Friday, January 21, 2011

1880's Amana Wardrobe...and...The Whitlin' Knife!

I had Peg and Dale, running for cover, when I grabbed my Whitlin' Knife!
{a Very Long... Very Old...Razor Sharp...Butcher Knife...Oh Baby...}
I bought this Old, Original, Amana Wardrobe, at Duwa's Amana Auction... Somehow the crown was broken...and left a substantial chunk of it, glued on the front of the Old Charmer! I Have No Idea...What kind of glue they used...{and I kept stating that...  over and over....as I was precariously, struggling with The Whitlin' Knife....} but...I gotta tell ya... I couldn't tell the crown fragment, from the cupboard front.... I had to whittle... and shave... and slice...and use the Old Knife, like a 'Draw Knife'...{That's when things, can get a little hairy...}{well...hitting the top of the long blade, with a hammer... and holding the blade steady...and at an angle, that won't get too deep...is challenging...} 'til I had it smooth enough, to accept, another crown board...I was standing on an old plank seat chair...  Peg and Dale were watching...until they had to stop...{the knife only slipped a couple of times... I barely bled, at all... really... just a couple of nicks....{Don't try this, at Home!}  I'll have it ready for Anamosa...other than the crown... all I have to do is blend the surface...with a little Beauty Cream... it's Lovely... and a Darling Size! {great in any room, and would be perfect, as Peg says, for a t.v.}
Dale found an old child's block, and said I should definitely keep it.... It has a cute mouse, on it.....So we put it in an old cupboard, up front... not for sale...{Peg told me to tell you, her block didn't say anything, at all... she was wound, like an Eight Day Clock, today... The Mad March Hare...all the way...oh dear...}
It's difficult to see the fragment on the top... oh my...what a bear! But...I'm the winner...and still have all of my fingers!
Barb C.

8 comments:

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Well, now that looked dangerous!
But she is a beauty!
You gals from Iowa know how to pick out stuff! Always love checking your post to see goodies!
I so enjoy!
Teresa

Discarded Forlorn said...

Barb, thanks for letting me know about the book, I'll have to see if I can find it. PS I would love to come shopping in Iowa. I'm sure I'd find great things with you. Have a wonderful weekend, Theresa

summersundays-jw said...

What a wonderful cabinet. That knife does look dangerous. Stay warm! Jan

Anonymous said...

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simplyiowa said...

Hey Teresa!
Thanks for visiting... Hope it's not 20 below, where you are...oh my....Stay Warm!
Barb C.

simplyiowa said...

Hey Theresa!
Thanks for stoppin' by! Hope to see ya, on your next Iowa Adventure!
Barb C.

simplyiowa said...

Hey Jan...Staying Warm, is a full time job, these days...
Love to Ya!
Barb C.

simplyiowa said...

Hey Sandro...
Thanks for the sweet comment!
Barb C.