Monday, October 15, 2012

Taking You "Out of the Woods"...and our giveaway winners!

 My friend Donna Welch, owner and operator of FROM OUT OF THE WOODS ANTIQUES SHOP, has created a marvelous wall calender/magazine called "The Blend." Not only do you get a handy calendar for scheduling your life and antiques outings, but also a magazine filled with Donna's own  expert tips and tricks about living, collecting and appreciating antiques. It is filled with amazing ideas and perspectives on "living with antiques" and has plenty of DIY
information so you can adapt her style to your home. I can't endorse this publication more than to say it scores a "10" in my analysis, and will be a welcome daily reminder of how one can interact with vintage and collecting on a daily basis.

Here is some info from Donna's blog regarding her new publication:

"This magazine is not just about re-purposing... it’s about sharing some of what I have been lucky enough to learn over the years in this business. I also share tips and even some instruction into doing things yourself. I hope you will like it and look forward to it again next year. Now look, I am no graphic artist by any means and I wanted this to be by me, so that it is what it is .... By me.

This is not only a magazine, but if you know me... anything I do has to be about The Webster House Children’s Home. If they weren’t in my past I might not have been in this position today. So this is a fund raiser for them to thank them for what they do to help today's children just like they have been doing for the past 126 years. 100% of every calendar sold goes directly to them. This is my way of paying it forward."

So, when you purchase one of Donna's calendars, it won't be about just fill your head with great ideas, but also generously opening your heart to helping others.  To get your own calendar simply stop by Donna's shop or call her store to have one shipped.

From Out Of The Woods Antiques
465 Mast Road Goffstown, NH 03045
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm. Sunday 11am - 4pm
tel. 603.624.8668
Now, it is time to announce the winners of last week's giveaways:
Congratulations to Ricky Jill of Art at Home . She is the lucky winner of the set of six jelly jars from my collection, Matthew Mead Vintage. I was delighted to discover that Ricki actually did a fun post last week featuring some of the downloads from our Halloween issue!
And the winner of the tiered stand from our collection is Sarah, of Hyacinths for the Soul. 
Ricki Jill and Sarah: Please email us your full names and addresses so we can ship you out your prizes! 
Halloween with Matthew Mead is available for order via and



  1. :D YAY!!! I am so happy, and Sarah is one of my sweet bloggy friends. I definitely need those jars. They are so cute and versatile! Thank-you so, so much!

    Have a great week!

    Ricki Jill

  2. Thanks so much including the information about the calendar. I have not bought a 2013 calendar yet, and I will call From Out of the Woods and order one for my art studio. What a touching story!

    Ricki Jill


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