Wednesday, December 21, 2011
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our faithful customers and friends who have followed us through this busy year. You are so special to us and we are blessed to know you. We hope you and your families will have a wonderful holiday...
HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR!
Barbara and Giles @ THE CABIN IN THE WOODS IN N.C.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Folks, I am soooo computer challenged and several months ago, I lost my FOLLOWERS. I knew they were still there on my blog, but I couldn't see them nor could I see any on other blogs. I also could not sign on to FOLLOW other blogs since I couldn't see them or the place to click onto. I couldn't figure out what or how to fix it.
I took my 'puter in for a "cleaning" and got it back this afternoon and what a nice surprise... The computer guy added Mozilla and now I have my wonderful FOLLOWERS back...Welcome to all. I've missed you and am so happy to see you're still around. I'll be visiting you soon! BLESSINGS!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
We hope to do a few other shows up your way in 2012, so keep checking our blog to see where we will be.
We also had some wonderful 'neighbor' vendors at American Traditions and look forward to seeing you in 2012.
Thanks to Donna Smith for a great show...Donna will be promoting more shows next year so follow our blog to see where she will be hosting shows.
Blessings to all !
P.S. Be sure to come see us at our last show for 2011...we'll be in Fishersville, VA in December.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Jenny Jones at Just Country will be hosting her great holiday open house November 5th. Jen always has theeee best stuff! http://justcountrync.blogspot.com/
You can even go to both since they are one week apart. One is in N.C. and the other is in Georgia. Nice time of year for a road trip! : ) Blessings...
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The questions were: #1 How would I rate the Democratic party on their handling of the debt crisis? #2 How would I rate the Republican party on their handling of the debt crisis? #3 How would I rate the president on his handling of the debt crisis? Of course, I rated them all as low as I could go!
Then I was connected to a foreign person whose English was only slightly better than my cat's. She gave her one-line spiel about the cruise/trip to the Bahamas and asked "Now, isn't that exciting?" NO. I asked her why I should be excited about giving such low ratings for a government who is not listening to me and why on earth would I want to go to the Bahamas? I need to spend my money here at home! Then I hung up!
Didn't accomplish a thing but made me feel a little better to yell into the phone! LORD, GIVE ME PATIENCE...but I want it right now. Amen
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I love finding unusual items but sometimes, I get just plain excited. This log storage barrel is a local find (never saw one in our area) and in great condition. Interesting that these were talked about in a recent issue of a primitive magazine. We will be taking this to the American Traditions Show in Lancaster, OH ( http://www.picturetrail.com/americantraditions ) in November. We'll see you there and we'll be offering many other special wares.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Second, THANK YOU to our wonderful, faithful customers as well as new ones who flocked to our booth on Saturday. Our hearts swell with gratitude for all the love you show us and the appreciation you have for our goodes! It makes all that we do worthwhile. We look forward to seeing you at future shows this year and if you need anything special that we can bring to the next show, please let us know.
Third, MANY, MANY THANKS to Donna Smith and Linda Miller for including us in your fantastic shows. All the hard work you put into Summer In The Valley was evident this past weekend and we are extremely proud to be a part of it all. Many Blessings to our 'dealer friends' also... We love you all!
p.s. Yes, I took the camera. NO, I didn't get a chance to take pictures... Keep checking Donna's PT and there should be some pics there soon.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
NBC: Sorry for omitting 'under God'
Updated Jun 19, 2011 9:27 PM ET
NBC issued an on-air apology Sunday for omitting the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance during its coverage of golf's US Open.
The words were edited out of a clip of children reciting the oath -- a move immediately noted by viewers, who took to Twitter and various blogs to voice their anger, the Huffington Post reported.
In a statement during the broadcast, NBC commentator Dan Hicks said, "We began our coverage of this final round just about three hours ago and when we did it was our intent to begin the coverage of this US Open Championship with a feature that captured the patriotism of our national championship being held in our nation's capital for the third time.
"Regrettably, a portion of the Pledge of Allegiance that was in that feature was edited out. It was not done to upset anyone and we'd like to apologize to those of you who were offended by it."
