Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Flea Market

Hey Y'all it's Friday Flea Market! Come on over to my online shops and take a gander at the wonderful handmade primitives, rustic country crafts and jewelry. I know you will enjoy

Celene's Treasure Chest


Unique Boutique Jewelry

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Here's wishing all my readers a very Happy Mother's Day!
Blessings and hugs,

Monday, April 20, 2009

Open For Business and Raring To Go!

Celene's Treasure Chest brick and mortar store in Coffee, Illinois is open for business once again! We were closed for the winter season. I decided to close this year for the winter as the economy has been slow and the heating bills so outrageously high. My lil' country store is located in a wonderful old building that was built in 1882, so needless to say it gets a little drafty in the winter. My crafting buddy and I were a little burned out from the hectic frenzy of preparing for and participating in craft fairs last fall and Christmas season. We needed a break. So we closed from Jan-March. It was a time of rejuvenation and healing for both of us. Pam has a heart problem that acted up a bit this winter, she is doing very well now. I have a torn ligament in my knee, which God is healing for me as well. Anyway, we are back! We decided not to go at the crafting end of things quite so hard this year. We wore ourselves out last year. We will still have lots and lots of primitives in the store and online, just not going to kill ourselves making so much inventory for the craft shows. We probably won't be in as many this fall. We have been opened since the first weekend of April and things are going very well. I'm enjoying being back and seeing all my customers and friends. I missed them alot. I have added a several new things to Celene's Treasure Chest Come on by and take a look.
Until next time...Prim Hugs and God Bless!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Flea Market Friday

Hi everyone. It's Flea Market Friday! I hope you enjoy shopping from home on Flea Market Friday. So without further adeau, here we go!

This is my latest project. A half dozen of highly scented Cinnamon Buns. These buns are handmade by me. They are made of muslin, can you believe it! Don't they look real? These little yummies are full size, approx. 1-1/2" to 2" high and 2-1/2" in diameter. They smell delicious and look great sitting in your favorite bowl or baking dish (not included) on your table or counter. The scent can be refreshed with your favorite cinnamon bun oil as often as you like.

Price per half dozen: $15.00 and $3.50 shipping.

Please visit my stores:

Celene's Treasure Chest for more great rustic country crafts and primitive decor

Unique Boutique Jewelry for beautiful handcrafted and vintage jewelry at affordable prices and FREE SHIPPING

Shops Galore! Online Shopping Mall with shops of all kinds!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Congrats to the winner of the grubbie candles! It goes to Mommyhood is Thankless. I don't find her name anywhere, but congratulations who ever you are! By the way, she got 4 extra entries for posting about the giveaway and that's what won it for her! Thanks to everyone who participated. I will be doing more giveaways in the next week and months, so be sure to follow my blogs.
Until next time...God Bless!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bloggy Giveaways Carnival is here!!

Hello everyone. Yep, it's Bloggy Giveaway Carnival time again! My giveaway this time is a gift from Celene's Treasure Chest. I am giving away a six pack of primitive grubbie candles. These yummy candles are hand dipped and triple scented 6" tapers. They smell so good! The scent is Maple Pecan Pie and tied with homespun. These are a favorite in my shop and I can't make them fast enough! All you have to do to enter is go to Celene's Treasure Chest and choose your favorite item then come back here and leave it in the comments. I will give 4 extra entries to anyone who blogs about it! Just tell me in the comments that you talked about it and linked to us in your blog and you have 5 chances to win! It's that easy. The contest will go from Mon, Jan 26th through Sat, Jan 31st. The winner will be announced here on Sunday, Feb 1st. You don't have to have a blog to enter. Shipping to USA only. Make sure you leave a way to get in touch with you. Good luck and tell all your friends.

I'm having giveaways on all my blogs this week, so be sure click on the links below to enter for all of them!

Until next time....God Bless,


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's Bloggy Giveaways Carnival time once again!!

Yep, exciting isn't it? Most of you are probably familiar with Bloggy Giveaways Carnival, but for those of you that are not, click on the Bloggy banner to the right and check it out. Carnival begins Monday, Jan. 26th at 8:00 am CST, so don't miss it! I am gonna be giving away some pretty good stuff on all my blogs, so make sure you add them all to your follow list, blogroll or bookmarks.

