Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Best of the Best Primitives

I am too enamored of today's offerings, some of my best primitives and the prices do reflect that, I haven't even decided on some whether to really sell them, but empty pockets will prevail as usual, I think.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Prairie Pantry Goods Get a Photo Session

I have some wonderful cabin goods that have been in the shop for a while, so trying a new photo shoot to see if their beauty shines through a little better.  Lots of early (and yes, pricey) prims also on the way into the shop.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Spring in the Garden

Looking out my kitchen window into the garden...

Then we go outside for a closer look, still full of weeds and thinking I may have to throw up my hands and let nature rule...

Thursday, May 5, 2016


I just finished making signs out of bread boards, I quite like the results.  The bread boards are $38 to $48, the black and white signs on old doorframe woodwork are $20 each.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Escape from Remodeling

I should be painting cupboards, but I just need a big giant break.  I think it has been a month since I have been able to list new things on ebay, let us see if I succeed.

The following are a bunch of earlies, pricey guys, but choice, as they say.  Most cookie cutters are $48, the basket, $125.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Almost One More Cupboard Done

I have the hoosier cupboard almost finished, but couldn't wait to share.  This one had me worried, but I think it is pretty good here at the finish line.  I still have to finish the pull out bread boards (thus the little slots under the counter) and I have to polish up the zinc again as I varnished it and it got all gouged up when we put the cupboard together.   My husband replaced the back of the cupboard with wainscoting and added the little crown trim--this straightening of the cupboard resulted in the doors no longer fitting, so a couple of nights have seen James planing down the doors.  Now they fit, but don't really stay closed, so we are looking for latches.    All in all, though, results are good.  First comment from James?  "Where did all those little white pitchers come from?"  I've been buying them for 10 years and packing them away for just such an opportunity.

Just in case you forgot, the cupboard looked like this a couple of weeks ago:

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Battle of Cream VS. White

I just put a post on facebook asking for opinions on the color of the crown molding in my dining room.  I plan to paint everything else in the room white, but hadn't decided about keeping the historical green that is on the crown molding.  I got a bunch of comments that I needed to paint the walls cream and not white---they are so wrong, but I hate facebook fights, so will just make snide comments here where hardly any one ever looks.  Case in point:

        The living room before was cream, it was ok.

Now that it is white, it is kind of amazing, I think.

So, despite the advice, the dining room is going to be white.  I always know what I want! (well, I still haven't completely decided about the green)

Here is the dining room today, a complete mess and the exact color of a salmon fillet.  We'll talk about the hideous giant built-in buffet later--it is going far away the minute I get my kitchen done.