Ireland, Travel, Wood

Gales Storm Diana Hits Wexford, Ireland this Wednesday. I have a favor to ask, please.

Hi guys Hi everyone or anyone as the case may be.  I haven’t posted for a month now…trouble with internet…Ireland IS still having big issues with broadband in rural areas.  While I am lucky to be close to a tower; lots of people in rural Ireland are not, and they have absolutely no INTERNET…  Unfortunately, I am also having… Read More Gales Storm Diana Hits Wexford, Ireland this Wednesday. I have a favor to ask, please.

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????

An American in Wexford, Gardens, HOME N GARDEN, Ireland, Travel, Uncategorized

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

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