Saturday, September 8

Some Exciting News!

See that button on the right?  The one for "The Old Glory Company"?  You may not know this, but that is my website, specializing in Primitive Craft Patterns and Primitive Needfuls...all things that are close to my heart.  :)

You know we all like to be in at the beginning of something big and The Old Glory Company (and by default, me) has gotten that chance! Seems like DIY and recycle/upcycle is something we are all involved in and, most of the time, the results are incredible. 

Have you heard the buzz about this?

How cool is this? Organic, Environmentally Safe and Made in the USA! Mixes with water and clean up is s-i-m-p-l-e. Easy Peasy!!

12 Primitive Colors plus finishes....and here's how it looks:

This is so new, that it's not even available yet!
Due to start shipping in October and as soon as I have the color chart, I will get it posted for you, but here are the names:

Beets       Loving Cup       Bittersweet

Moss      Tansy      Mason Jar

Skillet     Cornflower     Gooseberry

Twig        Hay       Cotton

Can't you just imagine how amazing these colors are?
Anyway...I'm excited about all of this and just wanted to share it with you.  I'll keep you guys updated, along with the the Old Glory Company site....gets you inspired to do something, right?
Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, September 4

Quick Peek!

It's been a long day, but I just wanted to give you a peek at one of my favorite Fall/Halloween guys!

My first choice in style has always been more to the Primitive stuff...and this guy is one of my "I love you so much, you can stay out all year" pieces!  Yes...he sits in my home office space, grinning non-stop throughout every season, even though he thinks everything but Fall is a complete waste of time.  Hand made by a local lady several years ago, I just can't bear to pack him away.

Just last week, The Hub and I made a quick weekend trip to Ohio for his...ahem...50th High School Reunion.  What a great time he had, catching up with classmates and I was lucky enough to meet some of the most wonderful people!  Anyway, one of the get-togethers was held at the home/farm of one of the organizers of the whole thing...something like 50+ acres of pure heaven. That's where I was able to get this picture, just strolling along the edge of the hay field:

Beautiful sunflowers...and a little bee right in the center.  Nothing like this in Florida.
And, finally....the pumpkin I mentioned yesterday, sitting on top of that old box.  It's mercury glass...maybe not the real stuff, but made to look that way.  I have lots of real mercury glass and this fits in perfectly with a mercury glass bowl that is filled with mercury glass acorns that sits on another table.  Once I have everything out, I'll put this little pumpkin right next to that.  Of course, that's our kitty, Jake, and the open book is "Seasons at Seven Gates Farm".  The old spectacles were a find at an antique festival, somewhere, sometime...

Talk to you soon!

Monday, September 3

Let's Try This One More Time....

What??  It's almost Fall?  Oh seems like Valentines Day was just here.


Well...let's get on with it then.  My favorite season is almost here and I put out my first pumpkin today!

Lots to started (the summer flew by), we went to our first Football Game last week and every store I visit has aisles of Halloween stuff.  Didn't we just get all of that Fall stuff packed up and in the attic a few days ago? 

Yikes!!  Time flies when you're getting old.