Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Countdown to Christmas!


Well, Christmas is almost here.  I hope everyone is ready.  We have been very busy enjoying our holiday preparations.  It has cooled down here in the South and it's finally feeling like winter.  The house is decorated and soon visions of sugarplums will be dancing in our heads.  I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

We've added new items to our Etsy shop.


Be sure to head over to our Etsy shop where we've added new items for your holiday shopping.  Our Prim Snowman Ornie is perfect for that primitive tree!


You'll love Frosty's Top Hat for your table's centerpiece. 


The Sunflower Queen is the perfect gift for primitive fans or Annie lovers.


For your santa collectors, check out or many santas like this Santa Sitter.

You can find our Etsy shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/starrynitesfarm

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November Chills


As we begin the month of November, it comes here in Florida with a chill in the air.  It seems to almost be mother nature's way of reminding us that winter is upon us in many of our northern states.

Winter reminds me of the years my family lived in Massachusetts.  I had a horse, of course, and would attach ropes to her and have her pull me on a sled around the neighborhood.  Looking back I must say what a tolerant horse she was.  She could have kicked my head off.  My rope harness certainly wasn't safe for me or the horse, nor was the child's sled I'd sit upon.  But it was fun even though it was cold.

After living back in the south for many years I now wonder how I even tolerated the cold.  Now, when the temp dips below 70 I'm freezing.  But looking back on my childhood memory of my horse, "Missouri" I remember how I looked forward to the snow, so I could get out my rope and sled and have her pull me around.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Eve is almost here!


Halloween eve is almost upon us.  I'm excited that this year it falls on a weekend, giving my friends and family a little extra time to enjoy the holiday.  With the weather starting to cool and the full moon in the evenings, it's really put me in the holiday mood.  Last night as I watched the deer from my window coming to feed in the moonlight I thought how perfect it would be to take a moonlight ride upon my horse, if only I didn't have to work in the morning.  Perhaps the moon will still be bright by the coming weekend and I can have my midnight ride, and maybe scare a few neighbors.

With Halloween almost here, it's hard to believe it's time to start thinking about Christmas and gift giving ideas.  Be sure to check out my website as I have some wonderful handmade items that would make the perfect gift.  Keep checking back as we'll be adding some more additional holiday items very soon.

If you're taking your little ones out Trick or Treating remember to stay safe and enjoy the holiday!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We're back from the State Championships


We had a great time at the State show.  It was so nice to see so many familiar faces and some new ones too. We are especially proud of our model horse, Skyjacker's Untold Secret a/k/a Barney, who took home the blue in the WHOA Open Model and Youth Model Divisions, as well as a reserve in the Adult Model and third in the Grand Championship Model division.  As you can see in this photo, Barney is quite a looker and it's no wonder he's been featured in books, calendars and is a top model horse.  We are especially proud to be in the running of the top 10 model horses in the nation for WHOA and the Walking Horse Report High Point.  Way to go Barney!

We are also proud of Jose on the Bay a/k/a Otis, who took home blue ribbons in the 4 and under Trail Pleasure Walking preliminary and championship divisions.  We expect great things from Otis!

Now it's back to crafting.  We will be at the Fiesta in the Park in Orlando, Florida, on November 6th and 7th.  Be sure to come visit us!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Another wonderful fall offer from the Firecracker Kid


The Firecracker Kid has a wonderful fall give-a-way.  You can find it at: http://firecrackerkid.blogspot.com/.  She's offering a Primitive Peg Box. It's made of pine wood and finished with nutmeg brown acrylic paint and sealed with a dark walnut stain.  She has four ways to enter.  Good luck! (though I hope I win).  
Prim hugs, Mary

Ahl Cooped Up is having her first give-a-way


Be sure to run over to http://ahlcoopedup.blogspot.com/ and check out the great snowman she's offering in her give-a-way.  She's also got some great pictures from her recent show.

Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful October weather as much as I am.  Although I hate the shorter daylight, I enjoy the cooler temps.  I especially enjoy the cool mornings where I can sip my coffee on the back porch and watch the horses in the pasture.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I just found a wonderful blog!

I recently came across this blog and just had to share it.  She has some wonderful vintage photographs and vintage postcards that she's sharing.  Be sure to visit her blog.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

For Bracelet lovers...


Here's a great give-a-way I came across. You need to check out her Etsy shop too. She has some very nice items. You can find her blog at: http://rochesternystreetteam.blogspot.com/2010/09/wednesday-wellspring-chain-maille-maven.html

The Halloween Queens!



