Archive for November, 2011

Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

It’s a busy time for all of us. I know many of you are busy shopping and getting ready to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for family and friends. I just wanted to take a few minutes to say how much I appreciate everyone who takes the time out of their busy schedules to visit my blog, purchase as well as shop in Carole’s Country Store. Some of you are new customers, health some have been with me from the beginning, but all are most appreciated.

Now back to work to prepare new offerings that will hopefully be in the store for Black Friday.

Wishing each and every one of you a blessed Thanksgiving day~

Warmly,

Carole

The Simple Goods Antique Show Photos

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

We arrived at the Comfort Inn on Thursday. We checked in, online and couldn’t wait to go over to the room where the show was going to be held. Many dealers had arrived and were already busy setting up their booths. I was surprised to see how much work was involved. The transformations were amazing.

The transformations were wonderful. Everyone worked so hard and did a great job.

I have a new respect for these dealers now that I see how hard they work.

This is Jill Peterson, on the left, talking with another dealer. She’s the gal that puts out all the wonderful Simple Life books and magazine. She’s just as nice as she could be. Her husband was there too, and they’re booth looked just like a room in a frontier log cabin.

I have lots more photos to show. Tomorrow I’ll try to post more. If I don’t have time, I’ll post again on Wednesday. Monday and Tuesday I’ll be going on a short antiquing trip. I can’t wait to see what treasures I can find. Be sure to check my website, I just added a few new items, and there are more to come.

HAPPY DAY

Carole

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

I could have moved right into this house and not changed a thing. I love the stenciling in the dining room. I have the same paint color on my woodwork. In 1999, recipe when I first started painting murals as a business, thumb I painted one in my dining room. It goes all around the room and I still enjoy looking at it. After seeing this stenciling, I thought of painting over it and doing stenciling for a change. I quickly decided that I just could not do that. I have some stenciling in my upstairs hall, but I really loved the antiqued background in this room. I am thinking that my hallway will be my next project, but not until after the holidays.

The living room is small, but very cozy and wonderful! The portrait is early 18th century, as are most of the items in this house.

This painted cupboard was filled with early redware. The early trencher was wonderful with it’s original red paint. I love collecting early leather books too. I think they make a wonderful display in any room of the house.

I loved this early candlebox, in it’s original black paint and it’s cutout design. When you decorate a room, always keep in mind that something painted black just gives the room an extra nice feeling. The herbs on her windsills added a lot to the party too. If you don’t have enough light to grow them, at least 6 hours, there are a lot of very good artificial ones on the market, many look like the real thing.

I loved the table in the center of the room. The bittersweet added the perfect pop of color. ┬áThe pears are not real and they look wonderful, don’t you think!

HAPPY DAY

Carole

More About My Trip to Ohio

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

We did so much antiquing along the way to the show. It was so fun. We also visited a few friends too. Their houses are amazing and I took lots of photos. Here are a few that I think you’ll enjoy seeing. This room took my breath away. We sat at that table and had coffee and cake. Great conversation too, shop as our friend told us the story of how she came to finally purchase this wonderful old house.

I should have shown the kitchen first. This is where we first walked into the house. It felt so warm and cozy.

On one side of the window was the fireplace area, and the other was a wonderful early cupboard.

Isn’t this a fabulous bowl! Early 18th century. Tomorrow I’ll show more photos of the living room. Until then~

HAPPY DAY

Carole

Monday, November 14th, 2011

This was my first trip to Ohio, shop and the first time I have attended the Simple Goods Show. We left on Sunday at 10 a.m. It was an 8 hour trip, recipe but it was an easy drive, levitra my friend was such good company. I don’t think we stopped talking the entire time. She has done the Simple Goods Show a couple of times before, so she had the trip all planned ahead of time. We didn’t have to arrive at our destination until Thursday so we antiqued for several days along the way.

Lots of wonderful shops to see, and so many wonderful primitives! I felt like a kid in a candy store, but knew right away that I could spend myself into oblivion! I needed to stay calm, but it was not easy! I knew I couldn’t buy everything I wanted. Do you think that was hard, absolutely!!

On the second night of our trip we stayed overnight at a friend’s house, a wonderful log cabin home. Such nice people, and I enjoyed my stay there.


I have a passion for early leather books, and her collections were just wonderful. I’ll have some for sale on my website soon, so if you love the look, be sure to stop by.

Tomorrow I’ll have more photos, so I hope you’ll come back. Until then, have a~

HAPPY DAY

Carole

My First Trip to Ohio and the Simple Goods Show

Monday, November 14th, 2011

This was my first trip to Ohio, store and the first time I have attended the Simple Goods Show. We left on Sunday at 10 a.m. It was an 8 hour trip, hospital but it was an easy drive, my friend was such good company. I don’t think we stopped talking the entire drive. She has done the Simple Goods Show a couple of times before, so she had the trip all planned ahead of time. We didn’t have to arrive at our destination until Thursday so we antiqued for several days along the way.

Lots of wonderful shops to see, and so many wonderful primitives! I felt like a kid in a candy store, but knew right away that I could have spent myself into oblivion! I needed to stay calm and not to buy everything I wanted. Do you think that was hard, absolutely!!

On the second night of our trip we stayed overnight at a friend’s house, a wonderful log cabin home.

The next morning we got up bright and early and continued on our way.

I’m Back from Ohio

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

I’m back from Mt. Vernon, viagra Ohio, hospital after being gone for 8 days. The show was amazing and I have photos to show as soon as I find some extra time. Until then I wanted to let you know that the Winter 2011 issue of A Simple Life magazine is here. The issue is wonderful and Jill Peterson has given you a Christmas gift inside, a CD called Fiddle~The Sound of a Simple Life. Be sure to get your issue before they run out.

HAPPY DAY

Carole