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Archive for February, 2011

Valentine’s Day has come and gone for another year; and St. Patrick’s Day is up to bat as the next “colorful” holiday.

Yes, Washington’s Birthday is still in the mix.  But other than red for Cherry pie, his birthday is not too colorful.  There is a antique/vintage red hat in the “Harriet’s Hats” collection that is decorated with cherries.  Come try it on, and have Elizabeth take your picture, your camera or hers.  You don’t even have to be a member of a ‘Red Hat Club’ to pose in this beauty.  The hat is available for: $35.00

Back to “Thinking Green”: We have a very lovely set of  Green Colonial Homestead China.  Utilizing antique and vintage dishware saves money on buying a set of dishes, and gives some “heritage” feeling to the dinner table.  Antique and vintage sets of dishes are routinely priced considerably less than comparable sets of new.

We also have some really nice pieces of green pottery planters.  You can, naturally, put a green plant in your planter…we have lots of organically raised plants in the greenhouse on site. Or, the planters can be usefully repurposed as desk organizers, or bedroom dresser or bathroom organizers.

Between now and St. Patrick’s Day, anything predominantly green in color will be 25% off in the Shop.

I have some REALLY BIG boxes of dishware to finish sorting through this month.  John and Michael brought the remainder of a storage unit of my family things back to the farm.  I have about a box a day to go through for awhile! Look for new items being brought in to the Shop. 

Also, if you’ve been waiting to buy something that you’ve seen in the Shop, don’t wait.  Someone was very disappointed last week that some pieces were sold.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Repurpose.

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Hello,

The daffodils are starting to poke their leaves and buds up through the ground.  Other Spring bulbs are starting to put out fresh foliage, and soon we will have blooms around the farm.

It is time to come visit and see what is going on in the Shop, on the farm, and in the organic greenhouse.

Either for yourself, or for a Valentine gift, or other gift, we carry the complete line of Jim Long Herb books, with most available all the time. 
Jim has been growing and studying Herbs for years; and has several interesting books, that range from $4.95 to $19.95.

An especially fun gift for Valentine’s Day or a Winter doldrums treat are Jim’s dream pillows and his books about them, how to make them, and love potions. 

Dream Pillows and Love Potions Subtitle: Dream Pillows, Aphrodisiacs, Love Potions, and Other Herbal Delights. (6) We have the books on sale for $3.95 each.

         If making your own pillows, Mr. Long cautions NOT to use potpourri or “fragrance” oils.  These are made using petrochemicals with additives.  He recommends use of “essential oils” made from steam or alcohol extraction from the actual herb or flower plant.

          Dream Pillows in Stock in the Shop: (2 Restful) (2 Romantic) (1 Creativity) (1 Pleasant) $8.95 @

Description by Mr. Long: Aromatherapy for your dreams.  Ready to use. No preservatives, oils or artificial fragrances; only pure natural herbs and flowers. 

Directions by Mr. Long: Remove from package and place inside bedroom pillow pillowcase.  Results should be noticeable in one to two nights. Will last for a year or more. Use for ten days and then remove, and store in a plastic bag, for ten days.  Works for most people. Fun and easy to use. Discontinue if allergic to plants or flowers or if sneeze when using. 

You can also visit and order from Mr. Long’s website: www.LongCreekHerbs.com If you do, tell them that Georgia from Morgan Lane sent you.

We also have gift certificates, and interesting glassware, plants, and tourist and foodie brochures for ideas for quick day trips.

The seedlings are starting to pop up in the greenhouse. Everything is raised organically.  Come visit. Stay a few minutes or a few hours.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Repurpose. Antiques are the ultimate in recycling.

Find a replacement for an old treasure. Create a new memory.

You are welcome to visit from 10:00am until 4:00pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Stay tuned for more ideas to get a burst of Spring, or a quick pick-me up for a grey day.

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