The Olde Farmhouse

The Olde Farmhouse
Circa 1895

My selling locations

My handmade items and collectibles are at the following stores. Hope you get a chance to stop by and check them out

The Vintage Industry, 143 21st Street, Springfield, OR

For all my handmade items including my line of primitive candles from Olde Farmhouse Mercantile!

For very Primitive collectibles we will be opening a space inside Time Travelers Antique Mall, 2020 21st Street, also in Springfield (actually just across the street from Vintage Industry!) You can check them both out at the same time!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

First of all I wanted to let you know that I still have handmade items at The Mercantile (145 E Pioneer Parkway, Springfield) plus lots of yummy soy candlles, room sprays and other random items.

Secondly..... Christmas has come to the Kelso's! This is the first time in 2 years that we have decorated our house so I wanted to post some pics for you all to see!

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I am having a Holiday Sale at my space at The Mercantile instead of my house this time. The time has just gotten away from me this last month!

I have lots of hand made primitives that will be stocked in my space starting Wednesday, Nov. 24 thru the 28th
( The Mercantile will be closed on Thankgiving day)

I hope you get a chance to come by and check out my goodies! I have lots of snowmen, santa's, angels, room sprays, candles and much more!

The Mercantile is located at 145 E Pioneer Parkway in Springfield. The hours are 10:30 to 5:30 Wed and Fri,
Sat. 10:00 until 6:00 and Sunday 12:30 to 5:00. After Sunday all my primitives will be taken to my space at The Girls Back Porch in Keizer.

My Vendor number is 40
I will be there off and on during those days so I hope I get a chance to say Hi!

We added a new member to our family..... talk about Mutt and Jeff!

Eddie is our new pup sitting by our big guy Elvis!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

As of 10:52 AM today I am a Great Grandma, My granddaughter Kayla had a little boy, they named him Bentley Dean. He weighes 7 lbs. 13.6 oz and is 20 1/2" long and he is just beautiful! Kayla ended up having a c-section but everything turned out great. Mommy, Daddy and Bentley are all doing well! Oh and of course here is a picture of him! See.... I'm right about him being beautiful!!!!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gosh I just realized that I haven't posted in several days! I was exhausted after my sale but it was so much fun! I won't be doing another sale until next spring. I am hoping to find a couple of shows to go to between now and Christmas. I am busily sewing Christmas goodies, making lots of candles and room sprays and some new grubby colonial style tapers. I will be puting some Christmas items in my space at the Girls Back Porch in Keizer the first of November. They are having another open house with 15% off store wide on November 13th. If you haven't been there you need to check it out cause its a really great store!
8030 Wheatland Rd, Keizer, OR

I just took a few of my items to Florence to Olde Harbor Saltbox and Starlight Prims so if you get a chance please stop in and say Hi to Jan and Brenda and tell them Millie sent you!
1379A Rhododendron Dr., Florence, OR

I've also posted a couple pics of my last sale.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall / Halloween Open House

Thank you all for attending the first day of my Fall / Halloween Open House! I had such a good time visting with all the wonderful customers I've met! My Open house runs through Sunday so if you haven't had a chance to make it by there is still tomorrow and Sunday!

So many of you asked me if I was going to do a Christmas sale and since there seems to be so much interest I have decided to do one in November. I am thinking of the Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, Saturday and possibly Sunday. Anyway, please stay tuned for further updates about it!

Thanks again to each and everyone of you, you are all so special!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Two new vendors , Jan and Brenda from Florence just dropped their inventory off today and let me tell you..... their stuff is sooooo great!!!!! No sneak peaks, you are just going to have to stop by and see what they brought!

They have a shop in Florence called Olde Harbor Saltbox and Starlight Prims, can't wait to check it out!

