Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Heart of Country-Thanks Nashville!

What a trip!  There's tired, and there's GOOD tired!  We had great weather for travel coming and going.  And..the best show we have ever had there.  We sold I don't know how many smalls, and furniture, and architecture, quilts and linens, holiday--you name it.  I am showing a few pictures for now, it has taken me forever to get blogger working!  Hope you enjoy....

                                                       Sold lots of everything in this picture!



              The archways were shelving out of an old drugstore--sold, quilts all sold, red shutters sold!



                                             Sold lots of the country items in the white shelves.



    
 Sold this huge white pie safe, the quilts, some baskets and the pottery!

I'll post more pictures--I promise, but gotta go for now.  Thanks to everyone that helped make this show a great one.  We're already talking about what to do for next year!
Until next time,
Pam

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Does Anyone Still Hang Out Laundry??!!

I think the last time I saw laundry on the clothesline was when we were driving out in the Amish country in Iowa a couple of years ago. Hanging clothes out in the sunshine is almost like a lost art.  While sorting through my treasures yesterday, I ran across 3 different types of clothespins, and this wonderful "Clothes Pins" apron.  I love it!  I have a weakness for embroidery and aprons, and put them together and WOWZA!!!
A perfect apron

Typical old round clothespins

Flat clothespins--older than the round ones!

Unusual smaller clothespins--I've never seen this style before!

Amish laundry blowing in the wind

Now, If I can just part with some of these pins! 

Until next time,
Pam



Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Unusual Cabinet Photos

I love looking at old photos. I ran across pictures of some old cabinet photos that I no longer have. Sometimes when you find old photo albums--the really old ones with tintypes and cabinet photos are still in tact. These photos were in the back of an album and are pictures of "Circus Acts". Really rare to find these! Before I deleted my folder, I had to share. Hope you enjoy.
Until next time, Pam

Monday, August 26, 2013

My Weakness for Linens!

I know I don't need any more linens, but I have a real BIG weakness for the old textiles! I love vintage embroidered linens, crocheted doilies, and of course quilts. It doesn't matter how many I have--which would be enough to open a linen store!, I just keep accumulating them.
I know linens are plentiful--but eventually they won't be and I'll have a real nice stash! Until next time, Pam

Friday, August 23, 2013

Back to School Already?

Remember when it was time to shop for school supplies--nothing like new pencils and notebooks!  Water colors, erasers, and a new lunchbox!I don't remember ever getting to use this learning game shown below!  I love it now--but years ago, I probably would have thought it was hard!  Now kids have computers--and have you tried to sell encyclopedias lately?  Our parents were so proud to have a complete set of encyclopedias for us to use.  Now I can't give them away at estate sales.  Times have surely changed!


                                                                   Until next time,
                                                                    Pam



Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Where Has Summer Gone?

 Well, I can't say that I'm sad summer is almost over.  The year started out great, I was posting daily, business was picking up at the shop, one estate sale after the other, then my dad got sick.  He kept getting better, then sick, then better, then--he surprised us all and died in June.  Life hasn't been the same for my family.  I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.  But...I'm ready for this summer to end ...maybe in time things will get back to normal.   I saw all of these little pennants and souviner spoons and it reminded me of our family vacations.  We always got a new pennant for our rooms.  Mom purchased a "state" plate for her collections.  It seems as though everything has a memory now.  Good memories!


Until next time,
Pam

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Big Estate Sale Wed & Thursday

It's been a busy Estate Sale season--and the sale tomorrow is one you won't want to miss!  Opening Wednesday July 24th  from 10 - 5 and Thursday July 25th from 10 - 2.  I've never seen so many small collectibles in one house!  2106 WEST DELL in Alton, Illinois. (Rock Gate Subdivision)  You'll find: antique furniture, old cut glass, antique tools, linens, quilts, barware, LuRay pastel dishes, silverplate, several sets of fine china, Schwin bicycle, and hundreds of little collectibles--perfect for collectors and dealers.  You could replenish your stock for your online sales or shops!  Hope to see you there.
Until next time,
Pam