Tuesday, September 18, 2012

White Ironstone

White ironstone was a hit at the Springfield Extravaganza this weekend.  Although I would have loved to have been at the Country Living Fair in Columbus just miles away, I did not have enough stock on this trip to warrant the cause.  However, we had a great show, and many buyers were also attending CLF, and working both shows into their schedules.  With beautiful weather, my husband to help me, and a huge turnout, it was a super weekend.

 This cute possum belly cupboard with galvanized drawer bins sold right away.  Our furniture buyers were mostly there on Thursday while we were setting up, but this piece sold on Friday morning to a young dentist's wife who was looking for a cupboard for her husband's office.

 I love old bottles, and had numerous great antique and vintage bottles that enhanced several collections.

My walnut wallshelf that used to hang in my bedroom also found a new home.  The antique shelf was custom made for a display in a Shelbyville, TN drug store in the early 1900's.  It is always fun to know the history of an antique.

My husband makes the dish racks that can be hung on the wall or set on a table or countertop.  I didn't sell it this trip, but I did sell the old blue glass kerosene dispenser in front of it, as well as the white wall cabinet down on the bottom right of this photo.

This vintage handmade cupboard also left us.  My huband assisted two young ladies loading it into a small suv with the backseat down.  It was over six feet tall, but amazingly just fit.  They still had numerous smalls they put in the bottom cabinet portion, and then a chair and several other items on top.  I always said a lady can pack it home if there is a will to do it!

I sold half of my ironstone pieces.  I love it, have so many pieces, and still hate to part with it.  Now that we are on our downsizing quest, I realize it time for some of my pieces to be loved by someone else. 

A cute young girl bought all my letters, and another young couple bought my vintage lamp.  If she hadn't, I had decided it was going to replace one in my house and go with me to the next house.
Many more smalls, a great industrial cart, two tables, two wonderful hanging lamps, and several of my crochet hats, a wagon, signs, and mancave items were sold.  We had less than a third left to put back into the trailer at the end of the show.  A big thank you to all of our buyers, the nice folks set up on either side of us, and to the many pleasant people we met on our 3 day weekend in Springfield.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jewelry at Springfield Extravaganza

If you are visiting the Springfield Extravaganza this weekend, Fri thru Sun Sept 14 - 16, please stop by and see me at booths 480 And 481. I will be displaying some of my jewelry including vintage creations as well as new silver and stone pieces. We will have a great selection of vintage and primitive antiques, with lovely white ironstone pitchers and platters. If you are looking for gothic lights, don't miss us; we have 7 matching lamps that came out of the old Jefferson Courthouse in Plymouth, IN from the late 50's. They are amazing! I will post a few more pictures. See you in Springfield!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Horse Pendant

This is my latest equine pendant necklace. I hand form the horse head with fine sterling silver, using heavy 18 gauge, then pound the form to harden and fix the shape. Next, I wire wrap with a finer sterling wire using black onyx, lapis lazuli, citine, and choice stone beads to complete the mane. With the ends of the wires, I curve and design the forelock, then add a jump ring and cord of choice.