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

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Winter Market - Farmington, MI

Welcome to The Winter Market at  23020 Power Rd,  Farmington, MI
 This Saturday April 2, 2011 from 9 till 2

The Winter Market has added two more dates April 16 and 30th.

You will find wonderful food, and art for your home.  All locally made here in Michigan.  Fresh bread, jam, jelly, chocolates, dog treats, handmade soap, noodles, baskets and pottery.  Fresh spices, herbs, tea, and coffee, plus much much more. Come and met the vendors and support local businesses.

Here are some of the vendors that are at this wonderful market
George's Cutlery
Relic Soap
Earth Legacy
Pottery by Carol
James Creek Sutllery
 Photography by Vicki
Kapnick Orchards
Olive Groove
Cheeky Monkey
Arline Soy Candles
Tracina's Gourmet Specialties
Cookie Cutter Tweets
Baskets by Rose
Garden Gate Farms
and many more

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dirtroad Team - Mudd Puppy Pottery and Fine Old Things

Hello friends I have found two more wonderful shops from the Dirtroad Team to show you.  The first is Mudd Puppy Pottery.  Deb is a busy mom of four with a set of twins, who works with ceramic clay.  She makes accient vessel flutes, something that would be fun to play with kids, plus little hedgehogs, and little people family trees.  A wonderful way to teach child about family history.  The next shop is Fine Old Things.  Karen loves vintage items.  From crafting her path has lead her to the chase of finding old vintage items for her shop.  She has a piece of my mom "good dishes" in her collection.  I had to ask if she mine just have the one missing piece we need.  It is missing because my dad used it in a micro wave!  Not good!  You will find figurines, plus the Newsweek 1979 magazine about Pope John Paul visit to the U.S. in 1979.  I remember the day he came just north of Detroit and how everyone wanted to be there and receive a blessing from him.  From memoires of growing up to teaching the next generation both shops have some special items for you to look over.  Enjoy your visit and come back next week for two more shops from a great team.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Look at what I have won!

I am a very lucky lady who won these cute Easter Eggs from Marilyn over at Harvest Moon Prims.  They will make Easter more special this year!  Thank you so much for picking my name!

If you would like some for your home you can find them here:

Monday, March 21, 2011

Old Farmhouse Gathering on Artfire - Donna Studio

Welcome to Monday and spring is here!  Flowers are starting to come out of the ground, and the grass is turning gree.  Before you run out and enjoy a spring day, stop over Donna Studio.  Donna is a new member to the Old Farmhouse Gathering on Artfire, with an amazing shop.  Inspired by watching her mother growing up drawing and sewing, this self taught artist has a shop filled with art for you to look over.  Check out her artisan gallery at some of the amazing work she has done.  Donna make wall quilts, mazaics, hand sewn items, photograph, and stain glass.  Love the mozaic stain glass bird houses.  Welcome Donna to the Farmhouse!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Dirtroad Team - North to Alaska and Stuck in the Mudd Pottery & Prints

Welcome friends.  Spring is starting to show up in little area , yesterday we where in the upper 60's, but we are cooling off again for the weekend.  My weeds are coming up but so far no flowers!  I did find two more wonderful shops from the Dirtroad Team on Etsy.  The first shop belongs to Debra from North to Alaska.  She retired from music due to a hearing loss, and is now living on a sailboat in Alaska.  Before moving to the boat Debra was a stain glass artist.  Due to the small space on the sailboat she has found the world of beading.  You will find beaded bookmarks and bracelets.  You can see the influance living in Alaska has on her art and bead work.  If you enjoy beading she also offers patterns so you might try your own hand at this.  Debra also has a blog  where you can read about her life living on a sailboat.  What a neat home to have!  The next shop is Stuck in the Mudd Pottery & Prints.  Janille has been throwning pottery for 9 years using tranditional tools and techniques.  She also makes necklaces from buttons, prints from her pen & Ink drawings.  Her collages uses fabric and hand painting.  Janille also has a blog htp://   Both shops have many unique items for you to look at.  Enjoy your visit with both artist today.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Saving Money with the Americans Cheapest Family

Hello friends.  I have found a great blog for you to check out.  It is about saving money, rethinking how you spend money, etc.  This couple was on Fox News with some of there wonderful information.  Below is a link to their web site, blog, follow and join them on facebook.  We all love to save money, but sometime we over look  what is front of us.  So the web site is just another tool to save us some money, and live debt free!  YEA!  I will tell you that when I went to sign up, they are over loaded at the moment.  So if you can not join them today, try tomorrow. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks,
May your heart be as light as a song,
May each day bring you bright, happy hours,
That stay with you all the year long.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Free Craft Supplies

Yes I am giving this stuff away.  I have been blessed with others sharing fabric, handles for my basket, so I'm passing on what I can not use.  I just ask that you pay for the shipping.  If you are interested in this please leave a comment or get a hold of me.  I will find out how much it will cost you in shipping.  This is all for one, so if you can not use it pass it on to others that maybe able to use it.

Primitive and Folk Artist Give Away

Time is running out hurry over and sign up to win lots and lots of prizes!  Plus gift certificates to some of  the runners up!  Great items to be won! 

Summer Cookouts

Monday, March 14, 2011

Collection on Artfire

Old Farmhouse Gathering on Artfire - Punkin Seed Production

Hello friends! I have found another wonderful shop for you to visit today. Please come with me while we visit Punkin Seed Production on Artfire. This wonderful shop is filled wonderful hand painted items, plus message boards. Then you will find great word blocks, made from paint, scrapbook papers and embellishments. This busy home school mom also loves to paint on vintage items, many with a shabby chic or primitive theme. All would make wonderful additions to your home or to give has a gift. You can type AFG into the search bar on Artfire to find some more wonderful shop from the team.

   Enjoy your visit and come back next Monday and visit another wonderful shop on Artfire.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Easter Past and Present