Thursday, October 21, 2010


Hello out there in blogland. Got some "new" antiques in and wanted to share a few pictures. Some of them were too dark, but at least I have a handful.
The old barrel above has "pantry goods" on a stained piece of material and would be so cute in a buttery!
This old tin scoop is really a keeper. I could just see it filled with greens and pinecones for the holidays.
An old mustard top enamel table with a drawer is a cutie - paired with two old wooden folding chairs. The rocking horse is new/old. An old man had it handmade over 40 years ago hoping to give it to his child. The child never came, it stayed in the closet for years and now he brought it to my shop to find a good home.
This BIG old table is a little ornate for my taste, but would be a beautiful holiday table. It has two leaves that pull up on the ends - it would seat a lot of people! The copper piece on the floor is a parlour warmer and is about 120 years old. You would put your hot coals inside to keep your parlour warm.
This picture came out WAY too dark, but it's an old walnut cupboard with two drawers at the top. Oh what could be done with this!
This little child's folding chair is adorable. Couldn't you see a big snowman sitting on it for the holidays?
Then there's "Maude". Yup an OLD dress form. Trying to think up something fun to do with her.
This little "chair top" is my favorite. You could either sit it on a table or hang it on a wall. It has a candle holder on the arm with a little grubby cheesecloth wrapped around it.
Wouldn't your best dolly look cute sitting in here?
I was so excited when customer/friend Jeanie came up from Kentucky last week. She brought me 5 BIG bunches of tobacco. How cool to hang in a prim house!
I also have tobacco knot bowl fillers.
My dealer friend Carol brought me these old lace-up hightops today. They are so darn stylish! They even have French heels.
It has been one hectic week - so far. I'm sewing like crazy, painting some new goodies, and stitching like a maniac. I want to have LOTS of new wares for both our Ladies Nite Out (Nov. 12) and A Christmas Tradition show (Nov. 13 - see side bar). Hope there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
Until next time...


  1. Dawn, how I enjoy looking at the photos of your wonderful shop. You offer the most incredible wares. I wish I could attend your Ladies Night Out and Christmas Tradition shows, however it is just not meant to be, not this year anyway. Wishing you much success with both events, Autumn Blessings. Julie

  2. Dawn ~~ Thanks for inviting us in. Love all the pics !! The hanging tobacco & tobacco
    knots are so neat, you do have the most
    unique items. :-)
    Hugs ~~ Connie xox

  3. Love what you did with the old Barrel...I have one of those...and if you do'nt mind...can I borrow your idea?I have the perfect spot for it in a corner of the Kitchen.I know you'll sell that one fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. You always find the best goodies! LOVE the hightops especially.

    Have a great weekend!!

  5. I see things I'd want to take home with me! 'Tis the season of "busy" for us shopkeepers. Hope the holiday season is a successful one for you!

  6. usual I love everything in the shop! Sure wished we lived closer together. Have a great evening! (millstonemercantile)

  7. I had a nice time pokin' through your shop! It's adorable.