Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Very Primi Bed

I thought you might enjoy seeing a picture of this great old bed we found. It has lovely chippy paint....you can just make out a little bit of blue peeking through the green in this photo. Aside from washing it up it remains exactly as we found it and makes a great prop to display old quilts on. We have the bed rails but we don't have the space to set it up at the moment. It looks really great just standing in the corner! The colour is one we've nicknamed Great Depression Green...and best of all we didn't have to distress it!

1 comment:

CARole said...

good morning Jackie and Terry! I have to tell you how much I envy you guys. Friends working together, how wonderful. I don't know if you know this or not, but my best friend and i worked for almost 10 years together painting Rufus Porter influenced murals in historical homes. We had the best time doing it! I hope found room to set up that green bed, it's a great piece to display lots of things on, dolls, pillows, etc. Keep up the good work and most of all, have fun! Be sure to check out my carolescountrystore.com, you never know what you might find.
Happpy day
Carole

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!