See that wonderful note card? That came in the mail from Noel and Verge, from Circa Home Living - formerly Circa 1820. It was a lovely thank you note for the times I mentioned their catalog/website in Country Sampler and in my blog. Wasn't that kind of them? I was so excited to find out that they will be starting a blog in the coming month or so. If you click on their name, you'll come to their home page and you can see where you will be able to click on 'blog' when it is ready. Make sure you check out all the wonderful things they offer while you are there.
Well this isn't new today, but I just finally found a spot for the 'new' old fly screen I got during an outing earlier this week. (It's an early birthday present). I played around this morning a bit and made some gatherings like the one in my header and this one below.
But I think it will end up right here on my dough board. At least for now. At least until I tweak again. I think. Maybe.
And then, when he was coming in from an errand, DH noticed a package by the front door. I was so excited to find that inside were my complimentary copies of the spring issue of Mercantile Gatherings magazine. See the cover illustration?
Twigs drew that and it is her interpretation of my bucket cupboard and cabinet. Didn't she do a wonderful job? She is so darn talented!
Twigs gave me permission to show you the article. If you are not familiar with this magazine, each page of this really well done magazine is a real visual treat. They are purposely designed to look like scrap book pages. They are so nicely made, they are like books you want to leave on the coffee table.Each photo is framed so nicely!
Isn't it pretty?
In addition to several articles featuring homes and businesses, each choke full of photo's, there are free patterns and lots of resources for your favorite prim and country items. Here are some pics from the Christmas Issue.
If you can't find this at a country or prim store near you, I highly recommend you go to the website here, and click on order the magazine on the sidebar, gather the info and take it to your favorite shops and encourage the shopkeepers to start carrying it so you can get your fix every season! Or you get your subscription started online as well. Just like Frank Bielec from Trading Spaces, you will be a Mercantile Gatherings fan as well!
Speaking of Mother Nature, we are under a winter advisory tomorrow - not good. My family is planning to gather at a new Mexican Restaurant for my mom's 80th birthday. Please keep your fingers crossed we still can have the party. My brother and his family have a pretty long drive and we really do want to be all together for this special birthday, but of course their safety is paramount. I will be back Monday, mom's actual birthday, with a special post.
Until Next Time - Hugs, Linda