Tuesday, April 1, 2014

It's April, No Foolin'!

Well here we are in April 2014 and it's time to share pictures of our springtime displays!  Ready or not here we go!

Here is a little table that sits next to the front door:

On a foyer wall hangs this sifter in which I always display a seasonal pinkeep, this one was made by me from a Primitive Betty Freebie pattern:

This is a table that sits in the foyer.  The Charleston Lamp is an item offered in my shoppe.  The handmades are from Pam, Jenn, Barbara, Jackie, and Lori:

A full view of the foyer table:

Perhaps my favorite piece of furniture made by the hubs is what I call my folk art cabinet and this is what I have displayed on it currently.  Most items are antique store finds but the tulips were an ebay purchase from a couple of years ago and the little chalkware bunnies were made by Maureen of Buckbrush Farm:

I changed a few things in my coffee table bowl for spring.  The pinkeeps and hooked mat were made by Stephanie of Olde Colony Primitives, the rabbit was made by Jenn of Rabbit Hill Primitives, and the Precious Pansy Picks are available in my shoppe as well as the Large Rustic Chopping Bowl:

The fireplace:

The fireplace mantel...the turned wood onion bottles were made by Don and Pat of Olde Bittersweet Farm and the candle rod is from Misi of 1890 Gable House Goodes:

This little boot bench that sits on the fireplace hearth is another "made by the hubs" piece LOL...for spring I created this display using items that are all availalbe in my shoppe!...these are mine but I did leave some for you ;)

This olde washstand sits to the left of the fireplace and for spring I've dressed it with a Chamberstick Candleholder and Easy Breezy Blooms from my shoppe:

The black stepback cupboard that the hubs made several years ago is a favorite piece of furniture.  Hanging on the doors are the English Lavender Bouquets and the Adjustable Iron Trammel which are both available in my shoppe:

A close up of the black stepback cupboard gives you a better look at the wonderful hooked mat I recently purchased, it was made by Stephanie of Olde Colony Primitives.  The red Wispy Wildflowers are available in my shoppe:

On the breakfast nook table sits a very olde checkerboard that is a prized antique find and on it for spring I have a sweet bunny that was made by Lori of Homespuns by Lori along with a Hog Scraper Candlestick from my shoppe and in the brown crock I have some Spring Boxwood Shrubs that are also available in my shoppe:

Also in the breakfast nook is this very primitive antique stepback cupboard:

Last but not least, another springtime display atop a small doughbox table the hubs made.  I hope you enjoyed the tour!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

~ Happy St. Patrick's Day a couple weeks early ~

Hard to believe it's already March but it is...I don't usually decorate for St. Patrick's Day specifically but felt inspired to give my coffee table bowl a bit of the Irish spirit.  I am enjoying it and wanted to share:
The hooked mat and pinkeeps were made by Stephanie of Olde Colony Primitives...the Large Rustic Chopping Bowl and the Precious Pansy Picks are items currently available in my shoppe!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 13, 2013

~ Christmas 2013 ~

I won't go into how bad I've become at blogging, I'll just get right to the pics :)

entry table:

primitive stepback:
hanging snowman made by Barb Stein and standing Santa by Karen

doughbox table:
turned wood pedestal bowl and candle holder by Don and Pat of Olde Bittersweet Farm, the stone fruit are pieces I've collected from various antique shoppes and the little holly box is from my shoppe!

make do chair:
a sweet seasonal pillow made by Barbara Young, a favorite!...and a primitive pine tree from my shoppe plopped in an olde wooden bucket...the make-do chair was made by Pat of Olde Bittersweet Farm!

foyer table:

entering family room:


our family tree: 
I know it's not primitive, but it's our family Christmas tree :)


doll in olde ladderback:
on the left side of the fireplace hearth sits an olde ladderback chair with one of my all time favorite dolls made by Norma Schneeman...the kitty was made by Betty of Square Nails, and the gingerbread man by Dawn

boot bench:
on the right side of the fireplace hearth is this little boot bench that hubs made a few years ago...I've got some gingers and canes made by Barbara Young, the painted box is from my shoppe as is the candy cane taper candle!

fireplace mantel:
the black Belsnickle Santa is available in my shoppe!

