Saturday, February 14, 2015

~ Happy Valetine's Day!! ~

Happy Valentine's Day!...we're supposed to be seeing the coldest temps of the season tonight and tomorrow here in Central Virginia with a chance of snow this coming Tuesday...I haven't seen one bit of snow yet this season and I know you folks in the north east have had more than your fill but this snow lover is hoping for at least a few inches of snow!...stay warm and cozy friends! ♥

Thursday, January 1, 2015

~ Happy New Year!! ~


Happy New Year one and all...
...Welcome 2015!

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!