Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cool Stuff!!!!!

I was running Hard, yesterday...Gathering... oh my gosh.... Pal, Gail... had some amazing stuff...she's allowing me to take, to the Heart.... 2 Kick Butt, Iron Candle Sconces...{perfect, flanking the Spanish Entryway!!!!} {oops, I haven't told ya about that yet!} A pair of Vintage, Concrete Gargoyles, from an old house, in Marion, Iowa... A Most Unusual...Iron Parlor Stand...{Possibly Railroad...{very, very cool...} The, below, Darling Print... titled, "Good Morning".... Some wonderful textiles...Amazing Stuff!!! {Gail, has the Best Eye....and...she took me to Lunch...to boot!!! at an Amazing Restaurant... Am I Blessed... or What!!!} Angels....
The phone wouldn't stop... I ran home, and unloaded.... {it was flippin' Cold....I thought I was going to Freeze!} Then... I loaded stuff Mark had purchased, to take to him...and met Dale, at Marks... as, Dale was kind enough to help me load the Spanish Entryway, and massive Store Doors..., at Fern Hill, in South Amana... Mark rode along... for extra help....Then... He and I got to talking... He offered to send, some of the Most Amazing Architectural Fragments, with me... that he has just, decided to sell!!!! Oh My Gosh...This Load is going to be STUNNING!!!!! I'll have the honor of representing awesome Treasures... from the Best...of the Best!!! 

I couldn't hardly sleep, last night... My mind was in Construction, and Engineering, mode... I will have some very interesting things, to build, and make work...not to mention...putting 10 pounds of sugar, in a five pound sack...{Sorry, Pat, {Privy House Antiques, Burlington, Iowa...} I had to tone your little saying down a bit! Here are some of the pieces I'm taking...

Paul Bunyan {10 feet tall 4 feet wide mid 1800's, dry white, step back cupboard, built, to scale, for a Giant!}

The Mid 1700's Corner Cupboard {awesome}

Mid 1800's Hanging Corner Cupboard...{one of my Favorites...}

a small Wall Cupboard, in soft pink...{oh...ah...'Salmon'}

8 foot Harvest Table!

9 foot Hardware Store Nail Bin
{ I love this piece... It's 'Iowa'...and would be Useful, in so many ways...}

The Wonderful Photographers Developer, and table, it rests on...BIG
{and Rare... I am using it like a big, round...spinning showcase... this thing is incredible}

1870's Amana Wardrobe

Wonderful 7 foot Amana Empire Style, Sofa
{ this piece, is one of my favorite things going.... I Love it...It can be used, with, or without, it's clip on, back... I would hang the gnarly, ticking covered, elegantly curved back, above a bed,  as a wonderful headboard.... then, use the Sofa, at the foot of the bed.... It has a French, feel to it... with  rolled, Sleigh Arms...oh dear...}

Spanish, Heavily Carved, Double Door, Wine Cellar Entry...
{this thing, is Perfect, for the Booth.... 8 feet tall, 4 and a half wide}
{I'm guessing it was for a Wine Cellar...the doors are short, but have never been cut down....They are all hand carved and hand planed...the beautiful carving, above the doors, has a tiny heart, in the center... how perfect is that! ahhh...Perfect!}

Heavily carved, Gorgeous, Door and Window surrounds....oh my...

A Pair, of the Most Wonderful 6 Foot Tall, Terra Cotta, Spiral Twisted Columns...
These are Absolutely...Blow Your Mind....{they have worn, chocolate brown, and mint green paint....oh my....}

I'll have 4 Massive Doors, plus, two, early paneled doors, to frame up the booth....

I'm getting all the smalls packed, and loaded, today...or in the Morning...

for Smalls...
I'll be taking...a Sampling, from the Shop....

Ironstone...Staffordshire...early glass...hand made lace....Heavy Apothecary and Lab pieces...
early books...gnarly upholstered stools...cake stands....sewing items...Lots and Lots!
It's going to be a very...very....Full Booth...
I'll try and get some images today, or tomorrow...I'll keep grabbing, as they are dragging me to the FUSO...Like Steve Martin...in 'The Jerk'...".all I need is this chair.... that's all I need... This chair...and that Lamp... The chair and the Lamp...That's all I need... and that Urn....The chair...the lamp...and the Urn".....
You get the Picture....
Love to ya!
Barb c.

6 comments:

vikki said...

~♥sounds like we can live/stay in the booth! sounds amazing & awesome! we can lounge on the couch, have our gowns in the wardrobe, fill the table with food & goodies & gnarly wine! whoo hoo... you got the touch! watch out nashville ~ here we come! take care! talk to ya later... loveya with many hugs & blessings, vikki♥~xo {the gargy boys can keep watch!}

Gatherings said...

Don't forget your onions! Sounds awesome! Best of Luck! Wanda

sue in mexico mo said...

Wow! As I'm reading your inventory for Heart I'm thinking of the unloading. . . I hope you get good porters. How large is your booth? I'm enjoying your excitment and missing it a bit. Maybe next year. . .

simplyiowa said...

I hope Maurice is there... he always took such good care of us....I'm sure we'll be fine... I know, all to well, how to load...and unload ....
As far as the booth size... 10x16.... I'll rack..and stack... It takes me forever... It's time consuming, going from Giants, to teeny tiny objects... it's all in the details... and...everything has to have it's own little voice... oh my...there won't be a fraction of an inch wasted!!!!
Hope to see ya, next year!
Love...to Ya...
Barb C.

simplyiowa said...

Hey Vikki...
At a Show...I live in the booth...So.... I make it a place, where I feel at Home.......I pretty much surround myself, with everything I Love... and invite Folks in...Love it...Hate the insanity ...before, and after....
See Ya Monday!

simplyiowa said...

No Worries, Wanda... They are Ready to Go!
Barb C.