wash stand:
an olde wooden bowl full of Christmas pinkeeps, most definitely one of my favorite things!

coffee table bowl:
pinkeeps by Jenny Hoffman and Barbara Young, the bowl and runner are available in my shoppe!
stepback cupboard:
this cupboard was made by my hubs years ago, the hanging red stocking on the left was a gift from my friend Pat and the trammel hanging on the right door is sold in my shoppe


end table:
hooked holly mat made by Stephanie of Olde Colony Primitives, handmade holly branch by Schneeman

folk art cabinet display:
on top of a cabinet that hubs made I've got some of my favorite primitives and the little plate laying on the left is a new addition I call Starstruck Snowman, it's an adorable redware plate that I'm offering in my shoppe!
sifter on foyer wall:
pinkeep made by me a couple of years ago and I don't recall the pattern I'm sorry to say! 

I hope you enjoyed my tour...MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

~ A Few Touches of Fall ~

*FYI* after I made this post I noticed that the new Blogger format must have compressed my photos in such a way that has altered their appearance so they don't look as good here as they do on my computer, sorry about that!

Things have been quite busy here UnderTheWillow but I did manage to find the time to do a little bit of autumn decorating.  It's not nearly as much as I usually do but I hope you will enjoy my photos nonetheless.

I always like to point out which items are sold in my shoppe just in case something speaks to you and you just gotta have it, I know how that is!

This first picture is what I'm displaying on the black stepback cupboard in the family room.  The yummy candle is available in my shoppe!
Next picture is of the bowl that I keep on the coffee table, it is the Treenware Large Rustic Chopping Bowl that I sell, it's just the right size and I really enjoy changing what I display in it with every season.  This time I've filled it with awesome handmade pinkeeps from many different talented ladies.  The table runner is also something that is available in my shoppe.
Here is a picture of the fireplace, I've just placed a couple of pumpkins on the mantel and on the lap of the Schneeman doll. The little black boot bench is decorated and the next picture is a closer look at that.
On the boot bench I've got a fabulous cross stitched pillow that I bought last year from Pam (Primitive Basketcase), the Corn Cob LED Taper in the Teacup Candle Holder are both items sold in my shoppe as are the Winter Boxwood Shrubs I have in the olde basket.
This next picture is of the display I have on top of a cabinet that hubs made a few years ago, I call it my Folk Art Cabinet.  I've got the Artificial Fall Boxwood that is sold in my shoppe in a lovely white basket made by Pam (Primitive Basketcase), the doll is one of my all time faves, it was made by Lori (Homespun Prims By Lori), and the other things are just some of my favorite antiques picked up here and there over the years.
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 well.
Lastly, this is the olde wash stand table that sits to the left of the fireplace.  I've got one of the Artificial Fall Boxwoods in the pitcher and in the bowl I've got some of the Dried Pumpkin Chunks that are available in my shoppe.
I hope you enjoyed the abbreviated version of my fall decorating tour.  Happy Fall Y'all!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Primitive Colonial Make-Do Chair FOR SALE!! ***UPDATE*** chair has been sold, thank you!

Greetings friends!...I have decided to offer up this fabulous make-do chair that was made by Pat of Olde Bittersweet Farm.
She takes an antique ladderback chair, adds wood to the sides and back, then covers it in scrumptious old fabric.  This one is done in solid chocolate brown linen, and she has even custom made a cushion for the seat!...here is what the seat of the antique ladderback looks like without the cushion:
If you have ever tried to get one of her chairs during her Picture Trail updates, you will know how fast they sell out so this will be a treat to someone out there who hasn't been able to get one!  The measurements of the chair are 18" wide, 16" deep, and 46" tall...it sits up nice and straight and also looks lovely with a woven textile of some sort draped over the back, a placemat or table runner is what I have used

view from the side:
 how it looks from the back:
I am asking $289 for this chair, which is slightly less than what she usually charges for them, payment to be made through PayPal, and the shipping will be by way of Fedex.  It will probably cost around $65 to ship, maybe a little more, maybe a little less, depending on how far you are from me here in Virginia...if you'd like a shipping quote, please leave me a message here with your zip code and an email address where I can reach you, thank you! ***CHAIR HAS BEEN SOLD, THANK YOU!***