One of my favorite times is the fall. With the fall colors and the fun of hay rides and Trick or Treats comes some great give-a-ways on friend's blogs. Here's another great one. 31 prizes in 31 days. You've got to check it out at: http://artisticthalloweenqueens.blogspot.com/2010/09/queen-for-day-giveaway.html


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

3 Days of Trick or Treats at Retro Rudolph's!


I just found this great blog through "The Hive." You've got to check out their 3 days of trick or treats! What a neat idea.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

New Items!


We've been very busy at the farm coming up with new items for you. Be sure to check out our Lavender Sachets! They will make wonderful gifts or keep them for your self. They come in sets of three. Be sure to check out both our website and our Etsy for all the different sets!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fall is in the Air!




This morning as I stepped outside I felt fall in the air. The wind was blowing, and as I watched the horses run in the pasture amid the morning glow, it was just beautiful. We've had such a hot summer this year it was nice to catch a glimpse of fall. Soon all the autumn colors will be in full bloom as mother nature paints her most vibrant colors.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Another great give-a-way from Crow's Creek Primitives




My friends at Crow's Creek Primitives are offering another great give-a-way. Be sure to run over to their blog and check it out! You can find their blog at: http://crowscreekprimitivesgatheringforum.blogspot.com


Hope you have a great day! Also, don't forget you can now find us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=81792812654&ref=ts





Wednesday, August 18, 2010

You can also find us on Facebook!


http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=81792812654&ref=ts

You can also find Starry Nites Farm on Facebook!! Click the above link and “join” our page to receive special updates, online promotions, and to chat and share your ideas!!


Monday, August 16, 2010

New Pattern - "Making Deliveries"



Making Deliveries is the newest pattern release by Starry Nites Farm. This cabinet size Santa comes with easy to understand instructions to make the Santa and his prim horse, and also includes several color pictures.

I hope you have as much fun making this Santa as we did. You can purchase this pattern directly through our website and it is available as a printed pattern or E-pattern instant download.

Monday, August 2, 2010

We're back from showing!


We're back from the World Versatility Show and the International and had a blast. I'm especially proud of my daughter's Youth Model win. Way to go Chelsea and her horse Skyjacker's Untold Secret a/k/a Barney!

Now it's time to get back to creating some new OOAK's and patterns. Be sure to check back soon. I've got some exciting new creations to be completed soon.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

This weekend we celebrate Independence Day this July 4th. Wishing everyone a very safe and enjoyable weekend! We hope everyone can spend some time with their friends and family, and look back on the freedoms we have in this wonderful country.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

We've updated our Etsy site!


We've updated our Etsy site and plan to add additional items very soon. Be sure to check it out. Just go to: http://www.etsy.com/shop/starrynitesfarm

Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day

Today, June 14th, we celebrate Flag Day, a day which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States. So, we wish everyone a great day on this Flag Day!


Friday, June 11, 2010

Soft in the Head Anniversary Give-a-Way


My friend, Pam, at Soft in the Head is celebrating her three year anniversary and with that, offering a wonderful give-a-way. Head over and check it out! Personally, I hope I win, but know someone out there's going to be very happy.

Monday, May 31, 2010

We've added more Equine Rhythm Beads!

With summer here our "Sunshine" beads would look great!
You'll also look great in our "Running Red"We've updated our site to add new Equine Rhythm Beads. There are several new color combinations to choose from so be sure to head over there and check them out. http://www.starrynitesfarm.com






Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tags, tags and more tags...

With Memorial Day right around the corner and folks getting ready to take out their holiday decorations, I wanted to remind everyone we carry a wide variety of printable tags. We have some wonderful July 4th tags, vintage image tags, and much more. Be sure to check out our affordable prices. You purchase the download, and print as many as you like on heavy card stock.

Below are some of the tags which are also available on our website:



July 4th Hang Tags

July 4th Hang Tags

July 4th Hang Tags. You will receive 6 tags, 2 each of 3 designs. The hang tags come in a pdf format and you will require Adobe to open them. Each tag measures approximately 2 ½” by 5”

Price: US$1.50

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Vegetable Seed Packet E-Hang Tags

Vegetable Seed Packet E-Hang Tags

You will receive 6 tags, 2 each of 3 designs. The hang tags come in a pdf format and you will require Adobe to open them. Each tag measures approximately 2 ½” by 5”

Price: US$1.50

Buy
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sending prayers to the South



Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Tennessee and the other parts of the country who have been affected by the devastating floods and tornadoes. The photos that are coming out of the flood areas are just unbelievable. I'm so sorry for the families who have lost loved ones, saddened for those who are still missing family members and for the many who have lost their homes.

