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!
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
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
You might call it Picking in the states but in Ireland, we go have a Root Around. In order to create new pieces from old, John has to source antiques. To go to buy a piece from an antique shop here would cost you an arm and a leg. While “dark” furniture is out and antique… Read More HOW WE DO IRISH PICKING
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
> Redesign Antiques is beginning anew…. a new year, a new website, and new choices. To begin, after you read our bios, you will see that heavy woodworking has been the main focus of our website. We tried very hard to bring our creations forward in various brick and mortar enterprises but with our travel… Read More New Beginnings 2018
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.
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