My blogs participating in the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival:

Celene's Treasure Chest Blog
Wood n' Whimsy
Shops Galore! Shopping Blog

and my daughter Sara's eco-friendly blog:
Live Healthy Wealthy and Wise

Until next time...God Bless,


Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Here's wishing all of you a very joyous, blessed and prosperous 2009. May all your troubles be few and your blessing be many.

God Bless,


Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I wish all my blogging friends, Treasure Chest and Unique Boutique Jewelry customers a very Merry Christmas and a joyous and prosperous New Year. I'd love it if you'd leave a comment telling us what you are doing to celebrate the season. It's fun to see what others do over the holidays. I know from my own experience that this time of year can be very hectic and stressful, so remember when you start to get uptight, it's all about the birth of Jesus Christ.

God Bless you all,

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We have started decorating for Christmas at Celene's Treasure Chest. It's really looking good so far. Of course it's still a work in progress. I haven't started the lights or garland or any of the pretty sparklie stuff! I just love Christmas! Pretty, pretty, pretty! OK enough of that.
You can see some of the primitive crafts we make at Celene's Treasure Chest. These are just a few of the things we have make this year. I just love the old lunch box with greenery and the dear Santa sign. That's so me!

I have been busy with more than crafts this season. I've been building an online shopping mall called Shops Galore! Go on over to my Wood n' Whimsy Blog for the details. If you have a website, I'll list it for you for free.
Til next time...God Bless,

Friday, October 3, 2008

Jewelry Giveaway Over at my Wood n' Whimsy Blog

Hey y'all,  Just a quick post as I have to get some rest.  Big craft fairs this weekend and Wood n' Whimsy (my friend Pam and myself) have a booth in 2 of them!  Wish me luck and say a prayer that God keep the pain from my pitiful knee!   Agony I don't kneed (lol) this weekend!  

Anyway, the reason for this post is to let you all know that I am having a giveaway over at my Wood n' Whimsy Blog.  It's for JEWELRY and you get to pick out your own prize if you win!  So head on over there and help me celebrate the Grand Opening of my new online shoppe Unique Boutique Jewelry!    Good luck to you and God Bless,


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Happy Flea Market Friday Y'all!

I have become so busy these days with fall craft fairs that I just can't squeeze out the time to post merchandise here for the next few Flea Market Fridays, but you can see oodles and skads of hand-did purties at my websites.  I have opened Unique Boutique Jewelry, a handcrafted and vintage jewelry shoppe with very affordable prices and FREE shipping!

Hope you come on by and do a little peekin' at my primitives and jewelry. 
 Until next time....God Bless,

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Crafts and Fall Festivals

Hi y'all! Wood n' Whimsy (aka; Pam and myself) are going nuts with the prim crafts getting ready for fall festivals and craft fairs. Our 1st one is the Lebanon Fall Festival on Saturday Oct 4th in Lebanon, Illinois. Lebanon is a small rural town, home to McKendree College, about a 30 minute drive from St. Louis. If you live in this area, it's definitely a neat place to go. Lebanon still has many brick streets, several old stately antebellum mansions turned B&B and tons of interesting and quirky craft, antique and gift shops line the main street. It's a very quaint old town. If you live within driving distance it's a great place to get away for a weekend. It's also just a few miles from MidAmerica Airport.
Anyway, here are some of the crafts we are crankin' out! Please let me know your favorite by leaving a comment.

Bowl Fillers. This is Pam's thing as I REALLY, REALLY HATE to sew. I started them and she had to finish them or I would have thrown them away! I have tried so hard to like to sew, but just can't do it. I did coffee stain and decorated them.
This is an old screen that I painted. I have it propped up against a coral color wall, so it isn't showing as well as it should. I love painting on screens. It doesn't require much skill.
This cutie stands about 3 feet tall or can hang.

I love old windows too! I am not an artist so this is a decoupaged picture with the edges burned.
Well that's it for now. Until next time....God Bless,

Saturday, September 13, 2008

It's Time For Fall Primitive Decor.

We are gearing up for our fall festivals and craft shows here at Celene's Treasure Chest. We are crafting like crazy! Here are some of the things Pam and I are making for the online store, the shop in Coffeen, Illinois and the craft fairs we are attending. Let us know your favorites. We'd love a little input from you. Don't forget to check out the FREE crafter ideas and resources at Wood n' Whimsy . Please add your prim plug to my plugboards. Come on by and visit us in Coffeen, bring a picnic lunch and spend some time at lovely Forsee Vinyards just 3 1/2 miles up the road from us.

