Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I acquired some of these old sap buckets and taps at an auction recently. I cut down a little tree in the woods just the right size for the bucket. I filled a mason jar with sand and put the tree into the jar. I centered the jar in the bucket and then covered it all with some straw basket filler. Then I tied a piece of homespun around the top edge and attached one of the little taps. The empty buckets with tap will be $5.00 each. Great country look!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Our holiday open house is this weekend! Saturday, November 15th, and Sunday, the 16th. 10-5 p.m. We have five different drawings this time, plus new holiday items, sales, and refreshments. Come experience a Log Cabin Christmas!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 12:26 PM
Saturday, November 8, 2008
My friend Deb is a very talented craftsperson. A few weeks ago we were talking about how many cool, old things there are that could be painted on. Deb offered to teach me how to paint. She said it was easy, and I said that was easy for her to say! Today she had a project party at her house. I went over as soon as I closed my store at 5. She helped me trace the outline onto the old wheelbarrow side. Then she showed me some of her techniques, and let me use her brushes. It helps a lot to have the correct tools. We got him finished together in one night. I never could have done it without her, and I am extremely grateful to her. I am looking forward to finding more old things to paint on.
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 11:26 PM
Friday, November 7, 2008
Pretty old mirrored tray with glass handles. Hand painted winter scene with snow capped mountains and pine trees. It looks like the moon is glowing over the river, but it's just my camera flash! Mirror has some silvery aging.
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 3:45 PM