This is the day tha tthe Lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it.

Salmon Falls Prims

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More giveaways-

Farmhouse Primitives  is hosting a giveaway, go on over and check it out.

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And then check back here in a little bit. I have my giveaway ready, just need pictures. I have a “priority mail” box all ready for it so you will receive it soon. Wishing you a  wonderful day!  ~Sara

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! and our Thankful Tree.


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I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and share a few pics of our "Thankful Tree". I was inspired by Aunt Ruthie over at Sugar Pie Farmhouse. She is such a talented, wonderful, Godly woman with so many ideas. She is so willing to share and is always  uplifting. You can find her over on the side of my blog,  just click on her picture and head on over to check out all of  her wonderful posts.

Well onto what I have come up with this Thanksgiving......

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This is our "Thankful Tree"

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We have placed pictures of  "old family" and  "new family". Lot's of memories here. Pictures of our children when they were small, and this picture is  one of my parents when they were dating. They have both been gone for many years now. We have also added some little tags and on the back are different  thankful scripture verses.

 Like  Psalm 100~


1 Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
2 Serve the LORD with gladness;
         Come before His presence with singing.
3 Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;[a]
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
         Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
         And His truth endures to all generations.


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This is a picture of my husbands parents many years ago at a Thanksgiving gathering.

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and my boys being silly...


This year I am so thankful for all of the little things in life that we all take so much for granted. We have had a rough year, but we will all be together and are truly thanking God for what he is doing in our midst. My nephew is back in the states from Afghanistan,  all of the guys in the family have jobs, and everyone is healthy right now. We will be thinking of friends that have a family member  in the rehab recovering from a stroke (long battle, but he is alive and we are all thankful for a longer time that they can share each other's lives.) God is good, His mercy endures forever!


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Well there is food to prepare and bake, I must be getting back to it. We will have a house full in the morning for the parade. You know the song....."Over the River and Through the Woods"......

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Well they will all be here at Grandma's,  and Papa's.  We are having breakfast all together, as some will be off to work later in the day and some will be heading over to the in-laws. So at breakfast we can all be together. I am going to make a breakfast casserole with maple sausage, bacon and eggs. We will also have  cinnamon rolls,  cranberry/orange bread, and I think my daughter will be making another breakfast casserole.  But I am sure there will still be room for dinner later in the day, when we will have all of the usual Thanksgiving Dinner traditional "Good Eats". Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted squash, well you know. I also was having a hard time coming up with a centerpiece and I decided on something a little different. This creation came about during a little trip to Trader Joes today with my daughters and the grandchildren.


I will leave you with a picture of my "well dressed bird". Have a wonderful day with family and friends and remember the reason we are all together today.


"True Thanksgiving means that we need to thank God for what He has done for us, and not tell Him what we have done for Him."
~George R. Hendrick~

Thanksgiving Blessings


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Out of ideas……Can you help??


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I am hosting Thanksgiving Dinner here for the first time in three years, and I am at a loss for a table centerpiece, settings etc. Maybe it’s because I got rid of so many “things” that I used to have when we moved form Back East. (And some were “lost” as well) Maybe it’s because we are in a new setting here in California and it just “feels different'. Maybe I am just over thinking it and just need to be simple in my thinking and save my energy for Black Friday Shopping with my girls! lol Oh I don’t know. But I would be open to some ideas if anybody would like to share.  One thing is for sure, I am going to have to empty my hutch of all it’s contents to set the table. It seems like I just tweaked it to look nice, and now I have to empty it.

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Well that’s ok, because as soon as Thanksgiving is over I will be putting those dishes away and I will be getting out my Christmas dishes ! I Can’t wait!! Everything is still boxed up, so it will literally be like Christmas opening all of the boxes and remembering what I have. We moved in February and things went from being out at Christmas to boxes ready for moving. Also I was sick for a few months, so most of the packing was done by my hubby and son (I so appreciate all that they do for me, they are wonderful), sooooo…. I really don’t know what I will find it the “boxes”.  I do however have a couple of my Christmas mugs waiting in my hutch to take out.

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You see  I had four of these mugs that belonged to my mother and when she passed away I inherited them. When we moved form NH and all of our extended family, I gave two to my younger sister and told her to text me and we could use our mugs to have coffee together even though we were 3000 miles away.


I also haven’t forgotten about a giveaway. I almost have it all together. I will be back in a few days to share it with you. What I do know is that I need to expand my followers, so it will be a giveaway including sharing my blog. Haven’t figured that out yet. But anyway it will be something nice, only for a few days and will be shipped as soon as possible so that the winner can use it for Christmas.


