Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's all In!! (updated Friday evening)

Well...Shawn got in around 7am Thursday morning (don't know how he drives all night like that...) and by noon he had most of his PA digs out on the driveway taking pictures! Some of the small stuff didn't make it into the photo..like halloween noise makers/decorations and a killer windsor chair. But that will all be there too! So off we go to the shop here in a bit to fit it all in! (That should prove to be interesting!) I'll try and take pictures before we leave and update later tonight...so off we go!

Sooooo....we're back from cramming everything in the shop...I took some pictures before I finished "tweaking" everything. For some reason (I'm sure not operator error!!) a couple of the pictures are a little fuzzy. But..at least you can get a better look and read Shawn's lengthy descriptions (which I'm not allowed to paraphrase!)

Now for descriptions and prices of all the stuff...sit down and make yourself comfortable...there's quite a list!

Mid to late 1800's advertising jug...unsigned by the maker but most likely NY in origin. Features a warm honey colored clay body and bold cobaltscript. Excellent condition...with only very minor blue over-paint that can be easily removed if you desire...$(on hold for customer)

Circa 1810-1830 Mortar & Pestle in awesome early paint. The mortar features a great bulbous turned body that has been painted black with thin colored bands...all original to the piece. It is in exceptional condition with no splits. We believe the pestle is a replacement but still easily dates to that period. $195.00

Late 19th century spice grater in original blue paint. Great little addition to any primitive kitchen..$24.00 (It's attached to the little red stool sitting on top of the black cabinet.)

Early to mid 1800's 1/2 gallon ovoid jug. New England in origin. Rare little size and form in excellent condition with just a very small and old tight hairline from the bottom. $75.00

Early graniteware berry bucket in thick dark blue and white swirl pattern. Very nice condition or its age with some very minor chipping but no rust damage. $125.00

Two cool old type trays...great for small collection displays...nice old age to the finish..$15 each (I think I forgot to take a picture of these in the shop)1 LEFT

Circa 1900 small plant riser in original dark blue paint. Would make a great display riser for a special crock! $30

Late 1800's-1900 stool in awesome original first surface of robins egg blue paint. Great size and very sturdy...goes great as a bottom of the stack set (as you can see in the picure!) $95

Early to mid 1800's mortised footstool in old thick white paint. The legs are through mortised and wedged with square nail reinforcements. $50

Late 1800's small footstool in old salmon red paint over original grey. Excellent smaller size and very sturdy. (Makes a great stack topper!) $40 SOLD

Circa 1900 country store plant stand display in original light blue paint. Well construction and in excellent condition. Would make a great display for crocks, pantry boxes and other smalls without taking up a ton of floor space! $125.00 SOLD

Rare circa 1850 wooden double measure in its original first surface apple green paint...a more unusual color! This smaller size is harder to find than what is common for most double measures...the original owner wanted to make sure that this was not mistaken for someone elses by not only painting it such an unusual color, but by also applying his (or hers) initials in red paint on the backside! Excellent condtion and a great "add" to any treen collection. $195.00 SOLD

Early treen dough bowl with turned lip in original unfinished surface. Nice dark patina to this one and on the slightly larger size. $49.95

Circa 1915 Stanley box with the highly desirable sweetheart logo. $45

Late 1800's herb drying racks (there are three). Early iron hooks...be great in an early kitchen for hanging herbs and such over a doorway or window. $30 each

Very early and rare hand made peg rack. Features hand made pegs that have been through mortised and pegged into the back board and also retains its' original red stain. Very hard to come by and is an excellent size for an entry way, keeping room, etc. $95 SOLD(Did I mention I found the perfect place for this in my house??? If it doesn't sell fast..it's coming home with me!)

