An American in Wexford, Antiques, Antiques, Decor, Furniture, Ireland, Travel, Tutorials and Information, Wood

Redesign an Antique in Ireland- Demonstration Part II

In my last post, I showed you an old mahogany dressing table John found at Neville’s Antiques and Collectibles in Wellington Bridge, Wexford; our favorite pickers place.  It had been left out in the yard and it was rain-soaked and missing a top. After drying out in the workshop with a nearby heater, John started to work… Read More Redesign an Antique in Ireland- Demonstration Part II

About the House, An American in Wexford, Antiques, Ireland, Travel, Tutorials and Information

How we Redesign an Antique- Step one go to Picker Place- Tutorial

We have had readers ask us how we do a redesign and what does that mean.  For us, in a redesign, John takes an antique something and remakes it as something unintended; repurposed. A good example is seen in the vintage sewing machine tables. John takes the cast iron bases of the machine and makes a… Read More How we Redesign an Antique- Step one go to Picker Place- Tutorial

An American in Wexford, Ireland, Travel, Tutorials and Information

MADE IT BACK TO IRELAND BUT WITH A FEW HITCHES

We are back in Oylegate Lodge.  Still a bit jetlagged but I wanted to catch you up.  So to start off with the big hitch….I left my package of medications I need for hypertension and thyroid at John’s Daughter’s house in Philly.  When I unpacked the day we got back, I didn’t see it.  It will take… Read More MADE IT BACK TO IRELAND BUT WITH A FEW HITCHES

Food info, Foodie, Healthy Eating, Tutorials and Information

Glyphosate and Roundup – Err on the Side of Caution

There is a war ranging over Roundup. Actually, the war concerns an active ingredient in Roundup and others called glyphosate.  Last year the EU reported “The European Parliament Tuesday called for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate to be banned by 2022 amid fears it causes cancer, a day before EU states vote on whether to renew its license.”… Read More Glyphosate and Roundup – Err on the Side of Caution

FYI-Computer, Tutorials and Information

Apple computers secure but I had a virus on my Apple- Warnings- Tutorial

Hi everyone…sorry I haven’t been on in a while but I have been dealing with a computer virus for the past week.  I have always had problems with my PC and now that my computer kid has grown up left home and has a family of his own- I no longer have a built-in computer queeker. … Read More Apple computers secure but I had a virus on my Apple- Warnings- Tutorial

BOXES by JC, Furniture, Home, Tutorials and Information, Wood

John’s New Venture- Wood Boxes

Hello everyone.  Today I am going to do something a little different.  I want to take this opportunity to announce a new product line for Wood’N’Whimsey. WOOD BY JC. John is in the midst of developing his own line of solid wood boxes.  The boxes are traditional in appearance and traditionally handcrafted using tried and true joinery techniques: miter joints, no… Read More John’s New Venture- Wood Boxes

About, Antiques, Decor, Home, Treadle Sewing Machine furiture, Tutorials and Information

SCAVENGER HUNT- VINTAGE SEWING MACHINES

I am cleaning up the back workroom. I need more room for my art craft supplies.  We have old sewing machines, sewing machine bits and pieces like bobbins, feet, bobbins, shuttles, thread, and other parts all mixed up in boxes.  John disassembled all the sewing machines to use the cast iron bases for his furniture redesigns.  He actually… Read More SCAVENGER HUNT- VINTAGE SEWING MACHINES