Booth photos

A few photos of the booth as we were just finishing setting up.
Thanks to all who came out... it was a great (albeit exhausting) weekend.
And now we're toiling away again, getting ready for the open house in less than 2 weeks!
More about that soon.

A Day in the Country - Christmas 2015

A few close-up shots taken by a friend during set-up for the show this weekend.
A Day in the Country
Show & Sale
November 14th & 15th   10am - 4pm
903 Haldibrook Rd.
Caledonia, ON

Before the show...

Just a few pictures of some of the new ornaments before the show this weekend...
vintage look...
Krampus (so much better than coal)...
metal crowns


St. Nicholas...

lots of batting and spun cotton...


...and lots more.

hope to see you this weekend, at:
vintage Christmas show and sale

Paper baubles

For those of you that asked...
Yes, we have been busy making more of these, and will have them at the upcoming shows, along with some new ones.
Thanks, and hope to see you soon.

Our November shows

Notice that our open house is 2 weeks later than usual this year.
Hope to see you at one (or both) of our Christmas shows this November!

Hat boxes

A few of our new reproduction pasteboard hatboxes, these ones painted in a warm, distressed pale grey, and embellished with transfers of hand-drawn images.
 (including my DM monogram)
A variety of shapes, sizes, colours and images available.
All lined with antique papers.
- sold out -

Ball's Falls Thanksgiving Festival

October 9 - 12, 2015    10am - 5pm Daily
click here for info, including a list of the 150+ artisans,
live music, gourmet food, wine, craft beer....
Hope to see you there!!

Pile de boutons

A stack of reproduction French packets and books under glass.
Aged recycled paper and handmade labels, tied with twine and buttons, on a
handmade wooden base.
Approx. 18.75" tall x 10" diameter
Update: This one sold, but I just made another one, as of May 5, 2016


Little John Bull

I'm always reluctant to post anything throughout the summer.
We start working on Fall and Christmas items in late spring, and have little else to post for the warm months.
But, the first show of the season starts in a couple of weeks
 (Ball's Falls Thanksgiving Festival, Oct. 9-12... more about that soon.)
 and this one's not too Christmasy, is it?
A little Dresden-esque John Bull steam engine.
Made of recycled paper, cardboard and found objects, with aged cast metal wheels.
About 4inches long x 3.5inches tall.
One of many, many new items we'll be taking to the show.



About 28.5inches tall x 5.5inches wide.
Made from a wide array of materials; plaster, fiberglass, wood, resin... and finished in a heavily aged paint finish.

Appartements a louer

Reproduction of a small French Apartment sign
24.5 inches x 11.5 inches plus hook.

Storefront sign

My reproduction of a na├»ve antique storefront sign.  
Made from 1-inch-thick pine with antique nails, and cutouts that
were likely to allow it to fit the shape of the original storefront.
Approx. 84.3inches tall x 14.75inches wide.

Caged sconce

Just finished a bunch of different lights for our house, and can't decide which to keep.
Here is one of my favorites, (though that seems to change by the hour)
 but I like the contrast between the ornate fixture and the rough, handmade cage.
15"tall x 7"wide x 7.25"deep

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