These great old advertising signs have found a temporary home on the ramp leading from the first to the second floor. There are many more that will be for sale throughout the building, but I loved the statement that all these old soldiers make, quietly lined up and leaning against the brick wall.
Here's a piece that caught my eye:
It's simple but elegant. And probably expensive (I didn't check out the price tag!) But the good news to you crafters and do-it-yourselfers is, you could probably create your own version rather simply. The red velvet body is a cord of velvet that may have been wound around something like a styrofoam form.
I love primitive pieces, whether it's an authentically old piece or one like this one that has been purposely stained (or "aged") to achieve the loved-long-ago look.
I know some people don't "get" primitive; others get it but don't like it. This is for all of you who do.
This old privy (or outhouse or "John", as some may prefer) sits in the lot of the little shop. It's probably chock full of tools or whatever. Many people buy these and use them for storage buildings.
I remember when my uncle's house was renovated to include running (well) water and indoor plumbling. He still opted to use the outhouse. The notion of defecating inside his home was just absolutely disgusting to him.
And, of course, just one peek at my Christmasy display outside my booth at the new mall (which opens Saturday, a week from today! Yaaaaay!). As you can see, I'm still "stuffing and fluffing" things there. More garlands will be added, along with more linens and olde collectibles. I've also been busy making handmade ornaments (ornies) for this formerly "nekkid" (as my friend Cathy aka Hazelruthe from Delphi's P&R board calls it) tree.
Before I go, I want to urge you to check out the patterns and collectible Hallmark ornaments I have listed on Ebay http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZoldtimemeartist. Who knows, you might find something you can't live without.
And leave me a comment or two! You all have been really quiet these past couple of weeks!