Tuesday, December 8, 2015

And the winner is...

Congratulations, Francine from Primitive Stars
 She is the winner of my ornie in the
"The Greatest Gift is Love"
blog hop giveaway.

Here is the ornie that will be going to Francine's house.
I want to congratulate the winner of the other wonderful ornies that were offered.  Thank you to everyone that participated.
Prim Blessings,


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Welcome to our 
"The Greatest Gift is Love"
Blog Hop Giveaway

Below you will find the links of all blogs participating.
Be sure to pay each of them a visit and leave a comment to sign up for their ornament.
Be sure you read their full post to find all the details to win their ornament.

Here is the ornament I am giving away. You will find details at the bottom of this post on how to sign up to win the ornament and ways to get extra chances.
Here are pics of all the ornies that will be given away.

Visit the other blogs at the links on the list to
sign up for each of their ornaments:

 This blog hop is a bit different.
You will go to each blog to sign up for their ornament.
You can sign up for my donation of  the Vintage Butter Knife Snowman Ornament
by leaving a comment on this post.

For extra chances, you can share on
Google Plus
Follow this blog

You don't have to do all or any of these.  But, you will get one extra chance for each share that you do.  Yep, you can get up to 6 chances.
Be sure to let me know all the places you share and if you followed my blog in your ONE comment.
Also remember to leave me contact info
if you do not have it enabled for me to easily contact you.

Have fun and good luck,

Monday, November 23, 2015

Coming Soon: Fabulous Blog Hop Giveaway

Please believe me when I say, "You don't want to miss this!".  Several of my fellow bloggers will be joining me in this fantastic giveaway.  This is the ornament I will be giving away.
In the near future, I will be posting more info and pics of other ornaments being given away.
Hope to see you at the Blog Hop!


My Etsy shop, Holly Ridge Folk Art, has been included in two  wonderful treasuries.  I hope you have time to take a look, there are some wonderful creations to be found.

Here are the links:  


Here is a pic of my chunky Snowman shelf sitter that was included in the treasuries.
 Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

A giveaway you don't want to miss...

is having her October giveaway.
For a chance to win this great
snowman, head over and check
out her post. 


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My, how time flies...

Things have been so hectic here.  I have been getting in gear for our busy season and have neglected the blog once again.  I hope everyone is looking forward to fall as much as I am.

I didn't want to let summer get away without posting a
"Moccasin Holler Memoir"
Outdoor Toilets…

      Hmmm, not one of my best memories.  Especially the time we went to Granny and Papa’s and I had to make a trip to the “facilities”.  I locked myself in and picked up some pages out of the Sears’ & Roebuck catalog.  I was in the process of crinklin’ the pages up to make them nice and soft when I looked down.  On the floor, peeking out from under the pages was what appeared to be the face of a little squirrel.  Well, who doesn’t love a cute, little squirrel?  So, I reached down and pulled back the pages.

     Like a bolt of lightening, a creature rushed out from under those pages and began to attack me.  It was HUGE and so fast I couldn’t tell what it was, definitely not a squirrel!  It could even walk on the ceiling.  The battle seemed to go on for hours. 

     Actually, the only battle was between me and the latch on the outhouse door. I finally escaped and ran as fast as I could, which wasn’t very fast.  Have you ever tried to run while shaking with fear and trying not to fall over the britches that are wrapped around your ankles?

     Finally, my haven of love and safety was within reach.  I headed straight to the kitchen door and the arms of Mama and Granny.  I knew that when they heard about the danger I had so narrowly escaped, they would grab me, hug me tight and tell me everything was alright…nothing was going to hurt me now.  And, most importantly, they would send Papa out to kill the monster.

     Noooo, they doubled over laughing when they heard my tale of horror!  I was never so hurt and humiliated.  It seems a big lizard had taken up residence in the outhouse that summer and they were happy about it, seein’ as how it ate bugs.  Bugs, my foot, didn’t they realize the thing nearly ate me!!

