Thursday, October 22, 2015

October CupboardScape

Good evening sweet blogging friends.
Whew, I almost forgot to post this and the month is almost over.
For this month's CupboardScape
the letters featured are "S" and "T"
Here goes.

I have so many wonderful items that begin with these letters,
so it was hard to choose.

This two tiered Tin pie rack on some Ticking.

Close up view with my pantry cake placed inside.

I so love these early Shoes.

Treen bowl.

Another Treen bowl.

Spongeware pitcher.

This crock is called a Stovepipe crock due to its shape.
Tall and skinny like a stove pipe.

Another Spongeware pitcher.

A wood Stomper.

A bundle of Thatch on a piece of blue Ticking,
which is inside one of my Splint baskets.

Side view of my Splint basket.
I so love these baskets...and now have 5 in my collection.

Finally a grain Sieve.

October CupboardScape Blessings To All!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Snow Inside And Out

Good evening sweet blogging friends.
So last weekend it snowed both inside and outside our house.
Really it snowed so much inside that I was
able to build this snowman. :-)

Now would that face lie to you?

He even cut down his own Christmas tree.

Amongst the pine needles.

Snowing Inside and Out Blessings To All!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Giving New Life

Good evening sweet blogging friends.
Wel we had a bit of that dreaded "S" word yesterday morning.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Although this post is not very primitive, I wanted
to feature what hubby Bob has done lately.
This post is about giving new life to things
 that others would throw out.

Bob found this metal table.
He created a drawer and made the butcher block top.
The cart is on wheels.

I decided to display this piece as a kitchen island.

A perfect prep space that could easily be wheeled
to another area to be used as a buffet table.

Then Bob made this.

Again just a wire frame that was in bad shape.
Bob painted this black and added the wood top.
He also added these Vernor's Soda crates
that can easily be taken out for storage.

I see this in a farmhouse look living room
as a side table. 
Add a lamp to the top, with an ironstone pitcher,
and an ironstone bowl filled with white pumpkins,
and your favorite Autumn candle.

Bob wanted to decorate it for a man cave though.
If it does not sell right away...I will change it up. LOL
We always have this contest between us to see what sells
faster in our displays.

Who do you think will win this one?

Giving New Life Blessings To All!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Shop Locally

Good evening sweet friends.
Its been a bit nippy these past few days.
We are under a frost warning for the rest of the week.

Our little town has urged the store owners
to place signs in our windows to remind everyone 
to shop local.

Little towns like ours were a buzz in activity
until they met their demise in the 60's
with the onset of shopping malls.

Folks forgot about their local hometown stores,
and thus the small town charm fell to the wayside.
Shops closed and stores remained vacant.

Then came the re-vitalization folks
that paid 3 of the 5 river towns by us
to demolish for free their downtown buildings.
In hindsight, these towns would not have
done this if it were all to do again.
Now here in Michigan,
folks want to shop downtowns again.
The big malls are now re-inventing this concept
with outdoor shops instead of all under one roof.

Where our store is located, we are one of the towns
that refused the re-vitalization folks.
So glad they did.
Our store is in an 1800's building, and we love it.

I also love my most recent nine patch quilt
that I placed on our bench.

Why I brought up the shop local bit,
is because I purchased this early teddy local.
Local meaning in our own store.
I spotted this lil bear in one of our vendors booths.

Also these cool looking children's blocks.
I added my cute lil raggedy that
Fran from the BaggLady gave me in a swap.
Dont they look cute together?

Close up of the blocks.

They all are now loving being on the bench.
It does pay to shop local..even if it is in your own store.

Shop Local Blessings To All!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Store Pics Part Two

Good evening sweet blogging friends.
More pics of our store.
I am going to let the pictures tell their story.

Back Porch Store Blessings To All!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Store Decked Out for Halloween

Good morning sweet friends.
I am working our store today,
so I decided to walk around and share
some of our latest finds for sale.

I really wanted to keep this gorgeous blue cabinet for our tv,

However Bob did not want to take out these shelves.
Just opening this beauty smells wonderful with this old wood inside.
He has promised to make me one....

Some wood carved swans from a carver in the UP of Mich.
A metal milk creamer and a few blue and white stoneware pieces.
A goat stool and early lighting piece on top.

A small white dry sink with another stoneware pitcher and prim box on top.
An old leather suitcase in the top shelf and another wood box on the bottom.
A wood stomper is on the side and an old school bell in back.

A white pie safe with original screens.

Lots of goodies here!
Do you like our Halloween Gothic black hanging light?
It lights up one of our front store windows at night.

Love this early white apothecary cabinet.
Alas white would not look good in my decor.
Since it is the original paint, I do not want to paint over it.

One of my witchy poos in a pedestal candy dish.

Two awesome grain mill feeders.
There would be many of these on a leather belt that would 
go around and scoop up the grain and then toss them into a bag.
We have two sizes for sale.
Would look great as a spice holder. Or to hold your mail.
Christmas cards, small button jars.
What would you put in these?
Actually we also have three metal pieces without the belt.
Bob is going to attach them to an old piece of barn wood for me.
Cannot wait!

Bob made these prim candle holders using barn wood,
old bed springs and white insulators.
They fit a small candle or a tea light.
The paper label on this awesome suitcase reads:

The Pettibone Mfg Co

Manufacturers of
Regalias, Supplies
and Costumes for All
Secret Societies

Military * And * Band
And Equipments

Cincinnati, OHIO


An early white porcelean street sign behind the bingo letter cage.

My Turnip kitties hanging around on a corn dryer.

How perfect would this be to have in your home for Halloween?
Hmmm...maybe I will take this back home. LOL
Have to turn the store sign around and open for business now.

I have so much more to show you,
so I will save that for the next post.

Hope you all have a great weekend.
To all my Canadian friends.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Gothic Halloween Blessings To All!