Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Good Friday

Good Morning blogger friends,

First, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Good Friday and a blessed Easter.  It is going to be a beautiful weekend here in Upstate NY and I am super excited about enjoying the outdoors later today after the work is all done out in the shop.  

Thank you to all my wonderful customers that have allowed me to continue running my sign business and I truly enjoy every minute of it.

It has been a busy week both out in the workshop and in the home.  Our youngest son Zach  (18) is headed out this morning to Washington, DC to spend 7 days around the capitol.  They are planning on going to the zoo, Fredicksburgh, the White House ect, and they were lucky enough to be able to wrangle a visit to see Air Force One.  He is with a good friend of ours and her children.  I told him to take lots of pictures LOL!!

I have also set up a new shop at a new selling site called Bonanzle and you can find me here:  if you get a chance, please stop by and take a look around.

Remember friends, I have extended my Spring Sale at
until Sunday April 4th.

Also, just type OFG into the Etsy search bar and find more wonderful items from the Old Farmhouse Gathering group.

Enjoy your day and many blessings,

Friday, March 26, 2010

Good Morning

Good Morning blogger friends,

Woke up this morning to a dusting of snow :(...I hope this is the end of it!  Yesterday we reached 55 degrees with the sun shining and today snow, but the sun is out.

It has been very busy around the workshop this week and still have more to do...thanks to all my wonderful customers!!

Jeff and I have decided to add more products to our website, so we will be working on some great reproduction furniture in the next few weeks.  We are super excited to expand into this and hope our customers and my blogger friends will love what we will have to offer.  Jeff is going to be making the furniture and I will paint it up and make them look old...going to be fun!!  Maybe I can get him to make me some for the house too :)

Don't forget I am still running the sale on my prim signs over at:  until Sunday.  I am extend the sale, but haven't decided yet.  So, if there is a sign you are looking for, take a peek.

Also, don't forget to type OFG in the Etsy search bar to find even more fantastic items from The Old Farmhouse ladies.

Many blessings to all of you and enjoy your Friday.


Saturday, March 20, 2010


Good Morning Blogger Friends,

I want to thank everyone of you that signed up for my blog giveaway!  I have visited many of your blogs and found quite a few new ones that I haven't been to before!  Thanks for posting to your blogs, facebook, twitter ect. it is greatly appreciated.

Now for the WINNER!! I used to find the lucky person and the winner is...............Patriotic Mom.  Congratulations!!  Please send me your email and I will get with you about your gameboard.

It is going to be another beautiful day here in the NorthEast and I can't wait to spend sometime outside today before the weather turns rainy and chilly tomorrow.  We only have a few patches of snow left around the yard and I am waiting patiently for that to just melt away.

Hope this finds everyone doing well and many blessings,

Friday, March 19, 2010


Happy Friday blogger friends,

Yesterday was super busy and today is going to be the same.  Lots of orders for my signs and I am super happy about that :)!!  

Yesterday we spent part of the morning looking again for our two dogs...they decided the day before to escape the yard and spend the afternoon and night running around the adirondack mts.  Luck for us, our wonderful neighbors, (there are only 2) kept a eye out for them.  The wandered down to the Shelving Rock Estate, up to Sleeping Beauty mt and finally worked their way back down our road.  Jeff and I got in the truck and started looking and yelling, and here comes Ty (7 mos. old pit bull puppy) running down the road with the neighbors boxer.  Got him in the truck and then went looking for Murray ( 2 yr. old Black Lab) he was about 1/4 mile up the road sitting in the middle of road waiting for his brother!!  They both got a talking too, but they were too tired to care :).

Jeff is going out today to see where the escape artist are getting out.  One acre of our land is completely fenced in with 6ft fence, but they found a spot somewhere.  I wouldn't mind so much that they get out, pretty quite up here, but the fox, wolves and other creatures are starting to move around a lot...our neighbor Tim just shot a red fox on Monday that was too close to the houses, in the middle of the yup, we think it had rabies.

The rest of the day was spent out in the shop working on signs.  Today, more signs to make :)

Don't forget TODAY is the last day to sign up for my Alphabet Checkerboard Sign giveaway!!  You have until midnight to get your entry in.

Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far and for posting on your blogs, facebook, twitter ect.. I really appreciate it!!

Also, don't forget I am having a Spring Sale on all my primitive signs over at : 

Hope everyone enjoys their day and gets outside to enjoy the beautiful weather!!

Many Blessings,

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Happy St. Patricks Day blogger friends,

It is going to be yet another beautiful day here...yesterday was fantastic, sat outside finally in the afternoon just enjoying the warm weather.

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the giveaway...keep going ladies..3 days until the drawing!!!

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing
When Irish hearts are happy
All the world is bright and gay
When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure, they steal your heart away.

Please go see my website  I am having a Spring sale until March 27th..all my primitive signs are on sale! :).

Many blessings to all of you!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Good Morning Friends!!

WOW!! A lot of you have signed up for the giveaway!! I am so happy to have everyone enter and follow my blog.  :)

The sun is finally shining here in the Northeast and the rain and nasty winds have left!!  Headed out to Lowe's for some supplies and the PO.

Keep signing up for the giveaway...4 more days until the drawing!!

Wishing you all a wonderful and productive day.


Monday, March 15, 2010


Good Monday Morning Friends,

Today I am featuring Brenda from the Rusty Thimble for my OFG Monday Market Place featured artisian.
Brenda has been on Etsy for only a few months and has the most adorable items in her shoppe.  Brenda answered a  few questions so you can get to know her and what she offers:

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
I come by the name honestly, I even had store named this in Texas.
I ask my husband almost everyday if you find something rusty
 today please bring it home to me. 
2. How long have you been on Etsy?
Just a few months now.
3. What type of items do you offer?
Primtive Handmade items dolls, critters, tucks, makedos
4. How long have you been crafting?
 I remember as a child making doll clothes and watching my mother sew.
 I Made all of my own clothing in high school
I have made my creations and sold them since
the age of 18 and I am now in my 50's. 
So I guess I could say I have crafted almost all of my life. 

5. Who or What inspires you?
I get my inspiration from so many places.
I live at a lake and love to go to the water and sit. 

I love color and all things I can get my hands on that
are VINTAGE to use in projects. Old quilts are my favorite, 
my grandmother and mother always quilted. My mom is 88  
and she stills quilts that is enough to inspire anyone. 
I hope I am still doing this if I reach that age.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Right now that would be my Cone Rabbit. 
 It is an original OOAK no two are ever alike. 
I often make this using old sheet music for the cones.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)

As you can see, Brenda is one busy are a quick peek of a couple of items from her Etsy Shop:

Please a take a few moments and go and see all the wonderful offerings Brenda has.
Remember to type OFG in the Etsy search bar to see all the other wonderful artisians of OFG.
I just want to thank everyone who has signed up so far for the giveaway!!
I can't wait until Saturday to see who the lucky winner will be!
Have a wonderful and blessed day friends!