I have had many bloggers that I have followed and commented on for a long time say they didn’t know I had a blog??!! hhhmmm Maybe I am doing something wrong??! Again- I need some more help, and ideas. Thank you all that do follow, I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and help and support that you have given me so far. There are so many wonderfully talented and special people out there and I count it a real joy for having gotten to know them.


It is the little things in life that bring the most joy. I am so thankful for family and for the life God has given me.. How about you?

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Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings ~Sara

Friday, November 11, 2011


on-line craft fair

Are you ready for this?? Craft Show…….


"Old Fashioned Online Christmas Craft Show"~All~ Items are "Handmade"! All of the items that I'm offering today are "Originals" of Salmon Falls Prims !!  We do not use patterns, all of our creations are finished one at a time. Each one will be a little different than the  next. And some are one of a kind and they are signed and numbered.

Please Note...all items will be Sold on a
"First Come, First Serve Basis"!!!
If you would like to purchase an item,
please email me at  -
with the item name and I will get right back to you. I accept money orders, checks and also paypal. If you give me your info I can send you a paypal invoice.


OK…..are you ready for this???? This is like your favorite catalog that comes in the mail. You will want to grab a cup of pumpkin coffee or maybe peppermint mocha, and sit for a spell and take in all of the wonderful goodies that I have to offer here ….. and the best part is……

FREE SHIPPING!!! All Holiday weekend till Monday midnight,(ends November 13, 2011) on orders of $50.00 or more. Great time to do some Holiday shopping!!

I will warn you, there are lots of pics here. Enjoy!!!


My first offering is titled “Santa in the chimney” -this is a custom creation.This is a Santa made of felt and wood. His jacket, mittens and hat are made of felt, he is sitting in a wooden chimney and carries a Christmas tree and a bag of goodies in his wired poseable arms. He has a hand painted face on a wooden ball and has an adorable cream colored beard.Santa in the chimney  measures approx 4 1/2” x 6”. This is a limited number  creation and we are Kindly asking $30.00


this is the second offering titled “Santa brings the gifts” -He is created in the same manner as the above Santa and carries a gift in his poseable wired arms and it may be removed to interchange different items. He also has a bag of goodies along with him. This Santa measures 4 3/4” x 7” high.

kindly asking $30.00


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Believe blocks~ red over black with cream lettering, distressed and sealed. measure approx 2" x 2-3"


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Ho ho ho blocks~ red over black with cream lettering, distressed and sealed.measure approx. 4" square.


Fa la la la la blocks- These blocks have a black base and are red with cream lettering and cream with green lettering and then distressed. There are 5 blocks and they measure 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 h  $10.00

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Olde Fashioned Christmas sign~

I have limited signs, this one is red lettering over a linen color over black and distressed. I also have this one in linen lettering on red over black background. kindly asking $25.00

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O Holy Night in navy blue over black with a white church and snowy hill measures approx 15 x 7 1/2   kindly asking $15.00



snowman shelf sitter~ approx 6" x 8"


It is already that time of year! Yes, time to start thinking about your Christmas decorations. Family and friends will be gathering at your home this year and you need to wow them as they enter your home.This large decorative hanging Santa will do just the thing for your decorating needs!! He is a large Santa measuring approx. 30" x 18". He is all hand designed and painted by me out of wood and has a special coating to protect him from the winter elements.Plan ahead for your decorating now and leave the rest of the season for relaxing and enjoying..... $55.00 plus traveling fees



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This is a large pumpkin with a crow, would be great on your front door!! It measures 28” x 8” and is protected with a finish suitable for outdoor or indoor use. Kindly asking $25.00

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Pilgrims~ wouldn't they look great greeting your visitors on Thanksgiving?! She is 20" long by 11 " wide, she is wearing a white bonnet and gray dress and carries a pie. She is distressed and stained and then sprayed with a coating, perfect for weathering the outdoors with all of your fall decor.He is back with a white collar and is wearing a hat with a buckle, and a sign that says give thanks. He measures 21 3/4" x 13 1/2" a goodly size for hanging in the entry way. Each are $35.00 or the pair are $60.00

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“Fall” blocks-these are approx. 2”-4” high. They are assorted fall colors, mustard, barn red, green and pumpkin with cream lettering and they are distressed and sealed.



The “Give Thanks” blocks-these are approx. 2”-4” high and about 20” long. They are assorted fall colors, mustard, barn red, green and pumpkin with cream lettering and they are distressed and sealed.

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This is a great addition for Thanksgiving. It can be displayed indoors or out. It measures approx. 10 1/2" high by 15"wide. It is painted in pumpkin color over black and has a black crow along with the words Give Thanks. Treated for indoor or outdoor use.
kindly asking $18.00


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wooden box ~in distressed red over black- 12" x 10" x 5" high .........$25.

