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.

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!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gorgeous old Home Comfort cookstove

Have had several stoves in the store, but never one with a copper top like this one. Two little doors slide up to keep food warm. Patent date of late 1880's. Has brackets on side for a copper water reservoir tub, but the tub is missing. This requires a little cleaning. The front is nickel and a polishing may be just what this needs. The stove is just about 5 feet tall and 33-1/2 inches across and 30 inches front to back. What a beautiful piece to use as a display!

Very unusual pedestals with tools for shoe maker

Hard to get good photos, but these pedestals are just beautiful! They could easily be repurposed into a lamp or table base. Hollow wood pedestals have tools attached. One is a form for holding shoe for cobbling. The other must have held a shoe as well, and may be missing a part, but cool look. The taller of the two is 38 inches and the smaller of the two is 26 inches tall. The pedestals themselves are approx. 7-1/2 by 7-1/2 and have old off white paint. There is also a box full of old leather soles, mostly small sized, for children. There are a few misc. cobbler parts that came with the pedestals. Marked GH Smith Lowell Mass.x All SOLD!

Small keg

Forgot to measure this, but it's nice and sturdy and has a great look! SOLD!

Very rusty hanging scale

With it's rusty old pan, this scale would make a great birdfeeder hanging from a porch, just fill the tin with seed! Love the red face, which is also rusted. The pan has a diameter of 10 inches, the scale face has a diameter of 8-1/2 inches and the scale is 23 inches tall from top hanging loop to bottom of pan. SOLD!

Old wooden trunk lined with galvanized metal.

Marked on top, front, sides E.H.E. & Co. This cool wooden trunk may have been used as an ice chest. There is a galvanized lining and a hole in center for draining. This measures 37 by 16 and stands 19 inches tall. SOLD!

Rusted wire bird cage

Found a lot of items this week, but this is one of my favorites! This would look great with a crow inside, and perfect for Halloween! The hinges are missing a bar on one side, so it does not swing open and shut properly, but top can be placed on bottom and it will stay. The cage is 16 inches tall and 9 by 9 inches square. SOLD!