Oct 1, 2008

Lots to catch up on

It seems like I have been gone forever. I had computer issues and just got everything straightend out. What a fiasco! Thanks to everyone who left comments and I am going to try and catch up here. Can't do it in one night though. :)

It's finally feeling like Fall here in New York. The leaves are beautiful shades of orange and red. The air is clean and crisp. And I still haven't got all of my Fall decorations up! We have been so busy latley. We put down our new hardwood flooring in the kitchen and dining room this weekend. It is gorgeous! I'm so glad to see the carpet ripped up (that we just installed two years ago) in the dining room. Boy was that a mistake. It didn't fare well at all against the contstant traffic. The flooring is teak and it's the wider boards and made in a mill in Va. They call it hand scraped. It has dents and dings so it looks like it just came out of an old colonial home. I will put some pics up later this week. We, I say we, but I really mean my significant other and his helpers, built a new base in the living room for the coal stove we bought last year. We had a pellet stove and sold it for this and it's the best decision we ever made! I love that constant heat and we are sure lucky since the cost of fuel is outrageous.

I know the economy is really shaky these days so I've been trying everything to promote my store. I donated four gift certificates to our local PBS station, where I work, for the on line auction and I'm not sure if that is the reason, but I got two sales this week! They featured Primitive Thymes of the main page so I thought that was really cool. Among many of my jobs at the station, I used to manage the Auction department there.

Well this is a long enough post for tonight. Just wanted to let everyone know that I didn't drop off the face of the earth.

Can't wait to share some pictures later this week.

Hope everyone is having a super week!

5 sweet friends said:

Raggedy Angel on October 2, 2008 at 6:36 AM said...

Oh your floor sounds great...love hardwood! Can't wait to see it. Beth

Karen on October 2, 2008 at 7:00 AM said...

OHGosh Nancy....I am so jealous! I have been trying to convince my husband to do the same thing for a few years now and haven't won yet (notice I said 'yet'...lol)

How wonderful....I will be watching for pictures. Soon I hope, I'm drooling...

Very wonderful Blog by the way...I have had you on my Blog List on my Blog....


Linda on October 6, 2008 at 8:42 PM said...

Can't wait to see the new floor!

Karen on October 25, 2008 at 8:48 AM said...

I have awarded you with an Award of your choice or all of them. Just go to my blog and view....thanks,

the primitive country bug on October 25, 2008 at 5:59 PM said...

Hi Nancy,
I just found your blog and I'm thrilled that I did! I've enjoyed reading and looking at the pictures of your wares.
I hear you about the economy. I too, have a website and have been pushing that as well. I have a big open house that I'm gearing up for next weekend. I hope the people will come!
I've added you to my blog list. I do hope you'll come by for a visit.
Hugs & blessings ~ Birgit