For those who wish to give, please consider going to the American Red Cross website. On their website they give you many ways in which to donate and/or volunteer. http://www.redcross.org/

I am also impressed at the courage many have shown during this time and how the Nashville community has pulled together in this tragedy. I hope the flood waters recede soon and folks can rebuild their lives. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Space, the final frontier...


Last night we got to watch the space station pass over the farm. As we got out our lawn chairs out and set them by the barn, even the deer started to come out early as if they too wanted to watch with us. The sky was clear and it was a little cool, a perfect night. The sun had set and the sky set a brilliant stage. It was visible for one of the longest times we had seen it. It seemed like it passed directly above our heads. As it disappeared in the distance, we knew we couldn't wait until it comes our way again.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

It's finally starting to feel like Spring!

It's finally starting to feel like spring. The days are getting longer and I'm enjoying spending more time with all my critters in the evening. I'm also working in my garden with hopes that the deer won't eat my flowers again this year. But, if they do that's alright, someone has to enjoy them.

Though the deer always manage eat the leaves off my rose bushes, they don't eat the flowers. This makes for some interesting looking rose bushes. So, I thought this was a good time to offer my yellow rose tags again. These are free and my way of saying thank you. Just download them, print them on card stock, cut them out and enjoy! You can put some varnish on them to give them a nice shine or glitter them up!



Yellow Rose E-Hang Tags

Yellow Rose E-Hang Tags

Please enjoy this Freebie compliments of Starry Nites Farm. You will receive 6 tags. The hang tags come in a pdf format and you will require Adobe to open them. Each tag measures approximately 2 ½” by 5”

Price: FREE!

Download
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Easter!

With Easter right around the corner, everyone here at the farm wants to wish you a very happy Easter. I hope that the weather is wonderful for all the children to have their Easter egg hunts, wear their Sunday best, and enjoy time with friends and family.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

We Celebrate the Second Anniversary of our Website



The start of Spring also marks the second anniversary of our website; Starry Nites Farm. We want to thank everyone for their support over the past two years and are looking forward to providing you with our handmade items and pattern designs for years to come.

Thanks again to all our wonderful customers!

Mary

Deb's Primitive Country Kitchen Blog



My friend Deb is offering a wonderful give-away on her blog. You can find it at:


I love to paint folkart and personally, hope I win. Anyways, she also has some wonderful recipes that you must check out.

Thanks Deb for this great give-away!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bunny Cupcakes


With Easter just around the corner I came across this wonderful Bunny Cupcake recipe on Oodlekadoodle Primitives Blog. They sound like so much fun to make, plus what child or adult couldn't resist them. You can find the recipe at: http://oodlekadoodleprimitives.blogspot.com/


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast, on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.

So I hope everyone out there has a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day.

Mary
http://www.starrynitesfarm.com

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Spring!

I wanted to tell everyone about a wonderful give-a-way that Plane Jane Primitives is offering. Be sure to head over there and check it out! http://www.plainjaneprimitive.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the wonderful offer!

Monday, March 1, 2010

March is here!


Well, March is here and by now, we're all hoping for an early spring that doesn't seem to want to come. Even here in Central Florida the weather has been downright cold. This past Sunday showed the first hopes of spring as I was able to get out and enjoy the weather with my horses. It was truly a wonderful day.

Some things to look forward to this month are the first day of Spring on March 20th, Palm Sunday on the 28th, Passover on the 30th, St. Patrick's Day on the 17th and, of course, daylight savings time which begins on March 14th. I so look forward to having the longer daylight days as it allows me to spend more time with all my critters.

So here's hoping that Spring arrives soon, that we all get out and enjoy this wonderful country we live in, and breath that good clean air.

Till next time I send you prim hugs,

Mary
http://www.starrynitesfarm.com



Thursday, February 18, 2010

Holding My Heart


We are pleased to offer our newest pattern, Holding My Heart. This fun and easy pattern comes with instructions for the face painting and pencling, and stamping her wings. She holds a small heart pendant, which can be purchased at most craft supply stores. Her base is a beehive bobbin, but you could also use an old candlestick or small post. I hope you like her as much as I do. Be sure to check it out at: http://www.starrynitesfarm.com