Sunday, April 6, 2008

On the Road Again


The above picture is my entry into the Memories of My Mother hooked rug exhibit. The call for entry for this exhibition went out in 2004 with the show set to open on Mother's Day 2006 at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre. Being the consummate procrastinator I had two years to design and hook the 2'x3' rug and I got busy at it Feb. 2006....the above photo was taken in March just before I bound the rug and shipped her out.
The rug has been on tour all of this time with things set to wrap up next year. Last week I received a letter asking if I would like to be part of the extended tour. Seems that an exhibit facilitator from western Canada would like the show to tour Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. This will mean that I get my rug back in 2012....how cool is that?!?!
Not in a million years did I think anything from my hand would be seen by so many.
Take care and enjoy your day!
Jackie

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Please Step Back in Time

A Hearty Welcome to New and Old Friends...join us for cider by the fire.

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A View of Our Shop

A View of Our Shop
Purchased from our local second hand furniture store (which by the way is chock full of possibilities for the vintage lover) this cabinet was a hideous green colour with rotten plywood on the backside. A lot of elbow grease and a complete re-working rendered it into this amazing distressed black/red cupboard. It's a BEAUT!!!

Another peek inside the shop.

Another peek inside the shop.
A nice mix of handmade, antique and found primitives combine to make this display. We purchase a few items from suppliers to fill in spaces....but the vast majority of our inventory is made by us...right here at 'The Door'.

Large Spindle Santa (formerly known as a table leg)

Large Spindle Santa (formerly known as a table leg)
Santa Spindles have become a shop specialty. They range from skinny to roly poly and from tiny hanging ones to massive freestanding newel posts. (Those are the big old fancy posts you can find at the foot of the stairs in big old houses like South Fork.)

Old Kitchen Cupboard Finds New Life

Old Kitchen Cupboard Finds New Life
We aquired the top of this cupboard at auction. Terry envisioned it transformed into a reproduction Pail Cupboard. When Terry envisions something...look out. With it's fresh coat of Wheatsheaf with Mallard Blue back the transformation was nothing short of spectacular. And yes...she planned that 2 mm clearance from the log beams. ;)

Another Make-do

Another Make-do
What do you get when you take an 1880's cupboard with the words "ye old preserves cupboard" written across the front in black Tremclad and pair it with a warped table with broken legs? Well...when you live in Terry's world you get this amazing secretary desk. The paint is Benjamin Moore Aura in Savannah. (What else would she use??)

It's a good drying day Margaret!

It's a good drying day Margaret!
Nothing beats hanging freshly dyed wool on the line. These bright yellows and greens will make fine additions to my next hooked rug!