Archive for April, 2012
Colonial women fought an ongoing battle to keep bugs and mice away from dry staples until the introduction of covered stoneware crocks and wood pantry boxes. Did you know that American factories began producing wood pantry boxes in the late 18th century? Some were simply varnished, diagnosis but many were painted in pretty colors that brightened dark keeping rooms when stacked floor to ceiling.
This beauty will be for sale on my website, health along with other treasures found on my latest New England buying trip. Paint is original and there are no cracks or breaks. It is a real beauty. If you have any questions, online please do not hesitate to email me.
I left last Thursday morning to meet my friend Lynne Oppenheimer. Together we set out on a New England buying trip. We were excited and couldn’t wait to get going. The weather was dreary, pills it rained all the way up, prostate but that didn’t spoil our excitement, ask or the anticipation of finding some wonderful items for our customers.
We passed so many wonderful early homes along the way.
This beautiful 18th century home was for sale, AND it was vacant! Oh, boy, gotta see inside!! We pulled over to get a closer look.
When we pulled into the driveway we noticed a stone marker under a tree. At first we thought it was a tombstone, but when we got a closer look we thought it might be a street marker.
What a wonderful house, but oh, it needed tender loving care, someone that could would love it, and appreciate it for what it was. When we peaked inside we were so disappointed, most of it’s original charm was gone.
I loved the Dutch door, and look at that gorgeous bullseye glass!!
It was time to go. We were on a mission!
I have lots more to show and tell, so be sure to come back. Now I need to photograph some of my treasures to get them ready to put on my website.