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,