Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Etsy Shop Countryside Cottage is having a Cyber Monday sale starting this evening and runs through December 4th. Use Coupon code: coupon15 to receive 15% off.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Celebration for the PAFA Etsy Team.

Search PAFAWW On Etsy

Come see what a wonderful Winter Wonderland with the PAFA group looks like!! In Etsy's search bar you can also type in PAFAWW and PAFA Team for more great creations!! Lots of great HANDMADE items for that special holiday gifts. All USA made. You won't even need to leave home to fight those crowds or look for a parking spot! Don't forget to sign up for the giveaway we are having also!
Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I hope you all are having a great weekend. Also hope you have had a chance to check out all the participates in OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW. A list of participates are on my sidebar. Great chance to do some Christmas shopping without leaving your home. Today is the last day, so grab a cup of coffee or tea and start shopping! Hey you won't even have to worry about a parking spot or fighting the crowd.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Blog Craft Show Offerings

This santa turned out so great! He is made from osnaburg, coffee stained. His coat is made from christmas material and pants from green felt. His boots are osnaburg painted black. His coat trim is from aged boa material. His eyes are painted and nose hand sculpted. His mustache and beard is made from wool roving. He is adored with rusty bells on coat and cap. He is holding a greenery tree adorned with red pip berries, bells and pine cones, base is aged cheesecloth bag. He was finshed off with a cinnamon rub and then sealed. He is attached to a barnboard, a great Holiday piece.

This piece is made from osnaburg, Christmas cotton and red ticking for pants. He is placed on a piece of barnboard. His hat is painted black osnaburg and then rubbed with cinnamon. This piece is finished off with German glass glitter. Based on a pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm

This santa is made from painted osnaburg fabric. We have sheep roving for his hair, mustache and beard. He holds a burlap bag with goodies inside. To finish this piece off it was dusted with German glass glitter. Based on a pattern by Old Road Primitives

This is a nice size piece. We have a wooden and metal rail sled. We have Buttons the snowman is made from red felt. He has curly faux fur, face is handstitched. On the back of the snowman we have a Christmas tree, with mini snowflakes as ornies.

Joey is made from tea stained muslin. Cute snowman for any ones collection.
Based on a pattern by Country Friends

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

PAFA Winter Wonderland Giveaway

The Members of The Primitive and Folk Artists of Etsy are at it again!
Our Next Giveaway will begin on November 10 and end November 30.

Click on the "PAFA Winter Wonderland Giveaway" button to hop on over to their blog, bookmark it so you can return November 10 and see all of the great donated prizes, and to sign up for your chance to win

Buttermilk Creek Farmsis having a GIVEAWAY

Hi, Ladies!
Carol, from Buttermilk Creek Farm
is having a very generous ***Giveaway***!
Please stop by her Blog to see what you can ~Win~!
Carol is having 3 different ***Giveaways***!
The first item is the ~Wonderful~ Snowman seen
in the photo above!
This snowman is one of Sweet Meadow Farms designs!
Wouldn't you ~Love~ to have him in your home this Holiday Season?
Carol's ***Giveaway*** is in "Celebration" of our
"Old Fashioned Online Christmas Craft Show"!
You have until November 15th to get your name in the drawing!
Good Luck, Ladies!

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Be sure to stop by Old Road Primitives and check out the awesome giveaways that Kim is offering in celebration of the Old-Fashioned Online Craft Show to be held November 11th - 13th. She is offering not 1, not 2 but 3 very generous giveaways:

1. $50.00 in paypal money

2. 6 e-patterns of your choice from ORP.

3. Kim's new creation "WINTER THYME FUN - SLEDDING MICE. (Picture shown above.)

You have until November 13th to sign up so hurry....maybe you will be one of the lucky winners

Friday, November 4, 2011


Hi, Ladies!
Please "Save the Date" for the weekend of November 11th, 12th & 13th for ORP's
"Old Fashioned Online Christmas Craft Show"! Please join us for this very Unique & Special Event!
Meet some very talented artists!
You will have the opportunity to purchase
some unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind items!
The "Best" part of all is you don't even have to leave your home!
Shop online from home!
Some of the shops are also having a giveaway so don't forget to sign up for those also.
Hope to see you all there.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Primitive Artist and Folk Artist of Etsy Trick or Treat Swap

