Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

If you are out and about this weekend stop in and see what's new at Orange Clove Primitives. We have added lots of new furniture. We have new 2 and 3 door hutches in black and khaki, low cabinets with either star tin or wood doors.

I have been on 2 shopping trips and brought back some great handmades. I bought wood stars and welcome signs, stars on pedestals, benches for your garden or porch. I found some nice bobbin lights and have made lots of new bucket lights with berries, in black, cranberry and blue. I also picked up some cute fabric pears with crows on them. I have sold 1/2 of them but still have a few left. I also have some things for your garden, birdhouse stakes metal flowers, burgundy metal stars and small black wood stars on stakes.(the black stars are small enough to go into planters.

We always have a great selection of salsas and dip mixes.

I hope you have a nice Memorial Day Weekend.

We will be open 10-5 Thurs & Fri, Sat 10-4 , & Sun 10-3

I will be working on more wreaths this weekend. I also have a few painting projects that I hope to get finished. There just never is enough time to get everything done.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's Christmas time at the shop

I am sorry I haven't posted in quite sometime. I just haven't had time. We are almost through the Holiday shopping season. We still have a great selection of gifts for everyone on your list. We even have a few gifts for the guys on your list. We just received our order of brittle bark. It's a very tasty mix of popcorn, chocolate, pretzels and a hint of brittle mark. It' not that stale tasting hard stuff you can get at the big box stores. You can really taste the homemade flavors. We usually have samples out. We also have salsa gift boxes and dip mixes prepackaged for gift giving.

We have lots of secret santa and teachers gifts for every budget. We have some gift bagged items that run from $5.00(3 mini soy candles) to a $20 gift set of a large candle, berry ring and candles pan. They are wrapped in a pretty cello bag.

This year we are gift bagging free again. We have 2 selections of country kraft bags, a burgundy star or a prim feather tree. we still have handmades and with the ice storm today I will be home sewing santa hats and mittens to fill with greens and berries. They will be in the store by the weekend.

We are open everyday until Christmas.

Stop at the shop to see us. 263 Fairview Ave(RT 9) Hudson NY.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

For the Prim Girls

Two weeks ago I went to a wholesale show and found some great prims. Little prim bundts wrapped in stained cheesecloth. Some other little prim bundts tea light holders. The same girl that makes these makes great grubby prim can soy candles in a ton of fragrances.

I also have someone who makes great prim dolls. We have a few raggedy ann and andy's, snowmen and santas. Stop in and see them for yourself.

I have all 4 Judy Conlon books for decorating ideas for your country home. She writes a great book filled with so many repurposing ideas. These books make great gift for anyone with a country home.

Fall Clearance

This weekend is our Fall Clearance Sale. Thurs 10-5, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4, & Sun 10-3. Stop in early for the best choices. I will work each night to try and straighten out the store and will add additional clearance as I find them.

We are putting out some Christmas. Everyday we are putting out new Christmas. We have lots of Blossom bucket, santas and snowman. I just came back this morning from another wholesale show and a trip to the wholesalers.

Yesterday I found exactly what I was looking for, tons of wooden snowmen! I really felt I had a gap in what I wanted for the store for our open house. I now have great wooden snowmen. Some are 3 or 4 feet high. I didn't buy a ton of them since I didn't have my trailer but I will get one more trailer trip in before I have the Christmas Open House. So if I am lucky enough to find them again I will get a few more.

I also found some smaller wooden snowmen which I will put on twig wreaths. Right now I am working on lots of buckets of berries with lights in them and cure little trees in tubs and metal cups with tiny white lights on them. I will have them at the shop and at the Coleman craft show.

I am also working on my gift bags for the open house. I still need a couple of goodies forit.

If you want a sneak peak at Christmas stop in over the next few weeks. But the shop will not be completely Christmas for the Open House on Friday Nov 14, Sat Nov 15, Nov 16.

Stop in at the country shop on Fairview.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fall is here!

I hope you have some time to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. The shop still has some great Fall decor. We have lots of resin and wood pumpkins. Stop in and take a look. This week I purchased some very pretty bittersweet and twig wreaths that would add a great country look to your home.

I have been busy shopping for new inventory for the store. On Monday and Tuesday I went on a shopping trip and bought lots of wonderful Christmas things. I found some wood candycanes, christmas trees and 2 sizes of cardinals that are mounted on rods to put in the ground or to put in a container with fresh greens to make your entryway look very inviting for the holidays.

