Friday, April 25, 2008

Mother's Day Giveaway Over at Celene's Treasure Chest

Hello everyone. I have decided to do a series of giveaways and I'm starting with Mother's Day over at Celene's Treasue Chest I am giving away this pretty little hand-did bracelet. Whether you are a mother or you have one you can enter. You don't have to be a blogger to enter. Simply leave a comment letting me know you want to be included and I will enter you. You have from now until 8:00 Friday, P.M. May 9th to enter. The drawing will be held at 9:oo P.M. that same night. I will announce the winner at that time. You are welcome to enter as many times as you like, but no more than once per day. You can also register for this bracelet here and Celene'sTreasure Chest to double your chances to win. This drawing is for one bracelet only, not one on each site. Please add this blog to your blogroll so you don't miss future giveaways. I hope you enjoy this giveaway and come back often, as this is just the first of many! This is gonna be fun!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Flea Market Friday

Hey ya'll! I am participating in Flea Market Friday. Be sure to mosey on over to my country store blog Celene's Treasure Chest and see what's going on at the store. You'll see hand-did prims and candles, Wood n' Whimsy, gorgeous hand crafted jewelry, vintage goodies and antiques.
Be sure to add me to your favorites and check back often as I am getting geared up to start my first giveaway. This one will be a Mother's Day Giveaway. I plan on doing this on a continuous basis, so we're gonna be have us some fun 'round here! God Bless,

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hey ya'll! I unwittingly opened a Bed & Breakfast a few weeks ago when I hung this wreath on my front door. I noticed some activity around the door about a week later and upon investigation I discovered a charming couple of little wrens have built a nest in my wreath! If you look closely you can see it. I've named them Ozzie and Harriet. I now enjoy their singing every day, how sweet the sound. This does not come without a price, however. I also endure their scolding when we use the door or are on the front porch. I'm trying to limit the activity in this area to accommodate them, but it is my front door. We have no eggs as of yet, they seem to be taking their time making sure everything is just right before they settle in. I'll let you know how our new little family progresses.

I finally got my Celene's Treasure Chest blog up and running. You can see the kinds of things we have to offer and a little about the crafters hand-did purties at my lil' country store in rural Illinois. Pam and I have been busy with Wood n' Whimsy, too. Here are a couple of the things we have made lately. Til next time, God Bless.


We found an old kitchen chair in the junk and made a cute and welcoming porch or garden sitter. I love the country blue. If you look closely you can see the daisies painted on the chair back

One of my favorites is this potting bench.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Primitive Wood Crafts by Wood n' Whimsy

Hi ya'll! Here are some of our hand-did primitives. I'd like your heartfelt opinion, so please let me know what you think.

This goose is made from old barn wood that is 100 years old and them some!

Neat spoon shelf. Shelf brackets are made with antique silver spoons. Wood is reclaimed from early 1900's.

This Americana wall hanging can be used as a coat or towel hook or just as a hangin' purty. This is made from old reclaimed 1800's wood and an antique door knob.

All of these items are for sale. Please contact me for more information.

For more Prims and Crafts visit my other blog.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

It's A Brand New Blog!

Hello to all my friends from my Celene's Treasure Chest blog. Welcome to my new friends who are joining me for the first time. Wood n' Whimsy is my new blog about the primitive wood crafts my friend Pam and I make in our workshop in the back of my "brick and mortar" Gifts, Crafts and Antiques Shop in rural Illinois called Celene's Treasure Chest. We call our wood crafts Wood n' Whimsy by Pam and Celene. Hence the blog name. I plan on posting about many things on this blog such as; Wood n' Whimsy crafts, life in rural Illinois, family, friends, inspirational subjects and whatever else strikes my fancy. I also intend to have contests and give aways often, so please add me to your favorites, your blog roll, or feed and check back on a regular basis! If you add me to your blog roll, please let me know so I can do the same for you.

I am also revamping
my other blog to reflect more of the crafts and antiques featured in the Celene's Treasure Chest (physical shop). I will be telling you about some of the crafters and their hand made wares, as well as some of the antiques in my shop. I'm really looking forward to showcasing them. As I am building both blogs at once it may be a couple of days before I am completely up and running so please bear with me. I'm looking forward to hearing from all of you. God Bless, Celene