Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy New Year! It's hard to believe it is almost 2010! I will be open until 4 pm today, December 31st. Closed tomorrow for New Year's Day, and reopening for Saturday and Sunday 10-5. Let's hope we don't get too much snow!

Tin pan with onions

Cool old tin pan has little perforations around the rim, so maybe it was used as some type of colander. I have some paper mache onions that were made in Mexico inside.

Carl Weber print of sheep in field

I just love anything with sheep. There is something so appealing to me about them! This is a large print with wonderful old frame. The print was done by Carl Weber (1850-1921) The frame measures approx. 36 by 27 inches.

Laundry section

I did some rearranging while I was closed, and made up a new little laundry area on top of one of the Hoosier cupboards.

Wall of rug beaters

All of a sudden I have acquired several rug beaters in various shapes and sizes. I do like to see them grouped together. It makes for an eye catching display.

Hand made wall hanging gun

This is an interesting hand made wall hanging

black powder muzzle loader. It doesn't actually fire, but it looks very realistic. Metal plate on gun is marked Spain.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Open all day December 24th!

Merry Christmas! We will be open on Thursday, December 24th, from 10-5. Closed Friday, Dec. 25th and open Saturday and Sunday our regular hours. Wishing everyone a very happy holiday!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wooden slatted shutters

A pair of white slatted shutters. These would make great shelves, or they would be great for a crafting project or to just display something. Nice chippy paint for that old look we all love!

Child's ironing board

Older ironing board is small for a great little display! (Shown sitting on top is a sleeve board, which is not attached!)

Deb's handiwork

After her open house, Deb of Rustic Country Handcrafts brought by some of her beautiful pieces. This is just one of the many fine items she has for sale. A beautiful hand made table runner with a snowman and the words Winter Blessings. Has small jingle bells attached along the sides!

Heavy wooden box with lid

I bought this heavy old box up at an auction in Laconia. Nice dove tail
joints on
Very rugged!
green finish.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Interesting dog sled

Neat wooden dog sled has slatted seat, and metal runners. The seat back has a pin in it. When you remove the pin, the seat folds down so the whole sled is flat for storage. This is the time of the year to display this piece! SOLD!

Great Bear Spring Company water bottle

Cool water bottle with cap showing the trademark bear for Great Bear Spring Company. Front of bottle has embossed bear on glass.

juggling pin with hand painted Santa

Somehow this juggling pin ended up in my store. It had originally been painted with an Uncle Sam. I thought it would be much better to turn Uncle Sam into Santa! My friend Deb helped me transform him into Santa. We are lucky it looks anything like Santa because I think we drank half a large bottle of wine while we were painting!

Large aluminum scoop

This is the biggest scoop I have had. It looks like it would hold a five pound bag of flour!

Hand crank yarn winder

Hand cranked primitive yarn winder. Early construction is hand pegged with wood. I have seen a lot of these, but usually the stand is missing. SOLD!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Aspen the brown nosed reindeer!

I don't usually like to see dogs in costumes, but I found these reindeer antlers while unpacking Christmas decorations. Unfortunately for Aspen, he was in the room at the time, and they matched his fur color so perfectly! He only had to wear them long enough to take a quick picture!

Tin cake box

Tin cake tin with graphics still showing through the chipped paint. Has it's lid too!

Green enamel top table

I love the way this table looks in the store with it's wonderful green finish. I'm afraid it won't be here long! SOLD! :(

Tool tote number 43 (just kidding!)

I really have no idea how many of these I have had, but they are very popular! Measures 25 by 10 inches. They look so pretty at this time of year, filled with greens. Black paint.

Christmas crow wall hanging

Primitive wall hanging is a Christmas crow wearing a Santa hat. He is holding two candy canes under his wing. Brushed with cinnamon, he smells delicious too!

Divided box

Divided box used to have a lid. It looks great on it's side as shown here, or you could lay it flat. Perfect for displaying your small treasures!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Great gift idea!

Electric tart melter is a snowman head. Fill his hat with tarts to melt. Buy the snowman tart warmer, and a bag of melts for just $17.99!

3 day After Thanksgiving Sale!

Woodland pine artificial wreath, has soft pine needles, and a twig wreath attached with pine cones and red berries. Were $12.99, now just $10.00 during our 3 day sale!

3 day After Thanksgiving Sale!

Frosted pine garland has pinecones, and large rusty jingle bells, with icy pine needles. Were 18.99, now just $14.00 in our 3 day sale!

Military field desk

A military field desk, but makes a great display esp. in this green color, perfect for Christmas goodies!

Cool primitive wheel

Not quite sure what this wheel does, but could possibly have been used as a yarn winder. Measures approx. 19 inches in diameter. I just love the look of it!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wall hanging desk with cubbies.

This could hang on the wall, or sit on a table as it is here. Back is chalkboard for handy notes. Several little cubbies for organizing things.

Just unpacked today!

I found a great new website while looking for blackened beeswax. I ordered some items and today the shipment came. The shop instantly felt more Christmas-y! These little gingerbread men have little raisin buttons and would look adorable in a bowl in your kitchen. Check out for these and other wonderful products.

Wax spice rubbed log cabins

How could I resist these fantastic little log cabins?.......and they smell so good too!

Red and black spice rubbed Santas

These smell so good! They would look cute on a shelf or in a bowl of fresh greens.

Sled with greens

This little sled was cute, but had one cracked slat. What do you do with a cracked sled? You cover it with fresh greens!

Wooden measure

I couldn't find any markings on this one, but it's still a nice one! Has some early repairs on bottom. 14-1/2 inches in diameter.

Small green table

Perfect green chippy paint just in time for holiday display! Measures approx. 20 inches wide by 16 inches deep and 17 inches tall.

Neat bin made from old crates and Quaker oat box

Interesting bin would be great next to a fireplace or on a porch to hold kindling.
Would also be pretty filled with greens!
26 inches wide by 32-1/2 inches tall by 17 inches deep.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Pretty wooden wheelbarrow in bluish green paint. Still some time to display this with some greens, but as soon as I see any snowflakes, this will be going into storage!

Santa lullaby wind up doll

I thought this Santa would play a Christmas tune, but he plays a lullaby!

Pretty gate leg folding table

One of the very few pieces I have on consignment. This is just beautiful in person. Top can be folded in half to make a half round table, folded up as shown, or folded down with a swinging gate leg to make it a full round table.

Swift's Jewel Shortening

Great old shortening tin with lid. Nice graphics on front of tin. 14-1/2 inches tall by 11 inches in diameter.