Archive for July, 2008

Some New Shooner Redware

Thursday, July 31st, 2008



I have no idea how many of you are reading my blog this month. I realize we are all doing what we do to enjoy our Summer. I am getting ready to return to Rehoboth Beach. Bill is out getting the car washed, illness so I thought it would be a good time to show you some Shooner redware that we put in my American Artisan Store last night. The large crock, with a tin lid, is just gorgeous. The design reminds me of 18th century crewelwork. Being a collector of Shooner redware, as so many are, it’s hard to part with them, but until I do, I put them in my cupboard with the rest of my redware, and they sure do look good! There are lots of new things in my country store too. Bill just came in the door, so it’s time to get everything in the car, and then it’s time to hit the road.
Hope you’re staying cool, it’s REALLY mucky out there!
Happy day

Back Home For A Bit

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008


We had some storms at the beach on Sunday. Pouring rain, healing with lots of lightening too. Bill and I sat on our deck and enjoyed the show. I love thunder storms, especially here at the beach, it always seems more intense.

We left for home yesterday morning, early. There was so much mist coming off the ocean, you couldn’t see than half way down the streeet. It was only one block that was so misty, after that, it was clear as a bell. It seemed so quite and still, when we arrived back home. The grass need cutting up by the pool. The lawn too, but it wasn’t nearly as long. Lots of mail to read, and tons of laundry. We’re only staying here for a couple of days and then we’ll head back to the beach where there isn’t any work, just sun and fun. Ah, summer time and the living is easy. Don’t you just love it.
Happy day

Ok, I’m Back With More Photos

Friday, July 25th, 2008

I’ll tell you, there I need to walk a long walk when I am done! You can be sure that I will do that. I love the pantry box with “sugar” written on it, but don’t they all look great together, not to mention the cupboard they are sitting on. I am hoping that all of you are able to see the photos ok. I like posting them in a nice large size so you can see everything better.


There was a time, quite a few years ago, when I was really loving old decoys. I have a pretty nice collection and I have it displayed on white shelves on my sun porch. If you like them, this store had a huge collection.




I think special American flags are just wonderful for framing. I have the first one my mother bought when she first got married. I had it mounted in a beautiful gold frame and it looks wonderful. On the back I wrote it’s history, for future family members, namely my granddaughter, Emily. It’s one of those things that I really treasure. Of course, don’t we all love old pewter!



I sure hope you have enjoyed your visit to the antique shop. I enjoyed taking you. Now, I really do have to get up out of this chair, I’m starting to feel very flat, if you know what I mean. The owner of this wonderful shop lives in this reproduction house.



I’m A Little Late Today

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Sorry guys, sale but I am really late this morning. Not that I have not been on the computer, because I have, since 7 this morning. I can not believe that it’s 11:28 already! If you are on the computer a lot like I am, you know darn well how quickly the time wizzes by. You know how I have mentioned before how I love hearing the sounds of the crows in the summer time. This morning I mentioned to Bill, how when I am home in Wilmington, I just love hearing those crows, but here at the beach, it’s the seagulls. As I write today, I have the TV on. I love to watch the tv show The View. I love those women. I don’t watch much tv, especially in the summer time, but this show is a hoot. Ok, now, I did promise more photos from that great antique shop, so let me go download them. Be back in a minute.

Country Treasures

Thursday, July 24th, 2008


When Janet and I went on our day trip antiquing, ask Country Treasures was right up there on our list of places we wanted to visit. I think it is just the best antique shop I have ever been in, and as you might have guessed by now, I have been in a lot of antique shops! We just couldn’t wait to get inside.


While I was taking these photos, you can see she wasnt’ wasting any time going in.


When you go inside this store, you don’t know which way to go first. Everything is fabulous, and Country Treasures has some of the best painted furniture I have ever seen.



I love that little blue cupboard filled with yellowware. I thought this long country table was fabulous, and oh my gosh, look at all of those wonderful bowls!


There was so much to look at and I didn’t want to miss anything. I have more photos that I want to show you, but I am hungry, and I have not eaten my breakfast yet. So, I really need to go, but I hope you will come back tomorrow, I’ll be here, and we’ll look at more antiques. Until then, remember that I always want you to have a-
Happy day everyone!

