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, Gardens, HOME N GARDEN, Ireland, Travel

What do you call a flock of European Goldfinch????

Well, the Irish Autumn has arrived; chasing the beautiful Indian Summer down the laneway.  So sorry to see her go.  Autumn is a mixed bag here.  She brings beautiful and rich colors and an infrequent golden sunlight but she also heralds the horrors of gale force winds, horizontal rain, and eventually hurls you into winter. I… Read More What do you call a flock of European Goldfinch????

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A Guide through the Garden- Garden Nemesis Japanese Knot-weed

THE BACK GARDEN Apparently, we missed the super summer in Ireland this year.  We returned to massive growth in the garden and comments from everyone on what a summer it was.  Indeed, the best summer ever! I am sure there is truth in that statement.  A great summer in Ireland usually means a rain-free week every three weeks… Read More A Guide through the Garden- Garden Nemesis Japanese Knot-weed

An American in Wexford, Antiques, Ireland, IRELAND SITES AND SOUNDS, Places of Interest, Travel

Antiquing in Ireland. The ” Old Yard ” in Kildare

Hi everyone, today I am going to take you on our trip to an antique shop and cafe about an hour drive north of us in Oylegate.  It is in a town called Castledermott in south-east Ireland near the Cavan and Kildare borders. The establishment is called “The Old Yard.”  It is a family run business… Read More Antiquing in Ireland. The ” Old Yard ” in Kildare

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

An American in Wexford, Ireland, Ireland, IRELAND SITES AND SOUNDS, Places of Interest, Travel

SCULPTURE IN IRELAND- ROADWAYS

Ireland calls itself the land of saints and scholars.  Many categories come under scholars, including artists and writers.  As I travel looking for gates and doors to photograph, I have also taken a few pix of the roadway sculptures. I recently learned that Ireland has a law that took 1% of the cost of building a… Read More SCULPTURE IN IRELAND- ROADWAYS