Still time to PAINT a gift!

Just a little reminder....there's still plenty of time to create a nice handpainted gift for friends and family at Christmas. Terrye French's "Painting With Friends" site has hundreds of designs to choose from. The patterns are sent through e-mail, so you can start painting right away! 
Lots of new designs recently posted, too!
Click on the logo to see what I'm talkin' about! 

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


Here Comes The Sun

Today is the 10 year Anniversary of George Harrison's passing. 
Had to post my favorite song that he created.
Please scroll down (on the right) and pause my music player before listening to George.
Enjoy. :)


Getting ready for the Holidays!

Getting my blog up to par for the Holidays!
Thanksgiving is just a few days away.
Christmas will be here before we know it!
Hope y'all enjoy the music.
I love the old classic songs, as you will hear.
More coming soon.
Stay tuned!
Here's a few items that I've been working on .
I love this snowie design from Terrye French!
I am so happy to have finished this Renee Mullins Snowman!
It's painted on a 30" cabinet door.
This lantern has a battery operated tea light inside.
  It needs some greenery and snow on it, tho.

A BIG thank-you to my daughter for fixing my blog banner and background.
Visit her blog here!
Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to All! 
Have fun and BE SAFE! 

Please scroll down to the right and pause my music 
to enjoy this great old Disney cartoon!


Flea Market Finds!

My flea market crazed husband missed a few weekend hunts, mostly due to the hot weather. He's a happy camper now with the super nice Fall temps! Had to show y'all a few finds for today.
 Great old coffee tins in nice condition!
We have a large collection of milk bottles. Where to put them all?
 Some of this will go in our Etsy shop!
 I can see a root beer float in the tall soda glass. 
As kids, we would go to the soda fountain at the drug store after Sunday church!
The yellow tinted glass may be Depression Glass.
 This bottle is our favorite find! 
If you are watching the Ken Burns film,"Prohibition," on PBS
it tells about Coolidge and Near Beer!
Another view of the bottle.
 If anyone knows about these three bottles, we'd love to have info on them!
One bottle has vinegar in it. Another has oil. If you can tell by the photo, there's an "indentation" in the middle. They are probably not old, maybe some sort of kitchen bottles?
Leave a comment if you have any ideas. 

Well, tomorrow is another flea market day, so we will see what he comes up with! LoL!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great week!


Warm Winter Wishes from OFG!

We are tired of the hot weather! 
Now that cooler temps are finally here, it's time to celebrate! 
The folks at OFG_The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on Etsy 
are creating some of the "coolest" snowiest items for the upcoming season!! 
Just click on the above banner to see it all! 
 This is my snowy item for the party! 
It's a wood plaque that I painted in antique maroon.
The sweet Prim "Cranberry Winter" Angel design is
Click the banner for hundreds of great e-patterns to choose from;
all designed by Terrye, and painted by, her friends!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week!


A Halloween Giveaway

It's a great Halloween Giveaway! You could be the proud owner of these 
Vintage style Halloween Horns by folk artist, Johnna Parker. 
They would look wonderful added to your Halloween decor.
They are featured in Matthew Mead's Autumn Magazine.
Just click on the image to check it out.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Fall and Halloween!!


Remember 9/11

Here are links to commemorate the 10 year Anniversary of 911
Click on the logo to visit the 911 Memorial site.

Video from the Concert for New York Oct 2001

Click the highlighted text for a television news archive of the events of Sept. 11th


Giveaway at Country Creations By Denise

Country Creations By Denise is giving away this gorgeous Fall/Halloween Tree!
Click HERE to go to her blog for all the details. 
The bucket and ornies are handpainted by Denise.
It's all you need to decorate for the upcoming season!
Think Fall!


The Rusty Thimble Giveaway

Brenda at The Rusty Thimble  is celebrating August with this great giveaway! 
This is only ONE of FIVE items that you might win!
Head over to her blog to check it out!
Her Prim creations are absolutely perfect for the upcoming Holidays!
I love her Pumpkins and Snowmen especially!
(I am hinting to my kids here!)

Hope everyone is staying cool!
I think the heat wave is beginning to break!
Fall is just around the corner! Yeay!
Have a good week!


I won the sweetest birdie!

