Tuesday, August 2, 2011

We just can’t seem to get enough of those hookers…



…and their gorgeous homes!

This past weekend I loaded  up my cameras, tripods and lights and when Audrey arrived bright and early on Sunday, I started the drive west to a wonderful home in Oneonta, NY. The anticipation and gorgeous scenery made the 3.5  hour drive go by in no time. I so wish I could drive and take pics at the same time because we crossed the Hudson River and went through mountains and past farmlands and pastures and it was glorious!

And so wasn’t the home we shot! Yes, I said “we”. This was the first time Karen Gerhart joined me in taking pics of a home. Karen had visited the shop and made the connection and plans with the homeowner/shopkeeper Mary Lou for this shoot and and it was such a pleasure shooting pics with her.

Mary Lou is a long time rug hooker and the 3 of us were just in awe of all the gorgeous rugs in her home. Just pure eye candy…


… as was the rest of her home! Here are some more sneak peeks from around the home … enjoy!









I can’t tell you what issue it will be in but I bet you can guess! We generally do shoots in the season for that season a year ahead but occasionally we sneak one in off season and we so appreciate that Mary Lou cut fresh greens and decorated for Christmas for us during  a hot summer week!

It was wonderful to have a little break and be treated to a wonderfully refreshing lunch…


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…in Mary Lou’s sunroom over looking her gorgeous gardens and neighboring pastures beyond before Karen and I got back to shooting more pics.

And of course, we ended the day with a little shopping in her quaint shop right on the property!


Mary Lou carries primitive and colonial décor as well as lots of wool for all you hookers out there!  I brought home this sweet little folk art angel.


From Mary Lou’s website:

The Country Crock is located at 9245 State Highway 23, Oneonta, NY 13820. SEE THAT PERFECT SOMETHING - - WE Would Love to Send it to You.!!! Our phone number is 607-278-5215. Email is cmattice1@stny.rr.com, I accept PayPal, personal checks and money orders! Here is here website!www.picturetrail.com/countrycrock

Thank you Mary Lou for a wonderful afternoon!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Prim blessings, Linda




Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Pure eye candy.....I'm drooling! Thanks for the peek Linda!

winterberryprimitives said...

Oh Linda and Karen, the photos were amazing, I can only imagine what a feature it will be! awesome....thanks so much for sharing

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Wonderful photos girls~ and oh, sounds like you had a beautiful drive~

TheCrankyCrow said...

WooHoo!! Gotta love the hookers! Looks like it will be one of my most favorite issues!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Oh my more great photos!!! Off to visit the website!!! OLM

~Judy~ said...

Beautiful pictures! There is a problem with the link....says page cannot be found. sad face...

A Primitive Place & Country Journal Magazine said...

Still can't figure out why that link wouldn't work so I spelled it out for you. Thanks so much for the heads up on that Judy!! :-) Hugs, Linda

Blessing Hill Primitives said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm going right to Mary Lou's website!

Terry :)

Gayle said...

Hooray! I'm so excited to know that you'll be featuring a rug hooker in one of your issues - can't wait!

Y1M said...

Nice post and pictures. Looking forward to cheaking out the site too.

I knowwww! I'm getting excited too, just love hooked rugs. So Inspiring to see. Sure hope it's the next issue...Would love to have something to do in the Winter. Then again, it would make for a nice project to work on now...with this heat. Thanks for sharing.


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