Saturday, November 29, 2008

Vintage wooden skis

Old wooden skis by JC Higgins (Sears) These look great decorated with greens for the holidays!

Small wooden toboggan and old ski boots

Small wooden toboggan is only a little over four feet long! Excellent condition with Lund label. Made in Hastings Minnesota. Vintage ski boots make a great winter display!

Great wooden box with leather handle

This is a cool old wooden box with jointed edges, and leather handles. It has dividers inside, perfect for storage or display.

Interior shot by Kate!

This photo was taken near the front door as you come in.

An interior shot taken by Kate!

My daughter Kate took a few inside shots for me so I could update my Country Register ad.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Little tree in sap bucket

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!

Close up of bucket with tap

Here is a closer shot of the bucket with tap. Some of the taps are older and rustier, and some of the homespun is green.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Our newest addition

We brought in this old cast iron Fairmount stove that will burn wood. I just love displaying my kitchen things on these old stoves.

Deb's Santa pickets

Some of Deb's cute little Santa pickets. They are ready to hang!

A wooden toboggan

A wooden toboggan decorated with greens.

Santa delivers packages in his 1948 Ford

Here comes Santa!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Getting ready for the open house

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!

A wicker baby carriage and decorated mantel

I love this great wicker baby carriage! I knew it would look cute with a lighted pine garland and filled with Santas. More stockings and holiday garlands too!

Mantel decked out with stockings and pine

The mantel is all decked out for the open house!

The butter churn with Santas

These Santas came yesterday in the mail, just in time for my open house this weekend!

An old sled with ice skates

Pretty old sled with some pine and vintage ladies ice skates attached.

Gingerbread Men in an old tin bread mold

Neat little tin bread mold patented 1897. I filled one side with cinnamon gingerbread ornaments and pine.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Project night at Deb's house!

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.

Close up of Santa

I love him! It may be hard to sell him, but I am ready to take on new painting projects now (as long as Deb is willing to offer her expertise) Thanks again, Deb!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Hitching a ride

A friend gave me this mink coat and told me to use it for a display on the truck! When I took the scarecrow down, I transformed him into a "she." She is sitting on her suitcase and hitching a ride.

Carriage bells

I have a matched set of these carriage bells. They would attach to the shaft of the carriage. They have a beautiful sound quality to them. Lovely antique bells.

Newer fireplace screen

This fireplace screen is newish, but I love the rooster! I also have acquired some decorative corn, perfect for Thanksgiving decorating.

Mirrored tray with hand painted scene

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.

Unique wooden dog sled

Wonderful older dog sled that folds flat for storage. Metal runners with wooden slat seat and handles. This would look great decorated with greens for the holidays! SOLD!

vintage large Santa light up wall hanging

What a great vintage Santa!! He still lights up and looks wonderful hanging on the wall. My friends Wayne and Susan are parting with some of their Santa collection and have brought over a few pieces for me to sell.