Friday, February 6, 2009


Hi everyone - well it sure has been a very long week being away from all of you.
I did check in a couple of times when I had internet available to me but most of the time even when it was I didn't feel I could just sit at the laptop and type away being we were with other people.

Our trip to Valley Forge, PA was wonderful. Market was good - not busteling like a year before but people were still ordering new products and buying from Cash & Carry.
I did my part to keep the economy flowing that's for sure! lol

We ordered lots of new Christmas items to be delivered late September/early October. Plus we purchased some goodies from the Cash & Carry and also from other wholesale places.

And for ourselves we bought a really nice cabinet for over our toilet in the main bathroom. It's nice and primitive, done in a grayish oyster over black. I'm loving it lots.

Plus a couple more woven coverlets, fabric, dark aqua trestle side table for our den and many more goodies that are still packed and I can't remember what they are.

Later I'll take pictures of some of the items but need to get some orders sewn so they come first. But hope it's soon because all the boxes are stacked in my dining room!

At the order writing show I met Dan DiPalo who is a designer for Primitives By Kathy as I am as well.....but I have never met him and so at the show I went into his booth and introduced myself - we both had to chuckle that we drove 850 miles to finally meet when we live just 6 miles from from each other! LOL Small world!!!!

Gosh I have a lot to catch up on with the Blogs. I got a chance to look at a couple but need to go deeper.

Tonight is my first relaxing night in over a week. We got home Wednesday night and on Thursday morning friends of ours came here for the day and night and then Doug took them to the airport at 5:30 this morning to go back to Raleigh and then back home to St. Kitts.

So hopefully in the next couple days I can get some pictures on.
See ya!


  1. Welcome back, Karen!
    Of course we all missed you. I can't wait to see your treasures you bought for yourself & how you display them. Your home is so lovely. Glad you had a great time.

  2. So glad you're back! I finally figured out how to follow your blog. Yipee! Can't wait to see the new goodies.


  3. Yes, we missed you and can't wait to see some of your new goodies, so get busy and take some pictures! I'm sure you had tons of fun but isn't it great to get back home? There is no place like it!

  4. Hi Karen!....I can't wait to see pictures of your goodies!....welcome back! Janet :)

  5. Hi Karen,
    Welcome home and back to blogging. We all missed you. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see some of the goodies that you got.
    hugs, Cindy

  6. Welcome Back!
    So looking forward to seeing all the goodies you brought back with you...the ones you described sound wonderful!
    Try not to make us wait too long!

  7. Hi Karen, yes we sure did miss you!
    Sounds like you had a good trip, cant wait to see all the new goodies!

  8. Welcome back, girlie! Can't wait to see all the goodies you have to share with all of us!...I will be drooling!

  9. New goodies already for Christmas???
    Oh I can't wait to see what is out for this coming year BUT I want Spring and Summer first...LOL

    Sounds like you had a very busy week. Can't wait to see everything. I would love to see your projects that you are working on. I LOVE your work! I want to order something from you real soon :) I just have to choose what I really want :) It's so hard...such a large choice option.

    Thanks for dropping by over at my blog...always love reading your comments :)

    Have a great weekend!


  10. Glad to "see" you back, Karen! I'll be looking forward to seeing what you brought back!

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Karen-Glad to hear your trip went well. I'm sure your glad to be back home. Sounds like your trip was a success. Keep us posted on your treasures.

  12. Karen, YES I missed you, and glad you are back home safe and sound! Glad your trip was a sucess and can't wait to see the "New" goodies. We are enjoying the warm weather and this much needed vacation, I just miss the girls terribly though, lol.
    Welcome back, Bren

  13. Hi Karen!
    YES-we all missed you!!
    Glad your trip went well-
    Can't wait to see all your goodies...

    Have a nice weekend-Kath

  14. welcome back karen! can't wait to see pics!

  15. Hey welcome back,
    Sure did miss you and your great posts. I can't wait to see your aqua table in it's new home:)

    I bet your tired but happy!

  16. Yes we missed you!! I was so hoping you would swing by MA and let me hitch a ride in your suticase! Sounds like a good time and lots of goodies were found. I am looking forward to seeing what you got for yourself. You couldn't go all that way and not bring home some treasures for your beautiful home.

    How kewl to meet a fellow artist from Primitives for Kathy! One of my favorite shops nearby is owned by Janet Burzenski.

    Thank you for the kind words. YOUR home inspires ME!! It is so colonial and I love your painted woodwork and built ins. I love seeing pictures of it.

    Have a great weekend!!

    PS I was going through some old links and looking at Primitive Times magazine online trying to find the link to the issue when our home was featured and I saw the article about you. I really enjoyed learning more about you!

  17. Welcome back Karen. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Look forward to seeing pics of all your new goodies!

  18. Glad to have you back!! Sounds like you had a great time and can't wait to see your goodies!!! Have a great day!~Wendy

  19. Yes, we sure did miss you Karen! So glad you're back!! Glad to hear that you had a great time in Pennsylvania... I was born and raised in the northwestern part, by Erie, Pa. Can't wait to see your pictures of all your treasures!


  20. Oh... so glad to see you back, we have been anticipating your goods that you brought home. Can't wait!

    Hoping you a Wonderful, Blessed Weekend, Pamela

  21. Hi Karen,
    Welcome back! I can't wait to see all the goodies you got, especially Christmas. I'm still making snowmen.


  22. Hey Karen! Welcome back! Sounds like you had a great trip!
    Can't wait to see pics! *hint*hint*
    :> )


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