Archive | August, 2011

The Yard Sale Cowboy

31 Aug

Mixed Media “assemblage” if you will. Not really into fancy art terms — especially if they sound French, but that’s another story. This is a found object piece put together out of various yard sale finds. Centerpiece is a really cool 1950s tin toy gun. The kind that used to shoot sparks back in it’s glory days. Unfortunately, it was no longer functioning so mounted it to a piece of reclaimed tin ceiling tile which came out of an old building in Norfolk. Some one shot enamel paint to add some flair and contained all that past childhood energy in an old frame that was picked up somewhere along the way. Size is 9″ x 8″  –

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Sixty Five smackeroos. Available in our Etsy shop.


Distinction Magazine Feature

29 Aug

Super stoked on the story on us in the Summer/Fall issue of Distinction magazine. Turned out really nice thanks to Hunter Spencer and Roberta Vowell.

Check it out here.

Distinction Feature

Antique Humpback Steamer Trunk, Green, Tin inlays

9 Aug

100+ years old. Small humpback or camelback steamer trunk in excellent original condition. Antique green with tin inlays on top on sides. Gorgeous hardware. Tin inlays are both smooth and alligator skin inspired, which is the first one I’ve seen like this. These humpback trunks are getting very hard to find, especially in this condition. This particular one is perfect as is, very clean inside, no rot, solid hinges and hardware and would actually be a shame to restore. More details to come. $120


Vintage Metal Westinghouse Fan

9 Aug

Vintage Art Deco style Westinghouse fan. Metal blades, body and arm with brown bakelite base. Single speed, oscillating fan. Works great. 15″ h x 10″ w. This fan is barn fresh, with nice patina, cleaned up nicely. Very nice compact fan that packs a big punch. SOLD

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Vintage PENN 30lb. Hanging Produce Scale

8 Aug

Vintage PENN 30lb produce scale. Recent barn find. Face is in very good condition. Works great. Not sure how accurate it actually is, but it works great and needle moves smoothly. Casing is in solid condition but has patina and some rust but it definitely adds to its charm. Basket, chain and all necessary pieces are all original and intact. Basket is rusty as well (surface rust) but completely solid. Would make a great addition to a country farm kitchen or old general store, etc. Great conversation piece. SOLD

Total height is 26″ when hanging, face is approximately 10″ in diameter.

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Vintage Toy Chest

5 Aug

We recently found this really cool vintage toy chest. Solid wood in really good shape. Very solid with all hardware, handles, hinges etc. working perfectly and intact. It’s padded and covered in red and white upholstery grade vinyl with piping and brass colored metal studs. The vinyl has some nice patina to it. Not perfect by any means and it’s starting to separate in a few spots at the piping. Still a great find. 27″ w x 16″d x 15″h. sold

Repurposed Wrought Iron Table

2 Aug

I picked up this piece of rusty gold at an estate sale recently. Really old and really rusty wrought iron folding stand. Not sure of its origin, but its pretty ornate. Flower details on the pivot points where the frame folds up. Was missing whatever used to be the surface. I brought it home gave it a few coats of white paint. I had a left of piece of nice hardwood that I had used recently on a coffee table. You may remember, it’s some kind of exotic hardwood that was used as a pier plank that my dad had planed down about 30 years ago. Sanded it up, stained and sealed it. It fit perfect. This piece would make a cool accent table in the house or a perfect plant stand on your patio. The wood has withstood years and years of abuse so it will last for many more years. $40

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