Briar Rabbit Primitives by Folk Artist Starla Myers

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I am a Folk Artist, A Grandmother & an Advocate for Animals, especially Pit Bulls, a breed very close to my heart.

My Blog is a mixture of my Favorite Things. My Family, My Friends, My Work & My Dogs.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

A Day Trip to Henderson, NC

With all my dogs to tend to, you can imagine that vacations around here tend to be "Day Trips". One of my favorite places to visit is Henderson, NC. That area is full of neat little shops & Antique stores that line the country road that leads back to Asheville. My fave store to visit in Henderson...

This year I noticed something new! In front of many of the stores they had colorful Goats...all theme painted with brass plates telling their stories. I had seen these in other towns...Horses in Lexington, KY, Bears in Gatlinburg & Cherokee, NC...Here is the Mast General Store's Goat. He is called "The Goat of Many Colors" and is painted in a lovely patchwork design.

Another favorite Goat was in front of an Ice Cream Shop with a friend, who loved Ice Cream too!

Then there was this one that caught my eye...

I had to have my picture taken with this one...I'm such a sucker for a guy named "Phil"...LOL!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Wow! An Award for Me? Thanks So Much BB!

I've been bestowed with the Brillante Blog Award by my friend "BB" of Betsy's Primitives and Foothills Primitives...thank you so much BB!!! Sorry it took me a while to get over to your place & pick it up. My blog has been "Out of Order" for a bit! LOL!

I would like to send this Award on to some Special Ladies who I like to visit with from time to time...

1. Pam of GoldieLoo Woodworks... She & her DH Chuck make The Best Primitve Signs & Gameboards! A fellow Animal Lover & a Genuine NICE Person! Check out her Spooooky Halloween Blog Spot. It's just "To Die For"....Booooooo!

2. Shay of Olde Colonial Peddler... A Very Talented & Generous Young Woman. Be sure to visit her "Miracles for Mallory" site while you are there & plan to drop by & shop her Fundraiser to help with her Very Worthy Cause!

3. Jen of Prairie House Primitives... This Fellow Animal Lover & all around Wonderful Gal makes The Best Early Farmhouse, Primitive & Colonial Reproduction Needfuls I have ever seen. Be sure to check her site out to see for yourself.

4. Julie of 7 Crows Hollow... This Talented Harley Riding Lady is Amazing! Check out her Fabulous Artwork & her Breath taking Photographs of Peru!

5. Last, but Certainly NOT Least...the Delightful Miss Cookie of Curds & Whey... When I was a "Friend in Need"...Cookie was a "Friend In Deed!" Thanks for everything Cook! Would not be here w/o your help buddy! ;)

New Girl on the Hill... Meet Pandora

Before Nala even left us, the shelter was calling about another little brindle girl in need of a place to stay..."Pandora is her name...Will you take her?" I only foster one dog at a time, as I have 3 of my own. That is my limit. On Thursday I stopped by to get a peek at her...There she was, in an outdoor enclosure with another dog, rightfully named, "Crazy Millie" LOL! Pandora was sooo layed back & having been in with Crazy Millie for 3 weeks hadn't seemed to rub off on her, so...Yes, you know it...She came home with me.

She is just the friendliest little girl. She loves people & other dogs. Here she is with foster bro Phil.

Pandora gives Phil a big old Smooooooch!

Babysitting is a hard job...Phil needs a nap. Nite-Nite everyone!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone...

If you've wondered where I've been...I have been fostering a little female pit bull pup for the last month and a half. She was taken in an emergency cruelty situation on the 1st of July. With the Holiday Weekend upon us, I told them to bring her to me, as there was no way to get her into a shelter or rescue for several days. She arrived around 2 in the morning...Of course when I saw her, I immediately fell in love with this little Imp...Nala is her name.

