Friday, November 13, 2015

Clarinda Open House Antique Sale Next Week

My antique and craft sale in Clarinda will be November 19th to the 21st, open 10 am to 6 pm on Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday.  302 South 15th St in Clarinda.

I'm going to try to get photos up as I set up next week, but may be to overwhelmed with trying to put it all together in two days--we shall see...

Here are some shows of Christmas past..

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Christmas Rolling Pins, Eve Gets First Pick

I just finished more Christmas, oh, the workshop is bustling!  The girls are helping me big time this year--they said they can't believe how tired they are--proof at last that my job is indeed exhausting and I'm not just a wimp!

These two early pins are one piece and handmade, they are $35 each.  The two with the labels are factory made, not as old for $24 each.

This is a European pin and is $35, the bread board $28, the little sampler in the vintage frame is $38

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Christmas Madness

Crazy busy with trying to get Christmas done--open house craft sale in two weeks--YIKES!

These are tiny wreaths made with antique figural Christmas bulbs, $30 each.

Friday, October 30, 2015

My Living Room Ta Da! Moment

My living room is almost completely done (I still have to fix  a small window, touch up paint and get the floors waxed)-- a triumph in blue and white, I think.

This is one side of the room before, when the former owners lived here:

This is the after:

This is the other side of the room before:

and after:

These are some closeups of some of my favorite things in the cupboards:

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mountains of Prims to List

I have a table full of little Christmas trees in all sorts of antique containers awaiting time for photographs and listing.  The girls are helping me with samplers and fabric boxes too, here are a few:

Sunday, October 18, 2015

A Little Time Travel

Walked up 3rd St. in Muscatine yesterday, and actually had my camera to record.  I'm sure there are other towns with amazing old houses out there, but I haven't seen any to match these Mississippi River front homes of the 1800s.  Most of them are so large, it was hard to get them in the camera frame.  I added a few odds and ends of pretty windows and iron fences and flowers.  It was a most beautiful fall day here in eastern Iowa.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Tiny Bathroom is Finished

We just finished the smallest room in the house, good to have at least one thing complete!
White is before and aqua is after.