Hey everyone hope you are all doing great on this Sunday Morning. I should of got this post on sooner, but have been sick. I hope it is not telling me how this winter is going to be. Lol. The great Etsy team I belong to "Primitive Artist and Folk Artist" held a Trick or Treat team swap. I was lucky and my swap partner was Brenda from The Rusty Thimble check out her Etsy shop at: ""

The scarecrow with the crow is so cute. Love the pumpkin and crow. Brenda is so talented. Just love her work! The two little muslin bags were full of candy. Mmmm. Thanks Brenda!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I  wanted to let you know of some of the participating bloggers for our online craft show.  "Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Show" By old fashioned that just means that everything is handmade! There will be other bloggers that will be included in the craft show. Here is just a small list of the bloggers that are signed up already.

The Bear's Blog
Crafts By Jodi
Countryside Cottage
Laura's Little House
Salmon Falls Prims
The Barn Hollow
Happy Valley Primitives
Cat Nap Inn Primitives
Buttermilk Creek Farm
Designs By Guka
Paula's Primitives
Old Road Primitives
Sweet Bear Creek Whims
Grandm Kringle's Country Crafts
The Farmer's Attic
Santa & The Mrs.
Olde Crow Mercantile
Huckleberry Lady
Primitive Country Cabin
Yorkies Primitives
Olde Annie Primitives

So be sure to come visit us on November 11th, 12th, & 13th

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Old Road Primitives is hosting an

"Old Fashioned Online Christmas Craft Show"

on November 11th, 12th & 13th!

We already have several ladies signed on to participate!

If you would like to join in on the "Craft Show"~Fun~

then please click HERE for more details!

It should be a ~Fun~ time for all!

I hope that you are all having a

~Wonderful~ Fall day!

Monday, September 19, 2011

It is Time to announce our Winners

What a Wonderful Celebration and Giveaway PAFA had for Fall
We would like to thank everyone that participated and shared this event

Now if you recall the 1st place winner will have her choice of Seven prizes. After 1st place picks her 7 prizes and contacts me I will then contact winner number two for her to choose three prizes, after that the remaining winners will get a prize each.

1st Place winner is Debbie of Woolnsails

2nd place winner is Robin of primitivehutch

3rd place winner is Tam of countrygalcreations

4th place winner is Heidi of mysimplecountryliving

5th place winner is June of gammiesprimitiveattic

6th place winner is annesphamily

7th place winner is Carol of buttermilkcreekfarm

8th place winner is Peggy of mixedmediaartbypeggyr

Please do congratulate all winners Thank you Again for signing up with the artists of
Primitive and Folk Artists Etsy Team

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Will Never Forget

We don't really know each other, but you will not be forgotten.
In honor and remembrance of all those that lost their lives on September 11, 2001
May You Rest In Peace.

We will remember all the people that lost loved ones on that fateful day ten years ago.
Condolences and prayers are being sent your way for your loss / losses.
May You Find Peace

We would also like to Thank all the emergency responders who risked their lives to save the lives of others.
God Bless You All

United We Stand
To You ALL

Sunday, August 28, 2011

All Members of The Primtive and Folk Artists Team of Etsy would like to
Welcome you to Their fall celebration called
*Strolling Through The Pumpkin Patch*

Our Celebration will run from August the 28th to September the 17th

The talented members of PAFA have listed fall items for this in their Etsy Shops
We do hope you will stop by **HERE**
And stroll through all of the shops offering Fall creations

That is right not only will we be offering great items for sale
We will be having a Strolling Through The Pumpkin Patch Giveaway
loaded with wonderful prizes donated by members

The Following items are the prizes that will be given away
Along side of these donations you will also find
The members etsy shop and their blog links please take some time to visit them

Fall Sunflower Seed Sack
donated by Deb of
Halloween Door Hanger
Donated my Marsha of
Eclectic Creations
also know as Sassyminidolls
Set of Acorn Bowl Fillers
donated by Valerie of
Yorkie's Primitives
Fraidy Cat
donated by Vicky of
Witch Hats And Broom Sticks Bowl Fillers
donated by Deb of
Simple Ghost
donated by Barb of
Scaredy Cat
donated by Donna of
primitive grungy pumpkin pie with crow
donated by Ami of
Cat Ear Herb Rack Black
donated by Carol of
donated by Laura of
Painted Witch Wall Pocket
donated by Jan of
One Fall Tin
donated by Natalie of
Tins and Treasures

