Friday, January 13, 2012

Barn Doors, Wagon Wheels, and Quilts

It's almost the middle of January
and I'm finally getting back into the swing of things
after the craziness of the holidays.

It's been six weeks since my last blog post
and I've been one busy girl.

I've been chatting it up on Facebook,
but have neglected the blog for a bit.

Now I'm back
and ready to start the new year.

Over Christmas break,
I was introduced to a new friend.
He's an Amish farmer and a rather nice guy.
As part of his work,
he deconstructs barns.

We've struck up a friendship
and I've taken photos of some of his items to list in our local Facebook swap group.

Along the way,
I've been fortunate to acquire some great new items from his finds.

More blue jars,
like the ones in the photo below,
these are the oldest of the blue jars,
handblown, slope shouldered, ground rim.

A few more of the old blue jars
Ball Perfect Mason

A small barn door,
probably from a loft.
It's been added to my Etsy shop.

An old wagon gate
I think this is going to have some hooks added
and made into a coat rack.

Steel wagon wheels
My ideal use for them?
Hanging from the ceiling and converting to a chandelier.
Unfortunately, that won't be happening,
but a girl can dream.

I found this incredible quilt.
Plans for it are still uncertain.
I have too many ideas for it
and need to narrow down the options.

This quilt is now for sale.
You can find it listed here.


Pretty quilt blocks,
which I found at the antique mall.

The blocks will also be added to my shop.

 A vintage animal comforter
with the animal blocks hand painted.

The images were from iron on transfers,
then embellished with paint.

It was just too cute to pass up.

I've been itching to go to an auction so bad!
There are so few auctions here in wintertime.
A multiple estate auction is scheduled in two weeks,
so it's time to get busy,
organize what I have,
list the items in my shop,
and make way for more.
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  1. Love all those pretty stuff. The blue bottles are so lovey. the quilts are pretty.

  2. Fantastic finds!! I love the quilt you found, it's stunning!!

  3. Ahhh I love these finds! I am SO SO jealous - especially those jars. Glad to find you via the TT&J link up!

  4. Please don't cut up that beautiful quilt if it is not tattered! Those old quilts are very warm and wonderful to use!

  5. I love that quilt too! If it's a bit tattered, check with your local quilt guild to see if someone can mend it. I am a quilter and have been able to applique repair some quilts to save them. Thanks for the post---I saw you at the picket fence linky party.

  6. Your new header is so lovely and cheery.


  7. So happy to be your newest follower. Those pictures are wonderful finds! I can't wait to come back and be inspired again.

    Given your profile and many of your posts, we think you'd like See Beautiful too!

    Happy seeing beautiful!

  8. made out!! the quilt is just fabulous! I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

  9. I love all these things. Great post. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Beautiful quilt! I'm just loving your blog and I'm now following you! :)


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