Friday, March 27, 2009

Think Green at Country Gatherings

Has anyone else been afflicted by Spring Fever?????

You know that need to see something GREEN?????

Well at Country Gatherings we aren't just seeing GREEN popping up outside the shop, but also INSIDE the shop!

GREEN tags are popping up all over the shop!!!

What does GREEN mean to you????

Savings, and discounts... some of our favorite words!!!!!

Right now and all the next week we are adding more GREEN tags everyday to save you some of your hard earned GREEN!!!

Some items are deeply discounted, some furniture items have savings of $25.00 to $30.00 or more off each item!!!!

If you love a good sale and need to see some GREEN stop in soon before the GREEN has gone!

We have all kinds of new items, new consigners and much much more!

Come in soon!!!


P.S. Blog readers qualify for a special drawing this month! Just bring in a copy of this blog about the GREEN sale and add your name and phone number to it to enter the drawing..shhhh you are the only ones that know about it!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Stop in soon and check out the GREEN TAG SALE going on now!

Only my customers who read this blog and subscribe to the shop email only mailing list
will know about this sale!!!

Enjoy your next visit to the shop and get your new Spring home decor items now!!!


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"Old" New Cabinet

The pictures below show a new deep bottom hutch we just completed the finish work on. It was created by our friend Ron of St. Albans from re-purposed lumber and its really nice. It has loads of storage in the bottom and tons of display opportunity's with its multiple shelves, plate grooves and mirror inset in the back.

Check out these close ups of the wonderful prim finish that Terry gave this piece. The patina looks sooo good in places one might think its an old cabinet instead of a reproduction piece.

We painted, sanded, primmed and stained it. My Sis did most of the work!
This hutch won't be in the shop long as it has already had several hard looks from customers the very day we brought it in.

Better stop in soon and see it before it's gone!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Pattys Day to YA

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Duct Tape or a Nail???

A man dies and goes to heaven. St. Peter meets him at the Pearly Gates and says, 'Here's how it works. You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you've done, and I give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you get in.'
'Okay,' the man says, 'I was married to the same woman for 50 years and never cheated on her, even in my heart.' 'That's wonderful,' says St. Peter, 'that's worth two points!'
'Two points?!' he says.

'Well, I attended church all my life and supported its ministry with my tithe and service.' 'Terrific!' says St. Peter.. 'That's certainly worth a point.'
'One point!?!!'

'I started a soup kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter for homeless veterans.' 'Fantastic, that's good for two more points,' he says.
' Two points!?!!

'Exasperated, the man cries. 'At this rate the only way I'll get into heaven is by the grace of God..' ' Bingo ! 100 points ! Come on in!'
We often try to fix problems with WD-40 and duct tape.

God did it with a nail. AMEN...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Newest Arrivals

Terry created this sweet wreath today. It has a lil birds nest in it!

Terry also created this big birds nest table top centerpiece today.

Terry also created this sweet Spring!!!

Our Spring mini flags have started arriving!
There are some sweet bunny ones and a lot of nice prim ones too!!

We are stocked full of Warm Glow candles, just arrived!
Yep more Homespun Harvest and Nutmeg & Cream Chutney have arrived also!
Hurry in these two go especially fast!
Also the snickerdoodle car scents go fast!
New hand made dog treats for your pups Easter basket have arrived straight from Kathy's kitchen in Scott Depot!

Sweet crow ornie just came in from Mitzi.

This prim painted bench was just completed this week by Terry in house.
It rocks! The seat lifts up for storage and the penny rug and sheep design is perfect!

This prim bunny with his hat all tilted sideways just arrived from Mitzi's house!
He wont last long!
Just a few more new items arriving daily, just in time to start thinking Spring! We have new Jeremiah Junction mini flags and Legacy greeting cards coming soon also!
Keep watching!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


LOL what can I say about this prim sign except I LOOOOOVE chocolate!

Sweet lil rack would serve many purposes well!

This bunch of bunnies bowl fillers came from Tammy's house....

This sweet vintage coffee can full of chicks came from Mitzi.