Painted Pumpkin Baseball
donated by Julie of
Frankenstein and Myrrh Halloween Potion Bag donated by Brandy of
Halloween Sign
donated by Charlene of

The last prize is a Fall Door Hanger Donated by Tammy of
WOW there are some great prizes

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fall Celebration PAFA Team

Sorry haven't been on here posting much.  Been busy with doing items for shows, stores and also on etsy for my group Primitive Artist and Folk Artist (PAFA).  Starting on Sunday we will be having a Fall Celebration.  We will be having giveaways and also many fall items for your seeing pleasure.  SO check back here I will be giving your the url to sign up for giveaway.  Hope you all are having a great friday.  See you back here on Sunday!


Monday, August 1, 2011

~ Christmas In July PAFA Team Giveaway Winners ~

Winners of the PAFA Christmas in July Giveaway
Good Morning and Happy August
The winners have been drawn out for the Christmas in July Giveaway

Winner #1 is Kat of Kat's Nature you have won the Stocking
donated by Judy of Primitive Hart

Winner #2 is Robin of The Cranky Crow you have won the coasters
donated by Becky of Countrylane Folkart

Winner #3 is Me of Swains R Us you have won the decorative tin
donated by Natalie of Tins and Treasures

Winner #4 is Stephanie of The Cartoon lovin mama you have won the sign
donated by Wendy of Ravenwood Whimsies

Winner #5 is Jaja of Blessed by the peace makers you have won
the snowman hat donated by Trish of Me 2 U Primitives

Winner #6 is Sonia of A quilting southpaws thoughts
you have won the Christmas Crows donated
by Liz of Prims gone wild

Winner #7 is Dani of Eagle Wings you have won the mitten ornies
donated by Joan of Vintagekeepsake Trunk

Winner #8 is Mary of A Colorado Stitcher you have won the
Santa donated by Vicky of Paint spot and splinters

Winner #9 is Erika of Erika Price designs you have won the
Snowman donated by Donna of CtrysideCottage

Winner #10 is Lecia of Farmhouse Prims you have won the
Gingerbread donated by Brenda of The Rusty Thimble

Winner #11 is Amy of Bumble Bee Lane you have won
the Christmas Stitchery donated
by Ann of 1803ohiofarmbaskets

We will contact all winners via email and have the individual donating
to contact you as well to get your addresses
Please join us in telling them all congratulations

Also keep tuned into PAFA we will soon be kicking off a
Fall Celebration with another great Giveaway

Thank you to all who participated in our Giveaway
From the Members of the PAFA Etsy Team

Sunday, July 24, 2011

~Soul Searchin Sunday~

I came across a couple of quotes I would love to share with all of you today.  Really makes a person think.  Well it did for me.  Hope you all are having a Blessed Sunday!

As you’re reading this, your life’s getting shorter. Ticking away. I’m not saying this to frighten you. Though it may. I’m saying this to awaken you. To inspire you. To share your unique gifts. To motivate and to love - yourself and others. To paint. To write. To teach. To innovate. To sing. To dance. To care. To feel. To listen. To learn. To laugh. The world needs you. Make your move!" ~ M. Litman

"Learn to look within yourself for appreciation and acceptance and give yourself permission to seek a better and more fulfilling life every day. It is not in how others treat you that can make a difference in your life, but it is in how you treat yourself." ~ Unknown

"It is not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it is what you whisper to yourself that has the most power." - Robert T. Kiyosaki

Saturday, July 23, 2011

~Hurry One Week Left For PAFA Giveaway~

One week left for the Primitive and Folk Art Artist "Christmas in July Giveaway"!  So Please make sure you are signed up!  We Have 11 Giveaway Items from 11 GREAT Artist.  
Check it all out at our blog:

We are also offering lots of Christmas in July items in our Etsy shops.  Go take a look at type, pafacij in the search engine.  Start that Christmas shopping early. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

~Primitive Artist and Folk Artist Group~

I would like to tell you about a great group of fellow Prim Artist I am proud to be a part of.  So today I would like to introduce you to a couple of them and through out the months I will be introducing more of these talent woman for you. 
First is Martha Smalley, I just love her work and the unique things she has painted on.  This woman is so very talented.  Reserved with pleasure for Lyana121 - viNtage ScArEcRoW nAiL kEg
Learn more about her by checking out her profile and Etsy Store, "Apple Tree Cottage" @