I hope you all enjoyed this.  I love sharing my childhood.  I was truly blessed to have grown up in such a wonderful place and time...a little stretch in the road called Moccasin Holler, located in the Bootheel of Missouri.  The time, the 50's-60's.


P.S.  Just for clarification, the pic is one of our barns...not a toilet! :)


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

It is GIVEAWAY time.

I now have 1000+ followers on my Facebook business page and to celebrate, I am having a giveaway.  Hope you will drop by and join in...and like my page.
I have added a couple of new items to my Etsy shop

These are both Terrye French designs.
And, this is the guy that I will be giving away on my Facebook page!

Hope you will all join in the fun!

Thanks a bunch for dropping by,

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

It is about time for a giveaway.

Yep, I am just about ready to have a give away on my Facebook business page.  
Now, what to give away??  I am thinking one of my Cypress Knee Santas
What do you think?
Remember, you need to follow my biz page to participate.  Just click on the link above and get ready to join in.  Oh, and be sure to tell all your friends.

Thanks for dropping by,

Sunday, August 2, 2015

How time does fly...

I am sure all of you already knew that time flies.  I can remember wishing my 16th birthday would "hurry up and get here".  Then it finally did and I started wishing for my 18th.  My Granny kept telling me I was wishing my life away.  It took a few years, but, I eventually realized how wise she was.
My last post was in April. I turned around twice and it is August!!!  I had so many plans way back in April.  I did get a few of them completed.  I taught a painting class, got my painting room all organized and began to paint.  I even got a new snowman design completed.  Please excuse the quality of the photo, sure wish the colors were clearer...time for a new camera!!  If you click on the pic, the colors are a little clearer on the bigger image.
I also have a couple of new snowman ornies ready for hubby to cut out...pics to come as soon as they are done.
AND...I have reached 1008 followers on my Facebook Business Page Holly Ridge Folk Art.  Guess what that means, a GIVEAWAY!!  So, if you aren't already a follower, click on the link and join in the fun.  I will be posting more about the GIVEAWAY on my Facebook page this week.
Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, April 30, 2015

I am getting excited...

It is a beautiful day here in Southeast Missouri, it has been a beautiful week!  I am headed to my "painting room", yippee.  I have some rearranging to do and things will be in order, almost.  Hubby is making me a new paintbrush holder.  A has a few more cuts and some gluing and it will be finished.  As of right now, my brushes are in piles! 

I am so looking forward to using my new brush holder in my new paint room!!  Will be posting pics of new paintings real soon!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring is here, I think...

Our weather has been crazy.  But, then, this is Southeast Missouri! We have had really warm days, really cold days and everything in between.  And, of course, thunderstorms and lots of showers.  I am pretty sure there have been more wet days than dry.  But, I have been inside with what we so lovingly call "The Crud".  After 7 weeks, I decided enough was enough and went to the doctor. Just finished up 10 days of antibiotics and they seem to have done the trick.
So, today I decided to check out the yard.  I wanted to see how my peonies are doing, they have been through so much...a long story I will save for another day.
The clematis have their first blooms on one of the vines. The other two vines have buds waiting to burst with color. Ignore the old windows and the wood, I have plans for those!
 The snowball bush and this other one (please help me with the name) are so pretty. 

And, the columbine and hosta's are coming along nicely.

Now for the sad part.  Keep in my this is the first time I have been out in the flowers this spring. Remember, the real reason for venturing out today was peonies.  Tell me if you can see them!!!
I have to say I was shocked.  I was expecting some weeds, but, not this jungle!!  Now to find the time and energy to tackle it when I really want to be creating and painting!!!
That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MY NEW BLOG...All dressed up and ready to visit!

Just a quick post to say Hi!  I am so happy you found me. Please add me to you blog list so you won't miss anything!

I am excited about the changes I am making for the new year.