I'm posting pics of a few things that I have "managed" to finish. Truth be told....I'm not a good closer. I get a project so far and then I like to move on to something else....but alas these jobs are DONE!!!
Vintage sewing stand. Chunky candle holder. Fork and spoon on canvas.
Large blackboard for wall behind my desk at Shady Hollow.
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration
of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and
Jefferson's most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases,
Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American
people. The political philosophy of the Declaration was not new; its ideals of
individual liberty had already been expressed by John Locke and the Continental
philosophers. What Jefferson did was to summarize this philosophy in
"self-evident truths" and set forth a list of grievances against the King in
order to justify before the world the breaking of ties between the colonies and
the mother country.
Memorial weekend was the opening of the 2012 Shady Hollow Flea Market season and what a weekend it was. Rain, cold, rain, mud, pouring rain, water everywhere, wind, sheets of rain, tornado sirens, did I mention that it rained....well that kind of wraps it up. But with that said there were plenty of people ready to shop and shop they did. The weekend really was a blurr to me and memories are not so good so I'm going to skip right over that to the second market. Sunday morning was a lovely morning with just a few misty spells and a nice crowd of people. All the vendors were in good spirits and shoppers were on the hunt for what they needed, wanted or something that just caught their eye. My goal is to have all three. Sales were brisk and I sold, sold, sold and that makes me happy, happy, happy!!
These photos were taken sat evening after I had finished my setup.
On Sunday morning I roll up the canopy sides and let the sun in.
Lovely peonies from my garden.
This coming weekend will be extra special as Sis Mary will be making the trip with me. She will meet me in Hecla on Friday and we will shop all the way to DL, spend the night in my building and I will start setting up early Saturday morning and when she rises we will head into the city for breakfast and more shopping. Well that is the plan....but plans can go south. Keep Shady Hollow in mind when you are making summer weekend plans.
Time again for an oil change [2500 miles roll around to quickly] which means a trip into Hecla to Zastrow's Service. Upon pulling in I spot a packing pallet laying up against a pile of tractor tires. Hmmmm, I wonder what Matt has planned for that. Now most people may not pull into the service station, find the owner and proceed to ask "Can I have that....I'll take it off your hands...for free!" As I have mentioned in a previous post Matt is my Bro. He is one year older and my tormentor growing up...so he owes me...Right!!! I'm sure he didn't want to part with it but I gave him that Zastrow/Casper evil eye look and he said "Sure, I will throw it in Harold's pickup." OK...that makes up for listening into phone conversations with my girl friends and then making animals sounds. "MOM..make Matt get off the phone." So home it went....and laid.
My plans were to use it as the starting point for a table ... fill in the top, add legs, brace it and add a coat of white paint. Via photos here is the process.
OK...yes that is Harold's hand but he only helped me a tenny wenny bit.
Ready for the paint and then service.
Add a vintage bench and chairs.
Stop by for fruit and wine.
One day while meeting up with sis Mary in Aberdeen, she gave me this lovely quilt top. When she handed it to me I thought, Bingo...I know what I will use that for. Thanks Mary!!
That concludes the movie of "From a lemon to lemonade."