Archive for March, 2008

Spring Forward! Yay!

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

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Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead before you go to bed tonight. Yay, see daylight saving time. Love it!!!
Happy day!

Gregg Shooner Redware Has Arrived!

Friday, March 7th, 2008

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I am thrilled to say that I have received my order from master redware artisan Gregg Shoonershooner1.jpg and his wife Mary Spellman Shooner yesterday. Gregg and Mary have agreed to become two of the many talented and well known artisans in my American Artisans store. American Artisans store. Gregg Shooner is known worldwide for his wonderful historically accurate redware pieces. His attention to detail and his aging techniques are like none other. His redware is the finest made. Now I better get some photos taken, cheap so my webmaster husband can put them in carolescountrystore.

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Something else I’d like to mention. Gregg teamed up with another master craftsman, John K. Spicer, and made this fabulous redware purple martin birdhouse. In 2005, they broke all records for auctioned original contemporary folk art, when it fetched a whopping $21,500. The money raised will benefit the Heritage Center of Lancaster County.

Below are a few pieces of my redware collection.
Happy day.

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Another Reminder

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

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I just wanted to ask again that you be sure to check out the movie John Adams, tadalafil just in case you haven’t yet. All you need to do is click on my highlighted word, and it will take you to the site. When I get home from mother’s house today, it is Wed. and you know what that means, working on the house again, I am going to revisit the site and look a more previews. If you click on the “making John Adams, and it show a few preview clips that are wonderful. They talk about the homespun fabric made in PA. for this movie. John and Abagail Adams sent over a 1,000 letters to one anoter and to celebrate this and the movie, they are offering a free card that you can send a friend, AND you can win a trip to Williamsburg, for four, and who wouldn’t love that!
I have not forgotten to talk about spongeware. This week I will.
Happy day! It’s beautiful here!!

John Adams Series

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

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If you love American history as much as I do, viagra or even if you just enjoy movies from the 18th c., buy cialis you won’t want to miss this series on HBO, called John Adams, based on the book by David McCullough. I read this book and just loved it! and now I can’t wait to see this series. Christine LeFever sent me this link and I am so glad she did!! THANK YOU, CHRISTINE!!!! Just thought you might like to know, just in case you didn’t. Don’t miss the “trailer” for a sneak preview.
Happy day!

Spatterware Verses Spongeware

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

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Happy Monday morning everyone! It’s a beautiful sunny morning and Spring is right around the corner. That gets me to thinking about my house. I know I wrote about how my website keeps me so busy, pharmacy and how I love it so much, doctor but guess what, try I’m getting Spring fever. I’ll bet you are too, right? Oh, I just can’t wait for the warmer weather, and driving to Chester and Lancaster counties, exploring new places and shops. We’ll talk more about that later. Now, let me ask you, are you familiar with Spatterware? This collection belongs to a friend of mine. She is a serious collector and has quite a few lovely pieces.

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Spatterware is brightly colored tableware, that was made in England, for export to America around 1810-1850, reaching it’s peak around 1830-1840.

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It can be recognized by it’s finely sponged or dotted look in bright colors, like blue, green, red, and purple. From what I have read about spatter, there are over 60 known patterns of decorations, including birds, flowers, fruits, and buildings. It is highly collectable, and I have to say, pretty pricey. Now I love spongeware, and it’s much more affordable. I have a nice little collection that I have owned for many years now. My interest in it has returned, and I might begin to add more pieces to my collection. I will also try to put some in my store for you, if you would like to start a collection, actually, I do have a sweet little early piece in there right now. Tomorrow we’ll talk more about it. Until then-
Happy day!

Brandywine View Antiques Grand Opening

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

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Good morning. Yay, for sale it’s March 1. It’s acting like March outside too, every once in a while there’s a big gust of wind that blows by. I wanted to tell you about last night. Carole and I went to the opening of a new antique shop in Chadds Ford, PA., called Brandywine View Antiques. The grand opening was at 6 p.m., and we were excited to go, and it just happens to be located right next to my favorite restaurant. How great is that. Shop for antiques and eat great food afterwards. Oh, yea, love it! The opening was really VERY nice. The shop is in a Victorian house, and the new owner, Lisa, is a real sweetheart. It was very cold last night, Lisa actually had gas lit heaters outside on the porch. How nice was that!!The food was fabulous! Shrimp cocktail, baked Va. ham, veggies and dips of all kinds, cheeses, wine, and the best desserts. It was just beautifully done. Good for you, Lisa! I bought this sweet little brown transferware child’s 19th c. cup. I’ll have it for sale in my store this weekend. There were a lot of people there, and you know how you get talking, well we met a very nice gal teaches yoga. I have always wanted to try it, but just never got around to it. She offered to come to our house, for free, and give us a class. I can’t wait. So, I am hoping all my girlfriends will agree to do it too. I’ll let you know how it goes. That’s it for now. Enjoy your day, and remember, make it a-
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