Wednesday, January 26, 2011


And the antiques came rolling in! Got a few things put out today, but lots more to go, along with painting, sewing and "make-doing". Just LOVE this beautiful hired hand's bed, complete with side rails and slats.
Look at this beautiful old oversized baby quilt with all the blue stitching. Done in 1913 and has a few old mends.

One of my favorites is this redwork lay-over. Just beautiful!

This little checkerboard table is adorable. Couldn't you just see it in front of the fireplace for a good game with your grandchildren?

Very nice old sewing box that opens from both sides - excuse my Lucy's little chair, she came to visit today!

Oh boy, I'm having a hard time leaving these blanket cranes at the shop. Just MIGHT have to bring one home.
More new lamps.

Mustard has to be one of my favorite colors these days.

Cute little tilt-top table that would be great for any room.

This little sewing box would be so perfect to store all the remotes in on a side or coffee table.

This fireplace screen is a little "fancy", but in perfect condition. Just had to put it out where people could see it.
After work I went up to visit Dad at the nursing home. One of his aides (Sheena) as giving him a big hug and couldn't resist getting a picture of that smile. It doesn't seem possible that he's been there for over 1 1/2 years already - so darn heartbreaking.
On a lighter note, be watching for some upcoming events at the shop. We are planning a February p.j. party, a spring open house and I'll be having a big surprise for you all very soon - maybe next week.
Hope you are all staying warm and safe, enjoying your homes and doing a little decorating!
Until next time...


  1. YIKES Dawn, I just read about Dick's broken leg...what a nightmare. I hope it mends quickly and he is out ice fishing again soon.

    Your fireplace screen is amazing. Wish I had a fireplace to use it with, it would be mine! Hope you are staying warm....

  2. Wow, those are some fantastic pieces! I would like to have them all for my house, lol

  3. Sounds like you are busy! I love all the new pieces. We haven't been out antiquing at all. I really have the itch. I have a couple of days off in Feb. from school so I think we'll try and take a trip then.
    Can't wait to here your surprise! I'm looking for my camera cord so I can finish my post for tonight! Trying to get organized...apparently I'm not there yet! lol!
    Your dad looks great!
    Laurie :)

  4. Dawn ~~ Great photo of your Dad & Sheena !! Wonderful oldies you got in ... I'm sure they wont last long in the shop.
    Keep Warm & Cozy ~~
    Hugs ~~ Connie xox

  5. Great "new" items arrived!! I know you are staying very busy...can't wait to see what your news is!!! Have a great week and stay warm

  6. Morning Dawn, I borrowed one of your ideas. Sewing box for remotes. I was just (really) thing of taking one of them to our shop today, now I have a cleaver idea to put on the tag. Always need to give our customers, ideas!! Thank you.

  7. Dawn, so sorry to hear about your husband's broken leg. I am heading out to a fishing derby tomorrow morning, I think I'll bring my creepers along just in case! The shop looks wonderful, lots of great wares to be found! Your Dad looks like he is well taken care of and loved. Blessings from snowy Maine, Julie

  8. Love all the new treasures for your shop. You Dad looks so sweet. Yes, I know the emotions you feel about your Dad. My Mom has been in a nursing home for 3 years now. She is completely blind and not able to walk. On her birthday next month she will be 90. It breaks my heart every week as I go and visit. My prayers are with you and your Dad.