See you at my open house! Oct 8th, 9th and 10th

4640 Daisy Street, Springfield, OR (see previous post for directions)

I've been busy all week getting the shop ready for our open house next week! The open house is Oct. 8th, 9th and 10th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sure hope you have a chance to stop by and see all of the new goodies we have for Fall and Halloween! We have a few new vendors that will be bringing lots of good stuff too!

Directions to the Olde Farmhouse.....

4640 Daisy Street, Springfield, OR

Main Street (heading east) to 42nd Street, turn right. Turn left on Daisy Street, we are between 46th and 47th Streets on the left.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

We are now at the Girls Back Porch in Keizer! My friend Marie and I got a spot at this great, great store and we are so excited about it. We just moved our inventory in today! The store is located at 8030 Wheatland Road, Keizer, OR (Directions from I-5 take the Brooks exit, turn left and then left again on Wheatland, the store is on the left. (approx 3 miles from freeway so it is very easy to find) . Hope if you get a chance you can check it out because there are so many wonderful tempting things there!

Store hours are Tuesday thru Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Oh and on Oct. 2 they are having their annual open house and everything is 15% off!

Here are some pics of our space.

Friday, September 24, 2010

I have been so busy getting ready for the October sale that I haven't even updated my blog lately! Today was work on the customer mailing, getting that ready to mail out to everyone here in a few days. I have a few new vendors for the Oct. 8th, 9th and 10th Fall / Halloween Sale! The shop should be packed with tons of goodies!

I will be adding more about the sale within the next few days. Maybe even some sneak peaks!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Our next sale will be October 8th, 9th and 10th. Here is a peek of a couple items I just finished!

Here is a couple of pictures of some rusty old yard art we just found! The wagon was used for hauling logs and the other item is a hay rake!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Here's a picture of my space at The Mercantile (formerly Alethalou's Mercantile) I just moved into to it yesterday! If you missed my last sale you can now stop by The Mercantile and find my things. The address is 145 Pioneer Parkway East, Springfield, Oregon.

I just made the cutest cinnamon bun candles and took to The Mercantile today. They smell and look just like a frosted cinnamon bun! Check out my selling blog to see them!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

On to the next sale!

We had our June/Summer sale this past weekend and I would like to thank all you that came to it! We appreciate each and everyone of you! Our next sale originally planned for September is being moved to the first part of October. More details to follow soon!!
Thanks again for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sneak peak for tomorrows show!

Show begins tomorrow at 10:00 am and runs through Saturday until 5:00 pm. Here is a sneak peak of one small section of our shop. The Olde Mercantile is just bursting with goodies. I hope you get a chance to come by and see what we have to offer!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Our Olde Farmhouse Mercantile Show starts Thursday!

Our Show is only a few days away!
It starts Thursday at 10:00 AM.
Hope you get a chance to stop by and see all the goodies!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

June Show in one week!

This is the entrance to the olde mercantile! Our show starts one week from today. We will be decorating like crazy until then! Hope you get a chance to stop by and see us at the mercantile!
June 17, 18 and 19, 10 am until 5 pm each day!

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Mercantile!

I forgot to add this picture of the mercantile part of our house. I posted a picture of it last month when it looked so awful. See how nice it is now!

The Olde Farmhouse is finally painted!

The olde farmhouse is finally finished! It turned out so nice!

Here are a few pictures of it. The front porch and the back deck.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

House Painting Update

This is what the outside of Millie's Olde Farmhouse Mercantile looks like!
The prep work has been going on and on for some time now. The weather has not been cooperating with our painter. Steve, our painter will start painting tomorrow so it should all be done in time for the June show!

June Show Update

We are very busy getting ready for our next sale on June 17, 18 and 19. Lots of new items made especially for this show.... primitives, folkart dolls, crows, cats, watermelons, mice, ladybug and bumble bee wreaths, americana, lighted houses, birdhouses, dried flower baskets, signs, unique planters, collectibles and the list goes on.......

Here is a picture showing one of our unique planters that we are making for this show! (plants not included )

Friday, May 21, 2010

ePattern Sale!

