KingMtnTreasures

KingMtnTreasures
USDA Licensed Breeder of African Pygmy Hedgehogs

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fabulous 5 Friday: Chic Aprons

One of my favorite pastimes is browsing Etsy. It's not only a wonderful way to find a fabulous gift or to get inspiration, but also to mingle with like-minded individuals.
I will be promoting (blog, Etsy, Twitter) my "Favorite 5" every Friday, so contact me if you would like me to check out your items. Tell me what you think about these items or share some of your favorites...

Find something you want, just click on the name. Please take time to visit these shops to see all their awesome items.

This morning I was sifting through the discussions of the Just Sewing team, and one post was about trendy items. Of course, I had to check it out. One of the members was talking about reversible aprons, so I started searching aprons to see what's available. I found quite a few really adorable ones, so here is my top 5:

This one has great fall colors.  I also love the neck line.
Sweetheart Apron
Womens Sweetheart Hostess Apron - Sexy Retro Ruffled Sweetheart in Katie Floral of Paprika Blue and Orange

Very cute Christmas apron with woodland animals. Love the red and white pokadots.
Christmas Apron
Retro Christmas Apron with DEER print 50s RED polka dots full APRON make a sexy flirty hostess and is vintage inspired

Adorable 50's diner style in my favorite colors of pink and green.
50's Diner Apron
FIFTIES Diner Waitress RETRO turq PINK womens full apron ice cream parlor sexy hostess bridal shower gift vintage inspired Candy shop

I've gotta have an apron with adorable Dachshunds on it. This one is my all time favorite.
Dachshund Apron
Apron - Dachshund theme - hearts, love (APR082) by Happy Campers of the South

This is a cute floral with colors that really appeal to me.
Flirty Retro Apron
Flirty 1960s Retro Apron Black Pink & Apple Green Daisy Print

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Fall Heritage Festial & Old Timers Day

This past weekend was my 40th birthday and to celebrate I got to choose where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do. So I chose to spend four day in the Pigeon Forge area. On one of those days I wanted to go to the Fall Heritage Festival & Old Timers Day in Townsend. I was so excited. I haven't been to a arts and crafts festival in many years. I have been thinking about going to a few with my own creations, so I was anxious to check out what everyone else is selling.

We decided to attend the festival on Friday. The skies were heavy with clouds and threatening some rain. We arrived about 11am, and the parking was already congested. The setup was in the fields in front and back of the Townsend visitors center. A few vendors were in front, but it was mostly people exhibiting how-to sessions, such as basket weaving, bee keeping, wool spinning, etc. The porch around the visitors center was covered with blue grass musicians.

Around the back were most of the arts and craft exhibitors. I was a little disappointed as came around the building because there were only 4 rows with back to back exhibitors and 6 exhibitor deep, equalling 48 exhibitors. I thought the show would be a lot larger than this.

As I made my way to the first row, I was pleasantly surprised with a large display of rusty yard stakes. They had everything from Halloween and Christmas to hummingbirds and dogs. I found this cute Dachshund stake. For only $10, I had to have it.


I've got to re-pot my Angel-winged Begonia, so it will have to hang out until I do. But doesn't it look cute?

My high from my Dachshund stake purchase was short lived. As I made my way down the rows. I realized that this festival had nothing I was really interested in and there were a lot of similar items. I came across 1-2 jewelry vendors per row and at least 1 photography booth per row. All the photos were similar to with lots of black bears.

As I came around the corner on the last row, there was a booth with cute folk art dolls and decorations. She had a lot of cats. I purchase this cute little calico with "free kitten" sign for one of my primitive cabinets. It is made out of fabric, in which she painted, making this adorable kitty.
Front view.
Back view.
I chose this old barn wood cabinet to display it in...can you see it?
How about now?
Now?
Yes, there's that cute kitty...next to my old rusty mug.

I'm glad with my two purchases, but I was hoping to see more and a larger variety of arts and crafts at this festival. I have considered participating in this festival. Now I'm not sure. There were a lot of people attending the festival, but I'm not sure if they were buying or not. I need some advice...is it better to participate in festivals where you have some competition or no competition? There was no one there selling pet items or purses. Only one other person was selling sewn item and that was baby items such as blankets, bibs, and shirts. Any advice would be appreciated. I have been contemplating attending festivals for some time now, but I will have to invest in a tent, tables, displays, decorations, etc., so I'm kinda apprehensive about it. It does sound like fun, with being able to meet all kinds of people and sell my creations.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

In His Word Wednesday: 2 Chronicles 32:7-8

I first heard the song by Casting Crowns and then learned of the movie called "Courageous." It will be in the theater on September 30th. I had to get on line to see the trailer about the movie too. Looks like it will be a good one.

