Day in the Country Show

We're packing up, hitting the road for our final show of the season, the...

Day in the Country, Vintage Christmas Show and Sale
Saturday, November 16th and
Sunday, November 17th
10 am - 4 pm

903 Haldibrook Road
(between Mount Hope and Caledonia, east off of #6 hwy.)
Caledonia, Ontario

Multiple vendors.
The barn will be loaded with antiques, European grain-sack-upholstered furniture,
Vintage Christmas decor, old architectural and industrial, primitives, antique reproductions,
Magnolia Pearl clothing and much more....

Hope you can make it!!

Covered urns


Once again, in the pre-show rush, I neglected to photograph several things.
In this case, while their new owner left them to pick up something else,
I ran for my camera and snapped a quick picture.
A pair of covered urns in (again) my aged zinc paint finish.
Can you tell that I like that finish?

I know, yesterday I promised to post today about the next show.
I'll make time for it tomorrow.
; )


What a great weekend!

Thanks everyone, for coming out to our Christmas Open house.

Now... (deep breath)...

Day in the Country vintage Christmas sale
next weekend. 
More on that tomorrow.

A few more photos

Above, crowns... sold out.
Just a few more photos in advance of our Christmas Open House this weekend.
Some of my new zinc-finish painted ornaments...


some more of Nicole's vintage-inspired spun cotton...


(Nicole's new style of stockings this year...sold out)

Above: Reindeer, sold out.
and LOTS more.

Hope you can make it!!

Friday Nov.8th  6pm - 9pm
Saturday Nov.9th  9am - 5pm

98 Broadway Street west
Paris, Ontario

4 days and counting...

until our Christmas Open House!

Friday evening, Nov. 8th  6pm - 9pm
and Saturday, Nov. 9th  9am - 5pm
98 Broadway St.West, Paris, Ontario

I'm going to try make time to get some more photos on here,
but until then...
... a couple of the many new Santa figures.

Above, I tried a painted cast iron paint finish for some of the chalkware Belsnickles, 
(several other colours and finishes available.)

And below, a close-up of one of the new large Santas.


Hope to see you this weekend.

Georgian Mantel

My reproduction of a Georgian fireplace mantel, about 70.5" long x 55 high.
Pine, in distressed grubby white paint.
Click here for another view.
$1200 CAD

"Live a quiet life...

... work with your hands."


Just a note of thanks to those of you who came out and made it our best show to date.
After a much-needed change of pace, we're happy to be back working on our own quiet life.

And now... less than 3 weeks until our Christmas Open House!
More about that soon.

Curiosity got the better of me...


We're packing up for this weekend's show, and until then I wasn't planning on posting any more pictures. But seeing this guy sitting patiently waiting to be packed up, I had to take a quick picture.
One of my curiosities under a glass cloche, available this weekend.
Hope you can make it.

...and one more for the road.

Show season is looming.
Less than 2 weeks until the first big one of the season!
(Oct.11th - 14th ... details to follow.)
I apologize for the infrequent posts, but we've been working. 
So, in the meantime, thought I'd give a teaser of one of the latest.
A new, large, heavily distressed fireplace mantel. About 70.5" x 55" x 8".
One of many, many new things coming with us on the road.
Hope to see you.

Epicerie Parisienne


I have been wanting to do a sign on fabric for ages... 
After seeing the original of this sign I had to take a stab at reproducing it, and I'm happy with how it turned out. 
About 5 feet long, painted and distressed heavy muslin fastened to wide pine boards with old, rusty tacks and nails.
(Click the photo above to see the full sign, enlarged)

details, details....

We searchers


"I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We
are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue
to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue
to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along
the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its
unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like
forests and mountains, deserts and hidden rivers, and the lonely
cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as is our
laughter. To share our sadness with one we love is perhaps as
great a joy as we can know - unless it be to share our laughter. We
searchers are ambitious only for life itself, for everything
beautiful it can provide. Most of all we love and want to be loved.
We want to live in a relationship that will not impede our
wandering, nor prevent our search, nor lock us in prison walls;
that will take us for what little we have to give. We do not want to
prove ourselves to another or compete for love."

                                 - James Kavanaugh (via)

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