Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blanket Box/Wood Box

I plan on going to a couple of antique auctions this weekend looking for samplers and such. What I really want is a blanket box/wood box. I have not been able to find much about them. They are about 62 inches long and 19 inches high. From what I know - they have two hinged lids and maybe they were used for holding firewood in the earlier days. Not sure though... I search wood box in antiques and I get a million things. If anyone knows more about these boxes, please let me know. There is an antique store near the beach - they want $3,000 for it - I thought I was going to fall on the floor. I was so hoping they would say $500, I would have been on my way to pick it up. LOL

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Yard Sale Items and Samplers

I have been busy antiquing and going to yard sales. This past weekend - I hit a great yard sale in my neighborhood. I got an old sugar mold and cutting board for $2 a piece - I will post pictures later. I should have been there 15 minutes earlier - the couple said they had a lot of antique kitchen pieces that an antique dealer purchased. They had great prices on everything. Very happy with my purchases.

I have also been looking at purchasing old needlework samplers - wow I did not realize the price of some of them. If any of you know the ins and outs of the old samplers, please let me know. I know a lot of the reproductions are starting to look like the old ones, so I am trying to do my research first. I figured I have a gameboard wall down my hallway - I am going to make a sampler wall in my living room. LOL, it will take me years to collect enough.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Doing Some Antiquing

Sorry for not posting that often, this summer has been really busy. Mike has baseball games at least three days a week now until the middle of August - I am counting down the days.. LOL I have been busy working on my sampler - I hope to have it done soon. I will post a picture of my progress soon. I also got a great gameboard from Godiloo Woodworks - wow I love her gameboards. I have been busy going to some antique stores looking for those special prims in my house. I have not found anything since the Huntboard two weeks ago, but it is fun to look. I am looking for a coffee table and end tables - but not sure exactly what I want - I will know it when I see it.

We are also making great progress on remodeling the bathroom and kitchen - I hope to have pictures of those up soon.