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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Let There Be Light

I still don't have cupboards and still have the old tired appliances, but we are gaining ground on the kitchen remodel.  The hideous brown paint is covered in lovely blue, there is new crown molding and tiled walls on each end of the kitchen.  Last night, the antique chandelier was installed.

 It used to have this pretty, but totally wrong era light fixture:

Now it is just right with this Victorian brass chandelier and a new medallion.  It was a gas light, now is electrified.  We had been looking everywhere for the right chandelier, and the only ones we liked were $500 to $1000--yikes!  Last weekend, we walked into the Pink Begonia in Kalona, and there it was, only $150, way better!


Each side of the room now has a tiled wall, and the stove is going to be moved to the other side of the room, and someday be a new stove...


and in the interest of little things that count, an ugly light was removed from the little alcove that you go through to get to the basement, and this pretty antique fixture put in.











Thursday, February 4, 2016

It Started with Buttermilk Paint

I started painting a bowl buttermilk, then bread boards and rolling pins started yelling that they wanted to be the same color, then I stenciled one, and I couldn't stop...Then I decided it all needed flour sack stuff to tie it together and here it all is:


flour bread board $38, bowl $78, pillows $25 each


bread board $58, sample flour sack $25


bread board $32, crock $48, rolling pins $28 to $24


framed salt sack $35, double rim bowl $85



Friday, January 29, 2016

On the Way to Ebay


tin cups 3 for $28, spice tins $38 each, lg masher $28, littles $16 each


toy truck $148


old spice chest lost its drawers, makes a cute cubby shelf, $48


flour crock with tin lid $28

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Loving Ironstone

I have always love old white ironstone and think I have room for one more thing to collect!  The lily of the valley pitcher is probably going to stay in my house, but I Elained up some other things for the shop,




Sunday, January 24, 2016

Shop til You Drop Indeed

We just headed out the door Saturday with no place in particular to go, and ended up in Illinois and went a bit mad buying antiques--the shops must have just stocked up and they had the BEST primitives.  Here are a few to list:


never worn baby stockings, $38

old ivory soaps, $10 each, washtub and wringer $75

pear board $45, round $58, pantry box $75, transfer bowl $25, broom $24, bottle $15
old bobbins $28 for all, bowl $38


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Out with the Old, in with the New Old

It is 45 degrees in Iowa today, and I am taking new photos of all my lovely primitives that should have sold a long time ago, hoping the fresh new look gets some ebay folks to take a peek at least.  My favorite selections of course got done with the blues.




Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Primitive Time

Just a few more primitives on the way to ebay.  I've been cleaning and trying to organize the craft room now that I actually have one (in the old house, I was either working in the dining room or sitting in a corner of the furnace room, it was sad).  I got a bakers rack moved into the closet and filled it with all my paints, now I have to move my other bakers rack which is filled with projects and move my screened pie safe in--I have this huge house and the tiny craft room is the only place it fits!