Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday Montage

Finally the floor is completed.
Bob worked until 7:30p Saturday to finish up the tile.

We were able to find some of the original tile and then
had to add smaller tiles to fill in the rest.
The smaller tiles will be covered with furniture,
so no one will ever know.

Alas, we were not able to go to Breckenridge,
but I made Bob take a break for a few hours on Saturday
to shop some local antique stores. 

Then we had lunch at one of our local haunts on the river.
We shared pork pot stickers with a sweet & sour sauce.
After that we both then had a chicken chipolte sandwich on a bun with BBQ sauce,
lettuce, tomato and pickles served with a chipolte mayo. 
Our sandwich's came with either fries or soup.
Bob decided on chili, while I had the cabbage soup.
It was yummy and a well deserved break for Bob.

Below are the goodies I was able to find.

Three Ginger Crocks.
I love the combination of the ginger glaze with
 the muted white of the crock colors in these bottles.
The bottle on the right is a Ginger Beer Bottle.
Ginger Beer Bottles were originally used to market ginger and herb beer 
plus other carbonated beverages in the late 1800;s to the early 1900's.
Ginger bottles are also found in both a brown or white glaze.
I prefer the ginger colored glaze though.

Two very primitive wood print stamps.
The designs are all hand carved.

A Wood Butter Paddle.

An Early 1900's Beaver Skin Top Hat.

The paper maiche bunny on the left is the newest one.

A Burlap Carrot.

Early hand turned wood bowl.
Inside the bowl a fun little stick and fern nest.
I plan on adding a fabric egg to it.
Finally this funky brush. 
I forsee this as part of a Halloween display as a witch broom.

What do you think of this weeks montage?
Comments appreciated!

Spring Blessings to all!


  1. Morning Janice,wow!!! you did really good with Antiquing.Love everything you bought,good haul. The butterpaddle,broom,bowl,rabbit,LOVE,LOVE LOVE them all!!!! Sounds like a fun day,Mr.did need a break,floor looks wonderful. Have a good week,Prim Blessings Francine.

  2. Awesome finds!!
    I love each and every one!!!

  3. I'm hungry now - your lunch sounded good! Love your finds and glad your floor is finished! Have a great week! ~*~Lisa

  4. So glad the floor is done! Looks like you had a nice break. I just love pot stickers! Yummy! Have a great week.

  5. Yikes - how did I get this far behind???? Gonna have do some catch-up..... Looks like you found some amazing things - love them all, but my favorites are those old stamps and the items in the last photo (the bowl, nest, and broom....) Why can't I find stuff like that around here??? Happy New Week!! Smiles & April Hugs ~ Robin

  6. Kudos to Bob for a job well done!!!
    Such wonderful treasures you found Janice!!!
    Prim Blessings

  7. Great goodies! Love the bowl and "witch broom"!

  8. Oh my Janice, all kinds of awesome finds girl! Just catching up and reading about your shop floor. Sorry you had to go through that but at least you found out before it rotted on through. What a mess but you will be stable now so that's a good thing! Glad you took Bob out for a break, sounds like he definitely needed it! Lunch sounded amazingly delicious =]

    Have a fantastic week, sweet friend~


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