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Autumn sign- black lettering on pumpkin colored sign, measures  -4" x 19"..........$10.00harvest sign

Harvest Sign~ measures approx 6” X 16”, black with mustard lettering…….$14.00


A charming addition to your fall decorating -our hand crafted Fall Fence........complete with a large crow, sunflowers and a Harvest Thyme sign. We specialize in custom orders so if you would like the sign to have a different saying - that is no problem. The fence measures 2' x 2'.........$30.00


Colonial candle box in distressed black- 14" x 5" x 14" high .........$25. peg holder for box $5.

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Large wall shelf- 67" long x 20" high x 10" deep......$150 (not included in free shipping offer)
Candle box- ...$25
peg holder for candle box...$5.00
Give Thanks~ sign 6" x 25"........$15.                
Bittersweet sign-approx. 20" x 3 1/2"....$10


Merry Christmas sign~ in green over black with cream lettering, distressed and treated for outdoor or indoor use. 25" x 7 3/4" $15

Give Thanks~ sign 6" x 25"........$15.  

Count Your Blessings sign~ 5 1/2" x 17 3/4" black with mustard lettering and hand painted bittersweet. All signs are distressed, stained and have a spray coating on them making them suitable for indoor or outdoor use. ......$20

Fall sign ~ hand painted, pumpkin colored sign, along with a crow, distressed and stained and then coated with a spay for outdoor or indoor use. $12

Pumpkins sign~ pumpkin colored with black lettering with a crow at the end. Signs are all hand painted, distressed, stained and sprayed with a finish so they are durable for outdoor use or ready for all of your fall decorating inside as well. This sign is 19 1/2 " long by 6" at it's longest point......$15.00

Harvest Blessings sign-~ 25" x 5 1/2" Black with mustard lettering and hand painted bittersweet........ $22.00

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This is a 5' scarecrow, in assorted Fall colors.He has a crow on his shoulder and he is ready to greet you at the door. He can hold your family name as well........$35.

This is great personalized with your family name added to a pumpkin on the stake. (no additional charge!!)

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This scarecrow will fit just about anywhere he measures 16 x 13 and is treated for indoor or outdoor use. He has a crow on his hat and a candy corn nose..kindly asking $15.00


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garden picks- assorted sayings...$15.00




It is time to think about Christmas!!! 

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Large Santa~ he measures 30 x 18….kindly asking $55

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Colonial wall box or door box~ measures 25"h x 7 3/4"w X 3 3/4" deep. Will fit between most storm doors..$28


Merry Christmas sign~ in green over black with cream lettering, distressed and treated for outdoor or indoor use. 25" x 7 3/4" $15christmas colonial box

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This adorable snowman is all set to welcome guests to your home. He measures  approx. 16” x 13” and he is $15.00

Lots of gift ideas……



Bread Box~Large bread box~ this one is red over black with distressing. Measures 16" x19" x15" deep and has black hand forged hinges and handle. ....$90.00



Little what not box~Red over black, measures10 " x14 " x9 1/2" deep ~ great for holding all of your kitchen necessities..........$30.00


noodle/stove board ~ approx 19"x29 1/2"x 2 1/2"- stained or color of your choice……..$40


Picket Fence Planter~ This has been one of our best sellers for years!! You can use it indoors or out. (I sometimes have it indoors in the spring under my dining room picture window full of spring flowers. )It looks great in the spring with pansies or with bulbs such as daffodils and tulips.Looks great in the fall with mums and a scarecrow, or in the winter filled with greens, berries and a sting of lights.(Can’t wait for Christmas to do that!!)

This  Measures 32" x 24" x 9"......$40.00

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Kitchen-aid "cover" cabinet. Cabinet to cover your kitchen mixer, fits into the corner.


Miniature Cabinets- This one is red over black and has 2 "z doors". It measures-14" high x 9 1/2" wide x 6" deep. Just the right size to display your favorite miniature collectibles.....$45.00




Children's items……


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Child’s picnic table ~ painted- $80.00

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American Girl Doll furniture- custom colors available!! Order now for Christmas!! The armoire is $40.00 and includes hangers for clothing. The bed is $45 and includes a mattress, pillow, and quilt. (extra pillows extra) These can be custom colors to match your home d├ęcor or your child’s bedroom.(Can also be done in primitive colors)





Lots of items listed on my facebook at salmonfallsprims cocarus, order any item from my etsy items (just email me ). Also any items that are here on this blog. e-mail me at

Salmon Falls Prims is a company right here in the USA. All products are created one at a time. No two are exactly alike. We specialize in custom orders, nothing is too small or too large for us to create to your specific needs. Encourage American made products!


Thank you for stopping by!! ~Sara

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