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COUNTRY PORCH

October 2007 Newsletter


Delicious Autumn

Greetings from The Porch!

Up here in the North Country summer has drifted on leaving us cloaked in rainy days and falling golden leaves. The lakes are empty now save a few brave souls fishing Chinook and Bluebacks and our zucchini plants have finally called it quits.

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
~ George Eliot


We love autumn! It's like starting fresh, recycling that which is worn and putting out our newest patterns of fall country style curtains, table linens, ceramic pottery, shower curtains, curtain valances and tiers, NEW tab cut out valances, NEW layered valances and homespun dishtowels.

So pack up the remains of summer and bring on a palate of rustic jewel tone colors! Turn your home into a cozy Patriotic, Cottage, Farmhouse or Lodge accented with primitives and country decor. And with the holidays right around the corner we've stocked up on enough Christmas decorating ideas to keep you sleepless in your hometown.

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

~ George Cooper, "October's Party"

What's New!

Lined Window Curtain Panels
 

Early Riser Kitchen Decorating Theme

Early Riser
Our Early Riser© rooster by Park Designs is the ruler of the roost and knows it! Adorable in hues of moss, rustic red, mustard and warm neutrals, Early Riser Kitchen Decorating Theme comes with an entire entourage of home accessories. 100% eco-friendly cotton.

Mix and match with Early Riser ceramic pottery, Hen House and Casual Classic Kitchen Decorating Themes or discover more down-on-the-farm ideas in Chicken Decorating Themes and Farmhouse Decor. For a change of pace visit Kitchen Decorating Themes, country style tieback curtains, layered valances and window swag curtains.

 

Hen House
Our Hen House pattern is something to crow about! Homespun plaid napkins and nubby textured placemats and table runners from Park Designs create the essence of pure country. Made of 100% eco-friendly cotton.

Your decorating choices are now endless with mix and match Early Riser, Casual Classics Kitchen Decorating Themes and Early Riser ceramic pottery and home accessories.

Just for fun flock to Chicken Kitchen Decorating Themes and Farmhouse Decor OR discover something new in Kitchen Decorating Themes, country style tieback curtains, layered valances and window swag curtains.

Hen House Kitchen Decorating Theme
 
Folk Flower Kitchen Decorating Theme

Folk Flower
Primitive needle art flourishes in this original design by Park Designs. Appliquéd primitive print posies on a hand-embroidered vine surround a blanket stitched center. And mini check border binds it all together with a tone-on-tone antique background.

Match it up with Folk Flower ceramic pottery or find more folk art in our Country Primitive Decorating Themes catalog. Discover something new in Kitchen Decorating Themes, country style tieback curtains, layered valances and window swag curtains.

 

Fall Casual Classics
Fall is our favorite time of year! Our new fall line of Casual Classics kitchen decorating themes in Terra Cotta and Olive from Park Designs has us yearning for cooler days and falling leaves.

Mix 'em up with Coriander, Fall Festival, Early Riser or Hen House Kitchen Decorating Themes or discover something new in Kitchen Decorating Themes, country style tieback curtains, layered valances and window swag curtains.

Fall Casual Classics Kitchen Decorating Theme
 
Sentiments Home Accessory Collection

Sentiments Pillows
Primitive khaki herringbone pillows by Park Designs with hand embroidered needlework spells out favorite old adages. Made of 100% cotton.

Find matching sentiments in Sentiments© ceramic pottery and coordinating decor in Rustic Country Primitives OR change direction with Kitchen Decorating Themes, country style tieback curtains, fishtail curtain swags and lined curtain valances.

 

Fall Festival
Crafted in the tradition of folk art penny rugs, our Fall Festival© pattern from Park Designs is beautifully hand appliquéd with harvest pumpkins and colorful falling leaves. Finished with blanket stitch embroidery or scallops, a soft wool blend fabric was chosen to enhance the design.

Discover autumn in Fall Casual Classics and Spice Cabinet Decorating Themes or find something new in Kitchen Decorating Themes, country style tieback curtains, layered valances and window swag curtains.

