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...

Barbara and Giles @ THE CABIN IN THE WOODS IN N.C.

Friday, December 9, 2011



We'll try to add a few more things between now and Sunday. Thank you for visiting!

Monday, November 28, 2011


Just a reminder about OLE TIME CHRISTMAS show in Fishersville, VA. Sure hope you can be there, either for 'early buying' on Friday evening or regular show on Saturday. See you soon!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


YOOHOO! I'm so excited...
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


To all our loyal customers and the new ones we just met...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You made our show in Ohio this past weekend a great success. Our booth was almost cleaned out, so we're hoping you all are enjoying your new goodes and will come back to see us next year.
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

Visit wonderful shops...

Just wanted to let you know of two wonderful shops where Giles' handcrafted items can be found this season. Millie Huckabay at American Country will be having her open house November 11th & 12th.

Jenny Jones at Just Country will be hosting her great holiday open house November 5th. Jen always has theeee best stuff!

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


A wonderful 1840's log cabin village reproduced in Catawba County, N.C. Dr. Robert Hart has spent many years seeking out old log structures and bringing them to his property, reconstructing them and filling them with early wares...all to preserve a part of North Carolina history. One day a year, this property is open to the public (3,000 tickets are sold) to share some of that history. Yesterday, Giles and I made the trek to the village to see what 'new'/old cabins have been added since our last trip. What a treat!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I usually don't get on my soap box about politics, BUT! I just got an automated call for a survey. I never, ever do those, but was curious. I was asked three questions and afterward I would be connected to a service representative to get information on receiving a FREE trip to the Bahamas.WHAT?
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

Log Storage Barrel

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 ( ) in November. We'll see you there and we'll be offering many other special wares.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Another wonderful Judy Condon book, now available. $28.95 includes shipping

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fun show...

What a fun show and great weekend! Thanks Lori for including us in your gathering... A huge Thank You to our loyal customers as well as the new ones we met at Notforgotten Farm. Hope you enjoy all your purchases! Many Blessings for a wonderful Harvest season!

Monday, September 5, 2011


Check out a few new goodes on the selling blog...

We hope to add more in a few days...

Monday, August 8, 2011

See you at A Gathering of Friends

Know what is cool when the weather is hot? Going to a good primitive show. We hope to see you at A Gathering of Primitive Friends @ Notforgotten Farm in September. You'll be glad you went. Blessings...

Monday, July 25, 2011


First, I apologize for not having Judy Condon's newest book, Joy of Country, at the Summer in the Valley show on Saturday. They were supposed to ship early last week, but we were notified mid-week that shipping would not happen until the 26th.

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


Newest Judy Condon book, The Joy of Country, is expected next week. We plan to have them at the Summer In The Valley Show in Fishersville, VA. See you there!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Gatherings

Well, I finally gathered some 'new' goodes for you...feel free to go over to our Selling Blog and make your selections. Also, note that all of our Summer Gatherings prices include shipping. Just our way of helping out... Blessings Friends!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Why was it left out?

I'm mad as's not the first time! Everytime I turn around, I hear of things being left out in order to NOT offend anyone. Well, I am offended that something was left out! Read this!

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 Is....

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

Last Chance!

Last chance to comment for the give away so hurry and get your name in. You may comment on this post or either of the last three posts. Good Luck and Thanks for following my little blog! Blessings...

Friday, June 3, 2011

What is going on?

Is anyone else having a problem with missing Followers? When I look on my blog home page, the spot where they should be is blank. It's also the same when I'm visiting other blogs...I don't see their Followers either. The only thing there is the header, FOLLOWERS...nothing else.

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

A little peek at give-aways!

Just a sneak peek of give-away sure to comment on this post or the previous post to enter. You have until June 10th, so let me hear from you soon.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Well looky what news I have for my 100th post! My good friend, Donna Smith is having a new show in November

How exciting for us to get back there to Ohio. We're hoping to see ya'll there on Friday or Saturday. Keep checking back for any updates or news on this great show.

P.S. Guess I need to start looking for a special give-away gift to celebrate this 100th post, so if you're following my blog and want to enter the drawing, please leave a comment to this post and we'll enter your name. The deadline is June 10th. Blessings! Oh yeah..forgot to ask you to please post on your blog (if you wish) that we're having a give-away. The more the merrier! : )

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sad loss...

So sad to see so many years of hard work gone in a flash. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sharon in the loss of her shop, Saltbox Farm. We hope the days ahead are filled with strength and courage while facing the decisions she must make.

Blessings, Sharon, from your primitive friends!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Heirloom Fishnet Canopies

I know...I'm hopeless! Each day, I think I'm going to post and have pictures and do all these grand things with my blog... I used to be so organized! I'm just as tired of my excuses as you must be...LOL

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...

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


After several requests, I finally added FOLLOWERS to my blog. (check the sidebar) Thanks to all of you who visit often and to those who are visiting for the first time. Hopefully, I will do a better job of posting more frequently. Besides, I'm approaching that 'magic' 100th post...someone should surely get a reward for being around for that! LOL We're trying to come up with something really special..perhaps something Giles has created? Or something I've stitched together? Just keep FOLLOWING to find out... : )

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What a great show!

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...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Simply Country Gardens

Judy Condon's newest book has arrived... Let us know if you wish to purchase. $28.95 (includes shipping)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Check out Selling Blog

Hey folks...have been putting a few simple goodes on my Selling Blog, so go on over and check them out.

Also, I recently noticed that I've got almost 100 posts, so I think I should have a give-away. Keep will be soon. to think of something really special to give... : )

There should be a better way..

There should be a better way! Got a call early this morning that we wouldn't need to venture out to help put the 'meals on wheels' food together because school was cancelled...because of the weather...again. The program goes by the school schedule. No school? No meals delivered. Hmm...don't people still need food? Especially because of the weather? I know it's dangerous for many of us to get out on the treacherous roads when there is snow and ice, but we were willing to try. Instead, we snuggled down and went back to sleep. How can we do that so easily when many folks had no means of 'snuggling'...very little source of heat and now, no food.
We live in the Blue Ridge gets really cold and it snows...and lately, that happens a lot! But what do the recipients of these food deliveries do when we can't get the food to them? Many of them aren't able to cook...many don't have the food items to cook...And what about the children who don't get to school because of the weather? Last year, they never were able to 'make up' the missed days "because of weather". Many of these children don't get a meal if they don't get to school. And if they don't have school on Fridays, they miss out on the food sent home for the weekend (The Backpack Program) What about them? There should be a better way!
So frustrating... Now it's about 10AM and looks like the sun may later, the temps will warm up (to a sultry 38*) Maybe some of the snow might melt and access to some remote places will be better...but we didn't go in to prepare the food, so these folks will miss that 'meal on wheels' today...I guess they can enjoy the sunshine as they listen to the rumble of their tummies...hungry for food and hungry for a friendly face...hungry for warmth...and maybe they can explain to the children why they don't have food today either. There should be a better way!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Yes, I do blog...

Yes, I do blog...

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'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!