Saturday, November 5, 2011


Oh yes, the day had finally arrived that we had all been working so hard to create here at the shop. Holiday Open House Day! Both old and new friends came before we had even opened and none of this would be possible without them. Thank you one and all for your loyalty and support, it makes it all worthwhile! We had a great, successful day and hopefully it will continue tomorrow. Guess we'll have to go on another "picking" trip this week (yippee) to ready the shop for Ladies Nite Out for the whole town of Holly.

I feel so blessed to have the best husband and partner a gal could ever have. Dick has worked right along next to me, building wonderful furniture and makedos, tearing things down, moving furniture, going to pick up lunch and anything else he could do to help get the shop ready for the holidays. Thanks partner!

And what about Carol, Bonnie and Sharon (not in the picture) for their dedication to Holly Hills Primitives? We all had a ball decorating, eating pizza and laughing. Thanks good friends!

It's funny how an open house brings you the best new friends. Chris and Phil came to visit from Adrian, MI. They are the nicest people and I'm hoping we have a long friendship. Chris has been shopping at Rebecca's Thyme in Pigeon Forge for a long time, and come to find out, has bought several items made by my friend Connie! Small world! Chris even brought me the cutest, prim tree decorations today. Just adorable! Hope to see them again soon.

Another nice surprise was Bobbi (Evening Stitcher blog) and her mom, Marge. Bobbi went home with a great old buggy seat today and I can't wait to see what she does with it! I tried to talk her into teaching rug hooking at the shop - please. It was great to meet them both.

So, all in all, it was just the best darn day and we're looking forward to another one tomorrow. Now it's time to get on some warm jammies and RELAX!

Until next time...


  1. Dawn...the shop looked wonderful! I love the wool applique wreath picture that I bought and look forward to a return trip. Hope to get back before the Dicken's Festival.

  2. OMG...Dawn! We couldn't stop talking about your wonderful shop! It was one the best Saturdays my mom and I have had in a long, long time! We couldn't believe how beautiful your store is and all of the antiques and handmades you had to the snacks were yummy!

    I love, love, love my buggy bench!! Prim perfection! It is sitting on top of my sawbuck table in my entryway..I will take pics tomorrow after I have her all prissied up!

    It is so evident that you and Dick really enjoy and have a passion for antiques...and for that...we are all grateful!


  3. Hi Dawn,
    Well, your success is because you and your husband are so dedicated and run a fun shop for those that like the old, the new and the could it not be a success.
    Your shop helpers look like they were having a great time!!!! lol

    How fun to meet new friends.

    Blessings and more success Dawn.

  4. Hello Dawn,
    I am so happy I found your site and this place. I love the country primtive look in a home. We live about 2 hours away but I plan on going to your gift shop as soon as I can. I just love this site too. I saved it under my favorites. Thanks again and God Bless