The words "under God" were not in the original pledge from 1892 and were not added until 1954.
I'm sure NBC was well aware that the pledge did not include the phrase, "under God". They say it was not done to upset anyone...WELL THEN, WHY DID THEY DO IT? Agnostics, atheists, etc. must be happy! What about us? We are not happy and I, for one, intend to watch NBC to see who their sponsors are and take out my anger by refusing to use those products. I'm not doing it to offend anyone...and I do not apologize for my beliefs or opinions. AMEN
Saturday, June 11, 2011
The winner of my 100th post give away is.... Wendy! Congrats Wendy and thanks to all who have been following/visiting our blog.
Wendy, please email me with your mailing address so I can get your goodies on their way next week. Blessings to all for a great weekend!
Friday, June 10, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
I posted a comment and have read several other comments about the same problem, but can't see where Blogger is doing anything about it.
I'm not that savvy about looking for solutions, so if anyone has any info or ideas, please let me know.
I know my Following friends are there...I just can't see who you are. : (
It's not affecting my give-away, though, so keep leaving your comments on the previous two posts in order to enter my give-away. You have until June 10th.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I do have something good to blog about, though. Through a series of events, I have had the opportunity to meet Miss Eula Osborne and see her wonderful fishnet bed canopies. I have one from about 30 years ago and love it. For all you Colonial Country decorators out there, you know what I'm talking about. These canopies are handmade to fit your tall pencil post beds and can be made to fit any size.
Miss Eula is such a sweet lady and has been making canopies for over 30 years, here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina...actually just a few miles down the road from us. Who woulda thunk such a talented and sweet person was so close. : ) Anyway, Miss Eula has a lot of spunk and determination, as she deals with diabetes on a daily basis. She's limited in other things she would like to do, but each day, she gathers her supplies of string/twine and weaves the most wonderful fishnet canopies. They're called 'fishnet' because the weaving resembles a fishnet...
Her brother makes the frames for the canopies as well as other items and they have a website... http://www.heirloomcanopies.com/heirloomcanopies.html
You can check the website to see the various designs and sizes Miss Eula makes, and I can tell you that she can make a wonderful, white canopy or my favorite, antique white.
The best part is, if you call Miss Eula directly (not through the website), you just might get a bit better price for a canopy. If you're interested, give her a call at (336) 385-2744.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
WOW! What a great show! I finally got caught up with chores and errands and wanted to post a few pics of our booth at the WINTER IN THE VALLEY show this past weekend. So many great vendors and wonderful goodes! Donna Smith and Linda Miller put on an outstanding event...Thanks to them (as well as Don & Ralph : ), to all the other fine vendors, and especially all the great customers who came through. I think many had 'cabin fever' and were happy to get out and do some antiquing...Can't wait until the SUMMER IN THE VALLEY in July! Oh! Go on over to Donna's site and check out pictures of other vendor's goods... http://picturetrail.com/southernstarantiques
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Also, I recently noticed that I've got almost 100 posts, so I think I should have a give-away. Keep watching...it will be soon. Hmmm...now to think of something really special to give... : )
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Yes, I do blog...just not as much as I should or could. LOL I have some friends who want to see & hear more blogging and some who don't care if they ever read mine or anyone elses.
Ok..this is for the ones who care... : ) The pic above is one of my favorites...first of all, I love Giles' workshop/barn. I can look out from the cabin and invision him working away at some wonderful creation. Sometimes, we'll go for hours and not communicate, but all either of us has to do is push a button on the intercom and hear the other one answer.
This time of year, it's hard to get too many simple goodes completed because of the weather...after all, that heater will only heat so much and feet do get cold. I don't venture out there too often in the winter...you'll laugh, but one reason I don't is my legs are so short, if there is much snow on the ground, I need 'hip boots' on just to plow through and down the hill.
I just leave him to his work and I try to do some stitchin' or some hand-work up here in the cabin. Around lunch time, he'll trudge up here for something warm to eat and then off he goes, back to his work. The man cannot sit still, so it's good that he has such a welcoming place to create...and I'm sure he spends a good amount of time day-dreaming too...about SPRING! A long time off, but a man can dream!