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










Monday, October 5, 2015

Traveling the Missouri countryside.






I take pictures of windmills on most of our trips, but don't usually post them because I figure you can see windmills everywhere, but this time I thought I would because . . . .



our friends actually found part of a windmill for us!!  I can just see it as a great decorator item on the wall of someone's home!

They also had a great farm table, a wonderful screened pine cabinet and some other fun pieces.




As we leave this little town where our friends had the antiques stored, I had to snap a picture of this beautiful old stone church.  The churches in the midwest seem to be so humble.





Just as we are about to head out of town we notice a sign for yet another flea market and of course we had to stop and check it out!!!








So . . . . . .after another couple of hours and a lot of bargaining, we came away with some really great finds here!!  The old cobblers bench is my favorite and would make a great coffee table!!

Now we really better get moving or we won't make it to our favorite barn sale in the morning!  Bye for now!!



Sunday, October 4, 2015

Kansas Picking








It's a long ways between stops when traveling thru Kansas, but I never get tired of looking at hay bales and windmills . . . . . . .












and of course more cows!

















Occasionally we come across some traffic on the roads we travel, but not your usual kind!














Going thru the next little town, we noticed a sign for a flea market, parked and managed to pick up a few  things including that nice little vintage chimney cupboard and. . . . . .












a few more things around the corner on the far end of the flea market from where we parked, so I just piled things here, snapped a picture and waited for my "driver" to come pick me up with all my treasures!

Our first stop in the morning will be at some friends' farm in Missouri . . . . they always have a lot of great stuff gathered up for us!



Saturday, October 3, 2015

Greetings from Kansas!




We are back on the road again! The first couple of stops we were battling the weather and pictures were impossible. I'm so sorry, but a few things will just have to be surprises!

Today is clear and beautiful and you can tell by the road that we are still in Kansas!




The usual landscape greets us along the way.  We are a little bit later for our fall trip this year so it looks like most of the crops have been harvested and there is lots of hay rolled up for the winter months.



And of course there are the cows, peacefully munching in pasture after pasture . . . . .








We are headed to our good friends' farm in northern Kansas.  John does all the beautiful refinishing on the wonderful old boxes and Ada gathers up all sorts of antique treasures for us.



We were on our way down to one of their barns when these little guys came out from under a woodpile!





Ada said that she hasn't been feeding these babies thus far, but she might have to take them inside to where they will be safe and take over mom's job.  They have lost a couple of litters to coyotes already this year . . . . . . so sad!!


 As allergic as I am to cats,  I just couldn't resist these adorable kitties!!  I told Ada not to tell me if they don't make it!!!!

And while I was playing with kittens, Joe was working hard,  carrying, stacking and arranging all these wonderful treasures from our amazing box man!!!

What you don't see here is the incredible collection of buttons that Ada let us take off her hands!







We had such a fun visit and they were so nice to fix us a delicious lunch of homemade chili and all the fixings!!  Wow, we can't thank you enough John and Ada for your hospitality and friendship.

We hope there will be many more visits in the years to come!!!