Sunday, March 20, 2011


Oh Prim Friends, wait until you see what we found at the markets!!! It will be in the shop on Saturday, March 26th for our Spring Hoe Down. Carol and I had such a blast!!! We left for Ohio on Thursday morning and did a quick trip through Waynesville and then over to Washington Courthouse to North Shore Primitives - the most beautiful shop I've ever seen! Then on to Columbus to one of the warehouses to buy some textiles. Finally we got to our room and ate our dinner and brainstormed until midnight.
Friday we went to one of the shows and it was great this year. We found so many wonderful handmade items and unusual goodies for the shop, including a really great potting bench. Back to North Shore Primitives to see all of their handmades that were out for the open house. SO MUCH FUN!!! When we got back to our room, we hauled everything in and had to check out our purchases. Another late night of brainstorming - this time until 1:30 a.m.

Saturday morning we were up and at 'em again and off to another show. We shopped straight for 6 hours - then it was time to load again. As you can see, there wasn't much room left.

Good thing Carol brought this little helper for our room at night. What a great way to unwind from the day, a nice glass of wine (in hotel plastic cups) and piles of prim goodies.

Okay, we were a little worried that our cart wouldn't fit back in...

but, tada, she did it!!!

Just one little sample of what's in store for you on Saturday. We drove back to Michigan and talked so much that we hardly took a breath. Had to get back to the shop and get everything unloaded so Carol could get the goodies she bought for herself to take home. I know she's having a ball today playing in prim Easter goodies. The shop looks like a bomb went off, there are piles everywhere!!!
This is going to be one CRAZY week!!! I have pricing to do, lots of sewing, the shop "redo" and then Friday night we'll put out everything and ready ourselves for the open house. Hope you can make it - I know you won't be able to leave without some great prim ware.
Our Sharon was so great to fill in while we were gone. She brought in some fantastic painted items too, which will also be out for the Hoe Down.
I think I'm going to take one afternoon to just crash (after I go see Dad). Whew, what a whirlwind weekend - but SO MUCH FUN!!
Until next time...


  1. Dawn I'm so impressed ... you guys are
    "Master Packers" lol I had to laugh I did one time have to leave the cart behind ... just no way to fit it in. Sounds like so much fun ..... love the box wine !! I'm sure you got some great stuff.
    Have a Good Week Playing and a
    Wonderful Spring Open House !!
    Hugs ~~ Connie xox

  2. Hi Dawn, My eyes were blugging and I was on the edge of the sofa looking into the van. You know how to hurt a woman who loves prims and goodies. Especially one who lives so far away from prim shops. Can't wait to see all your purchases in the shop.
    Take a break. Hope you find your Dad doing great. My visit with my Mom today in the nursing home was sad, as they all are lately. Her mind is going fast and it is such a humbling experience. Have a blessed day.

  3. Looks like you had a ball and shopped till ya dropped....which is always FUN!!! Have a nice visit with you Dad and also "playing" in the shop.

  4. What a blast Dawn for you and Carol!
    Maybe I can make it on Sunday!

  5. I want to go!!! I haven't been to a market in a while...long while. Can't wait to see what you got! Take lots of pictures!
    Rest up!

  6. Sounds like you had lots of fun and picked up some great goodies for your shop.
    I haven't been to North Shore Primitives since last year...might have to make a trip there when my back gets better. Wanting to go to Waynesville was last Fall that I was there. And I'm still coming to MI one of these days...hoping this Summer.
    Have fun playing in the shop!!

  7. One of these days Columbus is on my agenda!! Had to laugh at your van LOL!!! Have a great Spring Hoe Down - will be thinking of you!!!

  8. wow!!!looks like that was a very successful shopping trip.

  9. Wow, you really did go shopping! Looks like you found some great goodies! Missed this trip to Columbus, but your car looks like mine does when I go to markets! I bring my hubby and he packs as I buy! Good luck with your Spring Hoe Down!