Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Change in Pine Island NC Retreat Date!!!


We've changed the date of our North Carolina Outer Banks - Pine Island Retreat with Lisa Bongean - Primitive Gatherings.  With the current issues we are all facing, it's important to be sure we are all kept safe.  So, the owner of the Pine Island home and our realty partner - Atlantic Realty in Corolla, North Carolina have helped us to secure a later date - September 28 - October 4, 2020.  September still has superb-enjoyable outdoor temperatures and the weather is fantastic for walking on the beach and enjoying the great pool!  Plus... we're all going to need a FUN time after in a few months.

We invite all of you to join in this great retreat with us!  This is our second visit to Pine Island and we want each of you to have the most fantastic time - sewing, relaxing, stitching, making new friends, spending time with family members, enjoying great meals, yummy desserts, and having the best time...one you'll always remember.  

Lisa will design exclusive wool projects for you (handwork) and I will show each of you how to weave a great "gathering basket" to use with your projects or maybe even in your garden!   It's a first for all of you and we can't wait to show you how. 

We've adjusted the upfront deposit - giving you all more time for your final payment.  Fees include all lodging, food, instruction, kits, travel insurance, surprises (lots of them) and more!   Travel to and from the event will be your responsibility.  We do suggest if you are flying you purchase a "transferrable/refundable" ticket. You will fly into the Norfolk, Virginia airport.  Car rentals should have applicable coverage in the contract in the event you need to cancel for any reason.

Read over the registration form and let me know if you have any questions.  Sign up today!  We do have a limited number of rooms for Single Occupancy only.  Rooms have king beds (double occupancy) plus private bath.   

Every guest must complete a registration form.   (< click to download form)   We are unable to give any refunds on cancellations within 30 days prior to the event.  More details are documented on the registration form.

So... grab your girlfriend or a family member and bring them along with you.  It's GREAT FUN to SHARE THE FUN! 

Please contact me by phone (904)742-1100 or email -  oldgreencupboard@aol.com.

We can't wait to stitch and relax at the beach with all of you!

Lisa, Vicky, Gloria

Pine Island Seaside Retreat Home

The stunning coastal landscape enveloping "The Pine Island Lodge" is the perfect backdrop for any occasion, whether it is a wedding, family reunion, or seaside retreat.  Oceanfront living at its finest, this spacious and comfortable 28 bedroom home offers every luxury with over 19,000 sq ft of interior heated space and 16,000 sq ft of decking with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.  

On the top floor, ocean views are generous and may be experienced from the great room, dining room, reception hall, and expansive rap around decks.  All common areas are spacious, tastefully decorated to enhance a coastal ambiance, and amply capable of hosting large groups.  From this area one may access a lounge bar with seating, two-three sitting areas, keg cooler, or walk outdoors onto large decks - each one designed for you to enjoy the sunrise and sunset.

The home also has two elevators, fitness room, recreation room, pool and game tables, arcade games, kitchenette, theatre for 21 people, pool, loungers, hot tub and a private walkway to the beach.

The first and second floor house 28 bedrooms with sitting areas on each floor for visiting along with coffee bar areas for that early morning cup of coffee!.  Sit on the deck and watch the beautiful sunrise over the ocean.

Enjoy your stay... sit awhile and relax!  

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

April Camp Blanding Retreat!

Hi to all! 

 I wanted to share with each of you our April Camp Blanding Retreat has been canceled.  The command needs to keep the Armory Building and the Lodging open and available in the event the National Guard needs the facilities.

It also goes in accordance with the mandate that less than 50 people gather together in one social event.  So... our social gathering will wait until... Hopefully July.  If for any reason we need to adjust dates on the July retreat - we will let you know.  July is a VERY BUSY month for lodging since the active reserve members can make reservations 6 months in advance.  Many of them use this opportunity to book their cottages for summer vacation with their children.

It's a waiting game and one we will have to be understanding with.  

In the meantime.... dig out those projects and get busy working on them.  We shall be in charge of this nasty VIRUS and get our sewing done inside our homes.

Everyone stay safe and healthy.  Take no risks!  If you are of the age and health that can catch this bug easier... stay inside.  

Hugs to all!!! 

Gloria, Vicky & Heather

p.s.  We are getting a new website soon... stay tuned!!

