Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"Open House"
January 9th, Saturday
10-5

Come see what's new!

     We'll have the new Class Calendar ready for pick up with our fun ongoing classes... plus exciting visiting teachers!!!

     We're thrilled to have Jo Ann Mullay, Cheri Payne, Kathy Cardiff, Debbie Busby & Donna King on our calendar. 
Stay tuned!



     Our Christmas Sale continues...
Half Off everything Christmas! From patterns to trees and everything in between. 
Reminder...
We'll be closing at 3:00 p.m on December 31.
Closed on January 1st.

Thanks for stopping by today...
From all of us at The Country Loft,
We wish you a Very Happy New Year!



Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Special Invitation

Dear Friends,

        As we near the end of another year we want to once again thank all of you, our wonderful customers and dearest friends, for over thirty years of support and friendship. We are looking forward to 2016 and are planning lots of fun things for the first six months of the year, right up until June 30, 2016 when The Country Loft will retire.  We hope you all will join us for our . . . 


SIX MONTH LONG RETIREMENT PARTY!!! 
January 2, 2016 to June 30, 2016


        We will have fabulous new wool, perle cotton, new patterns from our favorite designers, new notions and homespuns arriving all the time as well as our amazing blocks of the month.  We will have our on-going classes with Susy, Jayne, Tina, Colleen, Donna and Sandra, plus we are planning some special classes with visiting and retired teachers.  And of course we will still be taking our antique trips and blogging as we go!

        We won't be having any sales before June because we will still have to pay our bills until then, but after all these years we couldn't just up and close without giving you all plenty of notice.  Most likely the next time you are in, you will see a "for sale" sign on our property, but we have told our realtor that we will not close before June 30th and that will be a condition of the sale.

        This has been a very heart wrenching decision to make, but our minds and bodies tell us the time has finally come.  We are looking forward to new adventures and a lot more time to spend with our families and friends!!!

We love you all,
                               Joe, Sharon, Kathy, Susy and Jayne 


P.S.  Please be sure to use all gift certificates by June 30th!!!


Wednesday, December 23, 2015



"Wishing you a
Very Merry Christmas from
The Country Loft"


Susy, Kathy, Jayne, Sharon
& Jo Ann





Up Coming Events...

"After Christmas Sale"
Saturday, December 26th from10-5

We're looking forward to our
Open House on Saturday, January 9th from 10-5
Pick up your new Class Calendar & see what's new!

Reminder... We'll be closing at 3:00 p.m. December 24.
Closed on December 25th.

Thank you for stopping by today,
From all of us at The Country Loft

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

"Santa Arrives Soon"

     
There's still time to gather
your favorite things
before Santa arrives!

We have sweet smelling McCall's candles in scents of Cinnamon & Cranberries, Country Christmas and more.

Red Oak Pottery and Dishes.
Trees and Ornaments!


"Wednesday to Wednesday Sale"

     Starting today, December 16th and running through December 23rd, we're featuring French General & Snowman Gathering's fabric for 50% Off! 
     Pre-cuts included.
     

     The Stitchery Club knows how to have a good time!!!

     We stitched Christmas Ornie's out of wool with our pals.


     We shared lots of laughter, great food, and friendship. 
     What a wonderful group of ladies! It was a special day.

Thank you for stopping by today...
From all of us at The Country Loft

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Only 16 Days till Santa Arrives!!


"We've got your
Ornaments"

     Mention this post and tell your friends... and you will Receive 20% Off on All Tin Ornaments! 

    Sale starts today, December 9th and runs through Wednesday, December 16th.

     Come see us soon!




"Patchwork Garden
& Prairie Gathering"


     Looking for backing to finish up your 2015 Block of the Months? 

    Today we're adding to our shelves the coordinating fabrics for these quilts.

"Now on Sale for 20% Off"  




"It Was A Fun Day!"


     Thank you to everyone who came out to wish Kathy Cardiff a fond farewell.







We had some Terrific Sharing!


     Kathy has been such a big part of The Country Loft... she promises to stay in touch.



     Kathy, We wish you well...
And we look forward to more of your wonderful patterns inspired from the Northwest.


Thank you for stopping by today...
From all of us at
The Country Loft.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

"Cooler December Days"

It's beginning to feel a lot "more" like Christmas!

     And... It sure looks a lot like Christmas at The Country Loft. 

     We have Beautiful Red Oak Pottery filling all of our shelves in many patterns. Come get a closer look!

     Our trees are filled with ornaments... and Our Trees! 
 "We have a great selection."



    You'll find wonderful trees made from recycled metal drums... trees made of bells... small flocked trees, beautiful evergreens and more!

It's a decorator's delight!