Woot! I won the giveaway from Karen over at Mrs. Kwitty's Cottage!
Karen sent me THE cutest little birdie magnet. I got to pick which magnet was my favorite. 
It was hard to pick just one, they are all super neat! :)
She also sent along a stamped birdhouse bookmark and a nice little note to match.
Mrs. Kwitty's Cottage specializes in the most adorable Cottage Style & Birdy Items that you will ever find. There are greeting cards, tags, banners, magnets, felt birdy ornaments, and more! 
See the links below to her blog and Etsy shops.

Visit Karen's blog HERE to see the latest on her art.

Christmas is coming! Yes, it's time to start shopping! 
You must check out Karen's Etsy Shop
Lots of ideas for that special someone on your list! 

Thank you SO much, Karen! I will always treasure my Mrs. Kwitty birdies!!


Fall Fun at the Old Farmhouse!

The folks at the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on Etsy
 are having a Fall Celebration!
Just click on the banner above 
to see all the wonderful Primitive and Folk Art items
 from this talented group of artists.
See you there!


PAFA Christmas In July on Etsy

Starting Friday, July 1st, cool off with the Primitive and Folk Artists Team on Etsy! It's our Christmas In July Celebration! Just click on the banner below to see some super nice creations for Christmas!


Thanks for stopping by!


2 Days Left to Vote!

June 11th is the deadline to vote for your favorite OFG (Old Farmhouse Gathering Team) Flag Day items!
The gals at OFG have created some very special Flag/Americana items to commemorate Flag Day this year.
Click HERE to go to Etsy to see the cool stuff! Then head over to the OFG Blog to cast your vote and leave a comment. The winner of the Fave item will be announced June 12th. That enters you in the drawing for a prize! Check it out! More cool stuff to come from the Folks at The Old Farmhouse on Etsy.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay cool!


Happy Memorial Day!

Remember the brave men and women that have served our country well. Hug a vet today! 

                                                    My Dad in the Navy He's 95 now.


*Soft In The Head* Giveaway!

Hurry on over to Pam's, "Soft In The Head" Blog!
Tomorrow is the drawing for her adorable Buzzy Bee!
You will enjoy Pam's blog! She has a way with words, 
plus, her fun and whimsical creations are a treat to see!
See ya there!


Painting with Friends: May Extravaganza!

"New holiday designs from Painting With Friends ! 
 We are busy making new pattern pretties for the anxious painter and crafter for ..."


Happy Earth Day and Happy Easter!

This seemed like the perfect song for Earth Day considering all the crazy weather we've had lately.
To listen, just turn off my regular music in the right sidebar. Enjoy!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Easter Weekend! 

Take care!


Primitive and Folk Artists Spring Celebration

The members of the Primitive and Folk Artists (PAFA) on Etsy are having their 1st Spring celebration!
This is a new group to Etsy.
We strive to bring you a wonderful selection of handcrafted Primitives and Folk Art.
Just click on the banner to check out our creations for Spring!
This is NO joke! :)
Happy April 1st to all!


Spring Celebration on the Farm!

It's time for the Spring Celebration at OFG!
The folks at The "Old Farmhouse Gathering" Team on Etsy 
have been busy as bees creating Spring themed items for their shops.
Just click on the link to get in a Springy mood!
 It's about time better weather showed up!
The snow is melting away. 
We will soon have blooms, bees, birds, and Bunnies in abundance!
So, please stop by and see what OFG is all about!

Thanks a bunch!
Have a good weekend!


Happy Valentine's Day!

It's Valentine's Day!

Here are few links in case you need some last minute help. :)

Maybe you'll need to know the History of this day of love.

Better Homes & Gardens has a great list of romantic movies and recipes to go along with it.

This is one of my favorites!

Today is the best excuse for some Kisses!  The chocolate kind!

E-Cards are a must if you didn't get to the store!

A little Ella Fitzgerald music to top it all off. 
You will need to pause my music player at the right.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!


The Rusty Thimble Giveaway!

Happy Thursday, All !

Check out this wonderful Prim Rabbit by Brenda of
 The Rusty Thimble!
The best part is...you have a chance to own him!

Just click on the photo to go to Brenda's blog. 
I think this cute lil rabbit may bring us some Spring-like weather!
We sure could use it!

Hope everyone is keeping warm!
Stay safe!