Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Bazaar booth

Here is a sample of some of the items that were'
available at  my booth at the Bazaars
and they were so much fun!  Below there is a
few close-ups of some of my inventory.  It was
definitely a lot of work but worth it.  I love all
of my customers. It just seemed like a joyful
event this year.
What do you think of my Fake Fireplace?
Several things had lights but I didn’t have access to electricity.
My fun Birdhouses with lights.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Now you know why I am called “The Pickety Place".

Picks! Picks! And more picks!  Here is a little sampling of some
of my plant or yard picks. Some are sanded down and made
to look a little more rustic than the others.  I also put them
together on jute with snowflakes and ribbon in between
to  create a garland.  They were a good seller for me last
year.  The picks to the right are much smaller but are very
cute in a plant or even used as a gift accessory.

Just a sample of Christmas Items

I have a weakness for Gingerbread men (and women).  The top
ones come with dowels for the back so that they can stand and
 a whole in the crotch area for a dowel for a pick.  Your choice.
 They are “Glittered up” cause I love all things sparkly and glittery.
 The gingerbread couple are made from wood bodies
and fabric clothing.  They are also hand painted. Below
I have picks with a gingerbread head.  The picks are so
 dang cute poked into a wooden box filled with greenery and
pinecones  as well as the gingerbread men.  (Posted at a later date.)


You can never have enough gingerbread men.  Oh and I have
Garlands coming up as well as pins and ornaments. Told ya
I loved everything gingerbread !

Tis the Season….

I know! I know!  It is a little soon for Christmas. However…. Well
actually there isn’t a logical explanation except that I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!
These fence boards have been transformed into a Santa, a tree, and
last but not least a snowman.  I can’t believe how much fun it
is to dream up these characters.  I sold one at the Market on Saturday, and
know that it found it’s way to a good home.  The singles will be fun too.
I am looking forward to designing  a penguin and a gingerbread as well.
Maybe even a group for a nativity scene. 
Ho! Ho! Ho! and Fa lah lah ! So many ideas and so little time.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Harvest Trio

I had such fun creating this trio.  The turkey was especially fun.
They had their first day at the
 Farmers Market on Saturday where one went home to it’s new family and the others , well lets
just say it was a wash-out.  It rained and rained!  Typical for Washington weather right?

                                 Well all I can say is... Welcome Fall!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Halloween Items

Pumpkin Trio:  Perfect for Sept. – Nov.

They are approximately, starting from the tallest

to the smallest 13” X 11”,  7” X 11”, and 6” X 8”.

They are repurposed from cedar boards and have been

painted with exterior paint.  They come in a variety of

styles and mixed colors of orange, white and light green

stripes. Rebar is attached for a secure and sturdy stake.  

                                 Price: $15.00 per set

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Birdhouse Bonanza

I love birdhouses and like to create, well, not the norm
kind of things that’s for sure.  My daughter-in-law has
one and it was so fun to see the baby birds stick their
little heads out to say tweet tweet. Below are some close-ups
of some of the birdhouses.
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I love the “Winkey”ones.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

More Halloween Trio Pickets

Just a mixture to pick from. Click on the picture and you can

get a better look at them. There is a Witch, Mummy, Frankie,

Dracula, Ghost, Pumpkin and Cat. Once I got started I just

couldn’t stop! I love Halloween.




Angels Gather Here!

There is a great story behind these Angels.  I had a bunch
of my inventory stolen just after I designed these and rather
 than get myself all crazy and upset, I  decided to just turn
 it over to my Heavenly Father.  I couldn’t believe it,
 I even slept that night.  It was sometimes diff-
icult whenever I would pull out a price tag intended
 for some of the merchandise that was
stolen but other than that, I just kept telling myself that
 I could make more.  Anyway a long story short,
 about three weeks later I was at a city-wide garage
 sale and looked over and there in all of their glory were
 my angels and the rest (or at least most) of my inven-
tory.  By the time I was done with the man, he was
 helping me load all of my stuff.  There
is a lot more to the story, but the important thing was
 it was such a blessing to get mystuff back. So there you have it .
  Blessed by angels!


