Friday, August 7, 2009

New Website!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I am having a grand opening sale on my website!! Come on over and save 25%!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Market Place Monday

Ok, so it's not Monday, but I didn't want to miss out on this new promotion idea from the OFG! I have decided to feature Crow's Nest Primitives.

Organic Oatmeal Soap-Handmade the Old Fashioned Way

What is the name of your shoppe and why did you choose the name?

Crow's Nest Primitive Shoppe ~ Same name as my retail shop, Love Crows & Everything Primitive!

How long have you been selling on Etsy?

Since February 2009

What types of items do you offer?

Organic Soaps, Salves & Body Care, Soy & Beeswax Candles, Tarts & Melts Etc.

How long have you been crafting?

Started making and selling wreaths when I was 20 (20years)

What inspires you?

Nature inspires me!! Combined with old Things like old wooden furniture, rusty metal, dried flowers, linens, old pottery etc. Put it all together & I am in Heaven :)

What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

Hmmm, I'll have to say Gift Baskets(because it has lots of my Favorite things together)

Other places we can find you on the internet?

Lavender and Mandarin Bath SaltsLEMON-MINT Melting Tarts
You just have to stop by her website and check out all the wonderful items! I absolutely LOVE her gift baskets!! So beautiful!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer Sign

Price: $19.95+ $5.00 S&H
This sign measures 5.5" by 27". I have painted it dark red and cream but you are welcome to change the colors at no additional charge.

OFG Summer Celebration!

Come on over to the Old Farmhouse for some fantastic Americana themed items. OFG stands for Old Farmhouse Gathering and it is a group of artists on Etsy who make everything from primitive to Shabby Cottage style crafts. Just type SCOFG into the search bar on etsy to find all these wonderful patriotic decorations!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

And The Winner is......

Simply Country Chic!!  Congratulations! Please email me at with your address. 

Thank you to all who entered, this was the biggest turnout yet!  I will be posting the next giveaway soon so check back to see!!


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Summer Savings at!

Summer Sale in my EBay store! Save 20% from June 8th to the 22nd! We will be out of town for the 4th of July so get your orders in now! LOTS of Americana signs to decorate your home for the 4th! Hurry on over.
P.S. it was a busy weekend with the in-laws visiting and I will have the drawing posted tomorrow. 

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you know that you can now become a fan of Bee Charmer Primitives of Facebook! Just click here.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

4th of July Celebration!

Ok everyone let the signing up begin, just leave a comment to this post to win this wonderful 4th of July sign. It will look great with your summer decor!! The last day to sign up will be June 2nd. Good Luck everyone!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I am running a sale in my ebay signs, 15% off, so hurry over and stock up!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Drawing Winner!!!

Sorry I am a little late posting the winner girls, but here she is..............

Kim from Valley Primitives Gift shoppe!

Please sene me an email so I can ship this out to you,

Congratulations! And thank you to all who entered!!

I will have the poll up soon so you can vote for the may sign giveaway!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sugar Pie Farmhouse

I just had to post about this great new site I found (thaks Jody) Aunt Ruthie's Sugar Pie Farmhouse.  She has great product reviews, lots of homemaking adviece, and decorating ideas, givaways, recipies, anything you can think of. I just love it I am so addicted I have been going through the archives to read old posts. She also has a brand new forum where you can chat with other sugar pie sistas!!

Friday, April 24, 2009


Just wanted to post a reminder to enter for the Glory Bee sign giveaway, the deadline to enter is next Thursday April 30th!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Victory Gardens

Planning a Vegetable Garden

 During World War II, Americans responded to pressure on the public food supply by growing fruits and vegetables at home. These "Victory Gardens" were planted in backyards and on apartment rooftops, in big cities and small rural towns, and in every corner of the country. A homespun solution to a national problem, Victory Gardens came to be a part of everyday life in America.

Today, some people are re-purposing this wartime effort on the home front into a modern strategy to combat rising grocery bills, economic uncertainty and global warming.

Why Garden at Home?

Having a vegetable patch right outside your door has many benefits. Most notably, growing your own vegetables is an easy way to save money on groceries. A small investment in seeds and supplies combined with just a little sweat equity can reap pounds of fruits and vegetables over one season. Canning or jarring the surplus from each crop allows you to enjoy the bounty of your harvest throughout the year.

In addition to the economic benefit, home-grown vegetables are fresher and often more flavorful than grocery store produce. By taking charge of your own greens, you needn't be concerned about unknown chemical pesticides affecting the vegetables you eat.

Gardening can have intangible benefits as well. Many amateur horticulturists use time in the garden as a stress reliever - a chance for alone time and peaceful reflection. Gardening doesn't have to be a solitary activity, however: growing vegetables can be a great outdoor activity for families and a fun way for children to help the household. Local gardens also help fight global warming, as eliminate the fuel needed to transport food thousands of miles from farm to table.

Where Will Your Garden Grow?

