Hope everyone is enjoying the start of
the Autumn season.
The leaves are starting to turn here.
The air is cool in the mornings.
The squirrels are even busier gathering up
their bounty for Winter.
The geese are heading back South,
along with the herons and egrets.
Well we must enjoy the warmth of the
midday sun while we can,
as Mother Nature continues her plan
with the changing of the seasons.
When last I wrote about my latest find
this tavern pipe holder,
I had envisioned this would go up in
our back room once the new redo was done.
Well plans changed for this piece.
Some of these pipes I had.
Did purchase the three in the bottom row.
Not sure if I told you the history of this.
It would have been near a fireplace in a tavern.
As gentlemen travelers stopped for the night,
they were able to take a pipe and use it.
First breaking off a piece of clay at the mouthpiece.
Once done smoking, they would replace
the pipe back in the for the next person.
Once the pipes had no more stems.
The owner would add new longer pipes.
I discovered this coat rack
in the back room under some stuff.
The color was perfect with my desk.
Instead of trying to find a hanging cabinet
Bob hung this over the desk.
Saves us money.
I hung my tobacco, candles and candle holder.
I just love how this looks now.
Guess it was meant to be here.
My intention was to hang it by our side door.
The more I thought about it,
was not sure I wanted to hang this 1700 piece.
Now our bedroom is complete.
A few changes now and then with each
season, but for the most part all will stay put.
Close up of candle items.
Changed the tin lantern for this more primitive one.
The taller pipes are replicas.
Again it is pretty hard to find original
ones intact and quite pricey.
Neither Bob or I smoke,
but I can just imagine someone sitting at this desk
whilst doing paperwork and having a smoke.
This will now be my smoking area.
Love the patina on this piece.
In other news...
well it looks like Bob is finally moving
forward with the back room redo.
He moved out all of the Christmas bins finally.
Am not holding my breath, but I did tell him
I wanted this done by Christmas this year.
Am sewing most days on Christmas items.
Loving what I have created thus far.
My mom is also helping me out this year
by sewing up something.
She will be coming down next week for a few days,
and I will see her finished work...
which I know will be perfect
as she is great at sewing.
Once she helped me with a sewing project
I had in school.
I could not get the hang of sewing being a lefty.
She did most of it for me and I finished it.
Thank goodness for her expertise.
Well off to work.
Almost The weekend Blessings To All!