Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find me...

chasing kittens, puttering in the gardens or talking to the tree.

I love seeing the past through the eye of a needle ~
...I collect old & odd things.
I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh...

I'm just a little farm-witch that loves where I am & who I'm with ~

Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email -

Regular Shop/Open Studio hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 ~ 4:00
*unless we are away at a show or teaching a class*
{better to call/email first}

our Etsy Shop is ALWAYS OPEN!
Please visit our ETSY Shop ~
by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

More collections ~

Hello Friends & Folk ~

....sharing a few more 
of my little off-beat collections with you 
 ~ on this fine cold day!

~ old doorknobs ~

nutmeg grinders ~ butter & cookie presses

~ sewing baskets ~

~ abandoned bees nests ~

i think these are beautiful...


... some of you had asked me 
how I display the feathers & birds nests in my collections,
here's how....under glass!

everything is prettier under glass

 in this case, 
the "glass" is the base of my two apothecary lamps 
in the keeping room ~

filling up with feathers & abandoned birds nests
((Peter collect white arrowheads found here on our property))

 and most-lately, 
something we've been collecting ALOT of:
F I R E W O O D!

~ keeping the home-fires burning ~

... and here is a tease of the painted bath ~
let there be light!!!!

forgive the dirty sink,
but LOOK at that beautiful-buttery paint!

I would love to know what all of you collect ~
~ my very most favorite collection of all is
my collection of...
~ Friends ~

* Blessed be * 


Debra said...

I "rescue" old lace doilies and whitework embroidery...most of them come from flea markets and thrift shops. I also love thimbles, redware pottery, transferware and putz sheep. Oh, and antique crochet hooks.

Jane said...

I love to collect old pitchers, especially blue and white ones. I also have quite a few pieces of salt glaze pottery - all bought at thrift and second-hand stores.
I have shelves full of gardening and English royalty books.
Best of all - I like collecting new skills and ideas from you!!

Susan said...

Love the new color!

Hmmm I used to collect much more than I do now. Not to be depressing, but cleaning out your recently deceased mil's house she has lived in for 55plus years will make you see "stuff" very differently. Will see if it lasts. Lol

The Evening Stitcher said...

Lori...your bathroom is really looking good!! I collect embroidery scissors, bread boards, early coverlet pieces, rug hooks, and pincushions..just to name a few...and as of late....I have been collecting primitive game boards..checker boards in black on old pieces of wood or on old cutting boards...very hard to find! Have a wonderful day!

linda56 said...

wow lori.....what do I got me thinking about this one.....since I have been clearing out most of my collections....not sure what I have left....lets see....breadboards, wooden spoons and utensils, rolling pins and wooden bowls....but right now they are all in my storage ara...because I am not sure I want to part with them.....the only I have out are the old bread boards.....I am drooling over your bathroom so how clean and crisp it looks so far.....

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

If two is a pair and three or more is a collection then I'm in trouble.
I work for an auctioneer so the exposure to 'things' is non-stop.
One must learn self control and realize you can not save every piece of antique lace and fabric from its demise.
I love buttons, old ones Victorian and Edwardian mostly.Especially the tiny ones from a long ago loved child's dress...
If wood for the woodstove was a hot commodity right now, I'd be rich. I'm still on bush cord number 1 with two still left to use.
Stay warm and I love the bathroom...
Susan x

Jan Conwell said...

You're going to love your bright new bathroom!

NMK said...

Oh boy, what do I love to collect....anything old , worn & pretty ! Boxes, especially if they have cubby holes, blue & white & china, old bread boards, old baking pieces, tin, homespun, then I have some beautiful old treasures from my Grandmothers....I love the colors of your bathroom ! With this freezing cold weather, Winter seems even longer ! Keep toasty by your stove !

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Wow . . what an amazing transformation of your bath! You won't want to leave! :-)
Oh my . . don't get me started on collections!
I guess you have thrown down the gauntlet and I'll have to post some of mine soon as well!

Stay cozy!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Lore, loving the way the bathroom is coming along, great color........enjoy all your collections, you display them so beautiful.I collect enamelware, butter molds, children's old shoes, quilts well I could go on and on.....Throw another log on the fire and keep cozy, Francine.

backporchcarver said...

My goodness Lori, I do love the new bathroom colours, so light yet still warm.I like to collect antique/vintage kitchen utensils, vintage sewing notions,embroidery scissors, birds nests and now thanks to you I will be keeping my eyes open for honeycomb! I never realized just how beautiful it is and my sil raises bees so I am putting my word in for some of hers too.

Karen said...

Loving the bathroom change. Much more cheerful and also calming. Will you share your paint colors with us?
I collect things I find in nature, especially feathers and nests that are blown down. I leave up nests that are in place. The next is project patterns, like from you!
Karen in NC

Martha Doe said...

Hi Lori!

Love your collections! don't like the bees nests though.... always have given me the crawlies, even in a jar of honey. I just love the White porcelin knobs, basskets, feathers ans graters! I like to collect old tea strainers and other tea related items. Love to collect thimbles sewing scissors,and anything to do with stitchin! Prim Blessings! Martha

Tina McFadden said...

Lori your bathroom looks amazing! I have the exact bathtub as yours.
I collect yellow ware, redware, pewter, brown crocks, large and small old boxes especially those with drawers, and antique sewing boxes. Tina

Saundra said...

Love your bathroom progress and your collections.

What do I collect? I've collected vintage doilies, hankies, tatted pieces and lace. At one time I had a great collection of agate ware but in moving had to loose that.

Right now I think I'm mostly collecting dust bunnies because I'm way overdue for a vacuuming and dusting.


Jacqueline said...

Roosters, cow's, birdhouses, old cupboards and pie safes.

I guess I like old.. Good thing because I am getting there fast.

Love the color of the bath room. You are lucky to have such a handy, willing husband.

Prims By The Water said...

Loving your NEW bathroom! Being an antique dealer I collect lot of prims and when I get tired of them, I have the advantage of selling them and buying something else. Currently I have a few stoneware blue sponge pitchers that will go into our new bedroom redo. Stay warm and your fire looks soooo cozy! Janice

DebbieSFL said...

Old lace, MOP belt buckles and buttons, vintage Whitman's tins....

Chris said...

Friends are the best Lori! I have pressed glass biscuit jars and apothecary jars and my Wellsville Chintz restaurant ware :) I love using them.

Jeanne said...

Loving the bathroom remodel..can't wait to see the final pics.

Lee said...

Lori, your bathroom looks so fresh. I collect McCoy pots, McCoy swans, and Aunt Jane of Kentucky books. They are getting hard to find. I am a quilter so I guess my primary collection is fabric. Blessings, Lee

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Wonderful lil' grandson loves collecting feathers and little bits of bark. What a wonderful way you have of displaying! Your bathroom looks so cheery and bright!

dogwoodfarm said...

This color looks wonderful!!!
Can't wait to see more!

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