Thursday, February 26, 2009

Stuntmaster model plane

Little model airplane has a motor, but it appears to be seized. This brought back fond memories of my father. He had three brothers and back in the 60's they all got into building model airplanes which they would then fly in a nearby field. They were so competitive that the planes got bigger and bigger, each trying to outdo the other. Finally, one day one of them built a plane so big, it wouldn't take off at all, and that was the biggest laugh of all!

Victorian era bonnet

Shown from the side, a lace and crocheted bonnet for a lady. Pink and blue pastel.

Victorian era bonnet

Shown here from the back, a beautiful lace and crocheted bonnet. Lovely craftsmanship!

sugar sacks

I have several of these little cloth sugar sacks. My friend suggested putting a bag of real sugar inside for display, and I love it!

Ladies oak desk

Pretty little ladies drop front desk in oak. Nice compact desk measures 41 inches high at highest point in back. 26-1/2 inches wide by approx. 16 inches deep. One drawer below the drop front.

Ladies oak desk interior

Nice cubbies in interior of desk. This would be perfect for bill paying!

postage scale

I found several scales on a recent shopping spree, but had to stop myself from buying them all. I did get two, and this sweet little postage scale is one of them. Nice graphics on label still intact and some painted embellishments on side.

Kitchen cabinet or Hoosier helper

Little kitchen cupboard measures 30 inches tall by 20 inches wide and 16 inches deep. Nice aged look with enamel top, and one drawer.

Inside of cabinet

Inside of little cabinet with a wire shelf. It almost reminds me of a tiny fridge!

Top of cabinet

Top of little cabinet with white enamel top.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My favorite find of the day!

One of my friends occasionally finds things he thinks I might like and he brought me this today. He was right, I love it!! How cool is a log cabin in a bottle? I can't imagine how much work it would be to build this inside a bottle. It would take more patience than I have!

Cake tin

Love these old rusty tins with graphics! They look great on top of a kitchen cupboard. Still faintly reads CAKE!

Child's stacking cardboard blocks

Vintage cardboard stacking blocks. Each animal has a squeaker on one side. Each side shows a different animal and have numbers and story lines. Boxes nest inside eachother for storage.

Tin grain scoop

Rusty old tin grain scoop. We put a candle and some potpourri in just for an idea. Nice wood handle.

Wood tray with beautiful inlaid edges

I got this tray at an auction but the glass was missing. I brought it to Fremont Glass and they did a beautiful job replacing the glass. I am so glad I decided to save it! The inlay around the edges is gorgeous!

Doily Stretcher board

Interesting Doily stretcher has circles in various sizes to reshape doilies. Many pinholes in board show it's use! I think this would look great hanging on a wall. It just needs a hanger attached to back. Made by the Chicago Curtain Stretcher Co.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saturday-February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Daniel Cragin Measure

Well used and patched measure made by Daniel Cragin, who was the founder of Frye's Measure Mill in Wilton, NH.
11 inches in diameter by 7 inches high.

Butter Churn

Someone combined this butter churn with wooden paddle with a pickle jar! It's not original but it's got a great country look, and it's functional too.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Round oak table

Buying this pretty round oak table was a departure for me, as I usually go for things with flaking paint, etc! I do like the look of it though, I guess you have to branch out once in awhile.

Grain bin

Bringing in this grain bin prompted me to change the look around the fireplace. I took down all the Valentine hearts and put up the shamrocks-I'm definitely ready for spring! The warm weather over the weekend was a nice change. I saw pussy willows for sale, so I just had to buy some!

Grain bin in green

Nice old green paint on this feed bin from a barn. The color looks a little bright in the photo, but in person, it's kind of cool!

Grain bin interior

Nice untouched wood interior.

Another Hoosier!

Beautiful old Hoosier with red accents, is the perfect home for all the red kitchenware. SOLD!

With flour bin

Intact flour bin!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Primitive feed bin

I thought about keeping this because I just love it, but lack of space in the house made me think otherwise! Great primitive piece, used as a feed bin. Note the hay still attached on one corner! Measures 18" by 14-1/2".

Primitive feed bin

Shown from back with great hanging hooks intact.

Large bread board

Early bread board in great condition. Measures 31 by 20 inches.

Mama pig with seven babies

This little piggy went to market.....Dover antique market where I bought her! I was just drawn to this piece, and spotted her hiding on the dealer's table. She has seven babies gathered by her side. Great aging crackle, with numbered marking on base. She is bigger than she looks in this photo and measures 10-1/2 inches in length.

Pie safe showing one door open

Rustic pie safe currently holds vintage hats, gloves, and linens. Great for display with lots of shelf space.

Rustic pie safe

Just moved this in this week. Rustic pie safe has two doors in front, and screened sides and front for air circulation. Nice wide shelves. Measures 46" wide by 18" deep and 45-1/2 " high.