Second person is Sharon Bond.  She part of Terrye French's Painting With Friends.  Sharon makes patterns for painting.  She went for it and made some painting patterns of her own.  E PATTERN - Share The Harvest - Designed & Painted by Me, Sharon B - My very first one of my own
Love her work!  Find out more about Sharon by checking her profile out and her Etsy Store, "Skboo7" @

The last person is Pattie McDowell.  She makes the greatest signs.  She has a great variety. In Our Home  We Do... Family Rules primitive wood sign
 Find out more about Pattie, at her Etsy Store "Patties Primitives" @

Hope you enjoy checking out their stores.    If you want to find more great Artist in the PAFA Group just type PAFA in the handmade search on Etsy.  THANKS for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

~Primitives Staining and Drying Day~

Hope this finds everyone doing well.  The last two days I have spent cutting out, sewing and stuffing, some of my fall offerings.   Today was a great drying day outside, with the sun and some wind.  So I decided I would take a couple pics and share with you.  Tomorrow afternoon I am hoping to get things put together and be offering some new fall items on Etsy, later this week.( )Wow tomorrow is already Thursday.   Where did the week go??? 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

~Treasure Hunting~

~Afternoon to you all~
It was such a beautiful day, sun was shining, it had rained last night, so the flower beds and garden were taken care of for the day.  So I decided to go treasure hunting.  I have so much fun looking around at everything.  I usually go around the stores atleast a couple times, I always seem to miss something, I didn't see before.  You ever do that?    The above pic is some of my great finds. 

You ever find something you are not sure of what it is, BUT you just have to have it.  LOL  I found one of those items this morning.  I am not sure if this should have something else with it? or it is used in something?  I am not sure what it is :(  SO.......I was wondering maybe get you, my friends to help me out.  Above is three pictures I took of it.  Look forward to finding out what this is.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Primitive and Folk Artists Team Christmas in July Giveaway

Hey everyone.  Hope you all had a GREAT Holiday weekend.  Wanted to make sure you are signed up for the giveaway, that this great team is having.  Click on link and get signed up!

Monday, June 27, 2011

~ Weekend Craft Show ~

I had a show this weekend was up at 4 am, to make sure we (my husband and I) was all set and ready to go by 7am.  After the setup took a couple pictures to share with everyone.  The show turned out great.  Forgot how much work is put into going to a show.  I haven't been to one in awhile. :)  I so enjoyed the interaction with the people.  The weather was great so a big turn out to the Dairy Breakfast.  All in all it was a great day.  Hope everyones weekend was a good one.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

~My Sunday Thoughts~

The above pictures were taken from my flower beds~It is such a pleasurable moment when you finally realize that warmer weather, fragrant smells and beautiful flowers are here to stay (atleast for a couple months)~I do love Fall with all it's glory, but Spring and Summer has the power to freshen my outlook and attitude~Months like these get the creative juices flowing~I am ready to turn the page with eager anticipation of what is to come~Enjoying God's gifts on a daily basis~May we all take time to enjoy His presents to us~Here's to life's big ride and all the dreams that come with it~Happy Father's Day to all the fathers~This week is a busy week for me~I have a show this weekend at a Dairy Breakfast~Going to see my daughters and my grandchildren, so looking forward to that~Also wanting to list some more items this week on Etsy~Well hope you all had a great day~Cherish the moments you had with your fathers~ check out my Primitive section of my Etsy Store.

~A Beautiful Sunday~

Friday, June 17, 2011

~Welcome to Countryside Cottage New Blog~

Welcome to our new blog~ This is to keep you up to date on all the new happenings and treasures at Countryside Cottage~We have a passion for finding things from flea markets, antique stores, garage sales and second hand stores~My husband is famous for his dumpster diving~ LOL ~ Yes my husband is not one to pass up a dumpster ~He always says "You never know what is there until you look"~We always have a great time going on our outings~We want to share with you our great finds~Before and after pictures~Previews of upcoming items~ This is our very first blog so we are excited about staying connected to our clients, old and new friends.  God has been good to us and has richly blessed our family and continues to do so every day.  May God richly bless each and everyone of you!