Friday, September 25, 2009

Ghost, Witch Hats and Pumpkins

A new shipment of goodies arrived today from April and Tony, two of our great crafters. I am always amazed with their wonderful talent. Tim and I hope to feature April and Tony soon on our blog.... So stay tuned! In the meantime, please check out these new items and if you are in our neck of the woods, please stop by The Brickhouse and see for yourself these goodies...I am sure they won't last long!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Tour of The Brickhouse

Come on in! Welcome to The Brickhouse Craft Shop. We hope you enjoy your visit.
Look will notice that all of our crafts are Handmade in the USA by many talented people.
Look!...The Fall Issue of Mercantile Gatherings just arrived!Our new line of candles from PA SOY..made right here in PA...!
Lots of signs!Wreath on the wall behind our checkout counter...our first dollar and sweet cards from some of our wonderful customers!

Our Christmas Corner.Thanks for stopping by..come back again!

Friday, September 11, 2009

UPDATE...Pumpkins and Soup and more Pumpkins!

Well Some new goodies arrived after I did this post...SO I have to share with you what is new at The Brickhouse. We have a lot of great artists that create items for our of them is our good friend, Beryl. Her creations arrived so if you are in our have to stop by and see these wonderful goodies! This Pumpkin man is so neat..

Some more of Beryl's crafts..Love the Turkey and the Pumpkins are amazing...and check out the acorn bowl fillers!

Fall is arriving in our neck of the woods. Late yesterday afternoon after we closed The Shop, Tim and I were enjoying some Porch Sitting. We looked across to the cornfield and noticed how the corn is starting to turn brown. Then past the cornfield we looked up to the mountain and the trees are starting to change from green to yellow and red. Oh, I do love this time of year! Yesterday was a cool day and I spent most of the day in the kitchen. When our Shop is open that is where you can find me. It is so easy to see when our customers arrive at The I try to find things to do in the kitchen. Most of the time I am sitting at the kitchen table painting signs and other goodies for the Shop. I am always apologizing to our customers for the way I look...paint stained tee shirt and jeans....when I am dressed up and out in the community and I run into a customer..I am sure they don't recognize me..they are not used to seeing me "cleaned up". Yesterday I was not covered with paint stains but chicken broth stains...I made a BIG pot of homemade Chicken Corn Noodle Soup... Tim was busy in his workshop yesterday. He put together the pumpkin boxes after I painted and stained them...I love of these days I need him to make one for me!

These are lighted pumpkin boxes. There is a clip light on the back of the pumpkin and they look so nice when lighted.

We had some special visitors in our Shop the other day. Two very special little boys came to great~nephews, Dillon and his little brother, Hunter. Dillon loves to get behind the counter and wait on our customers!

Uncle Tim holding Hunter..Hunter wearing Tim's hat!

Very rainy day here today..good day to eat some soup and paint and stain some signs. We are expecting some goodies from our good friend, Beryl. She has been busy making lots of Fall goodies for our Shop...I have a feeling the box may arrive today and when it does I will be taking pictures to share with all of you..I know once I put them in the Shop they will be gone in a flash. I already had a customer ask me to call her when the goodies arrive! I just love our customers and our crafters!

Thanks for stopping by our Porch and if you are in our neck of the woods please stop by The Brickhouse and say hi and see what is new....and don't be surprised if you see me with paint stains on my shirt!


Friday, September 4, 2009

Come see what is new

The Brickhouse has lots of new goodies arriving almost daily. On Wednesday, Tim and I had a chance to meet one of our new crafter/friend, Carolyn from PA SOY CANDLE....she is SO NICE. Carolyn hand delivered our order of candles on Wednesday. We are so excited to have these awesome candles in our Shop. The candles are 100% pure soybean wax and they have cotton wicks. And they are made in AMERICA and not tested on animals....! Carolyn was so nice and we hope to have her featured on our Blog in the near future. Please stop by The Brickhouse and try these will love them!
Tim and I have been busy making signs and other wooden goodies. We had lighted pumpkin boxes but we sold all of them last weekend..guess what we will be making today?! I am hoping that Tim makes one for me! I love them and I never seem to get any of the goodies that we make!
Tim just finished a butterfly house for one of our customers. I need to paint it today and I will try to remember to take a picture of it to show you..Tim does such nice work!
These are some of the signs that we have available...we are working on lots stop by and spend some time reading our signs...I love hearing the giggles and other comments when our customers stand and read our signs!

Please stop by and visit with us..our porch is always open so if you want to relax, stop by The Brickhouse Craft Shop and do some porch sitting. And when you do visit us please help out our local Food Bank..please bring a food item or two or three to help our neighbors in need. We have a box on the porch for your donations.. A big Thank You to our customers/friends who have made donations...your donations are greatly appreciated.

Tim and I want to wish everyone a Happy Labor Day.