Saturday, July 30, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
After it was good and dry I started to sand. It was easy to remove the white paint and expose the gray and give it that worn and weathered look.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I found the large jar at Home Goods last spring for a steal and stuffed it full of old crochet lace along with a few more jars found at the thrift store.
And on the left side is my brothers old metal horse, my grandfathers old pocket watch and a very old photograph of my other grandfather...
And his dog tag on the left side from when he was a fireman. He was born in late 1800's and he's quite young here so this had to be taken in very early 1900. He was a fireman in the days of horse drawn firetrucks and I still have his old heavy fireman's hat (number 8) I'll have to post some day!
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
One book is a little rough around the edges...Some people are related to my husband and some are friends of the family at that time.
My husbands great grandfather homesteaded here in 1858. We still have a small piece of the land...the oak trees that they did not grub out for farming because there were too many little ponds...more like mud puddles.
Do you suppose they placed that tissue there to cover her stern face!
I lifted it up and went...whoa! I hope she's not a relative!!!
Pretty fancy lady! I'd like to know what and why...and who?
Check out that beard (on the right)...
This larger photo book is a beauty, a mirror surround with red velvet...
There were several bank books and receipt books from farming in the late 1800's and very early 1900's that I didn't bother to photograph but I liked the look of this old farm ledger
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I've been picking up these Shawnee flower pots lately and I spotted this little pot in the antique shop. I almost passed up the old white shelf but I'm glad I went back and grabbed it too (covered in South Dakota dust).
A small collection of 'stuff' from both the antique shop and the yard sale. I forgot to include the 2 aqua Ball jars I picked up for $1 each.
I'm trying to gather a bunch of glass towels bars for our next home and about dropped when I spotted 4 of them tied together for really cheap!!! Kind of hard to see here.
And a few white dishes that were in a box for $1.
A rusty Crown bird cage for $5!!!! I couldn't pass that up. I was thinking I might paint it white but let the rust come through...but for $5!!!! How could I not get this and this was at the antique store of all places!
I can't leave out a few shots of Rocky Mountain National Park.
The woman who organized the rug hooking workshop is also a good friend of mine. She took me on a tour of Estes Park and drove us up the mountain to Rocky Mountain National Park. That was the best day! We had delicious buffalo burgers and awesome homemade pie in Estes Park at Molly B's and right next door to my friends summer shop, The Wool Basket, we stopped in a quilt shop called Maggie Mae's. This sweet little woman was just the coolest lady and makes beautiful embroidered quilts.
Thanks for a fun day and great workshop Karen!!!
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