Victorian Child’s Basket Purse 1850-1880′s

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I wanted to thank Rachael for sharing some information with me about the second photo of the little basket I spoke about in my post today. She told me that it is a child’s German basket purse, cialis that would have been used during the Victorian era, remedy around 1860, for sale through the 1880′s. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, RACHAEL!

Thanks again, Rachael, for these photos, and for sharing you wonderful collection of basket purses from you museum collection.



Christine Crocker also has a wonderful collection of basket purses. She was kind enough to share her photos with me, and has given me permission to share them with you. Thanks, Christe’!



Antiquing On Saturday

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008


Janet and I left on Saturday morning. It’s always fun going to new antique shops, stuff so I was looking forward to this day trip. We drove for an hour and then finally hit our first shop. I look for primitives and Janet is looking for cottage. Off we went, seek in diffferent directions. I found 2 wonderful old baskets for Caroles Country Store. , so if you love old baskets, hope on over and check them out.


It was getting close to lunch time and our tummys were telling us, let’s eat. We drove into Easton, MD. It’s a charming little town, with lots of shops to visit. The Tidewater Inn has a fabulous restaurant, so went in.



Down the street from the Tidewater, there was another inn, called The Inn At Easton. Looks like they’re missing a shutter.


After lunch we went to my favorite shop of all, Country Treasures.


I was there a couple of years ago, and was so anxious to go back. This shop has the most wonderful country antiques ever! Mostly painted pieces. Later this week I will show you some photos that you won’t want to miss, so be sure to stop back. Oh, ok, here is a little teaser.


Until next time.
Happy day everyone!

1810 Tallow Candle

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008


I swipped this photo off of ebay. Have you ever seen a REAL tallow candle? This one was found in an 1810 candle box. It sold for about $75. It’s a simple thing, try but I loved seeing it and wanted to share it with you. I would love to own one, buy cialis but what are the chances that you will find one again. Not good, is my guess.


New Paintings by Carole O’Neill

Monday, July 21st, 2008


Good morning everyone. I have been meaning to tell you about the new paintings in my American Artisan Store, health done by artist Carole O’Neill. This is one of my favorites. This sweet little girl and her dog, is done in pastels, and is framed in an old frame, with wonderful old glass. Did you know that pastels were popular during the early 18th century?


If you would like to see more, be sure and visit my store, for more of her paintings, and descriptions of these one of a kind paintings.


This little girl is also done in pastels. The frame is hand grained by Carole, and, it too, has old glass. Love it!


Also, be sure to check out the little bio I have provided for you, about this wonderful folk artist and friend.

Happy day.

Laundry Day

Thursday, July 17th, 2008


Today is another lovely Summer day. The sounds of locust fill the air this morning. I love it. Get ready for some really hot days ahead! This morning I have some laundry to do and a few errands to run, cialis and off to Rehoboth Beach I go!
Isn’t this little child’s toy washing machine adorable. I remember when I was a child, my mother had one just like it. I remember seeing her feed the clothes through the wringers, one piece at a time. I have it on a shelf in my laundry room, and the old clothespins and little sample laundry detergent sit on top of a very primitive washboard. Ok, maybe I should go take a photo of that for you. Here it is.



I call it my makedo washboard. One of my favorite primtives.

Last night I washed my trusty old Jeep, Nellie. Cleaned her inside and out. I even used some Liquid Black on the tires. She looks beautiful and she’s all packed and ready to go. I have to stop at an antique shop along the way and pick up a 1920′s French Wire plant stand, in old white paint, for my friend Janet. It’s perfect for her shop. Remember? She has the shop Early Attic in Rehoboth. Depending on the time, I’ll stop at a couple of others and look for some treasures for Caroles Country Store. Oh, I almost forgot. Saturday I am going to Easton, MD., with Janet. It’s going to be hot, but I know we’re going to have a really fun day! There are lots of WONDERFUL antique shops there! I can’t wait to go. I have my camera all ready, so until next time we visit-
Happy day!