Saturday, March 20, 2010

Outside The Lines

Well, never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I would have a blog, but here I am. A bit out of my comfort zone and nervous. A natural progression I suppose from my picturetrail site, to facebook, a new website, and a new etsy site, mostly done in an effort to bring in income.

I wanted to start this year off looking forward to good times in a difficult economy and so I have entered into this technical world with high hopes. I have secretly followed many wonderful blogs and although I am not the writer, designer or decorator that they are, I figure I can give it shot.

The plan is for this to be another venue for selling the things that my husband, David and I make and we'll see where it goes from there.

Our love for antiques is primarily country painted primitives and folk art, although we also have a weakness for the old lodge style look of hickory furniture, camp blankets, antlers and all that it encompasses. We do a few primitve shows and have a room at The Vinton House Antiques which is an old brick hotel that is now an antique shop devoted to country primitive antiques. My first steps into the world wide web was a picturetrail site, then facebook to post updates for the picturetrail. Just recently I decided to take a huge leap and make a website and then I added etsy. All a work in progress

David is a wood carver and in the past was chosen as one of America's top 200 artists by Early American Life, a metal worker as well as my go to man for repairs and make-do's. I love the needle arts in the form of rug hooking and samplers and have been sewing since I was just a wee one thanks to my mother.

Between the two of us and the God given talents we were blessed with, we have weathered down turns in the economy and job layoffs over the past 30 years and we will continue forward with the faith that we will all weather this economic storm and come out the other side all the better for it.'s to moving forward, to coloring outside the lines and thanking God for the crayons!

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