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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mark the Date ~ Customer Appreciation Day

Can you believe that at the end of June, it will be one year since our Grand Opening Celebration at our retail shoppe here in Springville? My, how the time flies! Of course, we delayed our grand opening until our second floor was finished and open (we really opened in January, 2008), but it's more fun to celebrate in the Summer anyway, am I right?

Speaking of celebrations, Russ and I decided to have a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 27, from 10-5. I will post more details in the coming weeks, but I wanted everyone to mark their calendars for that special day.

We really do appreciate our customers both in person here in Springville, and online. Don't worry online customers, we have something planned for you as well!

Thank you once again, and keep checking back for details!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Coverlets are back in stock again!

Just a quick note to say that the Eternal Love Queen size coverlets are back in stock. I have one black and linen (not on website, but if interested, let me know!) and a few in the brick/linen and a few in the blue/linen.

These sell quickly and are, at times, hard to get back in stock since they are not woven until ordered.

So, if you've been waiting for them, stop on by www.finecountrylivingprimitives.com and get them while you can!

Thanks so much and many blessings!

Mary Jo

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

We're Expanding our online shoppe..........

It's been busy around our place here in Springville. Spring has sprung and flowers are planted. There is always lawn mowing to do and we are enjoying the smell of lilacs in the air and the sounds of our boys playing in the yard.

We just returned from our Spring trip to Lancaster with the family and enjoyed it so much! It's heaven on earth for us, and I did a little shopping while I was there. Well, a LOT of shopping! LOL! I also went on a shopping trip the week before, so you know what that means.....NEW MERCHANDISE!

Our online shoppe has grown by leaps and bounds since I started it a few years back, and my husband and I decided to continue growing it even more. I've been busy adding new products and we're up to 51 new products this week alone! We are expanding our selection of products and our inventory too. Things sell so quickly and I know that many of our customers were disappointed when they came back for something and it was sold out, so we are trying our best to keep larger quantities of items. In fact, I'm beginning to run out of storage room! But that's a good thing!

Our VERY popular woven coverlets are again out of stock and are on order. These are woven right here in Pennsylvania and are not mass produced, so they take up to 3-4 weeks to come back in, thank you for your patience! We will be expanding our selection of textiles as well since many of you have requested us to do so.

In fact, if you have any special requests, simply let us know! We're always open to new ideas and enjoy bringing you all the things you love most!

If you haven't done so yet, be sure to stop by our website and sign up for our newsletter to keep updated on what's new and get a jump on new merchandise and special sales when they happen!

Thanks for making our online business such a success, Russ and I truly enjoy what we do and are honored that you always return to us for your primitive, country and Colonial decorating needs!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Newly decorated......

A few weeks ago, I was looking at my hutch in my kitchen which held about 40 of my favorite fruit jars in my collection. I love my mason jars, but the sparkle had gone out of the glass, so to speak. I was tired of dusting them, hearing them clink together when we walked by (it's an old house, floorboards do shake!) and as much as I loved them, I was sick of looking at them. Six years, six long years we've been in our "new" old house, and they were there from day one, and it was time for them to go.

I boxed them up carefully, dusted the shelves and started fresh and went shopping at my favorite primitives shoppe....mine! LOL! I rarely, and I mean RARELY buy anything for myself except for a few little things here and there, so this was a big deal for me.

I love treenware, and I love the Hearthside Collection decorative plates, so I knew that I wanted those incorporated in my new decorating. Berries! Gotta have berries, what's primitive without some pips? I grabbed a garland of cream pips with rusty stars. Lights, oh, I love those little mini lights with brown cord, so I hiked it upstairs to my stash of display goods for the shoppe and found a string. I loved the new little swans from Country House Collection I have, so I grabbed a few of those. And I needed a "base", and I hate to dust, so I ripped some black and tan checked homespun I use for display in the shoppe to soften things a bit.

I started playing, adding things I already had laying around the house and the few things from the shoppe, and before I knew it....yeah, this was it! Now we were getting somewhere......I just had to add my antique wall stencil that I bought at a local auction years ago that was just sitting in a cupboard waiting to be used (on the wall, literally!) and it was just too pretty to hide, and adds some interesting detail I think. And of course, one of my beloved Quaker Goin' to Meeting dolls had to be in there somewhere.

Here's the end result....

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Not sure if you can read it, but that square plate that is the olive green color with a quilt block painted in the center reads "When life gives you scraps, make a quilt", and how true that is!

I just wanted to share this new decorating adventure with you all and maybe give you a few ideas as well!

Many blessings,
Mary Jo