My husband always amazes me when he creates works of art from pieces that are found when junking. This lamp is his work of art today. The lamp shade was found at St vincent Depaul store. Originally was a hanging lamp. The base is an old piano stool bottom. He knew just what to do when he found the old piano stool. I think Ill keep this one for now. Its so hard to sell his work when he only makes one of a kinds, because theres only one of them, one for me, none for you, sorry. If he finds another top and botton like this then I could sell it. Well , maybe?. Its so hard when everything he makes I fall in love with. Well I hope you like it as much as I do. We have had many customers request things to be made by my husband. He had made a bench out of a baby crib that the customer wanted to keep (memories) so kids grown up, no need for the crib, so a bench was born from it. Wonderful keepsake in her home now. so theres an idea for you. Take care.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Good morning to all, What a beautiful morning here at the farm. Its gonna be a hot one today. Just hate when I can't have windows open to have that gentle breeze dance through my house with music of just birds and mother nature. Here are a few pics of a garden at a friend Kathy's farm. She has a beautiful landscape of wonderful flower gardens. I have this pic of a tub that she created for one of her gardens. It has the tub which was her fathers as a child growning up (used for his bathing then) and attached is a water pump that trickles water out. Very nice touch. Enjoy the day.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Hello to all. Well Ive been busy as usual. We decided to try an antique/flea market this past Saturday. Wow, what a lot of work. Not just the day of, but having to prepare the days before too. The weather was hot and it was miserable! It was a show that started at 5 pm til midnite. We were told that it was a good show to be in so we gave it a try. We thought that it was not as good of a show as we have seen at others. We will not be going to that one again. We will be trying another few before we do give up and decide that its to much work. Met alot of wonderful people however. I am also redoing my laundry room (painting, flooring) Almost done there. Now its onto the Kitchen with painting. Hope everyone is staying cool and dry these summer days. As you can see Ive figured out a few new things on this blog. I knew after playing around with this I would eventually figure it out. Well its late here and I should be getting to bed. Have a great week everyone. Here is a pic of our first trade show. Shows just half of what we had there.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Hi again, forgot that I didnt post this pic of another great find. The quilt behind the horse is called a sunflower pattern. I fell in love with it at first site. This quilt I picked up a few weeks ago. I have a thing for textiles, can you tell? I have another quilt that is so unusual, the lady had made sure to leave a note attached to the quilt and a card that was dated in the late 1800's about the quilt. Peaked your interest yet? I will try to get it on the blog soon. Patience now. Have a nice eve. take care.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Just thought Id post this wonderful find this past weekend. Its an old original black baby cradle. It is just precious. I also found this wonderful childs quilt (made for a crib perhaps?) its smaller but beautiful color and in very good shape. Have no clue what pattern you might call this but its nice. Also fould this smaller yarn winder. Has a wonderful shade of patina. Well thats all for now. Have a good evening. Take care.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Hi everyone. Been a busy past few days. Went to a great antique show. Brought a few unique pcs back. I will take some pics within a few days. My office is just packed with inventory to get out on the floor. Spent all of today reaaranging a few rooms. Not done yet. Here is a pic of the old pie safe that we repainted and fixed up. I love this piece. The color is sugarhouse brown milk paint from century paints. Love it. Hope you all had a great weekend. Met some wonderful new friends this weekend. Take care.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Good day everyone. What a beautiful morning here on the farm. Well Ive been in the mood for fall colors, soooooooo....Its fall in the store. Just starting of course. Lots more to do. New things arriving all the time. Just finished this display on a huge old harvest table. Just love the handmade witches that have a bat flying near her. More to come soon. Im taking the weekend off. Heading down southern Illinois just for a short getaway with my husband. Have a nice weekend.