Monday, June 30, 2014


Hi Prim Pals,


Just returned from being a part of the fabulous Back To Our Roots show hosted by Marie Faren and Mike Spangler in Medina, Ohio.  Oh what fun we had!!!  The show was heaven, the booths were out of this world, but all of the vendors were the best!  Tammy Jias (Grungy Primitives) and I shared a booth and it was packed!  You need to mark your calendars for next June.  This is something you prim gals won’t want to miss.

The highlight of my trip was meeting Robin Harrison (and Lee) from Millstone Mercantile.  We have had an eight year long distance friendship.  We started out right here on our blog and have talked about once a month for eight years.  It was awesome to finally meet face to face.

You’ll have to excuse the format of this blog, trying to figure out how to get pictures back on!!!  Grrrrr!!!

I’ve missed you all so much and can’t wait to get back on here to see what’s been going on in all of your lives.  The pictures below are of our booth and one of Robin and I at dinner on Friday night.

I hope you will all mark your calendars for our Harvest At The Mill show on September 6 from 10-3.  It is now inside at the Karl Richter Campus in Holly, Michigan.  I am in awe of the vendors that are coming from all over the midwest.  It is going to be FANTASTIC!  You can watch for our updates at

We’re going to try to load this and see how it goes.  Hope to be back in a couple of days.

Until next time…

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Hi Prim Pals, It's been a LONG time. Something has been wrong with my blog sign-in and somehow I got in today. I don't have any fun pictures to share, but I wanted to make sure we got the word out about our upcoming Spring Plantings show. It is going to be FANTASTIC! We have vendors coming from our fabulous Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and Virginia. You can see a complete list of vendors by going to our show blog and clicking on vendors. The show is March 22, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Karl Richter Campus in Holly, Michigan. Besides our fabulous vendors, we will have spinning, rug hooking and weaving demonstrations. The dulcimer ensemble "Greenfire" will entertain you. We will have cash drawings throughout the day and also prizes for the customers that have traveled the farthest. A light lunch will be available from Great Lakes Marketplace. We are providing a shuttle service from Holly Hills Primitives to the show, so you can park either place. Holly Hills Primitives will be open at 8 a.m. for you early birds. We have some fantastic new items, including folk art dolls by Wendy Campbell Klepper. The shop will be stocked with all kind of goodies after a crazy trip to the markets next week! This is one show you won't want to miss. This is a primitive/early goods show full of early antiques and handmades. I can't wait to see what everyone brings!!! My adult kids have kindly offered to run the shop, so come say "hi" when you get to the show! See you in 1 1/2 weeks!!! Until next time...

Thursday, October 10, 2013


I'm so excited! Dick finished this wonderful buttery yesterday and I'm so excited to have it in the shop! He is going to be building like crazy so we have LOTS of new pieces for our Christmas At The Mill open house on November 2 and 3.
The boxes are coming fast and furious right now. It's like having an early Christmas! Some of the goodies I am putting out now and some will be out for our open house. The reproduction treen is awesome.
Who doesn't love shelves? Dick will be building a variety of shelves in the next few weeks - and I hope to fill them with lots of prim wares!
Have you seen our hand-hooked flowers yet? They are made by Sue Eaton and just beautiful!
There's still a good variety of fall goodies to choose from. I will be going through and marking them down tomorrow, so come in and save.
Next week I will be heading to the markets to load up on more Christmas pretties. This is such a fun time of year! I can hardly wait to start decorating, but not yet! Until next time...

