Monday, August 24, 2015

late summer display.

As summer comes to an end
I've put away the glass sea floats
and brought out the vintage rag ball.

A little bit of summer still
and a hint of autumn.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

negative space.

I am still basking in the
wonderfulness of empty space.

Our garage is SO empty it echoes.
And I am loving it.

Today's job?

We gave away all our big vintage clay pots,
but some of them were broken by the weather
over the years

so today I am picking up pot shards
from behind the potting shed

in anticipation of re-mulching
another now empty space.

Things around our house are LOOKING GOOD.

Monday, August 17, 2015

simplify, simplify, simplify.

I am one happy camper.

After the sale in my garage, I wanted to do a simple display
for a now blank wall.

(You can see this empty wall in a recent post.)

In the backyard I had a falling-apart table
so I used one of the table's side boards as a shelf.

And bought two $1.19 white brackets at home depot.  They are
barely noticeable under the shelf.

And now I have a shelf to display my vintage dishpan collection
for the first time ever.

I bought all the dishpans at local Estate Sales over
the span of many years.

And I can sit on my "curbside-find" bench
for the first time ever.

So it is a day of firsts.

And while the wall looked very interesting before the sale,
I am happy to say that most everything is living at new homes now!

Like I said, I am a happy camper.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

a little rearranging after the sale.

Whew. After the Sale.

I still have plenty of fun stuff
to look at and enjoy in my garage.

It is all much tidier now.

At next year's sale it will be time
for more of it to go.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Announcement~ vintage and antiques sale.


By the end of the weekend 
my garage is going to be a lot emptier.

I have cleaned out the tiny house
and added everything in it to the sale.

If you are in the Chicagoland area contact
me by email or leave me a comment
and I will give you my address.

Sale days and hours~
August 7 and 8
Friday and Saturday
9 to 4.

my email address is

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

many, many, many vintage faucet handles for sale.....

In between working on getting my Antiques Sale ready
I have been stocking my shop full of vintage faucet handles.

Interest in vintage faucet handles always
picks up this time of year
so I wanted to be fully stocked.

If you have a project needing some