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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 down...build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence...help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Old Farmhouse Token of Thanks

The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team is have a token of thanks to our loyal customers.  Below are the shops that are offering a discount during the holidays.  Stop at each shop to find some amazing handmade items.  Nothing better then shopping in your slippers and not running to the mall and fighting the crowds!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/yorkiesprimitives


http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetbearcreekwhims
Remember these shops are open 24 hours, shopping in your PJ's and slippers welcomed.  Just bring your favorite drink and have some fun.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Farmington Farm and Artisan Market - November 19


This Saturday November 19 will be the last day of the Farmington Farm and Artisan Market.  Come down for your produce for your Thanksgiving Day Dinner and shop for Christmas with the many artisan.  Tina's Coney Island will at the market serving hot dogs and chili.  Early in the morning the Broken Yoke Cafe will be cooking egg sandwiches.  So stop out for breakfast or lunch while you are shopping.  The market is located on Grand River in Farmington, Michigan.  Open from 9 till 2pm.  See you tomorrow!  Thank you all for a great and wonderful season.  I will be back for the Holly Market, then on to the Winter Market located in the Old Winery on Grand River.  I will have more information on both markets soon.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Kitchens - Where families gather daily

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dirtroad Team - Wild Lilac Design and Crafty PA

Welcome friends!  It has been a long time since I have done a post for the Dirtroad Team.  I have been very busy with basket orders and re cane a rocker for a lady.  The rocker was her great grandmothers, so this was one project you did not rush on.  So enough about me and please visit our new members.  Pamela from Wild Lilac Design she is out newest member to join the team.  Her creativity has been in sewing, painting, pottery and the latest is jewelry.  She says her creativity goes in cycles.  That is the best part of being creative it just flows from one form to another.  Check her shop announcement for specials that she is offering.  Enjoy looking at her wonderful lampwork beads and chainmaille work.

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The next shop is also a new member. Come and met Carol from Crafty PA. This creative lady uses what is around her to make her art. Her quill aluminum cans are turned into snowflakes, sun catchers, and picture frames. Her rugs are made from recycled plastic bags. She even has one that looks like a sock monkey! They can be used indoors or out, and the best part they can be washed with the hose. You can wash them in the machining machine, but I like the idea of using the hose in the summer!




They are many great and talented artist living on a dirt road or small town. If you are one of them please come and join us. Type "drat dirtroadteam" into the search bar on Etsy for more shops.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Farmington Farmer and Artisan Market - November 12


This Saturday the Farmington Farmer and Artisan Market will be open from 9 till 2.  Located on Grand River between Farmington Road and Grove St. in downtown Farmington, Michigan. Stop out for fresh produce for your Thanksgiving Dinner and do a little Christmas Shopping.  With 37 vendors you will find lots of goodies to take home with you.  Next Saturday will be the last day the market will be open, so make sure to stop out for some family fun.  The market will return the first Saturday in December for Holly Days.  Santa will be at the market to listen to all good boys and girls.  So mark that date on your calendar.  Then on Saturday December 10 the Farmer and Artisan Market will move indoors at the old power plant on Grand River.  About 1 1/2 miles east of the summer market.  I will be listing all the fun family things planed for the winter market soon.  See you all tomorrow the weather is going to be great this weekend, so lets enjoy it before the snow shows up!

Veteran Day 11-11-2011


Today is Veteran Day, please honor those who have protected our freedom this 11th month, 11th day, at the 11th hour.  I have many in my family who have served, but his year I need to give a big shout out to my kids.  Two are in Afghanistan serving, and one is out of the service and going to school.  All three are outstanding kids, and it sadden me that they can give up their life for the ones on Wall Street.   The picture of  the Wall Street gang going to the bathroom on the American Flag (sorry) is just beyond words!  But my heart and prayers are for those serving or have served - THANK YOU!  There are more good people out there then evil.

Some one sent me this link - please take minute to watch.  Grab a tissue first!  This will remind you  the love others have for their country and for each other.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Gifts under $50.00

Let see what everyone is making. Please only handmade items, limit of three and under $50.00. Let get some Christmas shopping done and support the handmade community.