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.