Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday Marketplace with OFG

This Monday I would love to tell you about another great artist from the Old Farmhouse Group, Carol from Firecrackerkid Primitives. Please sit back and have a great visit with her shop on etsy. You will find some great primitive pieces for you home. Christmas is not far away and someone would love to find one of her items under the Christmas tree.

. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?Firecrackerkid Primitives. I chose this name, because I was born on the 4th of July, and my family always called me "the firecrackerkid". My father said when I was born I came out with a bang, jokingly of course. Plus it's Independence Day, and I really love my country, and my freedom so it all fits together nicely.
2. How long have you been on Etsy?One year and four months
3. What type of items do you offer?One-of-a-kind Woodcrafts and reproduction woodcraft's of different Early American dough bowl racks and furniture.
4. How long have you been crafting?Twenty years.
5. Who or What inspires you?The love of all things Primitive. Plus, the economy is what inspired my husband and myself to make our own Primitives. My husband is who inspires me, because of his hard work ethics, and the fact that he can do just about anything or any challenge put before him. He's a hard working man. A Jack-of-all-trades so to speak. He was a carpenter since he was a teenager, and even built our home along with several other homes locally. Pretty inspiring and impressive to me.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?That would be our one-of-a-kind items. We like to come up with unique primitive woodcraft's that are appealing to others, and yet at the same time are functional in the home.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Who will you find at the market?

Please come and visit the Sunday Artisan Market in Ann Arbor, MI and you will find Judy from Beadbug Boutique. She makes amazing seed bead jewelry. Plus she also started selling pottery at the market. You will find more great artist every Sunday till Christmas, for your holiday shopping.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A nice surprise

Yesterday I was surprised to find out I was add to the blog of Please take a few minutes and visit the blog and take a look at some more great items. Simple things that people do can really make your day. Do something nice for someone today!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Friday Sunday Artisan Market

On Fridays I will start featuring some of the great talent that is at the Sunday Artisan Market. The market is in the Historical Kerrytown District of Ann Arbor, Michigan. A few block from University of Michigan. The market is surround by some great shops and wonderful place to eat. Come out and enjoy the day. We offer a great selection of art for you to enjoy or to give as a gift. Last Friday I have a Etsy mini from Chicalookate shop. Who will I have this Friday. Come back and check out this blog!

Monday Morning with OFG

Each Monday we at the old farmhouse pick someone shop to feature. Today I will feature foxglovefolkart. Judy is a very talented painter, writes some very funny emails. Please click on her mini etsy and visit her shop. She also has a lot of other shops, so if you can not find what you are looking for in one shop check out the other shops. So get a cup of coffee and enjoy your visit.



Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday August 17, 2009

Where did last week go? We have been enjoying a great summer till the last couple of weeks, and it is getting hot. This week I would love for you to visit Linda Foster at PrairieRose on etsy. She is a great and wonderful lady, and has some great hand made items for you to look at. Please check out the etsy mini I have for her shop, and also please check out the shop I featured last week.

What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name? The name of my shop is "PrairieRose". It has been my business name for a couple of decades now, I chose it because of all the wild roses that grow on the old farmsteads from years of yore.They are not only beautiful, but very hardy year after year.
2. How long have you been on Etsy? I have been on etsy for app 1.5 years now.
3. What type of items do you offer?
I sew and do decorative painting both. I offer a mixed bag of goodies in my shop. I love everything from Shabby to Folk and Primitive. I have combined my craft on many items. I seldom create the same item more than once. I love the uniqueness of each piece. 4. How long have you been crafting?
I have been making dolls for 35 yrs. now, and painting for almost 30 yrs.
5. Who or What inspires you?
I find inspiration everywhere. I am most fond of antique pieces. I love the Trash to Treasure items too. Each and every one presents a different perspective. I love painting on all the curves and corners rather than a flat piece. I love the challenge of it all.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Each new piece is my favorite. I have learned something new in the process of making it. I always try to learn something new on each piece I make.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
Right now etsy is the only place I am selling online. I have recently moved and have scaled back while I get the house in order. I am selling in three brick and mortar stores too. I am the list Mama of the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on etsy,and also do the OFG Blog.

Monday August 17, 2009

What happed to last week, it was gone in a flash! Today I featuring the shop of

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday August 10

Well after eight month lay off my husband is back to work. YEA! Our oldest son was home for a visit before he deployes oversea. So I had a great and wonderful week, now it is clean up after everyone and do some laundry. The group from OFG is starting a new promotion call Marketplace Monday, we are asked to show a great on shop etys, so this week I have picked signsofpatriotism in honor of my son and daughter in law both serving over seas. Please check the great work they do for the military families.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Welcome to the start of something new

This is the first day of my new blog! I will be adding some great shops from etsy and artfire here. So come back and check offen.