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, Antiques, Decor & Design, Furniture, Ireland, Tutorials and Information

The Art of Furniture Restoration

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