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.
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
Well, John and I are getting ready to go back to Ireland, and while we did accomplish a lot this summer, I still have projects I never completed or even started, but that’s another post. We did have a boom selling year, mainly due to Facebook’s Marketplace. We were able to sell John’s farmhouse tables. One… Read More Update On WoodnWhimsey’s 2018
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?
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
Last week I told you I would show you the finished coffee table and picture frames I painted in Boxwood green. In a past posting, I shared with you the old yellow oak oversized coffee table in the downstairs family room that needed a makeover. I loved the look of the table but hated that… Read More BOXWOOD TABLE AND A COLOR LESSON
Hello everyone. Today I am going to do something a little different. I want to take this opportunity to announce a new product line for Wood’N’Whimsey. WOOD BY JC. John is in the midst of developing his own line of solid wood boxes. The boxes are traditional in appearance and traditionally handcrafted using tried and true joinery techniques: miter joints, no… Read More John’s New Venture- Wood Boxes
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
This summer has been one of our best sale summers. In one week we sold the two vintage school desks. Cast iron base with pencil slots and inkwell holders. A couple planned on using them as end tables in their family room That was Monday. On Friday we had a lady call looking for a small… Read More Boom Summer for Sales
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