I love the old fireplace tiles we have – antiques from the late 1800s & early 1900s. John took these from old cast iron fireplaces when he had a fireplace & antique store in Dublin. We offer some of those antiques for sale here and in Ireland. I have copied an article from the Minton… Read More MAJOLICA
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
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….
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
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
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
Fantastic vintage bomber jacket This jacket came from a very famous London England shop…height of fashion in the late 1960’s early 1970’s hip crowd! called PepeJean – Denim Deluxe. would have seen a lot of guys on Penny Lane with this Jacket UK Owner was from LIverpool but hardly ever wore this- he found it… Read More Ya Love Them Yea Yea Yea
TREADLE SEWING MACHINE DRAWERS This is our last treadle sewing machine drawer set. I think it is perfect for a Krubs coffee pod holder…but you may have a slew of other uses.This two drawer set is made of tiger oak with a very rich veneer. We added crystal pulls and it really makes a gorgeous… Read More OUR LAST TWO DRAWER BOX