Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Buggy seat

We are restoring an old sleigh and I hoped this would fit the sleigh to use as the seat, but it was just a little too big. The back is missing some of it's padded backrest stuffed with straw. I thought about removing the rest of it, and it would have just had a wooden rest. I decided to leave it in case the new owner wanted to reupholster it. These make a great display. The metal bar on the right hand side has become detached from the seat. It can still be propped up in place, but the weld is broken. This measures 39 by 21 and stands 22 inches tall at back. SOLD!

It's deer head Deja vu!

We had a couple of these a short while ago and sold them right away. We then saw these two over the weekend. I love them, they are so weird and unique! These are taxidermy forms made of paper mache and this would be the base for a deer head mount. They are marked 12 and 13 in a couple of places, which I am guessing is the measurement from head to neck? These have little wire hangers for a very unusual hanging display.

1970's Lusse bumper car project

Fell in love with this at the swap meet! As we were wheeling it out on our cart piled with other items, everyone we passed was saying how cool it was. Makes us feel like we made a good decision to buy it! This is ready to restore or just display as is. Barry vetoed my idea of putting a skeleton in it, but it would have been neat! They are repurposing these into little driveable golf cart type vehicles now. This measures approx. 31 by 64 inches and is 23 inches tall at windshield. What a fun restoration project, and you just don't see these for sale very often. Body is fiberglass. Made by Lusse Company.

Rolling industrial table

Great table on wheels looks like it may have come from a school science lab. Top is scarred from use. One slatted shelf beneath. This table measures 36 inches wide by 24 inches deep and stands 34 inches tall. Sold!

Wooden rudder

Wonderful wooden rudder makes a fabulous nautical display! Rudder is 24 inches long and 8-1/2 inches wide. Handle is 35 inches long with small extension piece. Sold!

Artist's sketch box easel

Not old but cool! This is in excellent like new condition. If you have an aspiring artist on your gift list, here is the perfect gift to get them started! Sketch box opens from back or slides out in front to access paint and supplies. Comes with pallete, and folds up nice and compactly for travel to a painting site! Sold!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Love, love, love this Hoosier style cabinet!

Oak Hoosier style cabinet was made by the La-Fa-ete company in Lafayette Indiana. This is in excellent solid condition and has a very cool drying rack on the lower right hand side with wire rack and air holes for ventilation. Glass doors aren't completely transparent, but do allow you to get a glimpse of what's inside. We believe it must have had a flour sifter on the left hand side at one time, but it's long gone. This is in two pieces and easy to transport! So much fun to decorate these with kitchen goodies! SOLD!

Heavy sand filled kitty doorstop

Vintage door stop was made in Leominster Mass and has a cool Halloween look. But then again, I see Halloween in just about anything! This is heavy and would make a perfect door stop.

Large wooden bed with foam mattress

We aren't sure if this was originally intended for a youth bed or if it's for dolls. Large enought for a small child to sleep in and it has a comfy foam mattress. It would also make a fabulous display for teddy bears, dolls, or even Santas! My dogs were all eyeing it so it could even be a bed for a very pampered pooch! SOLD!

Very cool insulator display stand

Hand crafted and custom built display stand for insulators. There are several hooks with threaded ends for the insulators to screw securely on. Insulators are available separately for sale or buy the whole stand for a very unique and colorful display.

Cubby shelf

This has 16 little cubbies all the same size. This could be painted if desired, or leave it kind of shabby chic!

Tin dome topped tool box

This has a great look. The latches no longer latch shut, but still a very unique look with it's domed top and old wooden handle! Sold!