I know you guys are getting hit with a really bad winter this year. I am happy to know we chose this winter to go to Ireland. And here’s hoping next winter is much nicer in Ohio! We have had a few days with a good frost but no snow…no sleet…maybe next week they say.… Read More LET IT SNOW….
JR CrossStitch has been working on the Winter Angel gown. The finished piece measures 15.5 by 17 with 32 count. Framed it measures about 20 x 24 inches. This will be absolutely wonderful when complete
We made this table 6 ft dining table with bench a while ago. I have loved watching the new blog for General Finishes…some beautiful wood furniture on there. We used their stain on this table…I think that is why it looks so rich It has a real deep rich walnut finish and I just love… Read More Love the Finish
MY NEW PROJECT I was rummaging around in John’s workshop.. you have to see this place to believe it…John saves everything..bits of wood, old mahogany, old metal pulls, anything actually he thinks he might need someday…To say he’s a packrat might be a bit of an understatement. But good for me, I found these old… Read More RAMBLING IN THE WORKSHOP….FOUND A PROJECT
I want to apologize for our recent website difficulties if you have tried to send a message or use the forms, there are also difficulties there. Hopefully, we will be up and running soon. Thank you for your patience
SOLD antiques & collectibles We recently sold this framed cast iron medallion taken from an old Victorian fireplace. John added blackened silver antique spoon as handles. Our client using this as a key holder in her home.
As you know we are in Ireland. John is redesigning bits of antique furniture for use in a more modern and smaller home than the large mini-mansions that once housed these huge pieces. I showed you the old Rocco elaborate dresser piece the other day. He removed two pieces from a similar dresser. John is… Read More The Art of Furniture Restoration
Do you love period dramas? I do. I gorged on non stop Downton Abby, Pride & Prejudice, etc. Right now I am into The Crown on Netflicks. I only allow myself two maybe three episode a day- smile One thing I like, beside the history, it looking at the architecture and furnishing on the show.… Read More John’s back in the workshop
“Snow, high winds and temperatures of -8C are set to freeze Ireland solid over the next 24 hours. The forecast is so bad that Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange alert. The warning reads: “Snow-ice Warning for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath and Meath. “Significant falls of… Read More