Saturday, December 13, 2014

~ Merry Christmas! ~

It's time to share some festive decorating!  I have been as busy as all get out with orders from my shoppe and for that I am extremely grateful, it's just very difficult to get anything else done, but I did manage to finish my decorating and got nearly all of the presents wrapped, yay me! LOL

Without further ado, here's an abbreviated version of my Christmas 2014 decorating pics...these and several more can be seen on my Picture Trail here: http://www.picturetrail.com/underthewillow

This is in our living/family room:

On the right side of the fireplace hearth sits this little boot bench that hubs made a few years ago...the hooked mat was made by Stephanie of Olde Colony Primitives, the wired holly by Norma Schneeman, the wee red box by Barb Kaufman, and the green Belsnickle Santa can be found in my shoppe!

On the fireplace mantel there's a black Belsnickle Santa that is also available in my shoppe!

Just to the left of the fireplace sits an olde wash stand, it's one of my favorite areas to decorate.  This year I've placed some primitive handmade gingers and candy canes that I've collected over the years.  The pine candle wreaths and striped taper candles are sold in my shoppe!

In the breakfast nook:

In the dining room:

This is the foyer table...the lamp is the 2 Light Charleston Lamp that I sell in my shoppe...this one's mine but I do have them in stock at the moment!

Lastly, the sifter on the foyer wall...pinkeep made by me a couple of years ago and I don't recall the pattern I'm sorry to say but I hope you enjoyed my tour...the rest of my pics are over on Picture Trail: http://www.picturetrail.com/underthewillow ...MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!...apparently if you try to delete yourself out of Google+ it automatically deletes photos you've uploaded to Blogger!...soooo, looks like all of my blog photos are gone!...most of them are on my Picture Trail anyway so it's not a total disaster...there just won't be any photos on any of my previous blog posts, oh well!...I hope you all are having a marvelous day!

***UPDATE*** just figured out how to restore all of my photos HURRAY!!***

Sunday, September 7, 2014

~ A Little Autumn Decorating ~

Greetings friends!  Well here we are at autumn's doorstep and I couldn't be happier to have my favorite season, winter, right around the corner!  I've completed my fall decorating and every year I fall in love all over again with the colors of this season.  Here are a few pics I just snapped around the house:

This bowl is the Salem Large Rustic Chopping Bowl that I sell. I have had mine on the coffee table for a number of years and have fun changing the display with the seasons. This Autumn I have some artificial pumpkins that I've had forever surrounded by the Bittersweet Garland I sell in my shoppe.

Also on the coffee table is the little Pennsylvania Knick Knack Tray that is new to my shoppe!  I've just displayed a few candle nubs in mine.

I have this olde sieve hanging on the wall in the foyer and I put a different pinkeep in there for every season, this one was made by Jenny of Country Rustic Primitives.

This table is in our foyer...the tin lamp is the Charleston Lamp I sell but it is currently out of stock. Just below the lamp is a sweet little redware square with a pumpkin on it, it is available in my shoppe as is the Artificial Fall Boxwood that I have in the vase on the right.

In my rocking chair, I've placed beautiful pumpkin pillows made by the lovely Barbara Young. The Tobacco Cloth curtains are available in my shoppe!

On the black stepback cupboard in the living room I have an adorable little pumpkin head that was made by Norma Schneeman, the beautiful hooked mat was made by Stephanie of Olde Colony Primitives, the wooden acorn mold was made by Art, her husband, the lovely pinkeep was made by Tina Woltman, and the festive mini poppies are available in my shoppe!

This primitive stepback cupboard sits in the breakfast nook.  The doll hanging on the left was made by Jackie of T.F.C. Folk Art...the other items I've had for so long and do not recall where I got them or who made them unfortunately.

On the olde wash stand in the living room, pinkeeps made by many talented ladies fill an olde wooden bowl.

On a cabinet that hubs made, we call it the Folk Art cabinet, I have a couple Treenware pumpkins and a grouping of hog scrapers painted white.

The little dough box table was also made by hubs, I've displayed some redware pieces, a couple handpainted boxes from my shoppe, and the Treenware pitcher and sunflowers are also from my shoppe.  If you follow my seasonal updates you may notice that I kept this area the same from summer!

This little boot bench was also made by hubs, it sits on the fireplace hearth.  On it I've displayed a fabulous cross stitched pillow that I bought a couple of years ago from Pam of Primitive Basketcase, along with a Salem pumpkin and an antique candleholder with one of my Pumpkin Patch Tapers that are available in my shoppe!

Well that's it for this year's autumn decorating, I hope you've enjoyed my tour and thank you for visiting!


Friday, June 6, 2014

~ Summer Time ~

I spent my Memorial Day weekend putting away spring decor and decorating for summer.  For summer I like to decorate with an Americana theme as well as faux and handmade berries and also lavender.  We have a real lavender bush in our front yard and it blooms like crazy during the summer.  The flowers smell so good but boy oh boy does it ever have big black bumble bees on it all day long!!  Here are a few pics I just snapped around the house:

This is on the breakfast nook table...everything in this display is available in my shoppe except for the antique checkerboard! :)
This primitive antique stepback cupboard sits in the breakfast nook..the doll was made by Jackie of TFC Folk Art, the ditty bags by Angela of Olde Raggs, and the Flag was a gift from my friend Pat of Olde Bittersweet Farm :).
This corner chair that sits in the dining room is from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop and the American Flag pillow from my shoppe adds a nice touch!
I've filled my coffee table bowl with handmade strawberries that have been made by many different talented ladies...the bowl is available in my shoppe, it is the Large Rustic Chopping Bowl.
More handmade strawberries in this star shaped bowl that I got from Pottery Barn several years ago...the chamberstick and the flowers are available in my shoppe!
summer pinkeep made by me from a Country Rustic Primitives pattern
The little dough box table was made by my hubs, I've displayed some redware pieces, a couple handpainted boxes from my shoppe, and the Treenware pitcher and sunflowers are also from my shoppe.
some of my favorite primitives on the little antique table by the front door
On the foyer table are a few handmades along with the Charleston lamp, this one's mine but there is currently one available in my shoppe!
The black stepback cupboard is another favorite furniture piece made by the hubs...the lavender that hangs on the left door is available in my shoppe!
a closer look at what I have displayed on the black stepback...the hooked mat was made by Stephanie of Olde Colony Primitives and the little red flowers are available in my shoppe!
I call this piece of furniture the folk art cabinet, it is one of my favorite pieces made by hubs...I loved my lavender display from last year so much that I've done it exactly the same this year!...the lavender in the tin pitcher is available in my shoppe as is the lovely little pillar candle!
In this final display I have faux berries, an antique basket, and a pinkeep made by me from a Stacy Nash pattern.
That's all of it, thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my summer tour.  Have a marvelous summer season friends!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Here Comes Summer! Happy Memorial Day!

Thank you to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve our great country!!!  Happy Memorial Day to all!!.