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?

HOME N GARDEN, Refinishing, Treadle Sewing Machine furiture, Whimsey

VINTAGE WHITE SEWING MACHINE IN A MARTHA WASHINGTON CABINET- RESTORATION

We work in wood, and a few months ago we went to our local picker to see what he had available….John sometimes fixes furniture bits for him, and he is always very helpful when we visit.  I got a large basket I love, but we also found an old sewing machine cabinet that needed restoration.  John… Read More VINTAGE WHITE SEWING MACHINE IN A MARTHA WASHINGTON CABINET- RESTORATION

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, Antiques, Treadle Sewing Machine furiture

VINTAGE SEWING MACHINES, Quilters, Fabric Stitchers, Seamstresses, Antiquers – Want a great decor item?

Give us an old vintage sewing machine and watch what we can do!     Our Redesign Antiques Department has been taking these old beauties and restoring them to new items of elegance.   THE MACHINE HEAD We have taken a few of the old machines that had pretty decal still on them and cleans and polished.  John put then… Read More VINTAGE SEWING MACHINES, Quilters, Fabric Stitchers, Seamstresses, Antiquers – Want a great decor item?

Furniture, Ireland, Whimsey, Wood

HAND TURNED PEN SETS-Do you know what BUBINGA is???

The first pen set you see was made in our shop in Ireland {This shop has the lathe} with a wood called Bubinga. Bubinga is an African Hardwood, specifically an Equatorial Africa of western Africa including Gabon, Congo, and Angola. sometimes called the African Rosewood, it may resemble other hardwood mahogany wood from South American.… Read More HAND TURNED PEN SETS-Do you know what BUBINGA is???