It got me to thinking how would one be considered courageous? Are we courageous? Why am I, and many others, standing around letting all the things that we don't approve happen? It was one person who got prayer taken out of schools...and we let it. There are many more things happening in this world that we need to take a stand against with courage.
A courageous person is someone who knows where their strength comes from. If the Almighty God is your God, then you should have courage. God calls us to be courageous...

2 Chronicles 32:7-8
"Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles."

We have to realize that we can not win our battles in our own strength. God has to be with us or we will suffer defeat.
In fact, there are many Scriptures from God's Word that shows us God induced courage. One of my favorite is when David tells Goliath "you come at me with sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of Lord of hosts..." (1 Samuel 17:45). David knew where his strength would come from. And in trusting in his God, he defeated Goliath with a small stone and a sling.

Next week, I'll discuss a sure fire way win your battles...
Check out the website and Casting Crowns video for Courageous.
Courageous

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Treasury: Please Pass the Turkey

Thanksgiving turkey is a common tradition for many. Enjoy these little gobblers.

'Please Pass the Turkey' by KingMtnTreasures

Turkey is a Thanksgiving tradition for many...enjoy these cute turkeys.


Thanksgiving Outdoo...
$39.95

Gobble til ya wobbl...
$18.00

Fall 2011 Thanksgiv...
$44.00

10 yards 7/8" ...
$11.50

My 1st Turkey Day T...
$20.00

Timmy the Timid Tur...
$3.50

Thanksgiving Dog Co...
$17.00

NEW Ready to Ship 1...
$19.95

Pilgrim Turkey Than...
$16.99

Turkey Rail Pet Tha...
$20.00

Turkey Platter - ma...
$29.00

A Holiday Turkey Wa...
$9.95

Nervous Thanksgivin...
$12.00

Thanksgiving Turkey...
$24.00

Personalized Cerami...
$39.95

Gobble Gobble THANK...
$29.99

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Your Precious Pet: Yeb-Bbi the Shih Tzu

Please take pet ownership seriously, and honestly share what you know about your pet. I always say, "if everyone would realize that pets are a real, living, responsibilities and not an item that is owned or disposable, then maybe more animals will have better lives.”

I have a sincere love for animals. I love to learn and talk about them. Since I have come to the end of being able to feature my wonderful pets, I am moving on to featuring your precious pets. So grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea, and maybe a tissue, sit back, get to know and enjoy these wonderful blessings we call pets but are truly a part of our families.


I would like you to meet Yeh-Bbi. She is a 4 year old Shih Tzu. Her name means “pretty” in Korean. Her owner, Sean, adopted her from the Happy Angels Dog Rescue. HADR rescues dogs from Korea where they are raised for food.

Sean is totally devoted to his precious Yeh-Bbi. He says her best traits are “too many to list,” and “she is flawless.“ Her personality is always adorable, lovable, and playful. She is always making him smile. Yeb-Bbi loves to go for walks, especially to brunch. She goes everywhere with her family, sometimes walking and sometime riding in her stroller. Once she was enjoying her walk, when she decided she had had enough and jumped into her stroller. A few of her favorite things are her butterfly toy and goldfish crackers. Sean says, “she is afraid of the grass,” and "that it was probably something that had to do with her time in Korea."


Sean Camargo is the owner of Camargo Creations. The name was chosen to connect who he is and what he does. He says, “my business is a labor of love and I want people to know that my items are handmade by me.” At Camargo Creations, Sean, creates dog clothes, collars, dog accessories, and dog-themed totes. Sean started making his creations after he and his wife adopted a Maltese, Sugar. He said, “She was malnourished and her hair had been shaved down completely. We couldn’t find any clothes that were cute, functional and small enough to fit her. So I sewed something for her. That was when I realized that I could combine my tremendous love of dogs and my sewing skills.” Unfortunately, Sugar passed this year from heart failure, but Sean creates in her memory. Yeb-Bbi is also an inspiration to his designs, and often keeps him company by sleeping in her little bed next to his sewing machine. Sean loves making dresses best because he can explore with different designs and embellishments. He also adds a d-ring to his dresses so they can double as a harness.
Pink Dress
Dog Dress Harness Pink Flowers White Tulle

Purple Dog Collar
Dog Collar Purple Wavy Stripe

Puppy Love Treat Bag
Dog Training Treat Bag, Puppy Love

Bone Matt
Dog Mat,Bone Shaped, Dogs and Cats

Harness Dress
Dog Dress Harness Green Flowers Orange Ruffle

In addition to his shop Camargo Creations, Sean sells his products at local church markets during the holiday season. You can also follow Sean on these social links:
Facebook: Camargo Creations
Twitter: Camargo4dogs
Flickr: Camargo Creations

Take a few minutes to learn more about Happy Angels Dog Rescue and their mission.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Favorite 5 Friday: Fabulous Barn Wood

One of my favorite pastimes is browsing Etsy. It's not only a wonderful way to find a fabulous gift or to get inspiration, but also to mingle with like-minded individuals.
I will be promoting (blog, Etsy, Twitter) my "Favorite 5" every Friday, so contact me if you would like me to check out your items. Tell me what you think about these items or share some of your favorites...

