More great new finds we’re packing

Want to own a British castle or two?

Want to own a British castle or two? These little Johnson Bros. dishes are Norris Castle and Haddon Hall.

Today’s our final set-up day for the Vintage Bazaar.

With any luck, our giant tent won’t have blown away in last night’s wind!

Here are a few more awesome things I’m bringing.

A sweet quartersawn oak side table with the Union flag painted on top.

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You can’t see the speckles in the oak here, but they’re very pretty. Too pretty to paint over.

Yep, there’s more! Click here!


Go ahead, melt your mother’s heart on your way to some other universe

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She’s wearing hand-embroidered badges on a vintage sweater with knitted-in blue strawberries. (I think that’s what they are!)

To my secret sorrow (well, not so secret any more now, is it? Hi, kids!) my daughters have never been all that keen on making stuff.

Knitting? Meh. The older one made a luscious merino & cashmere scarf for an old boyfriend, and that was the sum of her knitting interest, at least for now.

Sewing? The younger one mastered basic machine skills when she tackled a cotton tank top, but the rest of the sewing projects she planned are still uncut.

Weaving? Both of them have spent a week at my summer weaving camp, but neither one is begging me to bring home the vintage 36″ LeClerc counterbalance loom and wedge it in the spare room.

So you can imagine my delight when the younger one, loafing around the house on a week’s school vacation and binging on episode after episode of a British TV show featuring the 10th and 11th incarnations of a certain Time Lord, decided she was also going to make some nifty little badges. Just for the fun of it. Take a look!


Estate sale madness #2

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Yes, there’s more! Janeray already showed you what she scooped up at the estate & barn sale we hit on the first day of the Sage Farm show.

Now it’s my turn!

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I scored a homemade cash drawer, nicely made in pine but with odd numbers written in the compartments. Space for $3 and $4 bills? Maybe it was used for tokens or something else. Janeray thinks I should put it under my sewing machine to keep all the little tools right at hand. Might work. I’ll have to try it out. If it doesn’t work, then I’ll have to find some $4 bills.

Golly. yes, there’s more!