Sunday, December 1, 2019

MAGAZINE FEATURE/PHOTO SHOOT

As I mentioned in my last post we were honored again
to be in the COUNTRY SAMPLER magazine.
We finally received our copy and were delighted with such a nice write up...Bill Mathews always does such a great job with his camera and his 'eye for detail'...one of a kind. And Pilar Simon the stylist is always so much fun to work with.

The first pictures are of the photo shoot - they sure do tear up a room just to get one shot!
It's so much fun to watch them and see how many shots they do take of one little thing...
never less than 5-8 shots to get one good one.




















So as you can see - with much love they 'nicely destroy' your home LOL
And here's the end result!!



The only thing that confused us was that they removed the one chair that was
angled at the fireplace and they replaced it with a measly linen rack that kind of
looked puny...but other than that it was wonderful.

Thank you everyone for following my blog(s)
Blessings to all
Karen

Monday, November 18, 2019

A little of this/A little of that

I haven't really had much free time since our Oct. 5th show
so I'll share some pictures with you.
We sold pretty much everything and what didn't sell was purchased by a customer in Florida.
What little is left really doesn't matter except there are 5 gourd garlands that will
probably be held over till next year now.



















A dear dear friend always lets us come out to their property and get whatever we need to decorate with.
We always get lots of wonderful wild grapevines to weave in between the fence pickets.



Here's all that is left of 30 assorted gourd garlands

We had a drawing for one of my original 'face' pumpkins
And the winner was....JANINE OLDENBURG - Congratulations!


One reason I haven't been able to get a post done is because I've been teaching classes on
Wednesdays and Saturdays here at the house.
Two classes were for my framed Feather Tree punch needle

And the other was for my wool Christmas tree.

The end of October Doug and felt we needed a break after building up to the show,
then the show, then outside orders to get out so we took a short road trip.
First to Colonial Williamsburg. We never get tired of visiting there. Such and interesting place to visit.
Plus we went out to Jamestown Settlement and that in itself is awesome!







We were there over Halloween - while we were eating dinner that evening at the Sheilds Tavern
the kids were gathering outside for Trick-or-Treating in the village.
The kids started lining up at 5...this is just a smidgen amount of kids that came...it was amazing what CW did for these kids.  All dwellings along the main street gave out candy that was furnished by Mars candy.  Didn't get good pictures of the hoards of kids..these don't tell near the amount.
They estimated over 600 each evening (and it was for 2 nights).



The entire village was full of these fun spooky skeleton characters!

In front of each dwelling there was a burn pot filled with wood, 
when it got dark they lit them! 

Left there and headed north and stopped in Annapolis, MD for a bit.
Lots of great shops and wonderful eats to say nothing of the charm!
See the water at the end?  The Naval Academy is at the end of the block and around the corner.



When we left Annapolis we headed up to Lancaster, PA to a few wholesale shops and
to the October wholesale show in Oaks, PA...got lots of HANDMADE goodies
for next years home show to add to our handmades.
We got to spend a day and a half with our cousins that live there so that was enjoyable.
The colors were very pretty in Lancaster - not as brilliant as we had hoped but still very pretty.
One scene we never tire seeing are the Amish and the beautiful covered bridges

Well I know this was a long post and a picture overload but
I was behind a month in posting so you got it all at once.

Karen
P.S. We were honored again to have our home appear in the upcoming January 2020 issue of Country Sampler. We haven't seen the issue yet but several people have been messaging and emailing telling us they saw it...so sad our issues have not arrived yet. Soon though I hope!
The first time was May 2009 so we were so
humbled when they asked us to be in it again.