This tater masher chick also came from Mitzi, what a cute idea!

This lil village came from Tina, what a neat idea, each lil house tells it's own story...

This framed shadowbox showcases a robin and eggs, it was created by Tina, awesome!

This grungy bunny came from Tammy!

Nice prim grungy kitty from Mitzi.

Just a quick glance at a few new items, many more in store now, stop by soon!


Was today a full moon??

Yeah I said today, not after dark tonight but today????

I mean we had a kooky crazy off the wall day in the shop...

Lots of laughter and kooky people we love stopped in to say hi.....
If there was no full moon must have been something in the water...

Hmmm should we continue to drink the water or should we stop???
That is the question!

Monday, March 9, 2009

My Newest Toy

Ok ok so my old cell phone was ok, I mean it made calls and had some limited texting capabilities ( like me) and it could take a pic, although not the greatest pic but hey it served its purpose for a long time.
When he bought it My Hubs wanted to get me one with more bells and whistles and I said no thanks don't need them, and didn't ... at the time. Now with the shop and all my traveling and wanting to check online banking and shipment verifications and email I needed a phone with a wee bit more capabilities.

But alas I may be many things but a genius with electronics I ain't! I have trouble with simple tasks like setting the time on the VCR, Who knew it wasn't supposed to flash 12:00???? Setting my alarm clock after a power outage can melt my get the picture???? KISS that's my motto!

So today I had to admit I needed more.... and off I go with the Hubs to the phone store to search for a better option. First I would just like to ask this question...Is anyone else intimidated when they walk in the phone store besides me??? I don't know what I am looking for and I cant understand half of what the sales people are talking about...sigh....good thing the Hubs is an electronic wizard!!!

All I did know was I needed a real keyboard so I can send a text message that is spelled correctly, I need to be able to access my email while I am mobile and want something user friendly.....and would rather have something small to fit in my pocket too.

We looked at a few that had QWERTY keyboards that also didn't involve selling one of our children to buy them. It came down to two choices, one of which was more like a Blackberry, you know PDA type phone....tooooo many bells and whistles on that one, and one called the Samsung Propel.

This phone has a full keyboard, hands-free talking capability, which is good for one who cant walk and chew gum at the same time much less drive and talk on cell!!!! It takes great pictures, and I can get on the Internet with it easily and check my email too... It also has a slide feature that lets the keyboard slide behind the face so it wont be accidentally pushed in my gigantic tote bag, another huge plus!!!!

I had three choices of colors and I picked the green one, why I don't know but it seemed the less obtrusive of the three...

I have spent the evening playing with it, putting phone numbers in and sending text messages, taking a picture or two and just generally trying to learn how to use it, and I will say its pretty user friendly even for an old fart like me!

Well thats what I have been up to today! See you soon!


Friday, March 6, 2009

Some More Nice Consigned Items Have Arrived

One of Tina's inspired pieces, a sweet child's chair hand painted...

Self explanatory...

Darrell made this breadboard mirror from a reclaimed piece of rough hewn lumber...nice...

Darrell made this candle box from reclaimed timber also...

Sweet blue Mason jar turned into an electric lamp by Darrell... Only have two left, sold the first one before we even got it tagged...

Wonderful felt penny rug table runners made by with pineapples for hospitality and one with sheep....
she made candle jar covers to match also...

This sweet lil child's chair is covered with vintage newspaper clippings about children.
Tina brought this little gem in also.

A sweet handmade basket by the Reed Family is filled with real hand blown swan eggs and smaller prim faux eggs....

This FolkArt printing block just arrived also...nice size...

Tina brought in three painted slates and they are moving fast...
These are but a few of the items that have arrived this week. Some items have moved so fast I didn't even get a picture of them! Mitzi, Tammy and Tina all brought in wonderful Spring consignments this week. You have to stop in to see them all, pictures just don't do some of them justice.
Watch for our first Spring sale coming soon too. We will be clearing out some older items at reduced prices and also we will have selected hand crafted furniture items on sale too!
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