Monday, February 24, 2020

It's time to sell my house!!

Well... we have moved to a BIGGER house in St. Johns County.... LOVE IT!  Now it's time to sell the house in the Baymeadows/Deerwood, Jacksonville, Florida -  area.  I adore this house.... the layout, the size, the neighborhood... it's perfect for those that love to be in the "busy and active" part of town - it's in the perfect location for traveling all over the city in a timely manner!

Let me know if you are interested!  
Email:  oldgreencupboard@aol.com or call (904)742-1100

FOR SALE BY OWNER 7625 Putters Cove Drive Jacksonville, FL  32256 

John & Gloria Parsons (904) 742-1100 Vicky Iannucci (904) 610-0597 

1553 Square Foot – 3 bedrooms (split floor plan) 2 bath, newly remodeled  pool/tennis/club room access    Neighborhood:  Baymeadows 


(Provide Lender Pre-qualification Letter if financing required) 

This lovely small community is located off Southside Boulevard Service Road. Tucked into a quiet area, convenient to St. Johns Town Center, Avenues Mall and Interstate.  Enjoy a quick trip to local beach, airport, schools, shopping areas and sports events.  Home has recently been remodeled within last two years to include new roof, interior/exterior paint, new wood laminate flooring, all new stainless kitchen appliances, granite kitchen countertop, new master bath counter sink area.  Taken care of by a mature family that cares about their home and wanting  new owners to love it as much as they have!  Moving to St. Johns County to be closer to family!  The zero-lot line yard mowed and maintained through the Homeowners Association.  Fantastic neighbors that have lived in this neighborhood for years! 

Cream colored Ceramic tile floor     
New stainless gas range(+convection & 5 burners)
NEW Stainless microwave, dishwasher, stainless 2-door refrigerator/freezer(bottom) 
Eat in kitchen 
custom ceiling lighting remains 
entrance to garage 
New granite countertop with subway tile backsplash and one large stainless sink 
New recessed ceiling lighting     
Additional closet used for storage or linen for second bathroom 
Inside laundry – washer, dryer and shelving included 
Garbage disposal 
Double door pantry closet with wire shelving  
Enclosed washer & dryer area with wire shelving for storage.

oversized Hurricane proof garage door   
Work bench 
New garage door opener
Pull down-stairs to attic (includes light) 
Air-conditioned – window unit
Additional ceiling lights (Dedicated breaker)     
Additional ceiling outlet (Dedicated breaker) 

Great Room/Dining Area 
Wood laminate flooring (to include all bedrooms) 
Sliding glass doors exit to covered patio vintage barn doors remain 
Special designed lighting in dining area to remain 
Ceiling fan/light 

Master Bedroom/bathroom
Combination garden tub and shower    
Double linen closet Walk-in closet     
Ceiling fan/light 
New stone double sink with cabinet  
Separate toilet room 
Laminate floor     
Double sink mirrors

Bedroom 2  
Built in wood shelving     
Double door closet – wire shelving  
Laminate flooring    
Ceiling fan/light  
TV hook up 

Bedroom 3 
Double door closet – wire shelving   
Ceiling fan/light 
Laminate flooring       

Special designed ceiling light
Ceramic tile floor 
Window/shades built in on entry door  Doorbell  

Forced Heating and Central Air    
Solar panel back of home run small attic fan       
Heating/air serviced semi-annually   
Sprinkler System 2 Car parking pad      
Roof: Newly installed 2016 
4903 Square Feet Lot     
Skylights (2) Great Room 
Outdoor cedar siding  Painted in 2017    
Garage door opener 
Hurricane shutters for entire house (in garage)  
Covered concrete patio with fan 
Side door entry (not seen from street)   
Centralized mail area 
Interior home recently painted light gray/white trim 
Outdoor water & electric hookups

Window coverings all  remain    
Sprinkler System  
No wasted space with excessive hallways  
Gas outdoor tank for kitchen range 
Electric bills average $150 - $180 per month  (JEA) 
Air/Heat service contract for one more visit – June 2020 

Monday, January 27, 2020

It's almost FEBRUARY!

