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!
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tattered Teddy Lovers....The story of Louie
Posted by phyllis horvath/della watson at 9:18 AM
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Today is the first day the Briar Patch introduces you to some new friends. Meet Louie, our first guest to be featured on the Tattered Teddy Rescue website. This is where we showcase tattered, discarded teddy bears that have come here to rest. We found Louie alone and sad, tossed to the bottom of a long forgotten toy box. Children grow up and stop needing the company of fuzzy furry little friends, but Teddy's never change. They wait until the time is right then they appear, like magic again in the life of a child. Patched back together by loving hands, they are ready to show a tiny little heart how to love. Nothing makes you feel better than something soft to hold. Louie, as you can see is still a little shy and insecure after being left behind for so long. He's waiting here at the bottom of the Christmas tree, waiting for a new forever home. Does any one want a gently tattered teddy?
Posted by phyllis horvath/della watson at 7:58 AM
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Hello friends! We are once again excited to be a part of the Heritage Primitive Gathering to be held this Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. It will be held at the Pierceton Elementary School from 9-3. Here are a few of the great primitives we will be offering. So many things to see there! Santa's and Snowmen and Reindeer Oh My! Be sure and stop by the Briar Patch booth and sign up to get on our mailing list...everyone who does will automatically be signed up for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Briar Patch. Betty Tyler from Log Cabin Crafts will be there with her great primitive snowmen. You don't want to miss all the great vendors at this show. See you there!
Posted by phyllis horvath/della watson at 10:37 AM
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Hello friends, we have gotten all tucked in for the winter, but we are already dreaming of the summer of 2014 and all the plans we have. I hope everyone had a wonder year, we were truly blessed her at the Patch. My "Back to Eden" garden was a huge success last year and I plan to work on it all through the winter (yes you can) to make it even easier in the spring. If you haven't heard of "Back to Eden", you really must check this out on the web, it is the best gardening method I have ever used. It has taken gardening from a chore to a pleasure. It will get you so excited about gardening, you will want to share it with everyone, just like I do. So go now...check it out, you'll be glad you did. Also in the works is a brand new building at The Briar Patch! I am so excited, I can hardly wait. Now to think of a name for our newest addition..we have the small cabin and the Marketplace. The new building needs a name too! We are tossing around The Mercantile....or the Homestead....what do you think? I would love to hear your feedback, if you have any suggestions please let me know. Anyway...we will be working on it all through the spring and summer and have high hopes of having our first ever Fall Open House! I hope everyone will be come by and watch our progress. Have a wonderful winter and look forward to a brand new spring.
Posted by phyllis horvath/della watson at 7:06 AM
Monday, June 3, 2013
Well folks, summer is here and we are so excited to be preparing for our 5th Annual Folk Art Gathering to be held here on the grounds of the Briar Patch. Come on out and see a variety of vendors that will be set up around the gardens. Look around the gardens and listen to the grasses rustle in the breeze as you stroll around the grounds and visit all the different vendor tents. We will have hand loomed rugs, garden art, antiques, primitives and all kinds of fun finds. See our demonstration on rug hooking, and be sure to enter your name for our Rain Barrel giveaway.We will have The New Town Cryers, folk singers that will be performing vintage folk music. While you are here stop by The Country Griller's stand, get a sandwich and sit and enjoy the music. The show will be June 29th, from 10-4 here at the Briar Patch Farms. We are located one mile west of the intersection of 6 & 31 in Lapaz, then one mile north on Oak. You can reach me at email@example.com for more information.
Posted by phyllis horvath/della watson at 10:16 AM
Friday, May 3, 2013
Hello friends! Well it's May and the Briar Patch just opened it's doors. I hope you will stop by and take a look at all we have to offer. We have a great mix of Perennials, Primitives and just plain Old Stuff. We like to refer to it as....purposeful clutter. I spent the winter scouting the auctions and found some great things that would look great in your primitive home or garden. This beautiful quilt is in very good shape, with such pretty colors and talented stitching. I was told that the pattern is called "Southern Belles". Isn't it sweet! Each dress was hand stitched and appliqued, what a beauty. Someone really put a lot of time and love into it. I am offering it for just $75.00. If you don't have an heirloom quilt of your own yet, why not start with this one. We are open most days, closed on Wednesday (so I can go buy more "stuff"), Sunday by chance. You can contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by phyllis horvath/della watson at 12:30 PM