"Wool Stockings"

     We love these stockings. They'll look great hanging on your mantel waiting for Santa to fill!








     The Flyer say's it all...

     We hope you can join us this Saturday to say good by to our friend and teacher, Kathy Cardiff.







Thank you for stopping by today...
From all of us at The Country Loft.




Wednesday, November 25, 2015



"Christmas Bowl Fillers"


     A brand new pattern from Cheri Payne. We think she never sleeps, because she keeps coming up with the cutest little wool bowl fillers.
Pattern sells for $8.00


"Small Business Saturday"

     "Shop Small" and support your local businesses. We'll be here to serve you!


       "Stash Challenge"

December 4th, Friday
from 1:30 - 4:30.
Join teacher, Colleen Loucas and make this wonderful quilt. 
Class fee is $10.00.

Colleen is an excellent teacher, and her classes are always fun!

"Farewell Open House
for Kathy Cardiff"

     Join us December 5th, Saturday from 10-12 in wishing our friend a fond farewell as she begins her new adventure in the state of Washington.
     Wool Mat class will be Dec. 5th from 12:30-4:30.


We want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thank you for stopping by today...
From all of us at The Country Loft.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tis' the Season


Our Bedroom is a Wonderland of Sparkle and White!

     Here you will find beautiful golden, silver and white trees, all dressed with wonderful ornaments. 
Santa's to song birds!




These Handsome Santa's
await you!




"Kits"



We've got the cutest Penny Rug Snowmen by Cheri.
Kit plus pattern is $9.95.
All wool.

Very addicting... you can't just make one!



"Scrap Happy"

     This smiling snowman kit is from the magazine, "Primitive Quilts and Projects" Winter 2015.

     Wool kit includes beads, and sells for $12.95. Magazine not included.



     


"Save the Date"
     Join us on December 5th, Saturday from 10-12 for an Open House to wish Kathy Cardiff a fond farewell as she begins her new adventure in the state of Washington. We'll have coffee and treats! Bring your favorite Kathy story and some sharing. 
Wool Mat class will be December 5th from 12:30-4:30. (Time change only).

Thank you for stopping by today...
From all of us at The Country Loft

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"Christmas Fun!"




A "Big Thank You" to everyone who turned out for our annual
"Christmas Open House"


We had such a great day!!!






"Here they come!"





Happy Shoppers!





More happy shoppers!








We love our Customers...
and our customer's have become our friends!




     Don't worry if you couldn't join us for the Open House...

     Our shelves are still full of beautiful gifts, and the trees are covered with ornaments!
     You're sure to find something you love.



"Kits"


How about a happy snowman!

     This cute fella has a cotton background with wool appliques. He sells for $22.95 and that includes the backing fabric too.







"Canning Lid Ornaments"

     These darling ornaments are from a pattern out of the Winter "Primitive Quilts & Projects" magazine.

     We have have put them into a kit of six ornaments including all the tiny buttons and beads! They hang on a rusty wire. So  cute!

     The kit is called, "Twice as Nice" and sells for $39.95.




Did you hear?
Red Trucks are in this Christmas!!!

     Always a shop favorite, our seasonal towel.

     This quick kit includes the towel, wool felt, pearl cotton and the pattern. Sells for $7.95





Heads up Crazy Ladies!

     Wool Crazy class will be a week early this month, due to Thanksgiving Day.
     We'll be meeting on Wednesday, November 18th from 10-1 or Thursday, November 19th from 2-5.
See you next week!







Thank you for stopping by today...
From all of us at The Country Loft

Wednesday, November 4, 2015



We couldn't leave you without a little 
"Sneak Peek" of a few kits that will be waiting for you on Saturday!!!

Grab your buddies and join us for a fun filled day at The Country Loft. 

Reminder... We will be closed on Friday, November 6th, because the Elves will be very busy decorating!


Thanks for stopping by today...
Love, The Elves

     

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"The Count Down is On!"

     
Only 10 more days until our little Country Cottage is turned into a 

Winter Wonderland.

"A Christmas Open House"

                Saturday, November 7th
10-5

     We're planning a day with lots of beautiful trees and trimmings! Many great new kits! 

      We know you'll find lots of goodies to make you smile... so, bring your friends and join us for a fun filled day!!!




"Wednesday to Wednesday Sale"

     It's our Trick or Treat Sale...
25% off of all Halloween merchandise. 
     Beginning October 28th through November 4th.



     The waiting is over!


     Our new block of month "Folksy Favorites" is ready!!!!

     Designed by Cheri Payne and quilted by Pam Kay. Both local gals, how lucky are we!

     Homespun backgrounds and wool applique. So Primitive!




