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
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?
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
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
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?
A few months ago I shared our favorite antique/junk picking site in Ireland. I never did get that sign I wanted…maybe if it’s still there when we get back :)). See here. Ohio picking around me isn’t easy. I really have to work at it to find stuff at good prices here. Most of the shops we… Read More ANTIQUE PICKING IN OHIO
We have a collection of Antiques in Ireland. Periodically we bring some items over to Ohio for the enjoyment of our USA customers. One unique item is a fireplace tile. The old cast iron fireplaces of the Victorian home had pretty tiles lining the outside of the insert of the fireplace. The tiles would match or… Read More Craven Dunhill Pottery Fireplace Tile- Antique- Victorian- Art Noveau
I have recently embarked on the genealogy DNA searches. I got my results back from 23 and Me just recently, and I did get some unexpected results. I did confirm my roots are from Ireland and Great Britain. Years ago I went to Ireland to locate my grandmother, Delia Ryan’s, birth records to obtain Irish citizenship under this unique… Read More IRISH ART A LITTLE BIT OF IRELAND FOR YOUR HOME
I always thought this old school desk was from Ohio. I found it in an Ohio thrift store. However, after researching a bit about Oxford Ohio I found it was the home of Miami University but the schools and especially the grammar schools were never named NEW OXFORD. But I did find a town called New Oxford in Philadelphia about 500… Read More VINTAGE SCHOOL DESK. NEW OXFORD NEEDS A NEW HOME
What is a curio?? When I searched the word I found curio as cabinets as seen on the main image here from Howard Miller. Howards tells you to showcase your treasures and family mementos in one of his wood cabinets. But did you know? A curio is also a bird. The chestnut-bellied seed finch (Oryzoborus angolensis)… Read More Taking Orders for Curio Boxes