Toni and I have a very busy week, getting the shop ready for our open house this Saturday March the 5th from 10-5! It's always so much fun visiting with our friends and sure to be an all around wonderful day! We will be rearranging the shop and we have our spring items out and our new found antique treasures. Make sure to mark your calendar and we will see you on Saturday!
Spring has sprung at the shop! We have eggs, nests, flags and all kinds of new treasures. we are getting ready for our Spring OPEN HOUSE, it for Saturday March 5th. Toni and I did a little shopping and found some pretty big old Coke signs, I found the COOLEST 2 bin cupboard (it could be used for potato's and onion's, or trash and recycle, or laundry, lights and darks) I also got a huge wooden trencher, it's rough but very cool. and I also found a great primitive table. We have been really busy at the shop, we just love seeing old and new friends!
Last weekend was an awesome weekend, we were busy from open to close. I just love days like that. The weather was beautiful and I brought in my favorite helper. My son Tyson used to come in with me all the time when we first opened and this was the first time he had come to work with me in ages. He's a hard worker and rarely complains about anything and is usually humming a song as he skips a long. He cleaned the windows, swept the front of the shop, helped me switch two tables and rang up a few sales on the register, I wouldn't trade him for all the gold in the world, he's a treasure and I am blessed!
What do y'all think about all this CRAZY weather? I am so ready for spring! I just got the new copy of A PRIMITIVE PLACE magazine and it is A*W*E*S*O*M*E, it's the spring issue and it makes me want to go dig in the dirt and rearrange my house. Toni and I are extending our sale and ALL FURNITURE (that's not already marked down) it 20% off. Also mark your calendar our Spring Open House will be Saturday March 5th.
Typical North Carolina weather one day it's 40 the next day it's 70, we are so ready for S*P*R*I*N*G and we thought we'd do some spring cleaning, this Saturday ALL furniture (that's not already marked down) will be 20% off. Also Toni and I are heading out on Friday to do a little shopping but, Dee will be there. Just another reason to come by and see what we've found. Hope to see you Saturday!
You can use any kinds of paper, candstock, printer paper. I like printer paper, it's easier to use in the printer than cardstock. 1. Pre heat oven to 200 and line both racks with crinkled tinfoil 2.Take a rectangle cake pan and put a little bit of water, it doesn't have to cover the whole pan. 3. sprinkle instant coffee down, now spay the coffee with a water bottle to moisten the coffee, leaving some areas wetter then others. 4.Dip one side of the paper then the next and put into oven to dry. You can flip paper in the oven to make sure it has dryed. 5. if you will be printing on the paper you might have to iron it, set iron on the lowest setting and iron one side then the next. 6.Now you can print on the paper or stamp and not worry about coffee staining running the ink
This project can be messy, when I do this i do a large amount at a time. I have read tutorials about this and have found the easiest way for me. I buy cheap candles, at the dollar store or walmart you can also grubby up other things I have done old fashioned clothes pins and made bowl fillers with and added old buttons. 1. You'll need wax, I use left over tarts or candles or i buy the cheap candles at AC Moore, I use the spicey ones like cinnabon or banana nut bread. When they are on sale you can get a large candle for a few bucks. 2. Create a double boiler with a small pot with water boiling and put glass canle in boiling water and once it melts, I also sometimes use and old coffee can. 3.Create a work area with parchement or wax paper close to stove. You'll need an area to put the candles to set up on paper or parchment. 4. Remove wax and dip candle into the melted wax a few times to get it soft. 5.Sprinkle cinnamon,(I do this on a paper plate so I can reuse the cinnamon) and dip it into the wax holding the wick or use a paint brush. Repeat until lumppy and bumpy. 6.Sprinkle with cinnamon and let dry.
Cinnamon bowl fillers
I love cinnamon bowl fillers or ornaments. They are cheap to do and people really love them.This can be a messy project and when I make this I make a lot( Like 3 cups of each.) 1.Mix equal parts cinnamon to equal parts apple sauce. 2.Roll dough out onto parch ment paper to desired thickness. 3.Cut out with cookie cutters.( I have a crow and a star that's really cute) 4. Lay out on parchment or wax paper and let dry, you can also speed up the process by baking at 200 but, this can take a while. 5.Optional you can sprinkle with cinnamon while wet. 6. If you are going to make ornaments you'll have to put a hole in them while they are wet, I use a straw and add twine once it has dried. They are cute as bowl fillers or with potpouri or as ornaments. You can use any smell good spice like pumkin.
Coffee stain fabric
I really like my projects to look really prim or grubby so I like to use instant coffee for my projects. 1. Wet fabric. 2. Remove as much water as possible. 3. Lay flat, do this outside if possible, it's messy. and spinkle with instant coffee, do it heavier in areas you want darker, Spay water with a water bottle to moisten coffee. 4. Let dry in the sun. 5. Rinse out or leave it depending on prefrence. 6. you can also put in the dryer to try and heat set it, I usually only do this if by chance someone might wash it. But, most of my projects aren't to be washed.