Til next time.....God Bless,


This is an old dressed up telegraph insulator!

Pam is always saying " what are you gonna do with that, it's junk!" But I know I'll think of something. Just like this old crooked frame with a rusted hinge that I pulled out of a junk pile.

I tried a new lettering technique. Raised letters made from hot glue and then painted.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It's Just About Fall Y'all!

It's that time of year again. Harvest time, Craft Fairs and Fall Festivals are just around the corner. Then come the holidays. This is most crafters favorite time of year. It is certainly ours here at Celene's Treasure Chest Country Store in Coffeen, Illinois. We will be showing our crafts at several fairs and festivals. Pam and I (we call our crafts Wood n' Whimsy) are hammering, sanding, sawing and painting as fast as we can. Here are a few of our newest fall primitive crafts. I hope you'll let us know what you think.

This is an old telegaph insulator

I made this out of an old antique farm seed sifter/shaker box. It hangs or sits.

Til next time....God Bless,


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Porch n' Yard Pickets

Hi everyone! I thought I'd show you a few things that my friend Pam and I make and sell in Celene's Treasure Chest country store in rural Coffeen, Illinois.
Pam and I call our crafting venture "Wood n' Whimsy" which by the way is also the name of my crafters blog that features free prim craft recipes, patterns, DIY and how-to's. Come on by and check it out!
I've been thinking that you might find it interesting to see how we make some of these things, so I'm going to start taking my camera to work with me. We have a work shop in the back of the store where we make all our crafts. So stay tuned, as they say and I'll include that in furture episodes.

The first picture is of a white washed picket that props or hangs on the porch or hangs on the outside of a home.

This next photo is of a spindle picket. There is a rain gauge and temperature gauge on the back.
Here is a bird bath made from a spindle and an old granite ware bowl.

Check out How to make grungy hang tags over at Wood n' Whimsy.

If you are anywhere near our neck of the woods, give me a holler. Forsee Winery and Vineyards are just 3 miles from the my shop. You can make a day of it, enjoying crafts, antiques, and a lovely picnic lunch at the picturesque countryside winery and vineyards.

Til next time...God Bless,

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Vintage Hot Pads and Doilies

Hey y'all! I've come across some of the cutest vintage goodies! Back in the day, crocheting on plastic doilies was all the rage. Here are some good examples!

I think I'll put these on sale this Flea Market Friday, so if you are interested, check back on Friday. Come on by my website and see my other vintage goodies and hand-did prim purties.

I've also found some adorable vintage aprons! I haven't had the chance to launder and iron them. That could take a while as I need to locate my iron and then find someone to retrain me to operate that particular piece of equipment. I forget, do you need a special heavy equipment license to operate an iron? LOL! It's been awhile.
Until next time...God Bless,


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Free Advertising for Primitive Crafters

Hey Ya'll! Check out my new plugboard in the sidebar on the right. All you primitive crafters and prim bloggers are welcome to add your plug for free! It's so easy to do. It's a great way to advertise your website or blog. If you don't have a plug, Laura over at Penney Layne Graphics can hook you up with one for only $1.50! Add a plug to the plugboards at my other sites as well.
My country store Celene's Treasure Chest
My other blog Wood n' Whimsy
Let me know in a comment if you have a plugboard and I'll come on over and and add my plug yours!
Til next time...God Bless,

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Winners

Hey ya'll! Here are the winners of the Bloggy Giveaways
Wood n' Whimsy:

Marie at
A Little Bit of Country won the cute heart bowl fillers.

Linda at
Linda's Kitchen won the barn star ornie.

Here are the winner's of the Bloggy Giveaways on my other
Celene's Treasure Chest:

Katy at The
Country Blossom won the 14K Rose Gold Filled Chain
Mommiof4 at
Tadpole Lane won the primitive americana sign.
I'm having trouble reaching the winners by email. When I click on the email button in your profiles, I get an error message from my email provider. Please contact me at with your addresses so I can send you your goodies!

Thanks to everyone who entered. Please add me to your favorites or your blogroll as I will be doing giveaways regularly on my blog.
Til Next time... God Bless,