Monday, February 16, 2009


Although most of our shopping in Pennsylvania was designated to our business purchases we did find time to purchase a few treasures for ourselves.
In one of our other posts I showed you a couple of them and now we have the others out and displayed.
Doug finally found a resting place for his huge rusty tin Paul Revere Lantern and I’m loving where it where he put it.
We just never had the right thing to balance off the cabinets on the sides of the fireplace but now we do!
Thanks Doug for your good eye!!!!

The pillow is sooooo nice and now I wish I would have purchases more of them to sell - the size is perfect for the bed - I used to have 3-4 smaller pillows now and then but now this one works so much better.

And sitting next to it is my adorable doll I won from Dawn Gunning of THE FORGOTTEN BARN in one of her Give A-Ways. Isn’t she cute there - a perfect match don’t you think????

One of my passions- coverlets/table squares/throws from Family Heirloom Weavers. The quality of these items is so wonderful and if anyone has any of them I know you would say the same thing.
There are many more of these scattered throughout the house but these at least are all in one place so you can see them here.

And finally I finished up the last of my special order.
The picture shows just the 3 pieces but now they are sewn together with tabs at the top to make one long piece that she will most likely run a dowel through and use it as a hanging although it shows in the photograph that it can be used as a mantel doily or where ever one would choose to display it to hang over the edge spelling out the word 'Welcome'.

I hope those of you who have off today have a wonderful 'Presidents Day' and find lots of fun things to do with your extra day!
Hugs, Karen


  1. Beautiful displays, Karen. I'm drooling over those coverlets. I haven't been able to find them anywhere (and I live in Philly!!). Any ideas on where to find them?

  2. Hi Karen!....everything looks FABULOUS! the pillow on the bed with Dawn's doll, I love her dolls!....I also love the Family Heirloom Weavers items!....thank you for sharing and have a great day! Janet :)

  3. Hi Karen,
    I'm just Lovin' that Lantern! Perfect spot too!
    I just adore those textiles too...I wish I could get my hands on some.

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Oh shoooooooot I meant to tell ya I LOVE that PILLOW too! :)

  5. I love those giant lanterns, i have been wanting one, but really dont have a spot for it. The pillow is fab, gives me an idea!
    And the doll sitting with the pillow, just so perfectly prim!

  6. I love everything...the lantern, pillow and coverlers! Also love how you have them displayed...always a beautiful home to look at. Thanks for sharing:)

  7. Saturday I was excited to receive my Country Sampler magazine with the article about your home. I really enjoyed reading the article and seeing the pictures - although I had already seen many pictures on your blog. I do love your new lantern. Wow!!

  8. I love it all Karen ! The coverlet's are wonderful ! I love the special order you finished too~ so pretty ! Have a nice day Karen !

  9. Hi Karen, Love everything as usual, lol. The doll and pillow are perfect together! And that special order is fabulous.
    Have a Great Presidents Day.

    Hugs, Bren

  10. I love that pillow on the does look like that and doll were made for eachother.
    I love the look of those coverlets...very colonial and comfy.
    I'm sure the person who ordered the special order will be delighted with her purchase...if not, I can give you my addy!

  11. I love it all!! I'm eyeballin' that great decoy too!! :> )

  12. I like your displays. I have one of those lanterns, trying to find a place to display it also. I like where you displaced yours. Everything looks wonderful!

  13. Karen,
    I love all of your new things & you have them displayed beautifully.

  14. Hi Karen -

    Thanks for your post - I can appreciate the 'treasures'. I live where there are very few places to shop for antiques and fun decorating stuff unless it is online. I am going to go check out the coverlet website and drool. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your home!!!!

  15. Hi Karen,
    Love the lantern! I used to have one like it, but it was not rusty...gave it to my MIL because she loved it so much. Your coverlets are just wonderful! Everything looks great.

  16. Oh yes, Family Heirloom weavers are the best. We love the coverlet on our kind sized bed and I use one of their plaid blankets as a spread on the daybed in my office. And all their smaller throws and such - just wonderful.

    Your lantern looks great there and the doll does indeed fit perfectly with your new pillow.

    Your special orders are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing all your pics. I look forward to your posts!

  17. Hi Karen! I love the pillow and the doll looks perfect with it.
    Your spring hanging is so cute!

  18. I love everything you bought!
    Your penny rug hanging is so nice. I love it! Was it a pattern or your own design?


  19. Good Tuesday Evening...

    Glad to see you stopping in today... and always for your sweet words that are left.

    Love... Love... your Spring Welcome, you are very talented indeed.

    Don't you just love those Paul Revere Lanterns>>> we carry them here also in the shop.

    Hoping this finds you well and on top of things... Kentucky Hugs, Pamela

  20. I think I love the couch/sofa picture the best!
    looks wonnnnnnnnderful!

  21. I love those linens. The only one I kept for myself is a table runner, but i need to sift thru my catalogs and order some more! You have a beautiful home and your work is wonderful!

  22. PS which issue of Country Sampler is your home featured in?

  23. Karen.. I just ordered the Country Sampler Home tour Edition on Feb. 11th and got it today~ I'd order it offline & save time! I don't even know if they sell them in stores~ I've never seen one! LOL

  24. Hi Karen! I love the lantern and it looks perfect there. I also love your new pillow and the coverlets are wonderful. You did a beautiful job on the special order. So cute!

  25. Wow these are teriffic!
    from Sue.........

  26. Hi Karen,
    Thankyou for visiting my blog. I love yours as well. I also love your website. I have so much wool and have alway wanted to make a penny rug but just haven't done it yet. I enjoyed looking at your photos as well.

  27. Hey there! This is my first time visiting you. I saw the link on another blog and was intrigued by the name.
    Wow, you have a great blog! I am enjoying it so much. I too, love coverlets and have one big one (not old) and a few small pillows made from old ones. I also have a few dish towels in coverlet patterns. I love to use them on tables and tucked into crocks, but never to use as a dish towel! LOL!
    I am adding you to my blog list and I hope you will also visit me when you have time. I'm sure I will be back to visit you often.
    Have a great week!


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