Archive for September, 2010

Fall Issue of Early Homes Magazine is Out

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

I forgot to tell you that the Fall-Winter issue of Early Homes Magazine is out. It’s a good one too. I love this magazine. If you haven’t gotten it, prostate you should. Your going to love it. It’s not that easy to find, treat so maybe you should call your book store or any place you buy magazines, and make sure they have it. I am so pleased to tell you that early homes has been using some of my photos for “fillers”. I guess that makes me a professional  photographer. If you get the magazine, be sure to look on page 65, that’s my photo of the crocks at the bottom of the page.



Antique Show at Henry’s Field

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The a whole year I have been looking forward to this show. It’s in Perkiomanville, pilule Pennsylvania, in an open field, called Henry’s Field. I went to this show last year and loved it. All primitive dealers!!

It was a really beautiful day, perfect for an outdoor antique show. I got up early so I would be there at the opening.

I know there are a lot of Tasha Tudor admirers out there so when I saw this 19th century boys “costume”, I wanted to photograph it to show you. It once belonged to Tasha Tudor and was part of her collection of early 19th century costumes.

It was wonderful and I wished I could have purchased it.

There were so many dealers and so much to look at. It was hard to know where to start, so I just started at the first dealer I saw. I covered every inch of this show. I was in heaven. These were high end dealers and there were many wonderful and unusual items to see. I didn’t take too many photos because I wanted to really savor everything.

I did find some wonderful early antiques for Carole’s Country Store. I still need to photograph them and send them to my webmaster. I am taking this week off to get some housework done, so they will probably be in the beginning of next week.

The weather here is very humid and windy. Rainy too. They say there’s a chance of a tornado in my area. It’s kind of strange weather, but then again, when I think about it, I can remember this kind of weather around this time of the year, usually around Halloween. I remember how hot it was in my costume, and sweating under my mask.

I loved this chest but when I went back to buy it, it was gone! Will I ever learn?

I love early bowls, especially when they have a make-do mend.

This is the last one. The show was just great. It had a good turnout too. Now I have to wait another year, but it’ll be worth it. Don’t forget to check out my store next week. There will be lots of new goodies for you.



Artist Peter Koenig

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

I am pleased and honored to welcome Peter Koenig to my American Artisan Store. Some of you might already have heard of Peter. He has had photo spreads in Early American Life magazine in 2007 and 2009, sickness and has been in the EAL Directory 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. His work is just fabulous! 

He is a master craftsman, painter, and a woodworker, and the only way I can describe him is a maker of fine American art. His 18th and 19th century trade and inn signs are museum quality. Peter spent many years experimenting with materials and techniques to achieve the high level quality that his work represents today. He uses new and aged wood. Found objects, like old shutters, doors, box lids, etc., when it’s appropriate. He puts so much attention to detail in his work, that it’s hard to tell it’s not an original early piece.

Peter is nationally recognized, and it’s no wonder, he’s an  amazing artist, and I am extremely proud and honored to offer his incredible art in my American Artisan Store. Welcome, Peter!



How Could I Have Missed Them!

Monday, September 27th, 2010

I haven’t been able to post for a while, capsule because a couple of weeks ago I had a little accident with a power tool. I almost had my finger tips cut off. I was using an electric trimmer. It all happened so quickly and the pain was severe. Lucky for me, pilule the gardening cloves I was wearing had reinforced tips, generic and that saved me from loosing them. Oh my gosh, it hurt so bad. Lots of blood. I was afraid to look. My husband heard me screaming. It was such a shock. I was so scared. He came running over. We went inside and took off the gloves. Ok, all fingers still in tact. We wrapped my hand in a towel, and drove to the emergency room, actually an emergency center down the road. Thank goodness for them! It wasn’t as bad as I thought and I didn’t get stitches, although  I think I could have used one. So after a tetanus shot and some bandages, I went back home. They still hurt after all this time, but I can type now without using the “hunt and peck” method.

Now, here’s something that happened over the weekend. Remember I lost my keys a couple of weeks ago? It cost me close to $300. to replace my car keys. Yesterday, I was emptying a pocketbook, one I hardly ever use, BUT I wore it the day I lost my keys. You guessed it. There they were in a compartment of that purse!!!! I just stood there, staring at them, not believing what I was looking at!! My keys! These are my lost keys! I found them!!!!! HOW IN THE WORLD COULD I HAVE MISSED THEM!!!  I searched and searched this purse!!! This is what panic can do. Word of advice, try to stay calm in a panic situation, count to ten. Trust me,  your brain will function much better!



A Good and A Bad Weekend

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Well, cialis this weekend was good and bad. The good part was when these little guys arrived on my doorstep. About 6 weeks ago I asked Kim Sivak to make a couple of animals for my website,-  I thought since we are getting into the political season it would be fun to offer a donkey and an elephant. These are just wonderful! They are all handsewn, stuffed with rags and made of early fabric. These wonderful animals are reproductions of early Amish animals made around 1890, and they look just like the originals!!! They are in the store right now, so if you like them, be sure to go to the artisan store,  Getting these in the mail was the good part of my weekend, now here’s the bad.

Friday I went shopping for some clothes for my mother. After paying at the register, I got out my car keys, but then decided to go look at some clothes for my daughter before I left. I kept the keys hanging on my finger. Can you tell where I’m going with this story? I picked out an outfit for Missy,  and went back to the register to pay for them. Ready to leave, I reached for my keys, and you guessed it, gone!

I didn’t panic. I knew exactly where I was when while shopping. I searched and I searched. The salespeople were so kind, they searched too. I went to customer service and told them. They made an announcement over the speaker. I went back to where I was and searched EVERY SQUARE INCH of that area where I was, but NO keys. This was crazy! Where were they?! There weren’t even that many people in the store! The scary part was when the manager of the store told me they had a couple of people they suspected of shoplifting, and around the time of the announcement about my lost keys, they went running out of the store. Now I was really worried. What if they found my keys!! All you had to do is use the “clicker” to unlock the car and off you go. I stayed with my car and called home for help. Bill arrived and helped me search again. No keys! Here’s the worse part, I have to buy the car key from the car dealer. It’s a chip key, so you can not have one made at the hardware store. Cost, $250.! Yuk, I can’t stand to pay that! I’m, not, at least not yet. I’ll drive my old jeep. I don’t care. So, that’s my good and bad weekend. What a bummer, but I’m still going to make this a-



Summer’s Over

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Well, sovaldi I hung up my beach hat until next year. I’m ready, actually, I’m more then ready. I can not wait for cooler weather and the beginning of the Fall season. These past few months have been way too hot. Our paper this morning said that this Summer has been Delaware’s hottest on record.

On the drive home I stopped at one of the many roadside stands to bring home some fruits and vegetables. I love the peaches. There is nothing like Summer peaches from southern Delaware, and I wanted to get a lot of them. I bought some eggplants too. Instead of the usual deep purple ones, I bought some white ones. I’m going to make eggplant  parmigian for dinner.

I did not know this, but the farmer’s wife told me that the white eggplants were the first eggplants grown. I guess that’s where they go their name. They’re white like an eggs, and shaped like an egg, and they’re a plant.

I was also anxious to get home to finish a painting I have been working on for a customer, and I thought you would like to see it before I ship it to her.

I had so much fun painting it, and now I’m inspired to paint more. The coloring looks faded, my customer wanted it that way, like an old painting that has faded over time from the sun.

Well, it’s time to go visit my mother. It’s been too long. I can’t wait to see her. I have not visited her that much since she has been in her new facility. Maybe tomorrow I’ll tell you about my visit. Until then-

Happy day