Monday, December 19, 2011
It's been record setting busy this Holiday Season at Old Branch Hollow! Lots of concerts, parties, shopping, decorating, and a trip to Colorado thrown in there too. I'm certainly ready to spend some time at home, and do some baking.
I am way overdue to share photos of the wonderful ornaments I received in Amy's swap.
The first three are all from Theresa. You can visit her lovely etsy shop HERE. Her cross stitch is SO tiny. Gorgeous!
This snowman is from Marie/ Old Lady Morgan. Awesome, right? She used the best wiggly twigs for his arms, and his tags were so cute, I left them on. LOVE him.
The final 3 are all from Patti/Raspberry Lane Primitives. There's a wooden peppermint candy and chenille candy cane, both thrimmed with greenery and sweet annie. Santa is made of wool, with a wool beard, and he smells like Cinnamon. So cute and PERFECT on my tree.
Although my crappy photography skills aren't doing any of these ornies justice. I adore them all, and am so grateful to my swap partners for such generous gifts.Thank you to Amy at Bumble Bee Lane for hosting.
Y'all know what a bad blogger I am, so I'll wish you all the Merriest Christmas now. Enjoy this special time of year with those you love...
Posted by Katherine at 12:41 PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
I know I've been quiet for a while now. Both boys are in marching band and we are right in the midst of our busiest part of the season, with games on Friday nights and all day competitions on Saturdays. I've been spending every spare second in my studio, working toward my first ever update on Early Work Mercantile. I'm so honored to be a part of this group. I'm a little star struck, with so many of my most admired folk artists there.
I've got a ton to do today. First off though is an overdue appointment with my hair stylist. Gotta hide those greys!
Wishing you all a lovely Fall day!
Posted by Katherine at 9:22 AM
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Posted by Katherine at 2:54 PM
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
For this week's display, Misi asked us to choose two colors for just one display. The choices were black and orange, black and white, or black and green. I chose black and white...
That's it for me today. I'm busy working on a few more things for Fall. I hope to have some things for my selling blog and etsy this week. We'll just have to see how busy the family decides I will be! Please stop by 1890 Gablehouse Musings to see all the lovely displays.
Hope you're having a lovely Autumn day, wherever you might be...
Posted by Katherine at 1:33 PM
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
After a very busy summer, I need a kick in the behind to get back into the blogging routine. Misi's display chain is always fun, and just what I need to get going again. Yes, this normally happens on Tuesday, but my scheduled post didn't appear yesterday. We'll say it was Blogger misbehaving again, not user error. Misi is graciously allowing me to link up a little late, being the sweet natured girl that she is. This week's theme is "Framed In".
Here is my take on this theme...
An old oyster crate that "frames" some dried gourds on the mantle.
Have a blessed day!
Posted by Katherine at 10:24 AM
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I'm popping in from my Summer hiatus a day early to let you all know that this is the last day to sign up for an awesome giveaway at Hungry Hook Primitives! Margie is posting a series of rug hooking tutorials, that are packed with information. She's offering a great giveaway to coincide. You can read up on it HERE.
Aren't these gorgeous? Margie will be giving away a complete kit for one of the above mats, one backing with the design drawn on, and one pattern. Such a kind gesture to share all she's learned about this art, and a generous giveaway too? Get over to Margie's and at least say Hello!
Stay cool, wherever you are!
Posted by Katherine at 12:55 PM
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Last week I received my Scavenger Hunt prize package from Misi, and I've been anxious to share it with you since. But, between sharing my computer with my now working from home hubby, sharing my camera with a travelling son, and all the other nonsense that is crammed into the end of the school year, it hasn't happened. I did snap a few photos right after I opened the heavenly scented box, so that's what I'll show you for now.
This box was crammed with so many wonderful things, I don't know where to start! It was all so beautifully presented and packaged!
See what I mean-overwhelmingly wonderful! Click the photo for a better look, and excuse my crappy, hurried photography. Oh, it smells SO good. Misi packed in tons of her yummy creations- an Apple Dowdy candle in a wax covered jar, a Bliss Bee jar candle, wax tarts in the same scents, and three of the coolest tallow-ish candles I've ever seen. I have to smell them whenever I walk by them-I can't figure out exactly what it is they smell like, but I LOVE it. There's also a big bag of potpourri in Gable House Tea scent, some springy wax covered bowl fillers, the sweetest little twig wreath with tiny purple flowers, and 14 egg gourds all packaged up with some nesty stuff and feathers.
