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Monday, January 7th, 2013

Last Friday I met a dealer friend of mine, physician someone I have been buying from for many many years. She always has the most interesting items, and I love that she always tells me a little about everything I purchase from her. She knew that I loved the Mennonite folk art ledger pages, and how much my customers loved them too. She promised to let me know first hand if and when the collector ever decided to sell the rest of her collection. I was surprised to hear from her and excited to see what she had for me.

I purchased 4 folk art pages. I should have them on my website some time today, along with a few other nice early antiques. I hope you will stop by, you just might find a treasure that you can’t resist.

Have a blessed day.


Tuesday, January 1st, 2013


I know Christmas is over, treat but I was looking at a book I have owned since 1993, cialis called Christmas Collectables. Inside I put away a piece of paper entitled Keep Christmas. I don’t remember where I got it, for sale but after reading it I know why I kept it.

I want to share it with you. It’s a bit long, but please read it through, it’s worth it. Here is what it says–


It is a good thing to observe Christmas Day.

The mere marking of  times and seasons, when men agree to stop work

and make merry together, is a wise and wholesome custom.

It helps one to feel the supremacy of the common life over the individual life.

It reminds a man to set his own little watch, now and then,

by the great clock of humanity which runs on a sun time.

But there is a better thing than the observance of Christmas Day,

and that is keeping Christmas.

Are you willing to forget what you have done for other people,

and to remember what other people have done for you;

to ignore what the world owes you, and to think what you owe the world;

to put your rights in the background, and your duties in the middle distance,

and try to look behind their faces to their hearts hungry for joy;

to own that probably the only good reason for your existence

is not what you are going to get of of life, but what you are going to give to life;

to close your book of complaints against the management of the universe,

and look around you for a place where you can sow a few seeds of happiness–

are you willing to do these things even for a day?

Then you can keep Christmas.

Are you willing to stoop down and consider the needs and the desires of little children;

to remember the weakness and loneliness of people who are growing old;

to stop asking how much your friends love you,

and ask yourself whether you love them enough;

to bear in mind the things that other people have to bear in their hearts;

to try to understand what those who live in the same house with you really want;

without waiting for them to tell you;

to trim your lamp so that it will give more light and less smoke,

and to carry it in front so that your shadow will fall behind you;

to make a grave for your ugly thoughts and a garden for your kindly feelings,

with the gate open–

are you willing to do these things even for a day?

Then you can keep Christmas.

Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world–

stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death–

and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago

is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love?

Then you can keep Christmas,

And if you can keep it for a day, why not always?

But can never keep it alone.

All Is Well in Wilmington, Delaware!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

We had our TV on all day yesterday so we could follow the path of the storm. We had done everything we could, cialis sale so all we could do as wait it out. The hurricane was heading straight towards Delaware. As the day wore on we noticed there was a very thin patch of Delaware that would be spared. That was us! We dodged a bullet.

My heart breaks as I see the devastation. So sad, drugstore it’s beyond sad. I pray for those that have lost so much. Thank God for FEMA, sovaldi sale and all those brave men and woman that are doing everything they can to help those that so much in need. It’s unbelievable what has happened in New York and New Jersey! Snow in West Virginia!

If any of you have a story or something to tell, please do. I know I have many customers in states that have been affected, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please email me or leave a comment.

I feel so blessed this morning.


Thank you so much

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

I want to take a moment today to thank everyone for their very kind and thoughtful condolences. Each and every one of you have touched my heart.

Please continue to keep our family in your prayers.

Warmly, store


Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

For the past couple of months I have been trying to deal with a horrible tragedy that happened to our family. On April 4th, buy cialis my son William James Holt, Jr., passed away suddenly at the age of 49. He was our only son. Our family loved him more then words can say. I am trying to continue to live my life as normal as is possible, but it is extremely difficult, and I am not there yet.

I am thankful I have  my website to keep me busy during this very difficult time.

Soon I hope to begin blogging again.

Hope to be back in mid June.


Sharon Ascherl’s Brides Boxes

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Most of you have probably received your new Early American Life magazine by now. There is a wonderful article about early German brides boxes.

In the eighteenth century, decease boxes made of wood shavings, ed usually oval in shape, were given as wedding presents. It is believed that most brides boxes arrived in America when the German settlers came to Pennsylvania. It is said that many of these beautiful boxes were made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, after the arrival of the Germans that settled there. Often these painted boxes were given as wedding gifts, used for holding the keepsakes of new brides as they sailed to their new homes in America. This beautiful brides box was hand painted by Sharon Ascherl, one of the talented American artisans, and is available in my American Artisan Store. If you know of a couple that soon will be married, this would make a wonderful and unusual wedding gift.




Saturday, April 28th, 2012

I am now on Twitter. Follow me on my antiquing trips, for sale and get updates when I get something new for my website. Tell your friends too!

Please be patient, buy cialis I have not quite gotten the hang of this yet. :)


Something New In Carole’s Country Store

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

I’ll be traveling to Connecticut  next weekend in search of antiques for my store.

Be sure and visit my new 50% off rebate store.



Happy New Year 2012

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

The song, sickness “Auld Lang Syne,” is traditionally sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year. The custom of singing this song on New Years Eve goes back to the British Isles from the 18th century when guests ended a party standing in a circle and singing this song. This custom first started in Scotland, because the lyrics were written in 1788 by Robert Burns, their favorite folk poet of the time. But most musicologists feel that Auld Lang Syne came from a traditional Scottish folk melody. The entire song’s message merely means to just forget about the past and look ahead to the new year with hope.
Wishing each and every one of you a healthy, happy and prosperous new 2012.



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~