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COUNTRY PORCH

Spring 2013 Newsletter


Mountain Spring!

Greetings from the Porch!

Spring must be in California! Up here in the Northwest we are not so patiently waiting for our first breath of spring. Knots of birds flutter and fuss over the housing opportunities and the geese are setting up a great racket; all are calling for Spring to make its appearance and . . . it will come with the blink of an eye!

For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear
on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

Solomon 2:11-12 KJV


In preparation of this great event we are digging out our mud gloves and prettiest tea apron (indicative of Farm Chick multi-tasking), changing out the curtains, airing quilts, pouring through seed catalogs and sweeping out the old for the new; the act of fluffing our nest.

The foundations of national morality must be laid in private families.
~ John Adams
Second President of the United States (1797-1801)


Time to turn off the computer and lose the cell phone. Be encouraged by signs of spring and hunt for small needful things, dine alfresco, set a pretty outdoor table or hang light and airy summer window curtains. Even pretty dishtowels can freshen up the kitchen.

Each day has 24 golden hours . . . we invite you to disconnect for awhile and begin to create. We have been busy adding many, many new patterns and products. Look for our New Favorites, Quilt of the Month, Candle Club and Seasonal Recipes. Oh, and don't forget to bookmark so you can find your way back home!

What's New?

 

We've added 16 new patterns to our proudly made in America American Country Porch Collection (also available in swags and tiers) and 51 new Park Kitchen Decorating Themes and coordinating valances, tiers and swags. Check out the following NEW country goods!

 
Botanical Garden Kitchen Decorating Theme

Botanical Garden
The Country Porch features the Botanical Garden Kitchen Decorating Theme from Park Designs. 100% cotton.

Pretty spring palette! Blue morning glories, lilies of butter yellow and green leaves on a background of white are captured inside a scalloped border. Butterflies flit from flower to flower over vermicilli quilting and provide an exquisite backdrop for yummy fluted butter yellow Emily Dinnerware, Casual Classics Butter Kitchen Decorating Theme, Butterfly Napkin Rings and sparkling Clear Bubble Glassware. Our Southport Wood Collection melds it all together and we love that!

 

Casaba
The Country Porch features the Casaba Kitchen Decorating Theme from Park Designs. 100% cotton.

Spunky stripe of cocoa, Dijon, spring green, sky blue, bisque and terra cotta make home decorating a cinch. Pair it up with Dijon Casual Classics Kitchen Decorating Theme and fun Water Faucet home accessores.

Give it a beachy spin with Calming Waters ceramic pottery or find other striped kitchen decorating themes like: Beau Monde, Casual Classics Stripe Earth, Surrey Stripe, Wine Cellar, Lake House, River Birch, Timber Ridge, Glenwood and Durango.

Casaba Kitchen Decorating Theme
 
Patriots Point Kitchen Decorating Theme

Patriot's Point
The Country Porch features the Patriot's Point kitchen decorating theme from Park Designs. Placemats and table runners reverse to navy star print. 100% cotton.

Patriotic appliqued stars find a stunning home among a patchwork of prim red polka dots, navy star print, red, off-white and blue plaid and spicy tone-on-tone neutrals.

Solid Red and Star dinnerware make a striking contribution to the American Decorating Spirit along with Red Star napkin rings and Casual Classics Navy Kitchen Decorating Theme.

Continue the celebration with sister patterns Patriotic Flag, Olde Glory Chindi, Olde Glory and Ohio Star.

 

Pantry
The Country Porch features the Pantry kitchen decorating theme from Park Designs. 100% cotton.

Classic brick patchwork design of prints, stripes and plaid come to life in a color palette of cocoa, pewter blue, tan and spicy neutrals. Pewter Hammered Cuff Napkin Ring brings out the blue print while Bisque and Chocolate Casual Classics dinnerware meld it all together.

Pantry Kitchen Decorating Theme
 
Rue Du Marche Kitchen Decorating Theme

Rue Du Marche
The Country Porch features the Rue Du Marche kitchen decorating theme from Park Designs. 100% cotton.

A patchwork of florals and prints, our Rue Du Marche pattern looks like found treasure wrought in time-worn colors of faded tomato, pink, colonial blue, Dijon, moss and sage.

Placemats reverse to French word print in latte on a creamy background. Mix and match with Bisque, Leaf and Chocolate Casual Classics Dinnerware along with Dijon, Sand, Champaign or Chocolate Casual Classics Kitchen Decorating Themes. Add more rustic French glam with Forged Loop 5-Piece Place Setting and there you have it. Done!

 

Casual Classics
They're back! Four new glorious colors have been added to the already generous line-up of Casual Classics from Park Designs.

Combine three of your favorite shades to create a soft heather look or for more drama coordinate with patterns from our Kitchen Decorating Themes Catalog. Placemat and table runner are ribbed and fringed, napkin is hemmed. Made of 100% cotton.

Casual Classics Kitchen Decorating Theme
 
Wildflower Kitchen Decorating Theme

Wildflower
A new ORIGINAL DESIGN from Park Designs! A pretty bouquet of wildflowers bloom merrily in a profusion of bluebell blue, buttercup yellow and poppy red with celery accents and a fresh white background. Made of 100% cotton.

Water quilted oval placemats, oval table runners and baskets have the added detail of pretty scalloped edges, as do the dishtowels, half aprons, tablecloths, shower curtains and valances and tiers. Chairpads are flounced with a ruffled skirt.

This pattern is so versatile! Mix it up with Casual Classics Kitchen Decorating Themes in Fern, Cornflower, Green, Celery, Newport Blue, Dijon or Butter and NEW Emily ceramic pottery. Fun!

