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.

My Wool Adventures

My visit to the Walker Homestead Quilt Shop

I went to visit my friends at Walker Homestead the other day and fell in love with all the wonderful hand dyed wools. So naturally, I had to bring some home with me. It took quite a while choosing which ones to choose as I would have love to bring them all home with me. So, I picked out 4 wonderful pieces and made some Santas. I know it is 90 degrees outside and I am making Santas. So I brought it home and got to work. I have included some of the finished wares below.

Here is the Santa I made with the brown wool.

Here is the Sage Green Wool Santa

Here is the Red Wool Santa

I still have plenty of wool left for some larger Santas but I am keeping those a secret until the Walker Homestead Show in September. Hope you stop by.
I am looking forward to another wool adventure at Walker Homestead Quilt Shop.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Exciting Website Offer!

Free Sampler Candle Offer has been extended until Monday, July 11th.

It was brought to my attention by one of my customers that she almost missed this offer because she was away on vacation and returned just in time. So I have decided to extend the offer until Monday, July 11th for all of you who may have been on vacation.

Ye Ole' Sampler Candles

Good morning everyone. It is another beautiful day here in New England. Four days in a row, time for a celebration. Well how about a special offer for a FREE, yes I said FREE Ye Ole' Sampler candle?

Thursday through Saturday on my website I am offering the first 25 customers a FREE Ye Ole Sampler Candle (from in stock made candles) with every $15.00 purchase (one per customer please). You do not need to buy just candles, anything on my site as long as the merchandise total equals $15.00 before shipping and taxes. So I hope you stop by and take advantage of this awesome offer. More details* on the website. http://www.pinepatchprimitives​.com/

These jars are 3 ounces and come in my grungy jars with an aged parchment label and grungy topper. An awesome way to try a scent for free.

So remember, this offer is for the first 25 customers Thursday, 7/7 through Saturday, 7/9.
Hurry, don't miss it.

*More offer details listed on the website. Some restrictions do apply.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Another day, another candle

Well, I just spent the entire afternoon cleaning up my candle room. After hand pouring 118 jar candles yesterday, it was a mess. It is not perfect but at least you can see the counter again. LOL!


I hope everyone is having a safe and happy 4th of July with family and friends. One thing I would like to ask is that sometime during your holiday weekend you stop and think about all of our service men and women who are overseas and unable to attend their family's picnic. It is because of these men and women that we can celebrate the birth of our freedom. We must never forget them or their families. Their sacrifice is great and we need to acknowledge that and thank them when you see them.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Trying Something New!

I would like to start out by thanking you in advance for your patience in this new journey I am taking. I have never blogged before and decided to give it a shot. I am sure I will make mistakes but I hope with a little practice I can do it. I guess it is like anything else in life, if you don't try it how will you know if you can do it. So here it goes.......