Monday, October 7, 2013


Oh dear, I hadn't realized how long it's been since I've done a post on here! We have recouped from the show and have set the date for the next Harvest At The Mill for September 6, 2014. I can't believe how many more dealers are interested and how big the next one will be.
I just love our new location, we have so much more room! I've heard a lot of sadness about Johnston Benchworks closing down, but don't fear, we have a new source for you. Winglemire Furniture in Holly is letting us showcase some of their new furniture and I think you will love it!
Dick just finished up another beautiful fireplace - just in time for the holidays!
This sweet little old green drysink just made it's way into the shop today. It is primitive!
I'm crazy about this one-door pie safe, very unusual!
These two carpenter totes came in today too. Wouldn't they be great with centerpieces for the holidays?
This old milk stool is so unique. It even has a place for the bucket!
This old primitive sink comes with shaving mug, razer, mirror, towel and battery candle. I can just see the old bucket filled with greens!
Another great piece is this old dehydrator. What a great place for those prim magazines.
Big old jelly cupboard would be wonderful storage for any room! Guess I'll save more for another day, don't want to bore you with too many pictures. Come on in and see what's new. Also, mark your calendars for our Christmas At The Mill open house for November 2-3. There will be lots going on in town, the Holly Holiday Craft Show will be at the high school and lots of the shops will be having their open houses. You won't believe some of the wonderful wares that are arriving for the holiday season! Can't wait to decorate - just a few more weeks. Until next time...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


First and foremost, I want to thank our wonderful blogging friends for coming from near and far to the Harvest At The Mill on Saturday. It was so great to see old friends and meet new ones. My only regret was that I didn't have much time to visit with anyone. I did get to see Karen (My Colonial Home), Janet (Old Crow Primitives), Pam (Baskets and Prims), Janice (Prims By The Water), Earlene (Primitive Passion Decorating), Kelly (Scarecrow Cabin), Teresa (Homestead Deppen), Lauren (Rugs and Pugs), Bobbie (The Evening Stitcher), Ann (Hole In The Basket Primitives), Lori (Homespun Prims)and many facebook buddies. It was wonderful that some stuck around for our gathering at Bittersweet Cafe after the show. Hope you're ready to set back and share our show!
Some of our wonderful dealers! Diana Darnell (Kentucky) and Dan Smith (Ohio).
Bobbie and Dave Beauchamp - The Evening Stitcher.
Gloria Oviatt's booth (Michigan).
Kathy Joyce - Trinkets, Treasures and Curiosities.
Cindy - Rags Boutique.
Lynn Capizzo - Lynndale Antiques.
Ryan and Nicole - Prism Antiques.
Tina Main - Early Folk Primitives.
Wojo's Garden Splendor.
Marsha Albrecht - Kindred Spirits.
Robin Somers and daughter - Parson's Wife and Parson's Daughter
Janice and Bob Ahee - Back Porch Antiques
Barbara Rice - Olden Days Magazine.
Bob and Peggy Meganck - Wren In The Willow.
Nancy Nemec - Nancy Nemec Antiques.
Diane Klamik - Wool Room.
Leisa and Darryl - Western Reserve Antique Shop (Ohio).
Mary Mumper - Red Dog Antiques.
Ann Frank - 1803 Ohio Farm Baskets (Ohio)
Lauren Fuqua - Rugs and Pugs (Ohio)
And last, but by far not least, my friend Marie Faren - Country Primitives (Ohio).
Our Holly Hills Primitives rug hookers graciously took care of our Shop and Drop booth. What a hit! They are already talking about how they are decorating their booth for next year!
Dave Myus did an excellent job with our mountain music and announcements. Dave and Teresa were our absolute rocks throughout this whole planning process.
A very special thank you to Mike Gross, of course my hubby Dick, our Gannon, Randy Beauman, Tony Surre and Blade for working so hard as porters throughout the show. Now let's get on to a few fun shots around the grounds.
And the shop was bustling too!
Oh my goodness, I almost forgot four of our other dealers!!! Teresa Kogut and her fabulous artwork, Linda Harris from Willow Hollow Antiques, Kristen and John Siewicki from Maggie's Primitives and Annette Bergerson from Primitives Floorcloths. We were so lucky to have such wonderful dealers with us and my e-mails and facebook have gone crazy with people that want on board for next years. By the way, mark your calendars for September 6, 2014 for our next Harvest At The Mill. Hope to see even more blog buddies there next year! It's time for this old gal to hit the hay. Until next time...