Once upon a time, a shy little Dutch boy got pushed behind a couple of ugly vases on a shelf in a thrift shop.
This is him. We’ll call him Hans. Hans is wearing big yellow bloomers and even bigger wooden shoes—just the fashion for shy little Dutch boys. Aren’t his apple-y cheeks adorable?
Oh, did I want them.
But responsible dealers are not supposed to spend all their profits as soon as they make them. At least that’s what BluesRay tells me. (How does he know, anyway?)
So I held onto my wallet and pulled out my camera instead.
1. This amazing white steel cabinet with a Formica countertop and sliding glass doors on top. Total midcentury [heart]. I love how this dealer added just a few red accents, so you see the cabinet and not just the smalls. Alas, no room in my kitchen for it.
Also, those red tulip tumblers? More midcentury [heart].
I’m still unpacking stuff from Sage Farm two weekends ago. Mostly because I’ve spent a lot of time shoveling snow!
Here are some things I loved that other dealers had. Like this sweet beaded velvet heart pincushion, a 1947 souvenir of Niagara Falls. A postwar honeymoon memento, maybe?
Like a lot of dealers, I have furniture pieces that need a little work before they’re sellable.
This simple pine table has been in my “Must Do Something With It” pile for five years. Maybe six. It was the turned legs and the pretty molding details on the apron that caught my eye.
In January I finally figured out what to do.