And the fabric covered boxes! The one with George Washington's portrait on the top has the best feathery print fabic on the sides. Then there are two round ones covered with the most gorgeous fabrics. They're just my colors, and all tied up with string and Sweet Annie. Also, a lovely ditty bag done in a teeny green print with a portrait of a soldier on on it. It's hanging on an old ladder in the kitchen waiting for a bunch of drieds. And the neatest pillow with a portrait of a Colonial Woman on it, she has an old locket stitched on in just the right place. Misi also thoughtfully included one of Cinnamon Creek Cabin's incredible old bears.
Posted by Katherine at 5:44 PM
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Flowers and furbabies. I have both, but getting a photo of them together proved to be a challenge! So we'll start with the cooperative ones that allowed me to photograph them as I liked. This is our central bed out front.
That's a tiny picture, I don't know why...Next is my salvia under the live oak. It's taken 4 years for them to finally look good.
And my pot on the front porch. I've had the pot since we were newlyweds, and I love it because of the adventure that took place to aquire it.
Now for the naughty boy that won't sit still for pictures. We have to snap them quick because he starts to jump as soon as he sees the camera. But I did get a quickie of him with my yarrow. You can even see my zinnia seedlings popping up back there. Ears back...wouldn't Ceasar say that shows a calm, submisive state? Only for a second maybe. This is Bruno. He's a 6 year old Boston Terrier.
This is where he prefers to hang out-by the pool. Just like his pack leader. :~)
And here he is, sporting another new collar... My favorite picture of him.
Posted by Katherine at 2:56 PM
Friday, April 8, 2011
Dried Apple gourd (I only had a pear!)
Heart Shaped Pantry Cake
Here's a close-up of the panty cakes, so you can see they really are heart shaped...Check out Misi's blog here
Now I gotta get to work on next week's list! Furbabies and Flowers...
Have a lovely weekend!
Posted by Katherine at 1:09 PM
This week, Misi gave us a shopping list of sorts. Some of the items I already used, and a few I went shopping for. I love girly stuff, so I thouroughly enjoyed this hunt.
Bed Head's - Hair Spray
John Frieda's - Shampoo
One Source's - Gummi Bear Multi Vitamins or any vitamins
Sally Hansen's - Diamond strength Nail Polish
Any CST,Big Bar Moisturizing Soap- Eucalyptus & Aloe, or Bergamot & Mint, or Tea Tree & Lavender, or Clay & Ginseng
A Half Eaten Pizza
The movie ~ Chevy Chase*Christmas Vacation
Polo Blue Cologne
A Bottle of True Blood
Posted by Katherine at 8:47 AM
Thursday, March 31, 2011
It's week three of the Scavenger Hunt hosted by Misi at 1890 Gable House Musings. This week we needed to find:
#1 Stool with Hooked or Rug Top
#2 Old Tin Funnel *
#3 Putz (or style like) Lamb/sheep *
#4 Crow on a stick *
#5 Wooden Cigar Mold
#6 Silhouette Box *
#7 Pure Maple Syrup Sign or OLD Syrup Can *
My display is simple this week, but I have 5 of the 7. My tin funnel is a little one, but it's there! I use it all the time too. Anyway, be sure to stop by Misi's blog this week to see what the other hunters found!
It's back to the garden for me...Happy Spring!
Posted by Katherine at 12:33 PM
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I'm always pushing a deadline, huh? I 've been trying to get back to normal all week, after a terrific Spring Break in San Francisco. LOVE that city! Anyway, I finally got all my things together today for the Scavenger Hunt display. This week our list was:
~Wooden Buggy Yoke
I have 5 of the 7 this week, at least two of each, except the corn dryer. I do have a bit of a problem with chairs, both adult and child size. And doll sized. These are just my three faves. There are more, just ask my husband. On second thought, please don't. It's a touchy subject.
Posted by Katherine at 11:19 AM
Friday, March 11, 2011
#1-Old Jar of Garden seeds
#2 Faceless Rag/Cloth Doll
#3 Homespun Pillow Case – Must be ADULT BED SIZE or larger
#4 Pastry Roller- Must have DETAIL TO PRINT
#5 Doll Bed
#6 A piece of old Ironstone Pottery/Dishware
Posted by Katherine at 4:28 PM
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
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Posted by Katherine at 6:53 AM