Thanks for stopping by our blog. We hope to keep things interesting here and will try our best to inform folks about what is going on at Sweet Annie's. Some of the items shown on this blog will have been sold by the time we write this post. Please call or email if you have questions.
sweetanniesprimitives@yahoo.com or 402-580-2879.
Our store hours are Saturdays 10-5

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas to you all. We hope you have the best Christmas ever and a Happy New Year. It is the time of the year to count our blessings and to us, you are among the greatest Blessings of all. Thanks so much for all your support in 2010. We appreciate you so much!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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This Thanksgiving Day we give thanks for all of YOU. Like the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, in 1620, we give thanks for other people, especially all of you who help and support us at Sweet Annie's Primitives and Roca Country Inn. THANK YOU!

Friday, October 8, 2010

If you happen to be out our way on your way to the Roca Berry Farm, stop by the shop and enjoy a cup of coffee. We are supposed to have great weather this weekend. If you can't make it out on Saturday, we are going to be at the store most of the day on Sunday. Probably a good idea to call us first (402-580-4583) to make sure we are there. Hope to see you this weekend!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Morning Glories are such faithful flowers. They will soon be gone for this year, but, surely they will be back next year. First Frost is the end for this season.
--Saturday is the Lancaster Antique Show at the Event Center. From all reports, it should be a great one. Enjoy!! If you have a bit of time left over on your Saturday, Stop by and say hello. The Coffee Pot is always on and we love to share it. Hope to see you then!!!


Friday, October 1, 2010

We went on the road again this week. Got lots of interesting things for the store. Found some really great, very old wooden bowls, glass storage jars, and stoneware crocks and jugs. We have been in many states this past couple of weeks and look forward to seeing all of the items we bought in the store. We gotta hurry to get it all in the store by tomorrow

Thursday, September 23, 2010

We leave tomorrow, (Friday, the 24th) on a trip find things to restock the store after the Fall Sale. We will be closed on Saturday. We think the store looks kinda empty.
Fall is truly, finally, here. It is Harvest time, with pumpkins and corn in the fields and gourds drying in the barn. There is just a hint of cool dry air in our days and sometimes very cool nights.
It was truly great to see all of you at the Fall Sale. On behalf of all the dealers, we thank you for coming and we hope to see you soon!!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010


THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! We had so much fun seeing you all yesterday. It was a great day for a sale and while the temperature outside was a little chilly, it was a warming experience.
I want to say again. THANK YOU, also, from all of our dealers who wrapped up to stay warm in the 50 degree weather.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

We hope you can all come to our Show and Sale on the 19th of September. It is the Sunday after next. We will have some new dealers again this time and it will be a most interesting day. As usual, our dealers mostly have Country and primitive items, and we look forward to seeing you all. The Show hours are 8-5. If you have any questions, please call us at 402-580-4583

Monday, August 9, 2010

We have a great selection of "Salt" Glazed jugs right now. Stop by if you get a chance and see what we have. This is just some of what we have in stock

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It is beginning to feel like Fall and Fall is a great time of the year. It is a time to think about our homes, which are a more confined space after spending Summer outdoors which is not confined at all. We have lots of new things in the store and hope you can make it out to see us.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

If you haven't seen the Premier issue of A Primitive place, you are missing something beautiful. Stop by and pick up a copy of this beautiful magazine

Sunday, July 11, 2010



Deb Kurtzer, whom a lot you know, is a wonderful photographer. She has a talent for seeing things I can't see. Here she took a photo of one of our small drawer units and it is amazing. I will post more of what she took.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We hope you can all come out this Saturday to Sweet Annie's Eleventh Semi Annual Sale and Show. We have some really different one of a kind items. Our dealers are rarin' to go with great stuff too. The forecast is for a great sunny day. PLEASE COME!!!!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Well, it's that time of year again. We have been getting calls and emails about the Spring Show and Sale, so thought I might get the information out about the date and time.
The show will be on May 22nd, from 8AM to 5PM. We have some new dealers coming, bringing their best in country pieces. We think this will be a great show. We will have cinnamon rolls for breakfast and sandwiches and chips for lunch.
PLEASE COME!!! Our shows are nothing without you.

*Thanks to Sharon Shedlosky this beautiful booth at our sale, last Fall.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Hey Everyone. Be sure to get down to Endicott tomorrow for Leslie and Howard's Open House. They have lots of special stuff set out and it will be a blast!!!!!! They open at 10:00. HAVE FUN!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

HI!! We've been out finding stuff for the past couple of weeks. We found some great Apothecary cabinets and other great old pieces. We went to the Amanas and lots of other towns in Iowa, large and small.
It is always fascinating to see the horse drawn carriages of the local folks around Kalona and Iowa City.
Stop by this weekend and see what we found. There are some great values large and small. We have a few Easter things too, which is coming up fast.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Our window this month features elements of an old Dry Goods Store which was what our store was at the turn of the 19th century. If you can just imagine what it was like back when there was no refrigeration and folks used cold smoking to preserve meats and had old ice caves and old potato cellars near their homes to keep produce cool and out of the sun.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

This is one of the salt glazed water jugs we found on our trip this last week. Notice the shape which is called "ovoid". A true salt glazed piece will have a surface which is "pebbled" like an orange. This is a result of salt being introduced into the kiln while the glaze is being "fired". The salt has a chemical reaction with the chemistry of the clay the item is made of. The ovoid shape of this piece is getting to be very rare and these items are more expensive to acquire. Come in Saturday and see what we got!!!!
Hello everyone. We went shopping again this last week. I tried to get home with enough time to complete this blog done, before yesterday, but had too much to get done.
We had some great luck and found some excellent pottery pieces. Some of the items you see in the photo (which we have had before are ink bottles) as well as some great "salt glazed" water jugs from Estates in New Hampshire and Vermont. Most of these water jugs are embossed with the names of the water companies. We will be open as usual next Saturday the 13th. I will add another post to the top of this one

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This is a photo of a store in Ohio we like. They carry the same line of linens we do. We love the look of their store and visit them when we get the chance. They have the very best in quality country primitives.
We are going on a buying trip this weekend, so will not be at the store. We're headed to our favorite part of Missouri to hunt for deals. We will open again on the 27th. See you then!!!!!

If you want a closer look at the photo, click on it!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Valentine's day everyone!!!
We are thankful we have a chance to tell you all we love you. Thanks to all of you for putting up with our odd hours and other "wrinkles"!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Thank you!!!! For coming out in large numbers today (Saturday 1/16/10). We had so much fun seeing you all. We didn't expect so many of you. No, nothing special going on!! Never ceases to amaze us how loyal you are. We are honored. There must really be something called Cabin Fever.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Posted by PicasaWe will be open in January on a hit and miss basis. We WILL be open on the 16th. The weather has been uncooperative, to say the least, and we need to reload and restock. If there is anything we can do for you during this time, please let us know (402-476-0870 or phil.cochran@yahoo.com) and we will meet you at the store for whatever you need. The B&B will, of course, be open during this time and we have openings if you want a snug place to get away to. In the meantime HAPPY NEW YEAR, we hope to see you soon.