Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Our Last Team Giveaway for 2011

The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team is having their last giveaway of the year! All you need to do is leave a comment in order to be entered in the giveaway. One winner will be chosen on Tuesday, December 13th. We would love it if you would you put the giveaway on your sidebar and invite your family, friends and followers to enter for a chance to win. Here is the link to sign up.......

Good Luck Everyone, and until next time........God Bless!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hi Blog Friends! Starting today and running through until Tuesday the 29th......some of the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team members are holding a special sale. It is our Token of Thanks sale to all our customers, old and new alike.
To receive at least a 10% discount(minus shipping) and more during your holiday shopping.... just apply the code......OFGTHANKSYOU2011 in the coupon section at checkout!
Here is a list of participating shops.......

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your friends and families! We had a very quiet but wonderful day. Now on to that Christmas shopping...........have fun

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!
May you all be richly blessed with family, friends, food and fun!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas is Coming!

I know I say this often, but wow time is sure flying by. Seems I just put away my Americana and here I am painting for the holidays! I just fell in love with this adorable design by Renee Mullins....I have been painting allot of her things this year.
I think this piece is my favorite so far. This is Christmas tree cutting board that was sent to me from a friend, that I have been wanting to get it painted for awhile now. This Terrye French design was perfect for it. I just love cutting boards of all shapes and sizes and I had never seen one this thick cut in the shape of a it!

I haven't had allot of time for ornaments this year, but I did get this mitten painted.....

and these rusty tin scoops done. Both of these designs are from Renee Mullins.

Last I have to show you my new soaps for this year. These have been so much fun to paint......
I hope you enjoy seeing them! It wouldn't be Christmas without gingerbread at our house. That is my grandson's favorite cookie to make every year....:)
Fell in love with this little guy's adorable face.....

and of course what is Christmas without Santa......

As you can see the brushes have been flying, and I have more to post in a week or so. I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have been up to. Painting wouldn't be half as fun if I didn't have great blog friends to share things with. Thanks so much to all my faithful readers you are indeed a true blessing!
Till next time........God Bless

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Another Chance to Win!

Visit the treasury and leave a comment for your chance to win half of these awesome ornaments crafted and donated by the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team! We now have TWO treasuries full of wonderful creations for 4 lucky winners!

Trim Your Tree with OFG!

The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team is offering a wonderful start to your Holiday Season!
For a chance to win this wonderful treasury, please visit the link below and leave us a comment!


This treasury has an approx. value of over 200.00 dollars so don't miss out!
Winner to be chosen on November 12th by!

Her is my contribution to the ornament treasury, and there are so many more!
Good Luck Everyone!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Been Awhile.....

Hello Everyone!! It has been awhile since I have had an opportunity to get back to my blog! I am hoping that I can change that in the next coming weeks. Tis the season for getting products to customers and making new items, so I wanted to share a few that I have done in the past couple weeks.
This door crown was my first one of this season, and is a design by Terrye French. I was thrilled with how it turned out.

This sweet little fella was painted for a customer. Another Terrye French design, with some
glitter glass added to the bottom for that extra holiday bling!

Of course it wouldn't be Christmas if I didn't add some new soaps for the season!

These sweet designs are from Renee Mullins and were just perfect for my soaps!

I am busy working on some new ornaments, and lots more holiday items so I hope you visit again soon to see what new things I am working on.......and thanks so much for stopping by today!
Until next time.........God Bless

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy Monday Everyone!
The Old Farmhouse Gathering Warm Winter Celebration has begun!
Here is just a sampling of what we have to offer!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Fall Items!

I hope this post finds everyone well, and enjoying these last days of summer. The weather here has just been fantastic! You can feel a nip in the air, some trees are already dropping their leaves, and Fall will be here before we know it. I have had the best time painting for Fall and Halloween this year and I always enjoy sharing with you. This door crown or shelf sitter is a pattern by one of my favorite designers, Terrye French. Just a few haunted houses to add to your Halloween fun!

The other piece that I was able to finish up today was another Terrye French design but this one is geared for fall. Love the way this one turned out.....hope you do too. 

Till Next time..........God Bless!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

We have been experiencing such gorgeous weather here for the past few days! It has really gotten me motivated to paint for the upcoming Fall and Halloween season. As most know, Fall is my favorite time of year, not only for the crisp and cool mornings but for the splendor of the color palette.
Brown, rust, gold and black are some of my all time favorite colors, so it is pure joy to paint these wonderful projects.
This tray was a special order request by a customer and using a Terrye French design it was just what she was looking for.......:)
This isn't fall but the design was perfect for a primitive mail holder for that primitive decorated office.
Nothing says prim then the elements used here in a design by Marie Provost. Thanks Marie for always designing such cute patterns! 
I love to paint on just about any surface but canvas has to be my all time favorite. Primitive or Folk art inspired canvas paintings can be quite pricey as I found out searching for primitive art for my own home. I have paintings on wood, signs, and flea market collectibles etc, but there is just something special about a framed piece of art. I love to see them in groupings on walls or even displayed on an end table or cabinet.This is a new design by Terrye French and as always Terrye never disappoints with her designs......thanks Terrye!
I just had to paint a new mousepad for the season too......this was based on a design by Renee Mullins. My computer is in my studio, so I always paint a new one for how this one turned out
This one was just too fun for words! Nothing says prim more then a make-do and Terrye has outdone herself with this fabulous design. Pumpkins, bats, cats, lots of fun Halloween in this piece.
I have a few more items that I would like to complete for the fall and Halloween season and then it will be on to will be here before we know it.
I hope you take a moment to enjoy these last days of summer.......I know many are busy getting their children back to school and it is such a busy time........but take a moment and enjoy.......till next time......
God Bless

Saturday, August 13, 2011

OFG Turkey Trot Treasury!

