Sunday, September 25, 2011


Good Sunday prim pals! First of all, I'd like to thank Joann and Rick from The Old Granary for hosting a wonderful Gathering On The Lawn. Their shop is a delightful prim pleasure and you should be sure to visit if you're ever in the Quincy, MI area.

The shop building is a shopkeepers dream, including porches, lawn and gardens. Love the brick pathway up through the Sweet Annie, sunflowers and more.

It was so beautiful early in the morning, just before setup time. Don't you love the Mail Pourch sign on the end of the barn???

I should have got more pictures of the show itself, but this was where Holly Hills Primitives was. We were so glad to be under the tent - just in case of rain.

This was a special weekend for Dick and I. Dick just retired and has worked like crazy, helping me get things ready for the show and shop. He is truly my new partner! We left for the show on Friday morning, Joann let us leave the trailer at the shop, and we spent the day exploring and just having fun. Dick's birthday was last Thursday and mine is tomorrow, so this turned out to be a wonderful birthday weekend. We ended up finding lots of goodies to bring back to the shop.

It was a little chilly, but at least the sun stayed out most of the day. I can't believe that this is my very last day to be in my 50's! Whew, the number 60 sounds pretty grown-up!

We took some pictures of our booth to share.

This is the outside looking in.

The little make-do chair sold right off the bat and went to a shopowner from Ohio.

The very first thing to go was the make-do sink. Guess Dick will be busy this week making another one.

The hired hand's bed made a great display area!

I'd like to share some of the handmades from the show and let you know you can find lots more in our shop! I got this idea from a fellow blogger, but (sorry) I can't remember which blog.

Jake the srarecrow was a big hit.

Several pumpking "pockets" left us right away too.

Jed the shelfsitter just screams fall!

Wanda the Witch is a "scream"! She has her pet bat sitting on her shoulder and a spider on her hat.

All in all, it was a fantastic day! We'd also like to thank our great customers Earlene and Angie for making the trip to Quincy.

Next Saturday, October 1st, is the Downtown Holly Antique Show. It is always such a fun, fun day. Hope we see lots of you in town.

So, today Dick and I are taking a much needed break. We'll be back to creating tomorrow, so lots of new things will be in the shop for this week and weekend.

Enjoy your beautiful fall Sunday.

Until next time...


  1. Dawn, your booth looks fantastic. Congrats to Dick on retiring and happy birthday to you both!

  2. It all looks great! Happy Birthday to both of you! Big news for me... I quit my day job! Now full time @ being a shopkeeper. Maybe someday I'll have time to travel and come to Holly.
    Happy Fall,
    Laurie :)

  3. Dawn,
    Your booth looked great!!
    Happy Birthday to you and Dick!!

  4. Wow! Wish I could have been there! Thanks for sharing the pics! Happy Birthday to you both!

  5. Hi Dawn, love your booth and the show looks just many Fall goodies and Prim things.

  6. Dennis and I from The Crows Corner in Ohio (little chair) were very glad to meet you. Hope to see you at your next show. If you get a chance, check out our blog and picture trail. Blessings, Dennis & Lynda

  7. Happy "Special" Birthday Dawn ... I'm a grown up too this year. lol Congratulations to Dick on his retirement may all his days be happy & healthy. Love your set up ... glad it was a good day for you guys.
    Hugs ~ Connie xox