Monday, March 12, 2012


My word! Things have sure been hopping at Holly Hills Primitives! Dick and I thought we would have a day to rest up a little today, but five pieces of furniture went out of the shop yesterday and another one may go tomorrow! I guess there really is no rest for the wicked! He is back preparing more cupboards to take into the shop, I'm going to paint some things and then I hope I can lock myself in tomorrow to just sew, sew, sew.
I had to show you the newest piece that came into the shop. It's an 1800's wooden cash register and is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Can you see the little piece of glass on the top with the slot? That's where you would put your receipts.

The top opens and the drawer pulls out. It still has the keys and it still rings when you open the drawer.

Side view. I could think of a million things to do with this piece!

Another cute little number we got in is this cubby. Perfect to set on top of a desk to sort all of your goodies.

And, yes, spring is at least very close and it will soon be time to think of planting. This washtub was painted by Sharon and would be a great outdoor accent. Who doesn't love crows and sunflowers?
This whole week is going to be CRAZY, but oh so much fun! We will have to take in the new pieces tomorrow and rearrange the shop. Wednesday is our second rug hooking class (Sue will be sure to tell me about all of my mistakes), and I hope to take off for Ohio to the markets on Thursday. Do you get crazy creative ideas going through your head that just won't shut down? I swear, last night I had hives from being so excited about everything!
I can't wait to bring back wonderful new wares for our Spring Open House on March 24 and 25 from 10-5. Hope you can all come visit with us!
Also, don't forget to check out our new selling blog. Some of you have had a hard time getting in, just type It should take you right to it!
Enjoy this springtime weather. The geese and sand cranes are back early and I've even seen a few robins. It's supposed to hit 70 this week - WOO HOO!!! We'll talk again real soon.
Until next time...


  1. I've never see a cash register like that. How interesting!

  2. Love that cash register,such a unique piece! Guess it is good to be so busy.LOL!Have a great day,Jen

  3. Wow sounds like fun! Hard work but fun.
    Loving the weather!

  4. Some great things Dawn. It is great that you have been busy. I spent all day sewing and I am still going to sew tonight, then up at 4 am to finish binding a charity quilt to take our Quilters' Guild tomorrow. Lots of work!

  5. Love the new finds!! I have been doing a lot of sewing your fingers feel like pin cushions??? Mine do! Have a great week

  6. Love the old cash register. I don't think I've ever seen one like it before...what a great find!!
    Hope you get to lock yourself in and sew the day away.

  7. That old register is so sweet!! I bet that is gone in no time!!

    Hope you get a chance to rest up a bit! Enjoy your time sewing!! HUGS!!!!!!!

  8. Dawn I can hear the excitement in your typing!! At least it sounds like you're excited!! LOL Darn it I wish I could make it to your open house. But I am having some surgery on the 23rd. Love all of your goodies in your shop!! Have a great prim week! And enjoy the great Mich weather we are having!! XO Fran.

  9. Always so nice to see your beautiful treasures in your shop.

  10. Dawn, WHERE was that cubby last time I came in, looking to buy for my art studio??? Exactly what I was looking for. Now I'm not so sure I would even have room for it..... but I sure do like it!

    Yes it is a small world. It was so funny when Ashley told us who she was and then once she did, I realized I should have figured it out on my own! We got a laugh out of it!!