Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Kind of Black Friday

Going out shopping on Black Friday does not appeal to me. I have never gotten up at 2 or 3 a.m. to head over to the mall for early Christmas deals. Don't know what's wrong with me! As much as I love bargains . . . I just can't stand the crowds. Since we typically have Thanksgiving dinner at our house, I'm usually pooped the day after from cooking and cleaning and entertaining and almost always choose to stay home or mosey around my town a bit rather than brave the long lines at a mall.

This year I was invited to attend a unique craft show on Friday at a friend's home. Karen and her husband Bill make primitive wood crafts as well as various quilted and wool items. Karen sews up a storm to prepare for the show every year. Oh, I was in heaven - they had such wonderful things!


Every inch of Karen's adorable home (built in 1927) was decorated with craft items for sale.


Right up my alley - tons of black painted primitive things for the home. Karen's husband is the one who made the doll beds you may remember from awhile back.


Cute little ornaments for the tree.





Here are a few things I came home with -


I've been looking for a wooden tray like this for a long time to keep on my sewing table. . .


My kitchen has quite a few black accents so the shelf and drawer thingy will be perfect in there.



Oops! Don't want to forget the cute framed sampler. Always have room for that, especially since I have been lax about making my own cross-stitched samplers. But that may be about to change soon since I recently became inspired to do a little more stitching by a new book I bought. I'm hoping to get a start on something from the book and maybe I'll have something to show soon. All in all, not a bad "Black" Friday for me, huh?


23 comments:

  1. The place looks magical and you did great with your buys. I don't go shopping on Black Friday it is a zoo.p

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  2. Everything looks wonderful and your purchases are so cute. I don't go shopping on Black Friday either. People get too crazy and I hate the crowds. I'd rather spend a little more and go when the crowds clear out or wait a couple of weeks and get the same bargains without the competition of all the other people trying to grab a good deal.

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  3. I did the Black Friday thing, but only for fabric. Looks like you picked up some nice treasures...enjoy!

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  4. That is my kind of Black Friday shopping or any other shopping day. How fabulous and you found some wonderful finds.

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  5. Sounds like the best kind of Black Friday shopping to me.

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  6. Now that's my kind of shopping! I don't do the black friday thing either but I would reconsider this kind of shopping! I'm so glad you had fun.

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  7. What beautiful things. I would love to get one of those black doll beds. Do your friends sell on line?

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  8. Ohhh--is there some way I can order one of those wooden trays in your post? JUST, just the perfect size and what I would love to own, too. Julierose

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  9. What great finds. I have been looking for a black box like that for years. I would have loved to go to this show.

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  10. I have spent a good portion of this rainy day reading your posts. I am so inspired by your work, especially the Dear jane quilt and the doll quilts. I am planning to purchase your books just as soon as I can!

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  11. Though I did brave the crowds on Black Friday for the first time in my life, I think your visit to your friend's home was way more fun! What a treat!

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  12. Such wonderfully primitive handmades. I am very interested in ordering a doll bed and tray...any way to do that?

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  13. If you would like to order a doll bed or a wooden tray or other item you see, e-mail me privately and I will send you Karen;s e-mail so you can order from her.

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  14. That sounds like my kind of black Friday shopping. I can't stand shopping (unless it's quilty stuff!) - I prefer to shop in my jammies online!

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  15. Looks like you had a great shopping day and your purchases are really nice.

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  16. Now that is my kind of black Friday shopping! We need to purchase more 'made in the USA' products and less of what the retail stores offer. Good for you for supporting local crafts people. Sorry...I am off my soap box now. LOL.

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  17. Kathy, it was so good to see you again, I thought I would have to wait for your next retreat!! Thanks for supporting my sale and I hope you enjoy all your goodies. It was really hard to sell that little drawer shelf, I wanted it for myself. I'm glad it was you that got it!! Hugs, Karen

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  18. What nice purchases! It would have been hard to decide with so many lovely pieces to tempt!
    Definitely a better way to shop that fighting off the hoardes down town!!!!

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  19. Much better than my 'black Friday'. I bought makeup (oops, I'd run out) and paint for one of my machines.

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  20. Great purchases. Do they have a web site since I live out of state?

    Thanks, Charlotte

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  21. Charlotte - Karen does not have a website but if you e-mail me privately I can give you her e-mail. I know that she will ship out of state. Out of country too I think.

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