Thursday, October 10, 2013


I'm so excited! Dick finished this wonderful buttery yesterday and I'm so excited to have it in the shop! He is going to be building like crazy so we have LOTS of new pieces for our Christmas At The Mill open house on November 2 and 3.
The boxes are coming fast and furious right now. It's like having an early Christmas! Some of the goodies I am putting out now and some will be out for our open house. The reproduction treen is awesome.
Who doesn't love shelves? Dick will be building a variety of shelves in the next few weeks - and I hope to fill them with lots of prim wares!
Have you seen our hand-hooked flowers yet? They are made by Sue Eaton and just beautiful!
There's still a good variety of fall goodies to choose from. I will be going through and marking them down tomorrow, so come in and save.
Next week I will be heading to the markets to load up on more Christmas pretties. This is such a fun time of year! I can hardly wait to start decorating, but not yet! Until next time...

Monday, October 7, 2013


Oh dear, I hadn't realized how long it's been since I've done a post on here! We have recouped from the show and have set the date for the next Harvest At The Mill for September 6, 2014. I can't believe how many more dealers are interested and how big the next one will be.
I just love our new location, we have so much more room! I've heard a lot of sadness about Johnston Benchworks closing down, but don't fear, we have a new source for you. Winglemire Furniture in Holly is letting us showcase some of their new furniture and I think you will love it!
Dick just finished up another beautiful fireplace - just in time for the holidays!
This sweet little old green drysink just made it's way into the shop today. It is primitive!
I'm crazy about this one-door pie safe, very unusual!
These two carpenter totes came in today too. Wouldn't they be great with centerpieces for the holidays?
This old milk stool is so unique. It even has a place for the bucket!
This old primitive sink comes with shaving mug, razer, mirror, towel and battery candle. I can just see the old bucket filled with greens!
Another great piece is this old dehydrator. What a great place for those prim magazines.
Big old jelly cupboard would be wonderful storage for any room! Guess I'll save more for another day, don't want to bore you with too many pictures. Come on in and see what's new. Also, mark your calendars for our Christmas At The Mill open house for November 2-3. There will be lots going on in town, the Holly Holiday Craft Show will be at the high school and lots of the shops will be having their open houses. You won't believe some of the wonderful wares that are arriving for the holiday season! Can't wait to decorate - just a few more weeks. Until next time...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


First and foremost, I want to thank our wonderful blogging friends for coming from near and far to the Harvest At The Mill on Saturday. It was so great to see old friends and meet new ones. My only regret was that I didn't have much time to visit with anyone. I did get to see Karen (My Colonial Home), Janet (Old Crow Primitives), Pam (Baskets and Prims), Janice (Prims By The Water), Earlene (Primitive Passion Decorating), Kelly (Scarecrow Cabin), Teresa (Homestead Deppen), Lauren (Rugs and Pugs), Bobbie (The Evening Stitcher), Ann (Hole In The Basket Primitives), Lori (Homespun Prims)and many facebook buddies. It was wonderful that some stuck around for our gathering at Bittersweet Cafe after the show. Hope you're ready to set back and share our show!
Some of our wonderful dealers! Diana Darnell (Kentucky) and Dan Smith (Ohio).
Bobbie and Dave Beauchamp - The Evening Stitcher.
Gloria Oviatt's booth (Michigan).
Kathy Joyce - Trinkets, Treasures and Curiosities.
Cindy - Rags Boutique.
Lynn Capizzo - Lynndale Antiques.
Ryan and Nicole - Prism Antiques.
Tina Main - Early Folk Primitives.
Wojo's Garden Splendor.
Marsha Albrecht - Kindred Spirits.
Robin Somers and daughter - Parson's Wife and Parson's Daughter
Janice and Bob Ahee - Back Porch Antiques
Barbara Rice - Olden Days Magazine.
Bob and Peggy Meganck - Wren In The Willow.
Nancy Nemec - Nancy Nemec Antiques.
Diane Klamik - Wool Room.
Leisa and Darryl - Western Reserve Antique Shop (Ohio).
Mary Mumper - Red Dog Antiques.
Ann Frank - 1803 Ohio Farm Baskets (Ohio)
Lauren Fuqua - Rugs and Pugs (Ohio)
And last, but by far not least, my friend Marie Faren - Country Primitives (Ohio).
Our Holly Hills Primitives rug hookers graciously took care of our Shop and Drop booth. What a hit! They are already talking about how they are decorating their booth for next year!
Dave Myus did an excellent job with our mountain music and announcements. Dave and Teresa were our absolute rocks throughout this whole planning process.
A very special thank you to Mike Gross, of course my hubby Dick, our Gannon, Randy Beauman, Tony Surre and Blade for working so hard as porters throughout the show. Now let's get on to a few fun shots around the grounds.
And the shop was bustling too!
Oh my goodness, I almost forgot four of our other dealers!!! Teresa Kogut and her fabulous artwork, Linda Harris from Willow Hollow Antiques, Kristen and John Siewicki from Maggie's Primitives and Annette Bergerson from Primitives Floorcloths. We were so lucky to have such wonderful dealers with us and my e-mails and facebook have gone crazy with people that want on board for next years. By the way, mark your calendars for September 6, 2014 for our next Harvest At The Mill. Hope to see even more blog buddies there next year! It's time for this old gal to hit the hay. Until next time...