Find something you want, just click on the name. Please take time to visit these shops to see all their awesome items.

I love old barn wood. My home is very rustic, primitive and I have several pieces on display. I love hit the yard sale and auctions looking for old quilts or rustic aluminum to display with it.

This is end table is wonderful with all color.
End Table
Barn Wood End Table  for John

I love this shelf with iron rooster hooks.
Shelf
Barn Wood Wall Shelf with Rooster Hooks

This tray is cute and would be great for organizing.
Tray
PRIMITIVE HAND MADE BARN WOOD TOTE

Beautiful bed.
Headboard
Headboard Reclaimed Wood Handmade

I would love to put this bench on porch.
Bench
YOUR Made to Order Reclaimed and Recycled Barn Wood Storage Bench

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Toby Going Camping

We went camping a few weeks ago in the Cherokee National Forest. It's not too far from our home, but it's a road trip none the less. All you have to say is "do you want to go?" and the dogs go crazy.

Dinky usually curls up in his seat and sleeps on the trip, but Toby likes to look at the passing scenery. Waiting for someone or something that moves for him to bark and growl at. This video is Toby enjoying the ride with the wind whipping in his ears and wonderful scents touching his nose.

This is my first video camera, so the video is not the best, but enjoy anyway.

In His Word Wednesday: Acts 4:20

Do you talk about Jesus? Do you spend time in God's Word?

The two go hand-n-hand. If we look at Acts chapter 4, the story is of Peter and John. They had been arrested for preaching the resurrection of Jesus. As they stood before the Sanhedrin, they said:

Acts 4:20
"For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard."

They had been with Jesus and seen His resurrection. The way we see and know Jesus, is by spending time in His Word and prayer. The more you get to know Him, the more we will want to share His love and what He has done for us.

Take time to here the Word of God speak:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Your Precious Pet: Darla the Standard Poodle

Please take pet ownership seriously, and honestly share what you know about your pet. I always say, "if everyone would realize that pets are a real, living, responsibilities and not an item that is owned or disposable, then maybe more animals will have better lives.”

I have a sincere love for animals. I love to learn and talk about them. Since I have come to the end of being able to feature my wonderful pets, I am moving on to featuring your precious pets. So grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea, and maybe a tissue, sit back, get to know and enjoy these wonderful blessings we call pets but are truly a part of our families.


Darla is an adorable, 8 month old Standard Poodle. Her mom, Lauren, was in search for the perfect therapy dog, when she came upon Darla. 

 In hopes of becoming an Animal Assisted therapy dog for those going through physical or occupational therapy sessions, Lauren spends lots of time training Darla. They also enjoy walks and trips to the groomer. Darla has a great dedication to learning something new, and she loves everyone. Being happy and playful, Lauren says “she is a total goofball. She slips and slides all over the hardwood floors, even tripping over herself!” Although Darla likes a lot of things her favorite toys are her Kong treat ball and her Kong dental stick, in which she will play all day. She also has an sometimes uncontrollable desire to play with socks. Knowing that it’s wrong, but she just can not help herself when are sitting around tempting her. She gets sad, dropping her ears, when she is told to get in her crate, knowing that she does not get to go.

Other than her sock fetish, Darla is a sloppy drinker, slobbering everywhere. Lauren says she has to mop up after her. She also has lots of energy requiring lots of mental stimulation and proper exercise. Poodles are very intelligent breed that likes to have something to do.

 Lauren started her business, Dogologie, because of Darla. She had a hard time finding collars she liked, so she started making her own. When asked how she came up with the name, she said, “I am a psychology major and thought it kind of fit: a piece of me and her. Plus I thought it sounded a lot like the popular store "Anthropologie" and gave it a fun twist.” With an obsessive love for fabric, Lauren loves making collars the best. But she also sells leashes, accessories, and dog cookies. 

Country Apple
Dog Collar: Country Apples Green or Red

Other great items from Dogologie:
Halloween Collar
Dog Collar: Halloween Spiders With Sparkles

Peanut Butter Cookies  (buy her cookies and get some donated to the shelter dogs)
Dog Cookies: All Natural Peanut Butter

Glitter Bow Collar
Dog Collar: Pink Glitter and Damask with Bow

For more info on the Standard Poodle, go to Dog Breed Info.