Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Room Now Open !!

Farmhouse Gatherings
Come see the room furnished with newly acquired antiques and other needful essentials. Think of a farmhouse full of treasures from the past and have fun exploring. With its old brick wall revealed this room is open for the first time ever and makes a nice addition to the shop. If you are not nearby visit the blog often as I will be posting more pictures of the room in the weeks ahead. If you are in the area pop in to check it out for youself.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Prim Pics

The old blue sponged bowl is set off nicely with the blue of the cupboard and new red paddle. The grouping is simple but I like adding different textures and angles for the eye to enjoy.

Another picture inside a cupboard with a bowl but this time these paddles hold a candle.

Love the fly screens with the pantry cake inside.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Let there be light!!

Love these battery operated tapers. They are on a timer for six hours then off for eighteen. Ideal for a hard to reach place or just plain ol' handy for anywhere.

These grubby candles are also battery and on a timer. They give you more of a statement if you need to fill a space.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Black sock kitties are handmade in Ohio. I am afraid they may be keeping their eyes on me to see what I am up too. At least they can't really M-E-O-W! They will have to wait like everyone else to see what goes in the new room.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Destruction !!

In January while the painters were here I had them attack a room that has only been used for storage. Was it ever a mess! Look what they uncovered under all the ruble. Yes, an old brick wall. I had them paint the other walls but left the brick exposed.
I just love it. There is a brick arch over the door but also over the one window in the room.
O.K. Then my mind began to whirl....what are we going to do in there with that really great brick wall? I do have a plan and yes I will let you see but you will have to wait a bit.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bowls and Eggs

Maple waxed eggs look like they are nested in one of the bowls. I like the bowl tilted a bit in front of the one standing. The bowls are primitive but are both new.
A beehive stack of bowls add color to the cupboard.

Warm and Inviting

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Joy's beautiful home. She had recently purchased several new pieces from me and it was fun to see how she used them in her home. The above is an Ash Down bin from Primitiques. The bin has slide out lids that will give her many decorating possibilities.

The Primitiques scrolled bin is filled with some of her crocks. The lower shelf conceals a slide out bin and I wonder what goodies she stored there. The bunny and eggs add a touch of Spring.

Joy recently furnished a guest room with a bed she purchased here at the shop. The Family Heirloom Weavers blanket and coverlet finish off the bed nicely. The room is very inviting and welcoming to anyone who might spend the night. It is always a delight to see Joy's talent displayed around her home in the many vignettes and gatherings.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Arnett's Dolls

It is always a treat to receive a box from Arnett's. This time six beautiful hand made dolls were tucked inside. The detail and expressions of each doll is amazing.
Closer view of Flora Mae. Notice each doll has been numbered and are limited to a certain quantity.
Two more girls in a closer view.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Love Drawers !!

Old eleven drawer cabinet that has just come in. This is a wonderful handmade find with a touch of history. The drawers at one time held a collection of native wood collected by Frank H. Delmars,1889. Actually there are several drawers that still hold some of the polished and labeled wood pieces.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Much Loved

The bear is actually a handmade creation by Alta's Heirlooms. He has a much worn look to him that tugs at your heart. The picture does not show that he has two eyes to call to you. We also have a girl bear in a sweet little dress made by Alta's. I had planned to post some other pictures but my camera's battery is low so was not able to download at the shop. I will have other pictues posted on Saturday.