Wow, it’s snowing in Dublin. We have escaped that down here in the sunny southeast of Ireland. It is cold though, 32 degrees but the sun is out and the sky a azure blue….lovely winter day. Posted for sale a gorgeous Victorian Fireplace medallion John salvaged and framed. See it on our Irish Facebook page… Read More SNOW IN DUBLIN
Well, we are back in Ireland, Oylegate, County Wexford in the sunny south east of Ireland. We are about a 2 hr drive south of Dublin. I’m in the midst of organizing our tiny house cottage and trying to get the shop set up. It is winter here in Ireland and so it is usually… Read More AN AMERICAN IN WEXFORD, IRELAND
Our two 7Ft tables are now on sale on our Etsy store Redesign Antiques
You know all those little things you save that look lost on your dresser or table but their still real cute or mean something special? This little shelf is made just for you. It measures 25 x 25 inches with a 2.3 shelf diameter so only little items will fit but it’s size also allow… Read More DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
We are running a sale on our two seven foot tables. The first, a more formal dining table is handmade from solid oak…the top stained a deep walnut and then sealed with poly- multi layers for a durable finish. The legs are repurposed from an old barn table- also of solid oak and painted a… Read More SALE SALE SALE
In Great Britain and Ireland they have named their pubs many different names and types of names. Wikipedia lists a plethora of names and headings for pubs- names for animals, royalty, animals. etc. Also in Great Britain and Ireland, many pubs have tables made from a cast iron base in black and an oak top… Read More THE BELL AND LAMP …sounds like a pub but its a table
Last year I decided not to sell our condo…long story but decision made. Instead we decided to upgrade- put in 1. carpets and 2. new kitchen appliances and 3. granite counters. Now we are painting……as expert decor person would see ,I made the classic redo mistake and did everything backwards! And now the fun begins…… Read More HOME SWEEET HOME REDO CONT
You just never know….some times a disaster turns into something good. As you know, John has been making furniture for a few years, while most of our sales have been on ETSY , we have had our furniture in local shops. Our last experience did not bode well. We had a big blow up with… Read More THE BEFORE OR AFTER? WHAT DO YOU THINK?
I’m afraid I really don’t know what I am doing as a blogger…I loved reading blogs on home design and my partner John is a furniture maker and lover of antiques so it seemed like such a good idea to start one too. One year later, I am trying to redesign myself-ha didn’t realize the… Read More TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG…….
Our friend Yarns N Whimsey has just added another Cross Stitch creation by J to their Facebook and Etsy Shop She has over 20 years experience in cross stitch art- some of her large work selling in the $hundreds. Best know for a series of large framed seasonal Angels, she also has collections of country… Read More RUSTIC BARN Our friend at YarnsWhimsey has aded a cross stitch item by J