Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Primitive sled

I thought about keeping this for November or December, but it has such perfect fall colors in red and yellow, that I decided it could be a fall sled! This little cutie is rustic and well used, but great look. It stands 38 inches tall and is 12 inches wide at widest point. Bittersweet swag comes with it, if desired! SOLD!

Very cool old large drawer with dividers

This is an old drawer, possibly a cash drawer? Constructed with old square nails and mortise and tenon joins on bottom. This drawer measures 31 inches long by 18-1/2 and is 5 inches tall. I stood it on end to show how it could be used as a display piece. Could also be hung on the wall. Sold!

Hood Rubber shipping crate

The crate is certainly not perfect, but has nice graphics on three sides. There is also a shelf inside so if this crate is turned on end, it makes a nice little shelf display. This crate measures 27 by 19 by 14 inches tall.

One of my favorite items this week!

Adorable wooden horse and wagon, perfect for a fall display. I filled the wagon with mini pumpkins, but anything could be added! This is 33 inches long from nose to end of wagon. SOLD!

A few metal items!

Some cute fall accessories! First is a candle stand, but I have placed a small pumpkin on top. Second is a sort of crown cage with moss and crow on make do pedestal base. Get ready to decorate for Halloween! Last is a pretty wire wall hanging basket. Fill with bittersweet and small pumpkins for a lovely fall display! The only thing I remembered to measure is the crown cage, it stands 34 inches tall. All SOLD!

Oxen yoke

I have had a pair of oxen yoke bows hanging in the store for over a year, thinking someone would come in and need a pair to replace on their oxen yoke, but no luck! Last night at Scott's auction, up comes a yoke with no bows! Perfect! Now there is a complete set. I always save things and eventually a match comes along!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A family project!

We bought the metal wheels and chassis from a friend after the rest of the wagon had rotted away. The chassis had an emblem which showed a wagon and cart company that we learned makes display wagons for grocery, retail stores like Old Navy, and other places of business. My son Nick worked on the wheels for two hours or so freeing them up so they would turn as they had been rusted in place. We built a new body for the wagon using old rough cut lumber, some of it even had nibbles from our late horse's fence! I painted the sides only, to match the green on the wheels, left inside boards natural weathered wood, and we are just waiting on an iron handle that is being refitted as we speak. This just barely made it in my back door going up the ramp, had to take the door off the hinges to fit this through. Great for fall display, or would also be awesome for winter diplay of trees and greenery. This wagon measures 68 inches long, just a bit over 5-1/2 feet. It is 28 inches wide and stands 29 inches tall.

Birdcage light

Old weathered birdcage makes the perfect home for a new light fixture. Wonderful repurposed lighting! Cage measures approx. 10 by 11 and stands about 19 inches tall. SOLD!

Take a seat!

Three cute stools all from the same auction. First is the rustic stool with one leg re-made from an old branch measures 10 by 11-1/2 and stands 13-1/2 inches tall. Green Mill Farm stool measures 14-1/2 by 10-1/2 and stands 12 inches tall. Small green stool is quite sturdy and measures 13-1/2 by 10 by 7 inches tall. Smallest green stool is SOLD!

Two double sided vintage Buster Brown signs

This sure reminds me of my childhood. We always went to the same shoe store in CT and bought our new Buster Brown shoes for school! These signs are 36 by 9-1/2 inches. Great vintage advertising signs, double sided. SOLD!

General store counter display

At one time, this display piece had curved glass that would slide open much like a rolltop desk. The back door drops down for access from behind, and has an old silvered mirror to highlight items within. This makes a great display piece for any collection, or a holiday. This piece measures 30-1/2 across by 16 inches front to back and stands 9-1/2 inches tall.

It's almost my favorite holiday........Halloween!! Lots of new items just brought in!