Sunday, January 31, 2010


Yes My Favorite Things has finally opened it's doors!! I can't tell you how excited I am for the opportunity to be such a big part of this project!! There is so much going on there right now. Of course you know there is Primitives and Signs of Patriotism and Polish Pottery, but in the last week some local Louisiana artists, Flo Fessler and Goober Art have brought in their items along with Girlie Girl Bows by Debet and don't forget she can take care of all your monogramming needs!! We also have two jewelry vendors, Jewelry by Dayna Dickie and Look n Good by Cindy Clay, both have fantastic pieces that are so unique to each artist...BEAUTIFUL STUFF LADIES!! Don't forget the Shabby Chic area. We will be adding to that as well. So you can see we are adding and vendors are coming in everyday so please come and check out what "the shop with the purple door" has to offer, you won't be disappointed!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday Marketplace

Hey guys today I am featuring Lisa Reiman from The Moonlit Stitch. She a wonderfully talented lady with prim sewing projects as well as Etsy Banners. Check out her interview then checkout her Etsy shop for some treasures!!

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?I chose “The Moonlit Stitch” because often the only time to work on my projects is during the “moonlit” hours of the night or early morning when everyone else is sleeping!
2. How long have you been on Etsy? I joined Etsy in February 2008. It’s a wonderful place to buy and sell handmade items and meet folks with similar interests, like the ladies of “Old Farmhouse Gathering”.
3. What type of items do you offer? Primitive style make-do’s, dollfolk (snowmen, santas), ornies and bowl fillers.
4. How long have you been crafting? I can remember crafting with my mom and grandma at a very young age and have never stopped!
5. Who or What inspires you? Inspiration is all around us! I love the changing seasons.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why? Currently I have some fabric candy canes in an old canning jar listed. I was selling these at a craft show recently and a gentleman looked at them and asked why I would put old fabric candy canes in a jar. I chuckled and said, “It’s a PRIMITIVE thing!”
7. Other places where you can be found:I occasionally sell on ebay as “the*moonlit*stitch” You can visit my blog at: My etsy store is:

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Well guys here's some new pics of inside the store, more specifically my red room. I love my red room!! This is the display my friend Dee at Icehouse Crafts helped me come up with. Still needs a little work cause the signs keep sliding down, but it's getting there and at least those darn things are inventoried, LOL, but as you can see there are still several items that have not made it to the
racks as I have run out of space. The other pic is of one of my picket fence displays. I have 3 of these FULL!! Super excited that there isn't a spare inch of space to be filled that will look so good for the Grand Opening!! T
he next pic is a prim bench that hubby made over the summer. Still some work on this display to do, but it's coming along. Love the prim doll my friend Joan Minervini from Vintage Keepsake Trunk on Etsy is consigning with us. It is one of many many treasures she has sent us to sell for her. Anywho, just wanted to show you all what I had been working on this week. Slowly but surely we are getting closer to an opening date. I will update later as the rest of the store comes together. Thanks for following and for all the prayers!! I think this week we are going to need them, lol!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday Marketplace

Hey guys here's something new that I will be bringing to you every Monday from the Old Farmhouse Group that I am a part of with Etsy. All of these artists are so talented and I hope you not only checkout their blog, but also their websites or Etsy stores. I hope you all have a great Monday and are staying warm!! Enjoy!!

Today I am featuring Bette from Tomorrow's Treasures!!

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
I have three Etsy shops.
Tomorrows Treasures for the patterns I design. My business name is Bette's Tomorrows Treasures but it had to be cut down to fit for Etsy.
Thrifty Notions is where I sell supplies and some vintage items.
Handmade By Bette is my newest shop for handmade items.
2. How long have you been on Etsy?
Two years.
3. What type of items do you offer?
My own patterns, supplies and vintage items and a variety of handmade items including purses, hot pads and feedsack pillows.
4. How long have you been crafting?
I was taught to knit and crochet at a very young age and learned to sew at 16.
I started my business 20 years ago.
5. Who or What inspires you?
I am a trend watcher. I love trying new things and sometimes it is an old craft done in a new way.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
My favorite medium to work with is recycled jeans. My favorite item is the embellished recycled jeans purse I designed recently.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
Etsy Shops:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Can you guess?? Yep another giveaway!!

Harvest Moon Primitives is offering this new giveaway!! Man I have got to win one of these darn things at some point wouldn't you think?? Anyway, good luck to all those who enter.
Keep tuned in Signs of Patriotism will be doing a giveaway soon to celebrate the opening of My Favorite Things!!

Friday, January 8, 2010


Here's another one!! Super easy to enter so go and get entered today!!

Go to:

Let me know if you win!!


Ok how cute is this?? Willowtree Treasures is giving this away at the end of this month, I really love these little guys. Go to her blog and enter today! If you don't you just make my chances better at winning, LOL!!

Enter here:

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another Giveaway!!

Check out this new giveaway I found over at White Sheep Primitives selling blog. She is giving this treasure away to celebrate her new selling blog. Signing up is super easy so check it out!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Super cool giveaway going on at Seasons of the Past!! Check it out at What a great gal to have a giveaway like this. It's awesome to see what kind of resolutions folks have come up with this year!! I hope you all had a great Christmas and holiday season and that is the best year for you all yet.