A few more samples from the post below

I was having way too much fun! No one can make just one! I would love to have
input from all of you out there as to what combination you like best or even suggest
one that you would like better.  Leave your input or suggestions at the bottom of the
page.  I am going to have to learn how to do the “Give Away” thingy. Like I said I am
new to all of this. Thanks for looking!

Customer’s know best…

I love getting ideas from customers!  Vickie, you're awesome!
She suggested doing a few pumpkins in white, so here they are.
What do you think?  I love them!  I saw some online from
Pottery Barn but didn’t think to put them on rustic wood.
Below are just a few samples of the different designs. For more
information scroll to the bottom of the page and leave your
contact information and I will get back to you as soon as

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Giant Candy Corn

Wish you could see these in the sun cause I love glitter and

these are all glittered up but you can’t see them.  I sold a couple

of sets of these at the market as well and I can’t believe how much

fun I have been having.  I know it is a little early yet for fall stuff but

in a few weeks I will be making Christmas items for all of the holiday

bazaars.  I will keep you posted on new product and hopefully get

an online business going.  Like I said …. STILL LEARNING!


A day at the Farmer’s Market

All of the hustle and bustle of setting up at the market with

all of the wonderful vendor friends and customers is like “O’l

Home week” every Saturday.  I work my Hiney  (is that even a real

word?) anyway, I work really hard and sometimes late into the night

and then up at the break of dawn.  But once all is said and done,

customers start rolling in and you get the smiles and chit chat from

returning customers, who are now friends, it’s all worth it.  I love

the atmosphere! 


Here a Chick, there a Chick…

I created this chicken family after seeing a garden picture with a

rustic rooster and hen.  The picture was very tiny and I just

felt like it needed some baby chicks to go with it.  I love the little

black chick.  They are also made from old fence boards.  I have sold

several sets of them and they always make me smile.  I love to hear

the comments from the little kids that walk by my booth at the market.

I love creating and feel so blessed to have been given talents to

create.  Hope you enjoy looking.  I am new to blogging so  haven’t

learned all of the in’s and outs. Please be patient. LOL


Rustic Fall Pumpkins

I enjoy looking for ideas in magazines and then changing
them up a bit.  Lately, I have been having a hard time
finding new designs so I mostly just make things up
myself.  These were inspired by some that I saw in a maga-
zine.  I am making a special order for a customer and friend
with white pumpkins.  I am excited to see how they turn out
and will be posting them soon.  Please feel free to leave a comment
or suggestion. I love getting input from customers, it’s kind of like
test marketing.  Happy Harvest!

Charlie Brown’s “The Great Pumpkin”

I had so much fun creating this slightly primitive
Great Pumpkin.  It is made from old cedar fence
boards and the sign is inter changeable. One side
says, “The Great Pumpkin” and the other side
says, “Happy Harvest”.  That way you can use it all
the way through Thanksgiving.  It stands about 5ft. tall
and I sold all three at the farmers market on Saturday.

A special order for a customer.

I think this turned out pretty cute. A new customer drove by my

shop (outside for now) and after passing a couple of times, went home drew

up  a similar picture to what I make only changed it around a bit.

I think she did a great job.  I took her picture and created something

special for her mother’s birthday.  Thankfully when she picked it up she

loved it.  I get a little nervous every time I do a special order cause it is so

important to get it right for them. It really does bring me joy when I see

their response.


A Scary Halloween Trio

Just finished this picket trio for Halloween, barely

got it displayed at the Farmers Market and WOOSH!

It was gone. Almost hated to see it go! So much fun to

make and I have  to say saw one similar on the internet,

the picture was so small I had to guess.  However here

is the end result.  I think I will make some singles to sell

as well. What do ya think?