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Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas Open House At Country Freckles

Things have been very busy at Country Freckles lately. Joni had been closed for a week getting ready for her Christmas Open House which started Thursday night, but now it's full steam ahead for Christmas. While Joni was closed tearing down Fall and putting up Christmas, I stopped in her store to see her and the tearing down process. I was STOCKED at how much work it is to get ready for something like this. There was Christmas stuff EVERYWHERE waiting to be place in that special spot, Joni, Marilyn and Joni's Mom were busy just trying to make sense of it all, I was overwhelmed...my head was spinning. Just getting all those trees placed and lite up is a job in itself!!!!!! But when I came back a few days later....I was AMAZED!!!!! The smells, sights and sounds were incredible!!!!! This is the most beautiful shop I have ever seen!!!!!!! Great job girls!!!!!!!!

I will start by showing pictures of the the creations I brought into the store for the Christmas Open House. Here is an adorable snowman door doll. He was fun to make and went together pretty fast. This pattern is the "Let It Snow" pattern from Moonchild's primitives.

Close up of his cute little face

And here we have a snowman that fits great on a shelf or tucked away in a cupboard....I also think he is adorable. This pattern is "Mr. Frosty" from Veena's Mercantile.

Close up of his cute little face

And here is one of my favorites...Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. This pattern is from The Primitive Nook. I put them in the cheese box with the light, I thought it added a great touch.

Here are some grungy cat's for sale in an old flour sifter....aren't they cute!!!!!!

Here is the "Let It Snow" door doll wearing a blue/green scarf, he looks very vintage.

I LOVE the red bed spread in the back ground.

Here is Frosty's hat with mice...again the mice look so real!!!!!!

Another view

Ok, now it's time for the Country Freckles ready for Christmas pictures

These lite up trees are located in the middle of the first room you walk into. It is such a dramatic entry....love it!!!!!!

Christmas goodies

A tree full of snowmen

I LOVE this lantern!!!!!!!

A lite up wreath with one of my santa ornies in the middle

A lite Christmas tree always brings such a warm inviting glow to a room

I love this picture

A lot of trees

Joni has some awesome linens available and they look so nice stacked and displayed here.

I love the popcorn balls and string of popcorn and cranberries on these trees


Amazing!!!!!!

I LOVE this sign, my girlfriend Lisa hand makes these. She does such a wonderful job!!!!! She is such a perfectionist and it shows in her creating!!!!!! I will have some of her signs in Spooner at the show if anyone is interested. Joni also has many of Lisa's signs in her shop. You do such a great job Lisa.

I was in the store yesterday and Joni was very busy...shopping ladies everywhere. Everyone is out enjoying the Christmas atmosphere and trying to get a jump start on decoating. I always enjoy this time of year it has so many memories attached to it for me!!!!!

I am still working very hard on my items for our show in Spooner November 21 and November 28th. I am making progress and am very happy with what I have done so far....2 weeks left....I better get busy, busy, busy!!!!

Enjoy your weekend everyone....please say a prayer for my nephew Shane who is in the Marines boot camp right now in California. Blessings....Rhonda

6 comments:

TeresaM said...

WOW!!! That is a beautiful shop! I need to get out and find some in my area! Your creations are wonderful too!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Beautiful, beautiful store. Everything looks prim perfect. Love your Christmas goodies.

Justina said...

Ok .. I need to know where on earth this country freckles store is! I feel the need to go.. LOL I was in spooner today at the elementary.. It went well for me. I ran up to the Simply shop in Trego too. I am excited to meet you in spooner at the legion! Justina

Sherrie said...

That shop is wonderful. Sure wish I lived closer, I would get in some serious trouble there. Thanks for sharing with us. Do you sell your work on line since there are some of us that will never have the opportunity to see you at a show? I love snowmen and yours are prim perfect. Let me know> Thanks for sharing so much. Sherrie
sherrie7200@att.net

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Very prim decorated store, love the trees and how they just say CHRISTMAS! Also find the chair with the rockers on the bottom just so neat and prim, I don't think I've ever seen one like it!
Rondell

upnorth said...

Hi, sweets, I love the snowman, I'm such a sucker for them!!! See you soon, bring your appetite for some fudge!!! Earl