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

Antiques, BOXES by JC, Decor, HOME N GARDEN

MY BOX COLLECTION WHAT DO YOU COLLECT?

I admit to being a collector, a picker, a lover of antiques and collectibles.  I also collect multiple “things”.  John’s new venture of handcrafting fine wood boxes reminded me of my collection.  I started collecting boxes as a young girl growing up in upstate New York.  In the summers, my parents would take us kids to places called… Read More MY BOX COLLECTION WHAT DO YOU COLLECT?

Antiques, Decor, Furniture, HOME N GARDEN, Ireland, Living Room, Whimsey, Wood

Miss Mustard Seed Boxwood- a Paint

Last week I commented on a Miss Mustard Seed post.  Marion was painting a butler’s cabinet in her new home.  Miss Mustard Seed makes/ sponsors [ not sure of the correct word here] milk paints in various colors, and has done so for a good many years.  You are probably familiar with her products.  She had her milk… Read More Miss Mustard Seed Boxwood- a Paint

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

About, Decor, Home, Tutorials and Information

Shower Dilemma…Need Help. Cultured Marble vs Porcelain Tiles

Got a shout from John yesterday to come downstairs.  He saw water staining on the downstairs bedroom drop ceiling tile. When he removed the tile water just poured out, and the insulation was soaking.  After testing various scenarios,,, leaking pipe, where is it coming from?  We determined the master bathroom shower was leaking.  This shower is a large… Read More Shower Dilemma…Need Help. Cultured Marble vs Porcelain Tiles

Decor, Home, HOME N GARDEN

Something Lovely…Perhaps a new trend in 2018 decor I can live with. BUT NOT THE MAIN CONCEPT -WALLPAPER

Yesterday I was going thru my emails and came upon a post by a very creative person. You might well be familiar with the name Marian Parsons- the creator of Miss Mustard Seed.  I have been following her for about ten years now, and she has been one of the most influential persons in my blog… Read More Something Lovely…Perhaps a new trend in 2018 decor I can live with. BUT NOT THE MAIN CONCEPT -WALLPAPER