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 celene-@hotmail.com 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,