Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Here she comes! Our village tree for the year. It is always so exciting to watch the truck bring her in - especially since she will stand right across from the shop!

The workers did a great job and she is now waiting for the Friday night after Thanksgiving to be lit. Our annual tree lighting is so much fun. The "family of the year" is announced and there are so many festivities. It is also the kick-off for the first Dicken's weekend.
Just had to share the great snowman window I got in. Isn't he just the cutest?
I'm trying to decide whether or not I should open a separate selling blog. Any thoughts by you gals that have one? This angel is precious. She is dressed in a vintage christening dress and has wooden wings.
I'm in love with this big snowman. Wouldn't he be so cool on a porch? He has boxwood for hands!
This guy is done on an old oil can with vintage lights wrapped in the greens.
Another picket snowman. His "body" is an old feedsack.
My very favorite is this pair of Santa's longjohns. So grubby and prim perfect. They MIGHT have to come to my house.
Santa's suit is also here. His hat is filled with fresh boxwood.
There are lots of new stitcheries that are quite unusual.
This big snowman is dressed in longjohns and is holding a big old crow. His brother is holding a grubby candy cane.
This little gal is dressed in a flannel jacket with holly leaves and is also holding wool holly.
This girl is a riot. She has springs for hair, a key for a nose and is wearing real socks and shoes.
Lots of prim towels are in too.
This snowman is done with an old wool blanket on an antique spindle.
Santa has on his brown coat and is looking for a prim home.
Ashley brought the girls down to visit me today and Lucy had a ball looking at her sister through the mail slot.
The greens are in! Can't wait to put up our beautiful garlands. The village looks so magical with all the greens, white lights and the window dressings. Abbey was a big help picking them up!
I had another busy day at the shop tweeking everything we brought back from the show, putting out some new goodies, gabbing with customers and just having fun. Hope to see some of you soon!
Until next time...


  1. Of course you should open up a selling blog...and while you are at up a wholesale selling blog also.....PLEASE. Love the decorations in the shop!!!!! (millstonemercantile)

  2. Oh my gosh, the mail slot photo is adorable. I love the snowman sign up near the top as well. Don't you just love the holiday season? I sure do. Thanksgiving, christmas lights and song. It's so peaceful and happy. Hugs. Tammy

  3. Oh that sleigh...the header is great!!! If you want give me a call and I will give you my "point of view" on selling online!!!

  4. Hi Dawn,
    Yes, I think you should open a selling blog.
    Love the angel in the white dress!! Going to email you about her...I would love to have her if she has not sold yet.

  5. OMW, please do! Because of my health these past few months I can't travel all that way yet. I'd love a chance to purchase things from your store. I think that every time you show photos of all the great things you sell. :)
    Thanks so much for the comments you have left at my blog. They cheer me up enormously!
    Now I can take a nap this afternoon with visions of Holly Hills Primitives dancing in my head. I feel myself relaxing already.
    Guess's snowing up here. I sure do hope it is just a squall. =)

  6. Hi Dawn!!

    Oh how I would love to come to your shop it is really an amazing sight to see I am sure. The pictures are wonderful! A selling blog....i say go for it....but I would love to someday spend my greenstuff standing in line at your shop! lol

    Love all of your snowmen!