Fall Festival Kitchen Decorating Theme
 
Hawthorne 2 Door Cupboard

Hawthorne 2 Door Cupboard
Rustic Hawthorne 2 door cupboard from Park Designs made of solid wood captures the heart of primitive design. Simple screened cupboard doors are accentuated with iron knobs made to look hand-wrought and simple back design looks hand hewn. With distressed rustic red finish and wooden pegs its perfect for your kitchen, laundry room, garden shed or that outside room you've been thinking about.

Discover more rustic decor in our Country Primitives Decorating Themes or browse Kitchen Decorating Themes, country style tieback curtains, fishtail curtain swags and lined curtain valances for more country primitives.

 

Quilts for the Fall Season

Fall has begun its journey with chilly nights and unpredictable daytime temperatures. Keep a pile of farmhouse quilts at the ready for cocooning and snoozing.
 
Colette Quilt

Colette
Country scrappy! Patches of vintage cranberry prints and plaids in sage and country red define cozy, farmhouse comfort from Park Designs. Sprays of pretty silk ribbon art embroidery embellish the border of dusky red ticking. Two more borders, one of toasted gold and cranberry and the other of deep country red give the look of added warmth.

For more country quilts visit Country and Victorian Heart Quilts or change scenery with Kitchen Decorating Themes, country style tieback curtains, layered valances and window swag curtains.

 
 

Emma
Chocolates for breakfast! Abundant florals of deep russet, terra cotta brick, teal and dusty coral bloom among leaves of olive. A milk chocolate background provides the coordinating design element for Terra Cotta Matelesse and Vintage Stripes dust ruffle with beeline stripes of chocolate, terra cotta brick and shades of gold.

Find more autumn quilts in Country and Victorian Heart Quilts or discover more rustic fall colors in Fall Decorating Themes. Change scenery with Kitchen Decorating Themes, country style tieback curtains, layered valances and window swag curtains.

Emma Quilt
 
 
Aberdeen Quilt

Aberdeen
Woven plaid block patches in hunter, burgundy and khaki tones are combined in a classic Irish chain pattern. Hand quilting fully covers the quilt, sham and patch pillow. Prewashed and cotton inside and out, with extra tailoring in the details.

For more fall quilts visit Country Quilts or change scenery with Kitchen Decorating Themes catalog, country style tieback curtains, curtain valances and window swag curtains.

Find more nesting material in Victorian Heart and Country Quilts or discover something new in Fall Decorating Themes and Kitchen Decorating Themes, country style tieback curtains, curtain valances and our NEW layered valances.

 

 

Meanwhile back at The Country Porch, the apple harvest is about to begin and all over our town pumpkins, spider webs and goblins are popping up on porches. So if it's your turn to cook, get in the spirit of the harvest with this delicious recipe from Gooseberry Patch and their new Autumn in the Country Cookbook.

 


Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake

3 c. sugar
1 c. oil
4 eggs
2/3 c. water
15-oz. can pumpkin
2 t. ground ginger
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. allspice
1 t. nutmeg
1 t. ground cloves
3-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1-1/2 t. salt
Garnish: 8-oz. container frozen whipped topping, thawed

Beat together sugar, oil and eggs. Add water; mix well. Beat in pumpkin and spices; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir into pumpkin mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour into a greased 13"x9" baking pan; bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, until a toothpick tests clean. Cool slightly. Serve warm or cold, garnished with whipped topping. Serves 12.

Bon Appetite!

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.
~ Jim Davis
US Cartoonist - Garfield

Autumn Candle Club

This is the season of change and familiar and homey scents, of wood fires, wet leaves and new apples. Think Pumpkin Spice, Apple Cinnamon and Maple Syrup cake candles, or what about Carmel Pecan and Gingerbread Cake. There are so many choices . . . you pick! Cake candles burn 92-94 hours.

 

It was so good to visit with you and we thank you for your business! 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 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday, PST; we'd love to hear how you transformed your home with decorating themes from The Country Porch!

From our house to yours,

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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