Wow.... I swear we just finished with Christmas!  Where did the month of January fly to?  Vicky and I have been in Dallas and Atlanta over the past three weeks helping our friends (from K & K Interiors) in their show rooms.  What fun we have... it's so great to see the entire group once a year and hear how their year has gone.  Then we get to chat with customers that come back to us year after year to order new merchandise for their shops!  The showrooms were so "over the top" this year.... the most gorgeous I've seen them.  The stylists work so hard to make everything look so wonderful for the customer... they are the behind the scenes folks and deserve a lot more recognition than what it seems we all give them!  It's a true talent to take merchandise and mix it all together so it is simply impossible to NOT want to order everything!

Now that we are back home... it's down to business here!  We have a busy next few months...whew!  First thing... our Camp Blanding February Retreat!  Oh yes... we are ready to hang out with our CB group and get some fun sewing finished.

The dates (in case you haven't enrolled as of today) are from February 27 - March 1, 2020.  We also have been assigned lodging!  Mark this date and time on your calendar, phone, ipad, so you will remember.... Sunday, February 2 at 7:00 pm.  Sign on to our website:  

and then move to the LODGING area on the site (look to the right side) and pick out your choice:

Single Lodging:    Thursday night - $30 per person       Friday & Saturday night - $60 per person      (These are the Jack-n-Jill units.  If you are wanting a room beside you for your friend - ONLY ONE OF YOU NEEDS TO PURCHASE LODGING FOR BOTH OF YOU.  When I see one person purchasing two rooms - I automatically place your rooms side by side to share the bathroom.  The single units have a small refrigerator and a microwave.

Cottage Lodging:    Thursday night - $90         Friday & Saturday night   - $180
(Cottages have two bedrooms.  One has a queen bed and the other has two twin beds.  It also has a living room, full kitchen (with limited dishes, etc.), bathroom and eating area)

If you have any questions prior to signing up for lodging, please call me at 9045-742-1100.  

I'll chat with you later on what else is happening at the Olde Green Cupboard and with the Parsons' family!  It's gonna be a fun year! 


Saturday, January 4, 2020

New Items for YOU!

One of my 2020 goals is to be more active on my blog and on the website with items that we've made, designed or love.... so you can can have them in your home or studio and love them as much as we do!

With that in mind... as soon as the new website is up and running (February 2020 - keep your fingers crossed) I will be offering more items that I have designed - patterns to download and kits to order.

Plus... when we find awesome items at our gift market which we can ship to you for a reasonable rate and the prices are GREAT TOO - you'll see them also!

Here is one that is all finished and will be ready to go this February.... The kit/pattern and basket will be available... 

Then we'll have more ornaments for you.... 

and more designs.....

and new patterns.....

and new goodies.....

can you tell I'm on a roll....

Cool Primitive Items.... 

maybe even some hooked rug patterns.....

So... keep watching... and tell your friends to sign up for the website...

sign up through Facebook...

and through Instagram...

and through Pinterest....
Olde Green Cupboard Designs

You know... don't fight it... Social Media is HERE and it's the way to 


Happy 2020!

Friday, January 3, 2020

It's time for Registration - February Camp Blanding!

Good morning to everyone!!

It's time to register for February 2020 Camp Blanding

Happy New Year!!!

The holiday is over and it's now time for some sewing fun!  If you have not registered for the February 27 - March 1, 2020 Camp Blanding Retreat... now is the time. 
Go to this link:     https://www.oldegreencupboard.com/p/blog-page_1.html     Scroll down the page and you will see where you can download and print the registration form!  Then complete and mail with your $75 check and we'll get you all registered.

Lodging will not be available until later this month... or the first of February.  I will send you an email with the date and time of when you will go to our website and purchase.  If you have not purchased lodging before, instructions will also be sent to you so there are no surprises on how it all works.

Also remember... if you are wanting to be in the February SALE room to note that in the appropriate area on the registration form.

I will be out of town (leaving Sunday) with Vicky - headed to Dallas, TX and Atlanta to work the Home & Gift Shows.  I can be reached by email which I check and answer each evening.  We cannot accept phone calls while working. 

We are also in the process of getting a new website host so it will be changing at the end of January.  I'm sure it will be "seamless" to all of you since they normally take the transition over and make it easy for those of you that receive messages from me and visit the site.  Keep your fingers crossed it goes well.

If you have any questions, let me know.  Have a great January... Chat with you soon!