An American in Wexford, Ireland, Ireland, IRELAND SITES AND SOUNDS, Places of Interest, Travel

SPRING MUST BE HERE…GOT THE BUG!

I usually spend the winters in Ireland to avoid the snows of Ohio.  Mind,  I was born and raised in upstate NY- Albany, so you would think the snow of Ohio wouldn’t bother me BUT as I have gotten older, shoveling, slip sliding away on the roads have become an extremely unpleasant experience and so I… Read More SPRING MUST BE HERE…GOT THE BUG!

Decor & Design, Furniture, Uncategorized, Wood

TO MILK PAINT OR NOT TO….THAT’S THE QUESTION

I started out milk painting and waxing furniture after finding Miss Mustard Seed online a few years ago and actually have followed her ever since.  Looking at her old blog, she apparently started blogging in 2009.  I never knew that.  I started reading her blog on a search for painted furniture around  2014.  I had this… Read More TO MILK PAINT OR NOT TO….THAT’S THE QUESTION

Decor, Decor & Design, Furniture, Home, HOME N GARDEN, Wood

IRISH PICKING PART 2…WOOD TABLE TOP 2 DRAWER CABINETS

A few day ago I posted following a trip to our favorite Picker or antique dealer here in Wexford Ireland.  Pat Reville. John sanded down two pieces from this stash The gorgeous dark purple-black mahogany sanded out to show a deep rich color of the old world Brazillian and Columbian mahoganies. By the time he completed the sanded off of… Read More IRISH PICKING PART 2…WOOD TABLE TOP 2 DRAWER CABINETS

Decor, Home, HOME N GARDEN, Tutorials and Information

Decor Design 2018: Whats in What out Really? Part One- Kitchen Counter Tops

I think the January organize and clean push has abated.  I, for one, am glad to see that go…I don’t start that nonsense until March when I get the Spring clean bug.   Lately, I’ve been reading the internet decor sites proclaiming whats new in decor for 2018.  HomeAdvisor recently posted the question – Was granite going… Read More Decor Design 2018: Whats in What out Really? Part One- Kitchen Counter Tops

Decor & Design, Dining, kitchen, farmhouse, Furniture, Tables, Treadle Sewing Machine furiture, Tutorials and Information, Wood

JOINERY TUTORIAL Why it cost so much to ship our furniture

John is a professional joiner/carpenter.  He uses learned skills from a professional trade school in England as a young man…so when he makes furniture he does not use nails…he mainly uses joinery–the joining together of a piece of wood within another piece of the wood- a joint.  Screws are also used in his furniture making, but… Read More JOINERY TUTORIAL Why it cost so much to ship our furniture

Antiques, HOME N GARDEN, Tiles, Travel, Tutorials and Information, Whimsey

Today I posted an item for over gulp….. $1,000.00

This is a rare Minton Chica works tile.  We have ten.  In the European cast iron fireplaces, the sides of each were lined with 5 tiles of a pretty pattern. I suppose you would have to be a collector to understand why these tiles are collector items and maybe someone from the East Coast of the USA… Read More Today I posted an item for over gulp….. $1,000.00

An American in Wexford, Ireland, Ireland, IRELAND SITES AND SOUNDS, Places of Interest, Travel

SCULPTURE IN IRELAND- ROADWAYS

Ireland calls itself the land of saints and scholars.  Many categories come under scholars, including artists and writers.  As I travel looking for gates and doors to photograph, I have also taken a few pix of the roadway sculptures. I recently learned that Ireland has a law that took 1% of the cost of building a… Read More SCULPTURE IN IRELAND- ROADWAYS