We have been pricing boxes of ornaments, santas and snowmen, which make a good gift idea for all the "thank you" gifts we need at holiday time. What about giving the newlyweds in your family, a nice little box of ornaments for their first tree. We also have lots of pretty linens with snowmen, wreaths and crows on them.

Let's see what else did I find, very cute snowmen with a light, oh and very nice gameboards. They are a little smaller than the other ones that I had. They are made by the same person. I also found 2 hand painted mirrors, they are $20.

We have all 4 of the Judy Conlon books. They are filled with incredible ideas for repurposing things you may have around your home already.

2009 Calendars have arrived!

I have also been working on berry wreaths, and baskets. I realized last weekend that the walls were looking a little bare, so on Sat I made up 10 new wreaths. We have a good selection again.

About three weeks ago my DH and I came home with a load of furniture. With the cost of diesel, when we go now, we are sure to bring back a full load. We brought back a burgundy triple and a black triple cabinet, a single black pie safe, 2 2-door black cabinets and several other pieces. We have since sold lots of the new pieces and I have another order placed with the furniture maker and we hope to pick that up in the next couple of weeks. When I stopped by last Mon they showed me a couple of new pieces, a 4 door cabinet, which I ordered in black , and the hutch tops they are now making for the 3 and 4 door cabintes. I ordered one set of the 3 door and the hutch top and a plain 3 door, both in black. The hutch set will be for display and we will be taking orders on that set.

We have lots of plans for the holiday season. We will have gift boxes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will have salsas, dip mixes and other gourmet items to choose from. They will make a great hostess gift for your family and friends, so that you can say thanks for inviting us, without breaking your budget.

Our Christmas open house will be November 14th, 15th, & 16th. I will be at the Coleman HS craft show in Kingston on Nov 8th and 9th. I will also have a booth at the Country Folk Art Show in Troy at HVCC on November 21st, 22nd, & 23rd. November will be a crazy month for us at the shop.

I promise to have lots of help this Hiliday Season so you won' t have to wait in line to pay for all your gifts.

Stop by your local farm stand and get some apples and a bake a homemade apple pie!

Friday, September 5, 2008

1st Anniversary Weekend

This weekend at the shop we will have a some great savings for our customers. Everyone on our mailing list will receive 10% their entire purchase, bring in your postcard to receive this discount. The first 100 customers will receive an orange clove candle with any purchase. The first 100 customers that spend $25 or more will also receive a tote bag with our new logo on it.

Besides all of that going on we have choc chip cookies(instead of cake) and drinks(soda and water) plus lots of dip and salsa samples. Our door prize for the weekend is a black prim cabinet, so definitely stop by and enter to win.

I am just back from 2 buying trips for the shop. Last Monday and Tuesday and this Tuesday and Wednesday. I found lots of Hearthside plates, plug in candle lit pumpkins, great handmade pumpkins with a witches hat, large prim pears and a smaller fabric pumpkin with a crow. I have also received lots of new orders. They include 25 new fragrances in mini soy candles, prim corn cobs, and lots of Blossom bucket.

I have also been busy making things. Last weekend I worked on cute lighted buckets with berries. I just bought everything to start making Christmas containers as well.

To all of you that have stopped at the store during our 1st year, Thank You!

I look forward to bringing in lots of new inventory for you to enjoy and I will be busy working on Holiday goodies for your homes.

Our shop is located at 263 Fairview Ave, Hudson NY 12534

Friday, August 29, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

It is hard to believe this weekend is Labor Day Weekend. We will be open Sat 10-4 and Sun 10-3. I have so much going on in the store right now. I have some great new handmades. Large pumpkins with a witches hat on top and a smaller pumpkin with a crow on it, those a re a couple of my favorites.

Thursday Sept 4th will be our first Thursday that we are open. Our hours will be 10-5. Stop by and say hi to Florence.

Sept 5,th, 6th & 7th will be our First Anniversary celebration. Our door prize will be a black pine cabinet. so stop in and register. We will be giving away a orange clove candle with any purchase and with a $25 purchase you will receive a tote bag with our store name on it and a great picture designed by Marisa, my niece(she also makes my jewelry). Thanks Marisa it really looks great!

We also have a new order of furniture which I hope to have unloaded and in the shop for the anniversary weekend.

Please stop by we would love to see you and thank you for supporting our store. The shop is at 263 Fairview Ave, in Hudson NY.