COUNTRY PORCH

September 2005 Newsletter


Indian Summerís Song

Greetings from The Porch!

Here at The Porch we feel the first stirring of our most favorite season.  Like the act of ‘putting up’ we are stocking our shelves with mounds of beautiful country fall linens, country style curtains, valances, tablecloths, shower curtains, and kitchen dishtowels.  Our NEW Ceramics collection has us exclaiming over every little new piece that comes in and we can’t wait to see the latest in our NEW Home Accessories collection!

A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.
-Unknown

We have everything you need to cozy up your cabin and lodge or country, primitive, Americana or colonial home.  Cocoon yourself in country quilts, light up your life with precious vintage candleholders or take some time to bake up a batch of apple shaped sugar cookies.  Fall is on its way!

The ache for home lives in all of us . . .
-Maya Angelou

Each day has 24 golden hours . . . we invite you to disconnect for awhile and begin to dream.  We have many, many NEW patterns to browse and we’ve added new features to our, now monthly, newsletter.  Look for our New Favorites, Quilt of the Month, Candle Club, Decorating Hints and Seasonal Recipes.  Oh, and don’t forget to bookmark so you can find your way back home!


Bittersweet Kitchen Decorating Theme Tried and true! Bittersweet Kitchen Theme

Just berries and twigs twining their way into a simple border create this utterly enchanting pattern. Artist Pat Fischer added a bit of moss leaves and a background of tea stain that mixes beautifully with an array of earth colors. Add a darling Willow Candle Jar from our NEW Home Accessories Collection or browse our NEW Ceramics Collection. Stress free decorating!

For a change of scene, visit Kitchen Decorating Themes.
 
NEW! Dijon Kitchen Decorating Theme

Turn up the heat! Tawny pumpkin, soothing sage greens, spicy sand and warm inviting neutrals all come together in this recipe for something hot and spicy. Mix it up with the traditional look of Pineapple or add a little sizzle with French Hen napkin rings in your choice of antique brass, iron or pewter. Add another layer of design with accessories from our Antique Fruit collection. How fun is this?

For more decorating ideas visit our Spice Cabinet Collection of Spice Check, Thyme, Basil, Paprika or Allspice.

For a change of scene, visit Kitchen Decorating Themes.
Dijon Kitchen Decorating Theme
Cinnamon Kitchen Decorating Theme Cinnamon Kitchen Decorating Theme

A Country Porch favorite from Park Designs!  Stir up some hospitality with this quaint homespun plaid in all the rich colors of autumn in two tones of moss, rustic red and mustard on spicy beige.  See how pretty a Cinnamon valance or swag looks, or add a little sparkle with napkin rings from our antique brass collection.

For more decorating ideas visit our Spice Cabinet Collection of Thyme, Basil, Paprika, Spice Check or Allspice.

For a change of scene, visit Kitchen Decorating Themes.

 
Saffron Kitchen Decorating Theme

Spice up your kitchen, family, and laundry room with this relaxed plaid of natural terracotta and sage green with threads of denim blue on warm beige.  A perfect compliment for country, primitive or farmhouse decor. Saffron valances, tiers, swags and shower curtains are part of the Spice Cabinet collection by Park Designs.

For more Spice Cabinet patterns, see Basil, Paprika, Allspice, Thyme, Spice Check, and Allspice.

For more ideas, visit Kitchen Decorating Themes.
Saffron Kitchen Decorating Theme
Cajun Kitchen Decorating Theme NEW! Cajun Kitchen Decorating Theme

Some like it hot and spicy! Rustic red, pumpkin, soothing sage greens, a pinch of mustard and warm inviting neutrals are the key ingredients for one of our newest patterns from Park Designs.

Add a little razzle-dazzle with French Hen napkin rings in your choice of antique brass, iron or pewter. Or mix it up with dishtowels from our Chicken Wire collection, Retro hand-embroidered dishtowels or roosters from Rise n’ Shine.  Add a whole new dimension with accessories from our Sampler pattern. This is too much fun!

For more Spice Cabinet patterns, see Basil, Paprika, Allspice, Thyme, Spice Check, and Allspice.

For a change of scene, visit Kitchen Decorating Themes.
 
Jacquard Dishtowels and Dishcloths

Jacquard dishtowels and dishcloths have been around since 1801!  Our gorgeous Spice Leaf pattern by Park Designs of toasted mustard, plum, moss and tawny pumpkin exemplify the very essence of fall.  Take a look at Jacquard Leaf Grid that comes in sumptuous country colors of moss, mustard and plum. Yummy!

Leaf Grid Jacquard Dishtowels and Dishcloths


September
Quilt of the Month


Wakefield Quilt

Cocoon yourself in this sumptuous quilt with an overall floral print in shades of terra cotta with sage on a rustic blue background and backed in country stripes.  The edges are softly scalloped with rows of undulating quilting.

Park Designs has thought of everything to create this lovely bed including dust ruffle, pillows, drapes, valance, shower curtain, table runners and napkins.  Everything you need is right here . . . now there’s no need to shop all over town and in everybody else’s town.

For more country living go to Country Quilts, Patch Magic and Victorian Heart or for a change of scene browse Kitchen Decorating Themes.
Wakefield Quilt
 

Davison Quilt

Cozy up in this log cabin patchwork of country checks and plaids in hues of cranberry, hunter and navy on a khaki background.  Luxurious quilted double chain pattern trims out the border. Victorian Heart has thought of everything to create a beautiful bed for your country, rustic, farmhouse, primitive, cabin or lodge décor.

For more country living go to Country Quilts, Patch Magic and Victorian Heart or for a change of scene browse Kitchen Decorating Themes.
 

Back at The Porch it’s Indian Summer Potluck time!  Here’s a yummy recipe to come home to.

Slow-Cooker Apple Pie
  Taste of Autumn - Gooseberry Patch

Ingredients
  • 8 tart apples, cored, peeled and sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¼ t cinnamon
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • ¼ t allspice
  • 1½ c biscuit baking mix, divided
  • ¾ c milk
  • 1/3 c brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ c sugar
  • ¼ t nutmeg
  • 2 T butter, softened
  • 3 T chilled butter
Directions
Toss apples with cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.  Place in a lightly greased slow cooker. Combine milk, softened butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and ½ cup biscuit baking mix; spoon over apples.  Combine remaining biscuit baking mix and brown sugar; cut in chilled butter until crumbly.  Sprinkle over mixture in slow cooker; do not stir.  Cover and cook on low setting 6-7 hours or until apples are tender.  Serves 6 to 8.

Bon Appetite!




September
Candle Club

The scent of September signals a change.  Welcome home your family with the comforting scent of Apple Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, Pumpkin Spice or Banana Nut.  They’ll think you baked all day!

Our cake candles burn 90-92 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; we’d love to hear how you transformed your home with decorating themes from The Country Porch!

From our house to yours,  

Where thou art . . . that . . . is home.

-Emily Dickinson


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