"Village Green"

     This beautiful all wool block of the month is ready for pick up too! 

Designed by Maggie Bonanomi.
Wools by Blackberry Primitives. 


Thank you for stopping by today...
From all of us at The Country Loft.

P.S. Be sure to save the date...
November 7th, from 10-5 for our "Christmas Open House"

FYI... We will be closed on Friday, November 6th... because the Elves will be decorating!!!

     


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Exciting News"

"Overflow is a Good Thing!!!"

  We brought back so many antiques we ran out of room!

    We're so excited to let you know you can find more of The Country Loft's Antiques just two blocks away at The Antique Mall located at 4710 Palm Avenue in La Mesa, 91941.
You'll have no trouble finding us, just look for our big Country Loft sign!


     "Garden Club"

     Come and make this sweet "Corn Husk Flower Garland" with teacher, Sandra Lee on Saturday, October 24th from 10-1.
     Class fee is $10.00 plus kit.
     


"Brand New Block of the Months"

     Beginning in November we will start two new block of the months.

     The first one is this beautiful all wool quilt by Blackberry Primitives.
     Designed by Maggie Bonanomi, it's called "Village Green".
     The quilt is an eight month program for $39.95, block one through seven. The finishing kit will be $47.95.
     Come see this beautiful quilt on the bed in our bedroom.


"Folksy Favorites"

     Our second BOM is this wonderful primitive quilt designed by Cheri Payne called "Folksy Favorites".
     Next time you see this quilt it will be finished, borders and all!!!
     It too is an eight month program and sells for $16.95.






Mark your Calendars!

It will soon be time for our "Christmas Open House" and you know what that means... Fun, fun, fun!!

Get ready for lots of trees in all shapes and sizes, and all of the other Christmas treasures we love so much.

Open House is November 7th,
Saturday from 10-5.


Thanks for stopping by today...
From all of us at The Country Loft


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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"They're Back"

Joe and Sharon have returned and they are busy filling up the shed!!!

     
     Big and Small... Unique, and quite Wonderful new Antiques await you. Visit soon!





     This amazing piece is hiding behind the stools, tables, chairs and boxes in the photo above.

     It's an Early Railroad Sorting Desk. The chair is part of the set. It's a beautiful desk.



    
     Here's a pretty new cabinet that closes with a screen door.

     Love the style on the top!

     This is a just a sampling of what we have coming in... stop by and take a look. 




"Beatle Bag"

     Join Tina Rainer on Thursday, October 22nd from 10-2 and make this cute grab, go and sew bag!

     Class fee is $13.00 plus pattern. The pattern includes the inserts too.

"Prairie Women's Sewing Circle"

     We finished off the year with a party for our great friend and teacher, Leigh Corsi.

     Thank you Leigh for taking us on a journey of beautiful quilts and women's stories.

     A smiling Leigh and Kathy!    




    Thank you to everyone who came to be with Leigh, and who shared their quilts, stories and laughter. 
     
We had some Good Eats too!

Beginning in November...
Two New Block of the Months!!! 
"Village Green" by Blackberry Primitives and "Folksy Favorites" by Cheri Payne.
We are taking sign ups now.
Stay tuned for more information.



Thank you for stopping by today...
From all of us at The Country Loft


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Homeward bound!







We woke up to another sunny day in Missouri and only had a short drive to our favorite barn sale . . . . . .












If you have followed our blog on previous trips, I know you will recognize this sign!










I know these guys are wondering what all these cars are doing on their peaceful country road!










We parked our truck right next to this sweet baby and Joe snapped a picture.  I was already out the door and into the barn . . . . no matter how early we get here,  it seems there is always a crowd!!

Next year I think I will ask Jane and Ron if we can pitch a tent in with their cows!!!   Ha, ha . . . just kidding!!!





We were so busy snapping up treasures that we didn't get a picture outside this year, but I know I've shown you pictures of the barn on past trips.

We did come away with a lot of great antiques and you know the ladies that gather up all this stuff do an amazing job of refinishing.  It is all ready to go into your homes!!!




     And as usual, Mary (Jane's mom) invited us in for an absolutely delicious lunch of homemade potato soup, sandwich fixings and her very special blueberry/pineapple jello dessert!! We really enjoy their hospitality, meeting their friends and just visiting and catching up on what's been happening with all of them over the last six months.  Hopefully everyone will enjoy good health until we see them again!

I believe this will be our last stop this time around.  I'm sorry we weren't able to post our first few stops because of weather, but you will see it all in person in just a week or so. With over 1600 miles to get home, we better get on the road . . . . . . thanks for following along . . . . see you soon!!!

Joe & Sharon