August 2004 Newsletter
Greetings from The Porch!
Up here in the northwest
its 100 degrees in the shade and so hot even the fish won’t bite. Bales
of alfalfa dot the landscape while combines comb fields of golden wheat.
Evening concerts float music through our town and zucchini is generously
being passed over the fence from neighbor to neighbor.
It must be canning time!
Dress your kitchen AND yourself for the occasion with pretty, summery aprons,
and oven mitts with over 68 patterns to choose from.
Or capture the spirit of
summer idleness by spreading a quilt
out in the backyard, serving yourself some tea and indulging in the art
of creativity. Imagine a new valance
in your kitchen; change those worn tiers,
what about a vintage table
cloth or put a tiny lamp
on your kitchen counter.
Whether it’s your time to
be productive or a time for reflection, remember: There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes. 3:1
You’ll find many new patterns;
check out our All-Time Favorites, Quilt of the Month, Candle Club, Decorating
Ideas and Seasonal Recipes. Oh, and don’t forget to bookmark so you can
find your way back home.
Relish the fruits of summer
with this real cherry plaid pattern of deep red embroidered cherries sweet
enough for cherry pie on cream background complimented with sage green
plaid. Play the part of harvest canning with a matching kitchen apron
and matching oven mitts, dishtowels and valances.
Have you seen our darling pewter
cherry napkin rings? Arrange them prettily in a country
basket when not in use.
Baking hint: when baking
a two-crust pie, bake it first in the microwave for 10 minutes on high
and then pop it into the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. No more burnt
Visit our Kitchen
Decorating Themes page for more ideas.
All the rich colors of summer
come alive in this plaid apron with its saucy shades of pumpkin, hues of
hunter green and threads of dark mustard and clay brown. Remedy for end-of-the-summer
fatigue: slip on a pretty apron, toss a salad with Coeur d’Alene Ginger
Salad Dressing and find a quiet place to just idle away the time.
and shades or more
ideas, visit our Kitchen
Decorating Themes page.
Quilt of the Month
In the wee hours of these
last summer mornings, the first breath of fall drifts through our open
windows and quilts are pulled up under our chins. We have over 182 quilts
to choose from and we’ve added even more! Here are just two of our newest
Clusters of mauve cabbage
roses reminiscent of an English cottage garden punctuate this quilt of
dusky moss. Abundant rows of straight and chain quilting provide tufted
texture to compliment the charming scalloped border. Turn back the quilt
to a surprise of country red and green stripes that both compliment and
match the shams and dust ruffle. Made of 100% cotton.
Just think, no more running
all over town and everybody else’s town to find all the accessories. Everything
you need is right here to create your own nest!
||NEW! Yellow Toile
Delight yourself in the
last days of summer with this sunshine and shadow quilt of butter Yellow
Toile and cream. Row upon row of quilting stitches in straight
and chain patterns create a soft, old-world look. Finished with a pretty
scalloped border, Yellow Toile has a delightful backing of butter yellow,
country blue and green stripes. Everything you need for a heavenly
place to rest your head is right here. Sweet dreams! Made of 100%
If it’s YOUR turn to cook
tonight, order up some delicious Coeur
d’Alene Salad Dressings and Marinade Glazes made right here in our
home town. Surprise your family and friends with your culinary brilliance
when you marinade chicken breasts and pork roast in Apricot Dijon . . .
or baste chicken with Ginger or shish kabobs with Russian. And then
there’s Huckleberry . . . oh so good on spinach and romaine salads.
So, how easy is that?
bun candles make your kitchen smell just like a bakery! Place on a
plate, along with a fork . . . these fat-free temptations will make your
home smell just like fresh baked buttercream rolls, without the calories.
Besides that they burn 90-92 hours!
Buttercream bun candles,
(not shown), are pretty swirls of soft butter yellow candles drizzled with
the look of melted sugar icing).
It was so good to visit with
you and we thank you for your business! Since one quarter of you are repeat
customers, we’ve come to know you by name. Our creative energy is in overdrive
and we’re all on a mission . . . to bring you the very BEST of everything
that we and the shop have to offer.
New and exciting patterns
are arriving daily, so visit often, anytime. We’re always OPEN on-line.
Or call us at our toll free number @ 1-866-664-9182 and chat; we’d love
to hear how you transformed your home with decorating themes from The Country
Our shop hours are 10:00
am to 4:00 pm Pacific Daylight Savings time, Monday through Friday.
From our house to yours,
we wish you a safe and happy summer!
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