Nala had some problems, caused by her owner's neglect. Sadly, her owner cared a lot more about drugs than Nala. She was left alone for many months, locked in a small trailer bathroom with no air, or even an open window, in the sweltering heat of the summer. She was fed whenever the owner remembered to stop by...usually once a week, never more than that...sometimes less. She had to lie in her own waste & her water source was from a bathtub faucet that thankfully leaked very badly.

We had Miss Nala spayed, given all her shots, de-wormed, heart worm tested & treated for a mild case of demodex, that the vet said was probably brought on by the stress from the heat, her poor care, poor hygene & nutrition. During all this, she has just been the sweetest little girl. Everything was so new to she was seeing toys, playing, running...all for the very first time. She was Free! Free from her bathroom prison. Here she is playing "Turtle Tug" with Petie & Phil. Hillarious to watch!

Miss Nala learned puppy manners quickly. Here is a perfect "Sit & Shake" from Miss Nala! Foster Brother Phil looks on -

I am Happy to report that Nala has gone to her forever home with a delightful little girl named Trish! While we miss her terribly here, that is part of the heart ache of foster love them & then let them go, we know that she will have a Great Life with her new girl in Delaware. AND...we will get to see her again next summer when Trish comes back to visit her Grandmom for the summer. Thanks Trish, for opening your heart to Nala! My very best wishes to you both.

Friday, August 8, 2008

"Roll that Beautiful Bean Footage"....

My hubs works for one of THE Best Companies in the country! Bush Brothers Company just celebrated it's 100 year Aniversary & it's no wonder this company has been successful for so long. They treat their People & their Community like Family...not to mention they have the Best Bean Products & of Course...Jay, Duke & Cousin Drew in their corner!

In June the Annual Honda Hoot converges on Knoxville. Bush Bros. hosted a ride & tour complete with a big catered lunch, tours of the Chesnut Hill Plant, Goody Bags & a Meet & Greet with Jay, Duke & Cousin Drew. Hubs was not able to ride, but we were invited to come anyways & we were glad we did. Bush Bros. knows how to put on an event, let me tell ya!

Duke is still keeping the "Secret Recipe" under wraps...

Bikes of all shapes, sizes & colors! They had a Huge Turnout...

The Boss' Bike.... Jay rode his bike all the way from Wisconsin for the Hoot Event. Not Duke though...he was flown in! LOL!

My August Mercantile Offerings on TDIPT

This month I am offering up a Sweet Autumn Scarecrow Set

And a Perfectly Prim "Miss Punkin" Dolly...

Be sure to check out all the Wonderful Offerings on the TDIPT Mercantile from our Many Talented Artists!

Uncle Sam & Rocket Dog Pull Toy

Uncle Sam & Rocket Dog Pull Toy
This is one of my all time favorite pieces. I used my APBT Phil as the model for Rocket Dog.

~*Rebecca's Thyme Primitives*~

~*Rebecca's Thyme Primitives*~
"Rebecca's Thyme Primitives" in Pigeon Forge, TN is truly a Primitive Lovers Delight! If you are planning a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains area... Be sure to put this on your "To Do" List!

Rebecca offers a wide variety of Fine Hand Crafted Furniture, Lamps, Candles, Stitcheries, Dolls, Folk Art "Needfuls" as well as Offerings from Me!

I am doing One of a Kind pieces for Rebecca, as well as Finished Goods from some of my Favorite Artists/ Designers Patterns.

Thanks to Kentucky Primitives for the Great Cupboard Eagle design, Crows Roost Prims for my Favorite Black Bear design & Jackie Schmidt for her Wonderful Primitive & Prairie Doll designs! Love you ladies! :)

Reece & Polly Dog out for a stroll

Reece & Polly Dog out for a stroll
Apollo has been to obedience school. Can't say the same for Mr. Reece...LOL!

Did I mention I have a Grand-Kitty too?

Did I mention I have a Grand-Kitty too?
Reece gives Mr Kittlesworth a hug....

Wyatt gets luv from Phil

Wyatt gets luv from Phil