All my ePatterns are buy two get one free! Check out my website for this special sale! Offer ends on May 31.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Our olde farmhouse is getting a facelift! Its been years since our house has been painted. The man we hired has been scraping and sanding and now is painting on a sealer/bonder so the new paint job will last for several years. We are trying to decide on a color, and oh what a hard decision it is! I think I am leaning towards all white. I'm sure that this house being 112 years old spent alot of its life all white! Can't wait for the June sale to show off our new paint job!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sneak Peek

Here a a couple of items that I just finished for the June sale!

This is such a sweet little bumble bee hang-about! Made using a pattern by Blue Moon Beginnings. Next is a prim little annie with a pocketful of wool posies. She was alot of fun to make! Made using a pattern by Bird In The Hand Primitives. I will also be taking some of my items to Ruthie B's Antiques in Springfield and also starting my own selling blog! If you would like to see whats on my selling blog please click on the link! Thanks for looking!

I have several more items that I am working on that will be finished in time for the June sale.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hard at work sewing some new items for the June sale!

I've been really busy this last week sewing several new items for the upcoming June Sale. The dates of the sale are June 17th, 18th and 19th. More info to follow as the date gets nearer.

So far in the works are some Americana Door Greeter Flag Bags, some really prim and oh so sweet Annie dolls. Also, some prim angels and the cutest Bumble Bees. I'll probably put up some sneak peaks of our items closer to the sale date!

For now I am posting a picture of the very front of our yard. My husband calls it his "Park" and he really has turned a bare piece of ground into a very beautiful spot! Thought you all might be interested in seeing the rest of our yard so I will keep adding pics every few days!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Next Sale

Our next sale is scheduled for June 17th, 18th & 19th. We are busy as bees getting ready for our 1st annual Americana/Summer Sale! There will be lots of goodies to choose from so... be sure and sign up for my mailing list and I will remind you again in plenty of time before the sale.

We're sure to have some handmade hens and dozens of prim waxed eggs!
Crows, Flag Bags, Signs, Collectibles, Uncle Sam and Miss Liberty Cupboard Dolls, Candles, Sachets,

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Birdhouses Everywhere!

I wanted to show you a picture of my brother's birdhouses. We have them all over our yard and the birds have really been busy checking them out! I saw some sparrows carrying moss that I picked from the woods to the birdhouse outside my shop window. I love to watch them darting about! All of the birdhouses in this pircture are for sale so if you see one that you are intrested in send me and email.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

New babies!

I just added two new babies a few days ago, two baby goslings! They are in addition to my 4 hens, 2 cats and of course our St. Bernard, Elvis! I believe they already think I am their mother. When I get close to them they try and climb on my lap! I can't believe how fast they are growing!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Well we've finished our spring sale and now we're on to our June sale. Stay turned for more information and dates!

Spring 2010 Show

Here are a few more pics of our Farmhouse Mercantile!

We held our first annual spring Show this last weekend and we had a wonderful turnout! Thank you to all of the ladies that came to our sale! We really appreciate your business.

We had a great time seeing alot of the same customers from our November 09 sale as well as meeting alot of new ladies! Thanks again to everyone for attending!

A big thank you to all of our vendors!

We are also looking for more talented ladies to join us for our next sale. Please contact Millie if your are intrested and we can set up an appointment to discuss it!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Olde Farmhouse Mercantile's first annual Spring Sale

Please join us for our first annual Spring Sale! The show is being held March 18, 19th and 20th from 10:00 am until 5;00 pm each day. Our shop is filled with Primitives, Folk Art, Vintage Inspired Goodies, Country and much, much more!

If you are looking for that special something then you need to come and visit us during our sale!

We have birdhouses, candles, sachets, prim dolls and Easter Goodies, Rusty Old Yard Art, Victorian Screen Doors and Handcrafted Wood Signs.