Friday, June 25, 2010

Horns, the boss taking a rest

Horns is the goat we adopted from the SPCA a few years back. We just found him a girlfriend! He is neutered, so no chance for any cute babies, but at least he has another goat to keep him company. If you come here, you may just see them because they love to hang out in front of the store.

She's a cutie!

What a face. Her personality is just as sweet as her look. Her name was Gaelin when we got her, but I have been alternating between calling her Girly girl, Missy and Baby girl. She is two years old.

What a cute couple!

They just belong together!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Telephone boxes

Western Electric Co. phone box. Patent date 1894. Not totally complete, but very cool!

Telephone box with bells that still ring when you crank the handle. Great green paint. Green phone is SOLD!

Large enamel coffeepot

Approx. 11 inches tall. Black enamel coffeepot. Great bale handle. SOLD!

Treenware bowl with painted flag

When I first saw this, I thought it was an old metal bowl! But it's made of treenware with a flag painted on the bottom. Has hook for hanging if desired.


A single yoke used on a calf to teach them boundaries! The long wooden piece in front would poke the calf if they got too close to a fence or a gate.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Post office cubbies

Missing some of it's little sections, but this conveniently allows you to display some taller items.

Painted pine door

Pretty painted pine door is white on one side and knotty pine on the other. I also have the trim piece with the rest of the latch hardware. These make great display pieces if you sell wreaths or quilts.

Darlene's cool horse weight doorstop

Darlene of Homely Cottage bought this heavy, old horse weight here. They used to use these on delivery wagons when they were making their rounds. This would anchor the horse in place while they went in to deliver goods. Darlene did a beautiful hand painted scene of a farm with two horses in the foreground. Perfectly repurposed as a doorstop.

Wooden tool tote

Another wonderful wooden tool tote with handle. These never last long around here!........ and this one is SOLD too!

Lots of doorknobs!

For all my crafty customers! A whole box full of assorted door knobs. I also have lots of the door plates with keyholes. ALL SOLD!

Blue tool trunk

Great tool trunk in blue paint. A little rustic, but it would make a neat coffee table with lots of storage. Nice and clean inside. Or you could use it as a base for a stack of trunks!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Late 1800's mop squeezer

Wonderful primitive piece. Patent date is late 1800's. Has one handle which will push the two wooden sides together to squeeze the water out of the mop. Bucket is sold separately.

Dressmaker's form

I bought this way up in NH, at least 100 miles from home. It turned out the lady selling it lived in my old hometown and was two years ahead of me in school! What a small world. This dressmaker's form has been well used but would still be perfect for displaying vintage clothes. Metal stand is adjustable.

Vintage picnic cooler

Vintage picnic cooler. Tartan toter has a wool tartan picnic blanket, and some of those old pastel and wicker cups. Tote has a tartan pattern and neat lid with suggestions for use.

Chatillon scale

Since my Landers postal scale sold so quickly, I just had to buy this Chatillon at Tuesday night's auction. It seems my customers like scales almost as much as I do!

Blue chair with chipped paint

I can never resist these great chairs with chipped paint. Perfect for your summer "Americana" theme!

Cast iron fish mold

Cool cast iron pan with fish molds. One of my customers asked if it was for "fish cakes" Now, why didn't I think of that? I am supposed to be the funny one around here!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Late 1800's Willcox sewing machine

I love it, I love it! This is one of the pieces I will be sad to see go (if and when it sells.) Only about 8-1/2 inches high and 10 inches long. What a great look with pretty flowers painted on base.

Postal scale

Wonderful graphics on this postal scale by Landers.

A huge jar of buttons!

Approx. 8 pounds of buttons. Someone spent some time amassing this collection

Little anvil

Small anvil measures 8 inches long by 4 inches high. Well used! Perfect for small repair jobs.

Cool trunk with drop down lid

I have never had a trunk with a drop down lid like this. The top unlatches and then the front drops down. It also has a great leather handle on top. This would make a wonderful display for your shop or house. Black paint and brass hardware. SOLD!