Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"Falloween" is at the shop!! (updated Friday 8-19)

Well I spent most of the day trying to figure how to fit everything in...but fall and halloween have officially made it into the shop! Of course...I was putting the final touches on what I took in as they were locking the doors...so camera comes out in the morning and maybe I can snap a few pics!

Ken Hardy has brought us lots of his halloween gourds...though I will say, it is not as many as we have gotten in the past (he's working way tooo much these days!) and I'm not sure if there are many more to come...Soooooo...if you like collecting his pumpkins, get in fast!! There are great ornaments for $10 and the pumpkin gourds range anywhere from $15 to $45.

Several of my other vendors have been working hard as well...great box sets, great primitive acorn make do's...some wool pillows for the season...lots to see!

And new fall scents have arrived...some new melting tarts came in (pumpkin seeds smells good enough to eat!) along with some new room sprays and the brown sugar crow melters are back in too!

Shawn is in Pennsylvania until after labor day on a buying trip for the shop and to visit family in the area...he's been doing some pretty awesome digging so far...here's a picture/description of some of the goodies....(sorry for the picture quality...I didn't let him take the good camera!)

1)Salmon red bench..8 1/2" tall x 15" long x 9 1/2" wide. Great old salmon paint over the original gray. Made with early screws dating to mid/late 1800's. $45.00
2)Blue Bench...Excellent original first surface of vibrant blue paint worn just the way we like it! Round nails..probably 1880-1900. 12" tall x 21 1/4" long x 11 1/2" wide..$95.00
3)Very cool early spice grater (attached to salmon bench) in original blue paint...love this one! $25.00
4) Early 1800 mortar/pestle set...excellent mid-1800's black paint with different colored bands on the turnings. Awesome bulbous shape with no cracks or damage! The pestle is not original to the mortar, but looks great with it...right now it's $150.00
5) 3 OLD herb racks from Lancaster County...each one is 48" long all with hand made nails...late 1800's...guess I can't keep them all..$40 each
6) Awesome peg board (on top of sign) in original first surface red stain/wash with turned & carved pegs which are brought through the board and keyed (think like windsor chair legs coming through the seat). Mid to late 1800's...59" long...$125.00
7)2 nice old type trays...better than average...built heavier and older than most you see...16 3/4" x 32"...$20 each
8)Love this cool old sign! 24" x 36"...dates early 1900's to around 1930's...2 board construction with bread board ends (nice touch!)...great old paint...$125.00

It's always fun to get something in the mail that you didn't expect was coming...

Today we received the new fall issue of A Simple Life Magazine! As always...GREAT!!
I'll post some more info on it later...but it's here and will be on our website later today if you need to order and have one shipped! $8.95 per copy (WOW discounts apply!!)If you need me to hold one for you for pick-up, just let me know!

Also...COMFORT ZONE by Maggie Bonanomi is here!! And...oh my gosh...is it fabulous!!
For those of you who have pre-ordered...I'll be either sending out or contacting you later today. If you need one...let me know as they are going fast!! $26.95 for the book (WOW price $24.95). I'll be putting pictures up from the book later today!

Until then....Lisa

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