Hi All!! The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team has launched its Turkey Trot Treasury promotion!

For a chance to win all you have to do is visit this treasury and leave a comment! The winner will be announced on the OFG Blog on September 1st! This treasury is valued at over $250.00 worth of wonderful creations made by the members of the OFG team. Be sure to click the link below and enter your chance to win!

Wishing everyone good is the treasury link!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Look What I Won!!!

Isn't this the cutest? Cathy at Tolentreasures had an awesome giveaway and I won second place!!
I have long been a fan of Cathy's work so I was just thrilled to have been selected to win this adorable plaque. Cathy is such a talented painter and it is an honor to display her work in my studio!
But it gets even better...........:)

Look what Cathy also sent was like Christmas here as I unwrapped all these wonderful things that she included. Since we are both painters she sent a recipe box, two jumbo clips, a small journal and the two painting mediums for me to paint up. Also included this adorable star plate that she painted, a jar of buttons all decorated with stars on the lid, waxed clothespins, and one of my very favorites.....a penny rug!! 

 If you love painted items, penny rugs, caps, mittens, you name it, Cathy creates them! Please take a moment and pop over to her won't be disappointed! Oh and did I mention.....Cathy is also a great story teller.....her ability to turn everyday events into such fun reading is amazing!

Thanks again Cathy!!! This was truly a fantastic giveaway, and I love each and every item!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Having Some Fall Fun!

While we are suffering through these hot temps here in our area, I have been having the best time painting for my favorite season of all......Fall!!!
I just completed this one and what fun it was to paint. This is a Terrye French design and offers a bit of everything in one painting. 
I found this funnel at a garage sale this summer and decided to paint it up for the Fall season also.
This is a design by Renee Mullins and I have painted the fall leaves all the way around it,then added a grapevine wreath and fall tag to the top.
So many things to little time......:)
In between painting I have been busy trying to keep up with the flower garden this year. This is the first year I have ever dealt with beetles on my roses, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that I won! Boy they are stubborn little buggers!

 I have made a new space behind the garden bench for a climbing rose...can't wait to see that new addition, but beetles first........:)

This is where I start my day. It is quiet, peaceful, and inspiring. 

We are headed into quite the heat wave this week, so this weekend will be filled to the brim with all our outdoor projects, so that next week I can focus on painting, and staying cool. 
I have so many things I want to show stay tuned!
Everyone have a terrific week, be smart if your in this heat wave, take good care of yourselves, and your neighbors.......till next time........God Bless!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fall Fun at the Farnhouse!

Hi All!! The brushes have been flying as I prepare for my Etsy Team's Fall Fun in the Farmhouse Promotion!
We have some awesome shops that are taking part in this fabulous Fall Extravaganza and you don't what to miss it!
This pineapple bowl was an estate sale find, and was perfect for this new Terrye French design!

 I am not wishing away summer, but it was great fun painting for my favorite season. This breadboard is another repurposed estate sale find, and I just love the colors on this. Perfect addition for any Fall display!

Starting tomorrow July 1st through July 23rd you can type in FFOFG into the search bar on Etsy and see all the wonderful creations made by these talented artists.
This cutting board was done with a Marie Provost it!

I hope you all will join us in our Fun at the Farmhouse Celebration! All of the items you will see showcased are new creations that my team members have created especially for you!
Just click on the Fall Farmhouse Graphic at the top of the page to take you to see all the wonderful offerings!
Hope to see you there!
Till next time........God Bless

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Americana Anyone?

Hi Everyone! Hope you all are having a terrific Sunday. It is a gorgeous day here today so I spent my morning outside munching donuts, sipping coffee and just enjoying the sounds of summer. We have had so much rain, that just seeing the sunshine is a true blessing.
Just in time for the July 4th holiday coming up, I did get a couple of new things painted. This is a new design by Terrye French and was just perfect for this serving tray. This was a whole lot of fun to paint, and I love the way it turned out.
I have been doing some canvas painting here of late, and have really enjoyed it. This is another Terrye French design that I couldn't wait to paint. Painting Americana has always been a love of mine, and this was no exception.
I am now starting some new fall things as I am gearing up for a Celebration with my Etsy Team the Old Farmhouse Gathering.
Stop back by this week to see my entries, and an update on the Celebration!!
Have a wonderful Sunday my friends......and God Bless!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sharing My Garden

It has been awhile since I have had a chance to blog. At this time of year, I lay my paint brushes down, and take up my second love......gardening. It is always such a pleasure for me to choose the new annuals, make up the flower baskets, and decide what new additions are going to be made for the year.
Since removing a couple of dying trees, it has opened a section of the garden for me to grow roses, and I couldn't be more thrilled.

This portion of the garden is in full sun, so I have so many options.......need to lay more mulch but it is
pretty much complete now.

This is a view of my shade garden. I simply love hostas. This is the perfect place to start your day......a cup of coffee, the sound of the cascading water, and it is simply paradise to me.
I am really anxious for the honeysuckle to fill bloomed beautifully this year, but needs to grow a little fuller to fill in this corner of the garden.
This is not a great photo of my gourd......but my friend Donna painted this for me and I just love it. Adds just a touch of whimsy......perfect!
One of the new additions this year was some foxglove. I needed a bit of color in this area, and I am anxious to see them grow and fill out.

So now I am ready to just sit back and relax, and enjoy my spring garden. In about three weeks I will have more photos to share as my summer perennials start to bloom. Now it is back to the studio to work on some new projects I will be sharing with you shortly.
Until next time......God Bless