Saturday, November 6, 2010

An Amazing Weekend ~ North Shore Primitives & Simple Goods ~ Part 1

My amazing weekend started out on Friday.  I was set to go and work at North Shore Primitives and arrived around 9am.  I took some more pictures of her shop and then made myself familiar with the warehouse portion of her store.  Yep, I must say that even the warehouse is nice (lol).  Vickie had so many trees, wreaths, greenery, handmade items and the list goes on.  The door opened at 10:00 am and once those doors opened, the customers came rushing in.  I was running here, there and everywhere.  It was literally on my feet from 9am-6pm.  I went to sit in my car and go home and by the time I got home, I could barely move. 


It was great being able to help out the customers, give them advice as to what would look great with what and of course do all the running for them (lol).  I can’t even remember how many times I was running back to the warehouse, but it was good exercise.  I met alot of great people and had several prim gals come up to me, introduce themselves and tell me that they always follow me and my blog.  I was so happy to hear that and to meet so many wonderful gals.  I must say that it feels great knowing that there are so many people that follow my blog and enjoy hearing from me.  You never really know that what you are doing interests people until they tell you.  So, I guess you could say that I get a passing grade (lol).  Here are a few pics from North Shore Primitives Open House.  Be sure to click on her shop name to check out all of the pics that I added to her site.  There is plenty to see and I am sure you won’t be disappointed.




Isn’t her shop just beautiful?  I thought that they had it so beautifully decorated and her handmade items were prim perfect.  I absolutely fell head over heels in love with that Santa.  The thing I loved about him was that he was pudgy (short & plump).  Isn’t every Santa that you have ever seen been pudgy?  I have seen plenty of prim Santa’s, but I don’t recall seeing any pudgy ones.  Yep, he was by far my favorite and I told myself that if he was still there by the end of the day then I would buy him and take him home with me.  Well, I guess it wasn’t meant to be because another gal picked him up from the table and walked toward the counter with him.  Trust me when I say I was watching every move as my poor Santa went home with someone else.  Yep, it was indeed a very sad moment for me.  I kept thinking that this lady that took my Santa would feel guilty for spending so much money and come back with my pudgy little Santa, but I never saw that happen (sniff, sniff, tear, tear).  I guess I can just hope and pray that he is happy in his new home and is being well treated (lol).


Today was an exceptionally fun day as well.  My hubby took my Mom and I to the Simple Goods Show in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.  Cameron went along of course and caught the eyes of many prim friends.  Several of the gals walked up to my husband and asked where I was and of course my husband said “Over there somewhere.”  You gotta love how men give directions (lol).  I once again had several ladies come up to me and introduce themselves as followers of my blog.  I was thrilled to see so many prim gals….. some that I had met before (Karen @ My Colonial Home, Kris @ Simply Prim, Stacey @ Farm Wife Primitives) and tons and tons of other gals that I met for the first time today.  Have you ever noticed that even though you meet these prim gals for the first time that you already feel like you have known them forever?!?  I love that about “primitive girlfriends”.  I met so many new people today, but I literally felt like I could sit and spend the whole weekend with them.  It is indeed a wonderful feeling.  Nothing better!!


So, are you all ready to see some pictures of The Simple Goods Show?  I wasn’t sure if we could take any pictures inside so I just took a few of the outside.  Now…… sit back and look at all of these pictures and imagine it getting better and better around every corner.  There were tons of vendors and tons of customers.  It was crazy busy, but as the day went along, it started to thin out.  We stayed for several hours and left with plenty of bags.  Here are the pictures of the outside.






Alot of you might remember me asking several of you where I might find some long dipper gourds.  Well, as I was walking up to the building….. I started to go crazy because right there before my eyes were several dipper gourds.  They had looooong ones, medium and small and I wanted one of each (lol).  I went through her gourds and found 3 that I thought would look great on my front door.  Here are the 3 gourds that I ended up bringing home.


Goodness….. I never knew I looked like Vanna White (lol).  Just kidding.  Don’t you just love my gourds?!?  I can hardly wait to get them up on my door.  Once they are hung up then I will be sure to share a picture with you.  Keep Watching!  I also bought a few other things as well.  The gourds came from Mill St. Mercantile and I must say that this was one of my favorite vendors.  I absolutely loved her stuff.  Here are a few pics of some more items that I bought from her.


This is actually an old gourd that she made into a bowl.  Isn’t it just so neat?  I love these two areas of this gourd.  Can’t get anymore prim then this if you ask me for my opinion.

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I also bought this ladle and it was made out of an old gourd as well and a stick.  I just thought they were neat pieces!!




That is all that I bought from Mill St. Mercantile.  There was plenty more from where that came from, but the only drawback is that most of the vendors didn’t take credit cards.  So, if you plan on going in April or next year then you better take lots of cash or lots of checks.


Well, as much as I would like to share more of my goodies, it will have to wait til tomorrow.  I am worn out for this evening, but trust me….. I will be back here tomorrow blogging about the rest of my goodies.  Please do come back because I always look forward to seeing your smiling faces.

Until Next Time ~ Blessings Always!



Carla said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! What a fantastic store. I would love to spend some time there. Glad you enjoy the show, too.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun..Lovin the gourds..