all of my goodies. I picked up two old wooden crates, one reads 'Roast Beef' and the other reads 'Postum Coffee'. I love them. The patina is great and I love the size. You will see them as part of my display for the 'Simple Treasures From The Past' show at Walker Homestead in September. I also found a hand held strainer and a wooden tote with handle. I have some really neat ideas for these two pieces. All of these pieces I bought for under $20.00. Yes, you read it right, all four pieces for under $20.00.

I know they are not from the 1700 and 1800's but the look is there and the price was right. How could I go wrong? As soon as I got home, I proudly displayed my wonderful 'new finds' in my homestead. It is the small things in life that make a difference. Finding what I like for the price I could afford was worth the adventure. My husband and I spent some real quality time sharing something that we both enjoy and I did not come home empty handed. So I would say my Saturday adventure was a success. What do you think?

As always, thank you for reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed it. Enjoy your day and remember to enjoy life to it's fullest.



On August 1st I will be giving away one of my grungy jar 16 ounce soy candles in my newest scent called 'Root Cellar'. All you have to do is be a follower of my site. Whether you have been following or are a new follower, your name will be entered to win this 'FREE' candle. My way of saying 'thank you' for following.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Candles and Wares

I just added some wonderful new candle jars and scents to my website. The new scents are 'Hasty Pudding' an old colonial cornmeal staple (something like grits) which I have scented in maple sugar and vanilla.
And my second scent is my favorite 'Root Cellar'. This scent is an awesome mix of spices, just opening the jar will fill your room with the rich aroma.