Thursday, June 10, 2010


Well; I bet that is what you all are saying,right?? I know it has been a while, but I am back at it!!! I have a lot to share with you all. This past weekend was the one year anniversary of losing Niles. It was sad and I still miss him, but my two friends really came through for me as they have done many times in the past year.
Sonny and Karen came over on Friday and brought their two mugs; a mini pin and a "chi-weenie" hee-hee' love that name! They also brought a ton of food, flowers to plant and assorted goodies! And most important, they came to be with me so I wouldn't be alone. They are truly the best! I love them so much:)

Due to the economy and my current state of finances ( umm... none!LOL) I am working hard on prim/country crafts to sell here and in our Country Sampler store where we will be renting a booth so if you "need" something send me an email and I will get it right to you. Sonny is my partner; he is a master at woodcraft! He actually worked in a factory in Northern Michigan that made these huge butcher block islands like I have in my kitchen!!! I have designed some things and he is great at designing in his head and popping out something great!!!

I am hoping that this is successful for us and will lead to not having to work for others ever again!!! My dream has always been to own a country store! So here are some goodies to start with: and we will ship to other countries as well, but of course you will need to pay the traveling costs; we can check it and give you a quote on that.

These are the sock stretchers made from an antique one we saw while out and about one day; they are available in any color and are antiqued and sealed with a matte finish.

Thay are a nice size and are 17.00 plus traveling fee; email me for an estimate.

This is the piggie that is also a blackboard; available in black as well; comes with chalk and a hanger/tail of homespun; he is 25.00 plus traveling fee;
These are my favorites right now; I have them done up right now in every country color you can imagine! This was a special one for Americana folks. He is from an antique pig cutting board that I own. They are so cute! And we are making larger ones to go outside in your yard as well. These will be 12.00 plus traveling fee.

We will of course try to find you the cheapest rates for mailing and we will combine all your orders in one shipment if possible. Email me for details and to order; no extra charge for different colors. I hope you all like these things as much as we do. I will also be offering re-dos and other prim/country items as I find them. We are trying to really stimulate the economy here in Michigan by buying from local sources for supplies as well as other goodies. So you will be helping out by buying yourself a few goodies! LOL!!! See you soon with more! My email is wheretheblackbirdssing at


Anonymous said...

Hi Merrie,
So glad to see that you posted... I've missed you.
Wishing you the best as you start this new journey!! I hope that you sell lots of prim goodies!!
Have a great weekend.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Hi Merry! Good for you, hope you do great ($$$$) in the coming months ahead. It was so good to see you and Sue the other day. Don't forget that Saturday is the downtown antique show! Talk to you soon, Dawn

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Hey Merrie! So nice to hear from you. I know the anniversary of losing Niles was so hard. Bless your heart! We lost Bama in February this year. She was only a little over 4 months old, but was part of the family and I miss her so much.
Congrats on your new business! I hope it goes well for you.
Take care and have a blessed week!

Nezzy said...

Hey girl, It looks like you've been up to creating wonderful things. I pray blessings on your new venture. I'm just tryin' to touch base with some of my beautiful blogsisters. I've been batteling shingles for over two months and have been ordered to rest and heal. Now we all know how well Nezzy sits still.
My dear followers are droppin' like flies. Nothin' like kickin' a gal when she's down. Heeehehe!

God bless and have a great day sweetie!!!

Fran. said...

Hi Merrie, thanks for stopping by!! My husband and I love the thumb area!! We always take our vacation there!!! Matter of fact we are going back to Forester in August for a few days!! We always do the thumb yard sale trail!!! I would love to know where your booth is!! We were in Port Sanilac this past Sat. and spent the night, watched the parade and fireworks!! Hope you're staying cool in this awful heat!! I'm off to get in my little kids wading pool for alittle bit!! I sure wish I was near Lake Huron right now!!! LOL Take care, XOXO Fran.

Kirsty said...

I love that theres a dog out there called a chi-weenie! Thanks for sharing that one! hehe. Also love the pig blackboard! He's cute.

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