The weather outside has turned cooler so I am back to dusting. This is the fireplace wall in my family room now totally and throughly dusted....
From top to bottom.
A gable piece from a 1892 Laporte, Indiana workman's cottage.
A variety of big plaster sheep from church nativity scenes.
More sheep and an old toy log fence and gate.
A framed poster from WW2 announcing the pricing for Victory Notes.
A discarded sign from Crab Tree Farms, a local lake front estate.
A partial set of lithographed puzzle blocks. Behind the blocks is an old iron urn filled with round brushes.
An old pair of industrial scissors on top of a vintage ledger book.
Under the nest is an old iron heart doormat. Usually you only see parts of these~ salvaged from damaged doormats. This one is in perfect condition~ a rarity! Even though I found it at a garage sale, it was not inexpensive. She knew what she had.
You may recognized this wooden bowl of dried gourds from my blog header. It is briefly dust-free.
These wire hand shaped things are vintage glove dryers.
Here is another pair of glove dryers.
And a last pair. I have had them in many colors over the years. These just happen to be in the same white color range.
One of my customers may be interested in some or all of these "stone" lemons so they are temporarily residing together waiting to see if they are chosen to go live in a new home. The ironstone bowl is on top of a stack of old encyclopedias.
And off to the side is one of my flower basket doorstops.
I love what it says on this invoice file box, "The Boss File."
Clothespins~ my current default purchase at Estate Sales~ If nothing else is available I buy their clothespins. Another example of easy to find, ordinary things that I love in VOLUME.
The curved top pieces of wood at the sides of the fireplace are an old pair of Amish shutters.
Mr. Anything Goes Here's view from his favorite chair across the top of the coffee table. If you look closely you can see that there REALLY is a fireplace behind all that stuff!!!!!