Thursday, June 25, 2009

So Many New Things To Share

Oh my gosh where do I start??? The last few days have brought a plethora of amazing items into the shop!!!
So many talented WV artisans are gracing us with their hand crafted items!
Just look below if you don't believe me!

Americana folk art plant stand- by Terry.

Strawberry shortcake candle- by Amy

Prim beachy shelf- by Terry

Prim star bag holder and rustic barn wood cabinet- by Jennifer (newest consigner)

Picket fence shelf- by Jennifer

Prim bag holders- by Jennifer

Prim cabinets by Jennifer

Prim greenhouse by Darrell

Prim pineapple painting on repurposed door by Debbie & Terry

Folk art ladybug plant stand by Terry

Prim garden angel by Teresa

Crows painted on old window by Teresa

Prim flag by Debby

Arrangement of poppies by Terry

Americana wall quilt by Amy

Doll by Mitzi, chair by Tina

Window by Darrell

These are but a smidgen of the new items that have arrived the last few days.....
better come in soon before they are all gone!

And don't forget to save the date
July 4 Open House!!!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

For My Dad

Well its nearly been six months since my Dad passed away suddenly with no warning and the shell shock still lingers. I still break into tears just thinking of him, or hearing a certain song on the radio, or seeing something blue and gold or....the list of reasons goes on and on.

The tears come all to freely and unexpectedly and I wonder when that will cease or slow.... and Fathers Day, this first one without him is really tough,almost overwhelming and even seeing the advertisements on tv about Fathers Day makes me sad and so envious of those who still have their Dad to celebrate with.

My Dad was an amazing Father... amazing!!! He always made my sister and I feel important and that he had all the time in the world to spend with us, when in reality he sometimes worked multiple jobs to keep our family fed, helped raise many other kids in our household, some related some not and spent the better part of 50+ years of his life coaching other young people.

I cant fully comprehend all the things my Dad (and Mom) went through to raise my sister and I, to make ends meet, to deal with incredible stresses and strains, to instill morals and values in us, and I am humbled and awestruck by it.

My Dad loved my mother with a passion I can only hope to see one day after many years spent with my own new Hubs. Mom always knew how much he loved her and never ever had a doubt from very early on in their relationship. My earliest memories of them together involve him caressing her shoulder as he passed in the hall, holding her hand any time he had the chance and even winking at her when she caught his eye and didn't know we were looking! (in fact they were so in love that you could never get a picture of just one of them alone, as indicated by the picture I included above.) They were blessed with 52 years together!

I could blog all day and into the night and still be unable to tell you just how much my father meant to me and how much it hurts right now to know I will never hear his voice again on this earth and I must wait until my Heavenly Father calls me home to see Dad again.

If I could share anything with you who still have your father I would say don't miss any chance to say I love you, don't miss any chance to spend time with him because the terrible thing about life is you just don't know when the good Lord will say...ITS TIME.... and no matter how they go or when they go... it will be to soon!

Happy Fathers Day.....

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Specially Commissioned Cabinets

This week two special painting projects were finished up in the shop by my sister Terry. The two vintage all white cabinets were brought in by Sherry, a longtime friend and customer. The cabinets had been in storage in her basement for sometime and had once belonged to her mother.
One was a white painted chimney style cabinet, and the other white cabinet was larger and had a pair of glass doors on the top above a drawer and two solid doors on the bottom.
Sherry wanted to have them finished in such a way that she could give them their well deserved pride of place in her home. So she asked my sister if she would tackle the job of painting, sanding, staining and priming them. Terry said yes.
The pictures that follow show the cabinets nearing completion and finished. My sister spent a lot of hours and elbow grease on them over a few week period, and they were absolutely beautiful when they were completed. They both had a cranberry under glaze, prim treatment, hand applied stars , refinished hardware and an oil rubbed finish when completed.
Every customer who was privileged to see them wanted to take them home before Sherry picked them up.

Sherry was so thrilled when she came to pick them up that we all got a bit teary eyed, and her generosity in paying for the commissioned work was overwhelming! She went above and beyond what we priced the job for and ever expected to receive. It's unlikely that we forget her act of kindness for years to come!
We hope to see completed pictures of the cabinets once they find their new place in her home.
See what you think about the multiple step finishes they both received.

Awesome job Terry! Your work rocks! Sure glad you are my sister AND my partner in crime!
Sherry thanks again for giving us the opportunity to bring your mothers cabinets to life!
We look forward to serving you again anytime, its been an honor!

Blessed and Busy

Man where does the time go! It seems like forever since I have had a few moments to catch up with my blog friends! The shop has been soooooo blessed and busy it's just amazing!
We continue to be blessed beyond belief with new and old friends and customers stopping by and shopping with us!
Below I am sharing just a smidgen of the new items that have come into the shop recently!
Enjoy your virtual shopping trip!

Sweet new prim door bench created by my sis and I!

Cats by June...

Sweet painted images by Tina....

Beach house sign.....SOLD already!!! Tina please make more!

Specially commissioned ironing board by Tina!

Fat kitty by June...

Lil E. Pad from the creative hands of June....

Americana folk art piece by Terry....

Americana wall quilt by Amy.....

Table by Darrell...SOLD after only three days in the shop!!!!

Wooden prim box by Darrell.....

Tart burners have arrived.....

Sweet lawn ornaments have been coming in....

These rusty flowers were all "picked" right after the picture was taken.....
These are just a few of the recent treasures we have unearthed!!!! Stop in soon!