Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The woman I bought this from said she was going to use it as a planter but never did. I thought the same thing of course! I wasn't quite sure what it was exactly, just knew that I loved it. I looked it up and it is actually an old lawn mower grass catching bin. How cool! This measures 15-1/2 by 9 and is 13 inches high at the highest point. I hung old rusty wire across the back so it would hang up.SOLD!!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 11:09 AM
Some of you who follow me on facebook may remember back in June, my friend drove up with a Hoosier in parts and pieces and asked me if I would like to buy it. I wasn't eager to take on any projects as we were in the middle of working on our vintage camper, but I felt compelled to buy it and try to bring it back to life. We had to replace a few of the door panels, and one drawer bottom, and it needed a thorough cleaning. Last, it had a broken trim piece that had not one but two mortise and tenon joints. Barry is pretty good at carpentry, but this called for my neighbor Joe, a cabinet maker extraordinaire! He just finished the last piece of the puzzle and here she is! Certainly not perfect, but at least we saved her! Up close she has some rough spots where there were several coats of paint, and like many of these old Hoosiers, some warpage on the side and back pieces. She is what she is! Has all original racks, sliding breadboard and a tin bread box in bottom drawer. This compact unit measures 36 inches wide by 25-1/2 deep and stands 69 inches tall. One additional note, bottom picture which shows the layers of paint, the color appears to be green, but this is actually blue! SOLD!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 11:02 AM
Everyone knows I am drawn to chicken items! I have had all glass waterers and all galvanized waterers, but never half and half. So cool! This stands 10 inches tall and the glass base is 9 inches in diameter. Manufactured by Anderson Box Co. Indiana
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 10:51 AM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Unique little egg candling box. Used to tell if eggs held chicks or not. It could be used with sunlight or artificial light. Eggs would be placed in the six holes on top and then the mirror at bottom would reflect back image which would or would not have an outline of a chick! Dovetailed on corners and made in West Springfield, Mass. Love this piece! Measures 10-1/2 by 8 inches and stands 5 inches tall. SOLD!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 7:26 PM
This was used for demonstrating foods that came packaged for IGA. The price list is on inside cover and a plate of spaghetti and meatballs was 15 cents. Not too bad! A shelf has been added to make this more practical. This box is 25 by 15 inches and stands 27 inches tall. SOLD!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 7:22 PM
Nice big table is perfect for a shop to display lots of goodies! This could stand to be refinished but I like it as is and will leave that for it's new owner. This is 5 feet, 6 inches long and 34 inches wide. Stands 30 inches tall. Nice dovetailing on drawers. Two drawers in front that are very deep and are both divided with a partition. SOLD!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 7:10 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
I bought the icebox door from Michelle at Bittersweet Blessings in Chester. I loved it so much and hoped that someone would find inspiration and use the door in some creative way. It has been here for a few months, so I asked my friends Wayne and Susan Hughes if they would build a cupboard around it. Wayne makes amazing pieces using old salvaged items and Susan does the painting and the decorative touches. This is what Wayne came up with and Susan gave me great tips on how to distress the cupboard during painting. This has one shelf and a great latch that Wayne devised to make the old icebox hardware actually work. The cupboard measures 31-1/2 by 18 and stands 37 inches tall. Hard to see all the cool colors and shading as I have it out on the back porch drying, and it's a little dark out there! SOLD!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 1:57 PM