LARGE mid-late 1800's wooden bucket in its awesome original first surface of great dark buttermilk blue paint. Made by the ROW company of Richmond, VA. In very very good condition. $150.00 SOLD

Stauffers Nif-ty pretzel tin from the 1930's-1940's. Great colors for a halloween display or just to put in with your kitchen tins. But beware...the label says it contains "some spiders"! $35 SOLD

2 gallon crock with small bee-sting cobalt decoration. There's a big ol' crack that you can't see from the front...great for a filler piece or out on your front porch with fall mums in it...CHEAP...$25 SOLD

Turn of the century oak flat bottom gathering basket in excellent condtion. Great age and patina on it...$65

HUGE Circa 1800 dry measure in its unpainted original finish. You almost never see dry measures this large! This one features very early hand wrought rosehead iron tacks and thick wall construction. It would be an awesome bottom to a stack of pantry boxes, measures or firkins. $175.00

Blue and White EARLY calico quilt. A wide variety of old blue calicos were used...a summer quilt as it has no batting between the top and back (which are old white feed sacks). A great one to fold in a cupboard or hang on a cabinet door. $125.00

Very cool circa 1900-1930 "For Sale" trade sign from Newburyport, MASS. Sign features wonderfully weathered surface and two board construction with breadboard ends. Would look great hung in a Mud room or with other old early signs and advertising. $120.00

Circa 1790-1810 PA. cupboard top in dry old black paint over its original red surface. The current paint on this piece is at least 150 years old and has achieved that dark grungy surface that we all want and love. This piece features pit sawn hand planed white pine and poplar boards with chamfered door panels and early square iron nails. The doors are constructed with through tennons that have been pegged into place and the wide back boards have been tongue and grooved together. This piece is exactly how you want to find it even with the occasional mouse hole chewed here and there...which just adds even more character! This would look great filled with crocks and eary treen! $325.00

Here are two things that didn't make it into the shop pics (cuz we forgot to take them in on the first load...)

Circa 1800-1820 "Rod Back" windsor chair in super original first surface of black paint. This windsor chair has a gently sculpted pine seat, hand hewn hickory rods and bamboo style turned legs. This has all been reinforced with early iron nails to the joints when it was built. Whoever built this chair wanted to be sure it would never come apart! It is still extremely tight and very confortable. This is the first period windsor chair that we have had the chance to own let alone make available for purchase and it will be in our shop for a VERY limited time. $275.00 SOLD

EXTREMELY EARLY circa 1700 treenware goblet. Hand hewn from a solid piece of wood, this is the first of these we've ever seen. It is extremely well crafted and in exceptional condition for a piece of easily 300 years of age with no cracks to the thinly crafted top. The exterior has worn smooth from centuries of handling and has its excellent bone dry original surface. Shawn has combed his reference books and has been unable to find anything similar to this piece. It's only going to be in the shop one weekend...then it comes home be included in our personal treen collection. $295.00 GONE

Whew! That's it for the PA descriptions...

It may still be summer outside right now...but more of our holiday books arrived today...time to crank down the AC a bit and think Christmas!!

Our mail lady brought us Judy Condon's new book..."Simple Greens" today. Focasing all on decorating your home for the Christmas holidays...from what I've seen so far..this book will not dissapoint!! We only received 12 copies...half of which are already spoken for...so if you're wanting one...let me know quick! (I'm not sure if we are going to reorder since we will be closing at the end of September for the State Fair festivities...)
Book price is $24.95...WOW discount applies of course!

Also coming in today..the first of our 2011 Calendars! This one is the Pure and Simple Calendar...great primitive pictures each month...$19.95 each (WOW discount applies!) I'll post a couple of pictures from each of the new books when I have a little free time...hopefully later tonight!

Our 2011 Legacy Calendars will be in the shop in two weeks as well..so be looking for pictures of those as soon as we get them in!

OK! The basket block for the Settler's Pride BOM girls is ready this weekend! The picture is just a bit on the bright side...but I wanted to get a picture up and let all you girls doing this project know...the kits have either shipped or will be ready for pick-up this weekend! WOOHOO!

OH! And one more thing....I have AWESOME Halloween dolls coming in tomorrow with me! Made by one of our local girls who does FABULOUS WORK! I'll post pictures later when I get the chance!!

Yall have a great weekend!

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