Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It's good to be busy...

... that's what I always say and life sure has been

" GOOD "!

Last week was spent preparing for the Gathered Treasures show.

Friday we left home bright and early heading for Mansfield, Ohio.

After getting our booth set up we just hung around

catching up with old friends and making news ones as well.

My dear friend Lynn Ann Davis was there and she

introduced me to Fay Stanfield the owner of

I don't think there is anyone who is anyone that Lynn doesn't know in the world of Prim.

It was a pleasure meeting Fay she was so nice and I look forward to seeing her again.

I also got to meet Cecilia Taylor/Hen House Primitives.

Another sweet kindred spirit.

She loved our booth and invited us to do her show,

May 22,2010

at the Fair Hill Maryland Fairgrounds.

We haven't decided if we do the show.

I'll keep you posted.

Saturday was show day. It was cold , but that didn't stop the shoppers from coming out.

The show was a good one and a lot of fun as well.

When I get home from Gathered Treasures and checked my e-mail.

I had an e-mail from Twigs, editor for Mercantile Gatherings.

They want to feature my home and business in their magazine.

I was told to take tons of summer photos because they plan to feature me in the summer of 2011.

To my surprise there was also a e-mail from

Bill Mathews, photographer for Country Sampler.

He wanted to know if would like to have my home photographed for

Country Sampler.

I had to chuckle. I guess he's to busy taking pictures to look at the magazine!

I'll let them photograph my house again if they want....;)

So, what else have I been up to?

Well, flea market season has started up and we have been setting up there selling our wears.

I have come to the conclusion that peddling is in my blood.

I think it comes from my Dad,who was always looking for a way to make a buck.

Be it selling cars, to Christmas trees( we had a lot next to our home) name it he always seemed to have something for sell.

I'm also in the process of making a few changes around the house and I will post pictures once I'm done.

I want all of my blogging buddies to know I've been keeping
up with your post as much as possible.

Below are photos of booth from the Gathered Treasures Show.

Blessings to all,


  1. I just told my husband "I want to live in Ohio":)

    Love the pictures and especially the makedo chair in the first photo, congrats on the Mercantile magazine. I'll be waiting for it to come out:)


  2. LOL... Linda about Country Sampler!!!!

    Oh that is so cool about Mercantile Gatherings too!!!!

    Wow you just keep networking girl!!!


  3. My goodness just reading your blog made me tired. You sure have been busy!!! Congrats on being invited to do some new shows. That is always a plus. Don't forget to take some time for yourself.


  4. You have been busy! Your booth looks wonderful! I hope that you sold a lot! Congratulations on being in Mercantile Gatherings! I am very happy for you! I guess Bill Matthews doesn't look at the magazine much, but you should let them come again! I hope you have a great week!


  5. hi,loved your stuff at the mansfield show, wish i would have had time to talk to you :) i'm a wholesaler, check out my blog, maybe you'll need some stuff cheap!!!!!!! gio

  6. Linda, I hope you do decide to do the From the Farmhouse show. I am planning of going. I was hoping to make it to Ohio for the Gathered Treasures show but couldn't, I hope to go next year. Your house was my favorite in the Country Sampler, loved every picture.

  7. I wouldn't mind living in Ohio either! So many wonderful folks and primitives there!

    Your booth is the yummiest!!

  8. Your booth looked awesome..Congrats on the magazine offers..I loved the make do chair in your photo..Can't wait to see the changes you make in your home and the photos that will be posted..

  9. Linda ~~ Your Booth looks Wonderful, wish I had been able to walk around, view & purchase.
    Hugs ~ Connie xox