Friday, October 31, 2008
Since it was such a beautiful day, I thought I would take some pictures outside the store. I wanted to take a picture of the driveway before the leaves fell, because it is usually just beautiful. I didn't make it out in time though, and with all the wind we had, most of the leaves are gone. I have added some other photos taken outside on the porch.
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 6:47 PM
Friday, October 24, 2008
I finally broke down and bought some china teacups and other pieces at an auction. I usually try to avoid anything breakable. When I was unloading my car, I tried to carry too much in one trip (a bad habit!) and the box of china slid off the top and crashed to the pavement. I lost a few pieces, but fortunately not all of it! I will stick to my rustic wooden items from now on. The china is on a cool little cart I got at another auction. It looks like someone used some old buggy wheels on the front giving it a "folky" look.
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 12:17 PM
Wonderful old paint in mustard color on this old butter churn. A nice small piece measuring 31 " high by only 18" wide not including the handle on the left side. Missing it's cover, but it would make a great planter or small end table (thanks for that idea, Gail!!) Excellent country look!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 12:13 PM
Here is a cute little cupboard made from an old shipping crate. The address is still written on one side and someone has added a shelf. There is an old wooden thread spool for a knob. This makes a nice display shelf or storage cabinet.
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 11:59 AM
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I had to find a new home for all this misc. stuff when I emptied my big cupboard to move in vintage Christmas. It had to be condensed down, but I kept all my favorite things and packed away the rest in storage. Advertising cans, oil cans, bait buckets, pocketknives, etc. It's all here in one new little cabinet.
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 6:01 PM
I got this great little puzzle box at an auction the other night. I wanted to make sure all the pieces were there, but the box simply said "over 250 pieces." Not very definitive! I decided I would just put it together to make sure it was complete. No picture on the box! Also to make matters more difficult, the pieces don't all interlock. Some of them just touch up against the next. Every time you put a piece in place, the whole puzzle would shift and separate. GRRR! I had to leave it half finished, but when I came home, my daughter was working on it. Then her boyfriend came and together, the three of us finished it! I was amazed that a puzzle from 1933 was not missing one piece!! Now it will be for sale, so some other lucky person can have fun putting it together!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 5:55 PM
Customers have been asking for vintage Christmas, so I put it out even though it's only October! I have some cute flocked Santas, tinsel, lights, tree topper etc. I have been collecting bits and pieces over the year, and just brought out a little so far. Also a red sled and a matched pair of carriage bells.
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 5:34 PM
I am moving on from Halloween to Thanksgiving, and yes, even Christmas, but I couldn't resist one more picture of my little skeleton. He is so cute just hanging out on what I think would be a great chair for Halloween decorating. Okay, pretty soon I will pack him away until next year, or better yet, move him to my house!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 5:32 PM
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Hand carved ice spearing fish decoy sign. Artist signed the back, with his name-Tom Breen of Greenville, NH with a little caricature of Tom himself. Measures approx. 18-1/2 inches long by 7-1/2 inches high. Own a piece by a NH artist!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 2:42 PM
Thursday, October 2, 2008
WIN THIS BASKET FULL OF HALLOWEEN GOODIES!!!!
This weekend is our open house. Oct. 4th and 5th from 10-5. After we close Sunday night, we will draw a name from our bucket to choose the winner of the basket. Stop in for some refreshments, sales, or just to say hello and fill out a ticket for your chance to win.
It's hard to believe that two years have passed. I have had more fun than I could have imagined. I have met such wonderful new friends, and learned so much from the people I have talked with. I appreciate all the help from the other local shops sending people over to me. Three Sisters in particular have been incredibly supportive since I opened. I would also like to thank Well Kept Secret, The Prancing Horse, and the newest addition to town, Flight of the Heron located on Marshall Road in Kingston. Ernie and Liz Landry have created a beautiful new shop. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful community of shops here in Kingston who are willing to help one another out. We are quickly becoming a destination town for treasure hunting!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 10:48 PM
There is this beautiful star either painted or etched onto the wooden back. The star has eight points and the number
40 at the top. It goes down in increments of five, and we think this was possibly to count the skeins or ounces of yarn?? It's a mystery piece for sure!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 10:43 PM
After much discussion and debating, we have come to the conclusion that this is an early yarn winder, but that it is not only missing it's arms to hold the yarn, it was also possibly a "make-do." The base doesn't seem to match the rest, and it seems as if someone put two pieces together to create this. However, I absolutely love the look of it. It is pegged together in some places, and has square nails.
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 10:36 PM
I just can't help but buy these awesome scales when they become available! This is a Forschner's scale in brass with hanging pan. I got the great little pumpkins and gourds at Magnusson's Farm right here in Kingston. They were very reasonably priced too! This scale was put out this morning and sold this afternoon, but I have already replaced it with a similar hanging scale. I was lucky enough to get two at this week's auctions. SOLD!!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 10:28 PM