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,

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

14K Rose Gold Chain Giveaway

Hey ya'll, it's another giveaway here at Celene's Treasure Chest Blog! Today's giveaway is a lovely 14K rose gold filled 20" chain. It's gorgeous and you're gonna love it! All you have to do is follow the simple instructions on the sidebar and let me know in a comment to this post which item you like the best at Celene's Treasure Chest website. Yep, it's that simple. Make sure you check out the other giveaways on this blog and on my other blog Wood n' Whimsy . Good luck! Until next time....God Bless,

Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday's Giveaway, it's finally here!

Yippee! I anxiously await this time each quarter. I count down the weeks and then the days and then the hours. It's kind of like the anticipation I have at Christmas, well, kind of. I love these giveaway carnivals. The rules are on the sidebar on the right. Make sure you comment back to this post to enter and follow the simple rules. Without further adoo, here's todays giveaway! TaDa!

This is a rustic little primitive Americana sign hand painted on very old reclaimed wood. it's made by my friend Pam and myself. Our crafter name is Wood n' Whimsy. We sell our wares in my little country store in rural Illinois and online at Celene's Treasure Chest. Don't forget to go there to choose your favorite item and comment on this post to enter to win this cute sign. Check back daily for new giveaways. Good luck and God Bless,


Friday, July 25, 2008

Flea Market Friday!

Yep! It's Friday. I hope you have a great time here today. With gas prices the way they are, shopping online makes more sense than ever! I'm showing you a few of the items I sell on my website Celene's Treasure Chest If you see something you like here, click on the link under the item to make your purchase and to shop for lots more hand-did prims n' purties and vintage goodies. You'll be glad you did! By the way, come on back here and let me know what your favorite item is at my website Celene's Treasure Chest. I'd love to know what you think! Thanks to Polly at Counting Your Blessings for sponsoring Flea Market Friday!
Next week I will be participating in Bloggy Giveaway Carnival by giving away several items, on this blog as well as my Wood n' Whimsy Blog so make sure you visit both blogs daily next week to see what's new!
Until next time... God Bless,

Friday, July 4, 2008

My Little Country Store

God Bless America! Thank you so much to our troops and veterans. It's because of them we are free.

Here are some photos of Celene's Treasure Chest, my little country store in Coffeen, Illinois. Stop by Celene's Treasure Chest website to see some of the hand-did primitives, crafts and jewelry, as well as vintage and antique items.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my little country store. Come on by Celene's Treasure Chest and we'll have a nice visit! Til next time...God Bless,