For more cottage garden ideas visit Cottage and Kitchen Decorating Themes, quilts, curtains, lined curtain panels, country style tieback curtains, curtain valances and window swag curtains.

 

 

Spring Quilts
Quilts galore! These few quilts are just a snippet from our large gallery of quilts. For more springtime cocooning shop our extensive collection of Country Quilts.

Blessed are the Piecemakers
~ Unknown

 

Benjamin Quilt
The Country Porch features the luxury oversized Benjamin quilt, pillow sham and bedding accessories from C&F Enterprises.

Pretty patchwork of light-hearted plaids, stripes, geometrics and tone-on-tone fabrics come together beautifully in this sweet 4-patch quilt design of blues, greens and white. Add a sports touch with Basketball Soccer Baseball Football Sports Hooked Pillow or keep it simple with Relax Pillow and Natural & White Stripes Pillow.

A cotton filled, prewashed, heirloom quality, luxury oversized quilt, Benjamin quilt keeps good company with featured under quilt Colonial Blue or Hampton White, Jacqueline, and Green Matelesse quilts and sister quilt Bridgewater.

Benjamin Quilt
 
 
Briar's Wedding Ring Quilt

Briar's Wedding Ring Quilt
The Country Porch features the luxury oversized Briar's Wedding Ring quilt, pillow sham and bedding accessories from C&F Enterprises.

Express your love with traditional wedding ring quilt sweetly pieced in vibrant retro fabrics and accented with scalloped border. Yards of vermicilli quilting give it a 30's feel with a splash of color from Music Sage Floral Hooked Pillow, Sage Button Pillow, Devon Green Moss Pillow and Sage Plaid Euro Pillow Sham with Sage Plaid Bedskirt.

A cotton filled, prewashed, luxury oversized quilt, Briar's Wedding Ring keeps good company with pastel sister quilt Jennna's Wedding Ring and Jacqueline matelesse accent under quilt.

 

Kasbah Quilt
The Country Porch features the luxury oversized Kasbah quilt, pillow sham and bedding accessories from C&F Enterprises.

Inspired by the old Moroccan medinas, Kasbah quilt captures the mystery of the Middle East in swirling paisleys of teal, lime, moss and cocoa on a carmel background. Moorish geometrics pick up the design in the Kasbah Bedskirt and continue down to the floor with Kashbah Washable Rug.

A cotton filled, prewashed, luxury oversized heirloom quality quilt, Kashbah quilt keeps good company with featured Choco Brown, Jacqueline or Taupe Shell matelesse accent under quilts and piles of Kasbah Quilted Pillows, Kasbah Knot Pillows, Kasbah Euro Pillow Shams, Kasbah Hooked Pillows and Brown Tuck Stitched Feather Down Pillow.

Kasbah Quilt
 
 
Tropical Bubbles Quilt

Tropical Bubbles Quilt
The Country Porch features the luxury oversized Tropical Bubbles quilt, pillow sham and bedding accessories from C&F Enterprises.

Exuberant retro bubbles rise to the surface on a pristine white quilted background filled to the gills with miles of vermicilli quilting. Tropical Stripes Dust Ruffle Bedskirt makes life easy with matching Tropical Bubbles Striped Pillow and mounds of coordinating Embroidered Waves with Buttons, Relax, Sun, Sand and Surf and 2 Tropical Fish Pillows.

A cotton filled, prewashed, heirloom quality, luxury oversized quilt, Tropical Bubbles basks in the company of sister quilt Tropical Haven and solid colored Hampton White, White Shell, Dawn Aqua Lime and Dawn Yellow Coral matelesse accent under quilts.

Other hot tropical beach quilts include: St. Martin Blue, Sebastian, Endless Summer, Reef Paradise and Surf Rider.

Go island hopping for Southport Wood and Beach House Decor or catch the big one for Kitchen Decorating Themes, quilts, curtains, lined curtain panels, country style tieback curtains, curtain valances and window swag curtains.

Recipe of the Month

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me.
They have clung to me all my life.

~ Abraham Lincoln


Spring forward into a Mother's Day brunch with yummy recipes from our favorite 101 Easy Entertaining Recipes from Gooseberry Patch.

Gooseberry Patch 101 Easy Entertaining Recipes


Special Deviled Eggs

Submitted by: Regina Kostyu from Delaware, OH
Originally shared on the web 03/04/2011

1 doz. eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
3 to 4 T. coleslaw dressing
1/8 to 1/4 t. garlic salt with parsley
Garnish: paprika, snipped fresh chives

Slice eggs in half lengthwise; scoop yolks into a bowl. Arrange whites on a serving platter; set aside. Mash yolks well with a fork. Stir in dressing to desired consistency and add garlic salt to taste. Spoon or pipe yolk mixture into whites. Garnish as desired; chill. Makes 2 dozen.

Bon Appetite!

Spring Candle Club

Spring is the season of beginnings and what could be more delicious then the sweet scent of Lavender Pound Cake, Lemon Delight, Tutti Frutti Cake or our favorite stand-by Coconut Layer Cake candle. Besides being pretty and fragrant, our cake candles burn 92-94 hours.

Cake Candles

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.

From our house to yours,

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution.
That must be maintained, for it is the only
safeguard of our liberties.


~ Abraham Lincoln
16th President of the United States
(1861-1865)


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The best thing about the future is that it
comes one day at a time.


~ Abraham Lincoln


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To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.

~ Abraham Lincoln

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