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Needlework Shop
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

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Saturdays Only ~
10:00 - 4:00

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~ Please visit our ETSY Shop for our unique patterns, supplies and wooden items
specifically designed for rug hooking, punch needle, applique, embroidery and cross stitch ~
... the photos below are just a few examples of what we offer in our Etsy shop ~ kindly click on any photo below to visit and see more ~

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My New England Roots ~ Part IV and the Hallowe'en Freebie Challenge!!

Sunday was a most beautiful day for us to enjoy shopping at the 
Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT ~
The weather was PERFECT...

the crowds were great and there were a ton of vendors, 
...so I spared you the repetitive shots of booth-after-booth
and instead tried to capture the big picture for you in these below:

below are snaps of my plunder from the flea, 
and from Linda's shop (see previous posting) ~

black mid 1800's highchair with painted design, maple child's potty chair and a sweet oxblood red shelf that was a gift from my friend Joey Smith who was vending at the flea!
Thanks again so much Joey, was a delight seeing you again!

punched tin witches hat light (needs rewired) for our bath, a grey graniteware milk can w/lid,
a handcarved birdseye maple spoon shelf (that will hold my collection of rug hooks)
and two turned wooden spindles that I couldn't live without....one on right is from an antique highboy...

tattered silk lined sewing basket, and red/cream overshot coverlet runner (from Linda's shop)

heavy wooden scoop (Linda's shop), small pewter pitcher and another lidded sewing basket from the flea mkt.

super-cool & big stenciled & feather stuffed sofa pillow ~ love the old letters/type

little Autumn trinket box made by Stacy Bear ~
(she's sitting on a paper mache pinecone)
... bought this at the Honeyspot Antiques Mall in Stratford, CT)

small Oxblood red painted & grubbed hanging key basket (from Linda's shop)

All in all, it was a wonderful trip home to CT ~
perfect weather the whole time I was there.

...visiting my family, relaxing and just taking a break 
from my hectic schedule is what seriously refuels me ~ 
and I now feel refreshed and recharged 
to start another round of creative work & designing for you!

The drive home yesterday was wonderful, 
( being Columbus day there wasn't alot of traffic on the roads )
....I stopped in PA for lunch, 
then zipped down I - 81 heading for 
(what a wonderful word...)
so here I am!

Now, on to the next order of business (read: FUN)
the Hallowe'en Freebie Challenge!!!!!

I have received a bunch of emails from contestants with their unique finishes of my little freebie ~
all I can say is WOW! there sure is alot of talent out there :))))

...since today is the 15th, and last day to get your photos to me of your finish, 
I will post all of the contestants photos here tomorrow....
(if you're not finished with yours yet, you'll have until midnight tonight to enter)
then I will add a poll on my sidebar where you can vote for your favorite finish!
don't forget, the winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate for use in my Etsy shop!!

so, if you haven't finished yet, or think you might want in on the fun 
~ now is your last chance to play.

Hoping you all have a wonderful day ~

*Blessed be, my Friends*
 ~ Lori ~


1890* said...

Oh my goodness Lori!!! It's one thing to get excited with seeing pictures of a place that i thoroughly enjoy ...But it's another happy dance to find that you received an item as a gift ...the exact item that i fell in love with at the flea market a few weeks back.... that high chair is amazing! Joey had a pumpkin nesting in it *So pretty!..I am so happy to see it find a home with you (snooze you loose Misi!) Please give that lovely aged paint a grope for me{{HUGS}}

elenamac said...

wonderful photos and i can't wait tosee tomorrow all the wonderful freebie challenge!!!

elena in italy

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Lori, Such great time spent with family, loved the pictures you shared....Thanks Francine.

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness, did you find some wonderful wares. I want that child's high chair. WANT IT!!!! I'd give anything to find something like that for my little Avery.
So happy you had a truly relaxing and fun week. You deserve it. Also, that you had good weather for your trip home as opposed to your trip there. Anyway, welcome home.
Homespun Elegance

Jodi S said...

I would LOVE to be able to go to that flea some day! I can't wait to see what creative finishes are entered for your giveaway!

marly said...

Such a large flea market compared to what we have here. We have 10 booths! You snagged some fine looking pieces.

Barb said...

I have enjoyed all your pictures from your trip home. Thanks for sharing.

annie said...

love the things you bought, and have enjoyed the journey with you!

Trace4J said...

What a wonderful time with your family, but there is no place like HOME!

Woolie Blessings

HomeSpunPrims said...

Ok Lori, I'm in love with that youth chair too!!! Lucky you! You sure found some great things on your trip home. I'm glad to hear it was a restful time for you and you are recharged for more creating. Hugs, Lori

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Ja też bardzo lubię polować na jakieś perełki na pchlim targu.

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