 You don't need to have a large available space at home in order to start a vegetable garden. A well-tended smaller garden will actually yield more vegetables than a larger counterpart that is ill-managed. If you live in an apartment or if space is very limited, you can choose to grow in containers housed on a deck or balcony.

Regardless of your garden's size, there are some key requirements for successful growing:

  1. Sunlight - Most vegetables require anywhere from six to eight hours of direct sunlight each day. Plants that don't get enough light typically bear less and are more susceptible to attacks from diseases or pests. Leafy vegetables such as spinach and lettuce can be grown in the shade if you don't have access to a spot in full sunlight. Cool-season varieties such as peas can also be grown in partial shade.
  2. Water - Most vegetables require regular water in order to survive. While a full-scale irrigation system isn't necessary, the closer your garden is to a water source the easier time you will have keeping vegetables well-watered.
  3. Soil - Plants tend to thrive in moist, well-drained soil rich in organic nutrients. When using containers to grow vegetables, make sure to use a potting mix designed for containers (most contain equal parts clean sand, perlite, vermiculite, potting soil and peat moss).
  4. Convenience - Many home gardeners like to locate their vegetable patch close to the kitchen, making it easier to harvest fresh produce while cooking. If your only suitable growing spots aren't conveniently located, consider keeping a few favorite potted veggies on handy indoor counters.

What to Plant?

 The next step is to determine what you'll be growing in your garden. Begin by examining the types of vegetables your family eats throughout the year. First time gardeners have been known to plant more than they either need or can manage. To begin, follow the old adage that "less is more". Seed catalogs can help you narrow down your choices, or you may seek help at your local home and garden store.

Remember that certain types of vegetables such as peppers and tomatoes produce throughout the year, while others such as carrots or corn produce only once. You may need to plant more of the latter as a result. During your first growing season, you may want to plant several varieties of each vegetable to determine which will grow best in your garden.

Row Cropping Vs. Intensive Cropping

 Home gardens typically adhere to two basic designs:

Row Cropping - vegetables are planted in single file rows with a walking path between each row. This layout is especially effective for larger gardens, and allows space to use mechanical tillers and for weed control. The drawback of row cropping is that fewer vegetables are planted in a given area, making it less suitable for small gardens.

Intensive Cropping - vegetables are planted in wide bands from one to four feet across. The closer spacing of the plants usually necessitates hand weeding. Because of this, the width of the bands should not exceed easy reach. Intensive cropping allows for more flexible garden layouts. Many gardeners will leave certain areas unplanted initially, allowing additional crops to be planted and harvested later in the season.


 Vegetables generally require a steady supply of water. If you have indoor/covered plant containers or if rain isn't plentiful, you'll need to handle watering detail. Always water when the topmost inch of soil is dry. In-ground crops may require watering once or twice a week, while faster-draining raised beds or containers will likely require watering every other day.

For maximum results, consider applying a packaged vegetable fertilizer. Always follow the provided instructions and avoid applying more than the recommended amount. If you are planning an organic garden, you'll want to dig in high quality compost during the initial planting. Organic fertilizers may also be used if desired.

Weeds are the bane of every gardener: they compete with your vegetables for nutrients and water. Discourage weed settings by using a hoe or hand fork to regularly stir the top inch of soil (this is known as cultivation).

Monday, April 20, 2009

The votes are in...

And the winner is.... Glory Bee Honey Farm, so start signing up by leaving a comment the drawing will be April 30th. Good Luck everyone!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I just had to post about the wonderful item I purchased from Jody on artfire....... It is a tissue box holder with an extra little drawer in the bottom I absolutly LOVE it! and I can't wait to do some more shopping with her once I am settled in the new house. Here are the links to where you can purchase this box and so many more beautiful creations.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

And The Winner Is.....

Keepsake Korner!!!
Please email me your address so that I can ship you this sign.

Everyone else please keep checking in here as I will be doing this giveaway once a month!

Monday, March 16, 2009


I am going to have my first give away on my blog~ All you have to do is leave a comment to this post and you are automatically entered to with this sign! Each comment you leave enters your name that number of times, ex: leave 2 comments your name is entered 2 times, 1 comment 1time ect...
The last day to enter will be Monday March 23rd, and the drawing will be on Tuesday the 24th.
This sign measures 10.5" by 9.5" It will come ready to display with a sawtooth hanger attached to the back.
Good Luck!!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

art fire

I have a new shop where I am selling my signs, the listing fees are really great and you can even sell there for free!

my url is

so stop by and have a look around!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

some great new signs coming soon!

Well I have a bunch of new signs coming soon, I have been so busy with the sale that is going on in my ebay store that I finally have a chance to make some new signs, a few of which are designed by myself, 2 alice in wonderland and an alphabet sampler, there are a couple more that I haven't had a chance to paint yet. So check my shops in the next couple of weeks for some new stuff.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Valentine's Day Signs

I have lots of new signs listed, including some Valentine and Spring ones. Also there is a great sale going on at the sale on EBay was a big hit, I just took 5 signs to the mail box today. I also just got a big shipment of new stencils so keep looking for the new ones.