Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall is in the air

Hey friends, looks like fall is here. The leaves are blowing, pumpkins are everywhere and the nights are made for snugglin. Our days have been filled with building and decorating and all kinds of exciting things. We are looking forward to spring when our new shop "The Old Homeplace"  which will be open for business, spring of 2015. We have repurposed and salvaged all the wood and old tin we can find and it is coming together so nicely. Warm and cozy and oh so primitive, I can't wait until you see all we've done. Filled with farm house furnishings, farm tables, dry sinks, pie safes.....do I need to say more?  We even hope to host "girl parties" in our new digs. You know what I mean, if you have a gaggle of best friends who love to get together and spend the day making stuff, we would love to have you here. We have front porches just right for gathering and spending the day, roaming around the gardens, sipping tea in the shade just and having fun. It's a great place to wander. Keep checking back on our progress.

Monday, September 8, 2014

My New Baby

Well Friends, Meet my new baby.....and my baby daddy. My new baby is our newest shop, "The Old Homeplace" and my baby daddy is my husband Bob,  Affectionatly  known as Mr. B.  We have been working all summer and it is finally  beginning to take shape. Windows, Doors and a Roof, Whoohoo!! Soon to be the home of all the farmhouse furnishings I am always stumbling across. I have been fortunate enough to collect farmhouse tables, great wardrobes and pie safes. Ohh, I just love old stuff don't you?  We expect to be finished by early spring and we are planning to have our usual Folk Art Show this June. Keep up with all the news on the shop, check back often. I'll see you soon. Watch our new baby grow.

Monday, August 4, 2014

A Beautiful Day

Good Morning Friends! Another beautiful day at The Briar Patch. Work is coming along on the new shop, The Old Homeplace. So excited to be adding another building to our little village out here. We are looking forward to adding more farmhouse furniture to our collection. Dry sinks, pie safes, old farmhouse tables.....ohhhhh can't wait. In celebration of our newest venture we would like to spread the joy a little bit. In memory of my mother, Lulu Pearl who has been gone from us for so long, but still lingers in our hearts every day, I would like to offer a bouquet of beautiful zinnias to your mother. Bring her on out to walk around the gardens and enjoy a day in the country, and we'll send her home with a handful of posies. Hope to see you soon.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Loving Piece of History

Hello friends,
              It's another beautiful day here at The Briar Patch. I wanted to share with you this wonderful quilt I found at the auction yesterday. I just knew it needed to come home with me. Isn't it beautiful.  The material is weak and worn and a little stained, testament to the years it has seen. I can't help but wonder, what loving hands made this wonderful treasure. Did they give it to the honeymooner's moving into their very first home? Did it cover them gently on cold winter's nights, swattle  a new born child snuggled against their mothers breast? I can almost hear the stories it has to tell. I think I am meant to have it. It's time has come to rest here on my shelf so I can hear it's whispers. I hope in your day you take the time to listen to the whispers of the aged, they have so much to tell. Please come by and visit us, there is always a treasure to be found here at The Briar Patch.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What's new at The Briar Patch

Hey Friends,
       Took this picture of the front of The Marketplace here at the Briar Patch.  Is this the best table you've ever seen? Love the legs on it. The fireplace is hand made from all recycled materials and will fit a log insert. Ah..so much going on here. We are in the process of building the new shop, The Old Homeplace. We plan to have it filled to the top with farm house primitives, quilts, just a little bit of everything. Stay tuned for updates on the building. We are planning to have a Fall Open House, so don't miss it. Find us on Facebook. You can reach me directly if you have questions at phyllis.horvath@yahoo.com. The Briar Patch is open everyday 9-5, except Wednesday's and open on Sunday by chance. Hope to see you soon.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello Friends! It's finally here.....Spring. We are so excited to announce the "upcoming birth" of our newest shop..The Old Homeplace. Construction is expected to begin in May and I can't wait. I've got the furniture, the great design ideas and even the sign, now all I need is a building to attach it all to. Soon enough, soon enough. All good things come to those who wait. We are now in our 7th year of business here at The Briar Patch and I think we are ready to expand. We will carry much more home furnishings that our little cabin would allow. I hope you will come and visit us and see how the construction is coming along....we'll even let you help if you want. The Lord has allowed me to acquire so much of the material for this building that I have to think it is the right time to build. I found the roof trusses at a yard sale, was given the barn wood for construction, stumbles across 2 matching screen door for the entrance and just this weekend was given over 300 bricks for the floor
Coincidence?? I don't think so. So anyway, I hope you will come out and see us. We will be open for business the first of May. Perennials, Primitives and just plain old stuff.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Peaceful Morning

Morning friends, took this picture here at The Briar Patch on a snowy Sunday morning. Although we are all tucked in for the winter, we are making big plans for spring, putting up a new building and filling it with primitives. Purposeful clutter I like to call it. I have been collecting all during these long winter days. I have a collection of beautiful old quilts, all I suspect are around no less that 50 years old and beautifully pieced together by loving hands. I have all sizes of crocks and yellow ware bowls to offer you,  one of my favorite things.  Our new building will be big enough to hold larger pieces of furniture, chairs,  cupboards and pie safes. I just can't wait to go shopping for those! I hope you will plan on visiting us in the spring and see all the new treasures we have to offer. See you then!