Sunday, July 10, 2011

This is a Lovely Mid 1800's desk....in Walnut...I don't usually buy a slant top...but it was such a little Charmer....and when the top is open, the lid creates a substantial flat surface.... I thought....the inside would then expose, whatever I wanted to display, within...{even plants...if I wanted a Garden Look!} {I can see it...with a sprinkling can, and Bisque Pots, on the open Lid...then inside, I could place some vintage seed packets, in the cute cubbies.....and some sweet little potted plants, nestled in shredded coconut basket liner... It's All Good! {plus....I LOVE WALNUT!!!!}....oh yeah baby....!} {when I shared this idea with Dale....he rolled his eyes....'What Ever'... Dale....Alyson LIKED the idea!} {Dale didn't like the little desk...says he can't sell them.... well...if it were all about money.....I'd be long...gone....it's about the feel...and the Soulfulness...of some of these Old Treasures.... The little desk, reached out....and wanted to come visit Iowa...It has Soul....so...if it sits in the Rabbit Hole....for a while.... it will be welcome...{Raspberries....to Dale!!!}
Bought this Darling Old Cupboard, in Alpha, IL., at our first stop....Cathy had it....every time I walked by her booth, someone was wishing it didn't have a 'sold' tag on it! I think she should have had a dozen of them! That Little Alpha Show, was very Fun! We found some neat stuff!
My little Galesburg Pal...told me to go to the shop in Ladd,...We found all sorts of treasures! I bought a Great Wooden Bowl...This Wonderful Window...the Old Walnut Desk...and the Lovely 1850's, Paris Book....and...Everything was 15 to 20% off! A July Sale! Yee Haw!!!!
This is the Trencher, on it's end.......It's A Big One!!!! Love The Gnarly Dry Original Surface!!! The Iron White Rabbit, is Gail's....I think I should buy it from her...and use it as a store fixture.... he is so Charming....as the Door Greeter, at The Entrance to the Rabbit Hole!
I bought a Huge Round Wooden Bowl, at Sweet Annie's, in Bishop Hill....Love it! I told Dale and Alyson, I thought it was going to be a Wooden Bowl Day....and Boy....Was it Ever!
This Neat Old Architectural Fragment, is in Great Shape!  and...about 6 feet wide....Pretty Cool!
The Sun was Amazing....we watched it come up...a Bright Orange Ball....and set...a Bright Orange Ball....it was truly Breathtaking!
We hit two shows....and 6 shops, throughout Illinois.... Lot's of people, out and about....Bishop Hill was Beautiful, as always....we ate some awesome rolls, at the Bakery, before the show! Saw lots of friends....and had a very nice time...
I'll have more images, as I unpack...I snapped these last night...as we unloaded...
I'm thrilled with the Massive Trencher....it's very heavy...and old....could be imported...but...it has a good feel....different, from so many I have seen... I have been searching for something just like this, for the Huge Collection, in the Shop, of Old Wooden Fruit!!!!! PERFECT!!!! Yes...it is for sale...but, I hope it makes it, at least through Gold Rush!!! {Perfect on one of the Massive Green Store Tables....Maybe I'll do All Wooden Ware...on one of them! Wowza!!!!!!!
I found some Great Ironstone... Gnarly Tin Stuff....Cool Old Chalk Pieces...another neat Castor Set.......A Very Respectable Load!
Alyson found some neat treasures, as well....and she wanted the Amazing Ironstone Tea Pot, I found at Alpha.....so, to her home it went!
Dale didn't find too much... but.... he's got a lead on some things, that he's saving for....so...if something didn't jump out at grab him, he passed...
The three of us are going back out shopping, next Saturday...another...Long....Long....Day!
Yipee!!!!
Love to Ya!
Barb C.

4 comments:

House Things said...

Simply Lovely...

simplyiowa said...

and, you are...
Simply Sweet...
Love to Ya!
Barb C.

Anita said...

LOVE the window...and if you want me to read the book to you, I sure can :)....

simplyiowa said...

Merci! Anita...
J'aime trop l'ancienne fenetre!
L'amour de vous!
Barb C.
{ahhhh....Google....:)