Sunday, January 25, 2015

New in the Workshop...Handcrafted Vintage Look Soda Crates

 New for Spring,
We are offering vintage look soda crates. 
These are based on old Virginia Dare soda crates
I have from my childhood days. 
The E. Regester's Bottling Company was located in Overlea, Maryland
just half a mile or so from the house where I grew up
When my parents sold the old home, I fell heir to several of
the Virginia Dare soda boxes.

  Based on the Regester soda boxes, our
vintage look crates will be a
great addition to your home decor.
The Country Workshop logo is hand stenciled.

  Handcrafted wooden soda crates measure
18 inches x 12 1/2 inches x 5 inches.
Painted and carefully sanded
for a worn vintage look.


 Store, carry and display in vintage style.  
Dinner and stemware,
art supplies, gardening goodies...
the uses are as large as your imagination.

We will be adding more colors and sizes.

Also in late spring, boxes and crates will be available to be
personalized for special gifts and occasions.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Even Lucy has the...Winter Blue Hoo's

I heard somewhere,  that this week in January is "the week "
when people get a bad case of the winter blues. 

Cold, gray days, snow and ice do take a toll on my brain.
There was one, almost springlike morning this week
and then back to cold, drizzly days.

However the snow did miss us last night.
Just not quite cold enough here in Maryland...
but the weather report  is telling me colder temps
and snow on Monday into Tuesday.

Planning on sitting in front of the fire this afternoon
and looking through garden catalogs and
pretty pictures of colorful blooms.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Visit with the Girl...

Had a wonderful few hours with grandlittle Riah J. 
She is so  much her own person now and quite the character.
After a lunch of ham and "orange cheese", she wanted to
watch a show and we settled on Doc McStuffins which
is on the Disney Channel.
Doc has become her new favorite show,
replacing the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the
Hot Dog Hot Dog Hot Diggity Dog song.

I don't often make signs for myself, but as a Disney fan,
who grew up watching the original
Mickey Mouse Club,
I put together these blocks for our house.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Snow Day at the Workshop...

 Glad I don't have to drive to work...
just climb up a snow covered hill to the shop.
Heading back to the house can be tricky if the hill gets icy.
But I can always sit down and slid on my behind if necessary.
(and I did have to do that one time)

 Lucy, the shaggy dog, loves the snow.
I gave her a bath last night so she's really fluffy.

And the white stuff  looks really pretty at night.
Best of all, the high will be 43 degrees tomorrow 
and the snow should be gone by sundown.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Let There Be Sun...

 A beautiful, sunshiney Friday morning in our little neck of the woods. 
Thinking it will be warm enough to take the Christmas
lights down off the front of the house. 
All the other  decorations have been put away for a while.
Tomorrow , the weather report is calling for temps to be a bit more chilly. 

 I'll be heading up to the shop today to work on signs.  We have a number  of orders for our Salty Pirate/Beautiful Mermaid sign to put together.  I'm thinking this sign must have shown up somewhere out there in "Internet World"  because we've had a run on it
Not complaining...This is a good thing.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

TBT... A Fountain

I thought I recognized the fountain in front of the Capitol Building
on our visit to Washington DC several weeks ago. 
Snapped this photo and when I got home
went thorough old family photos

  I found this photo of my Grandmother, Elsie,
my Mom, Betty, and her two sisters, Joan and Donna. 
I'm thinking this was probably 1950. 
And yes...same fountain.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015