Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Title Picture

I wanted to share a photo of this wonderful shelf with you today. I've changed my blog title picture so I can see this now. I saw this shelf in Country Sampler a few years ago, I loved the gals house, perfectly prim to my taste. My husband made this one for me based on the photograph. I only had to tell him how long I wanted it and to draw out the shape of the ends. The hooks were hand forged by a local blacksmith, they have a twisted shank, very unique. The only problem with them for my perfectionist woodworking husband was that they were all slightly different lengths. He is "working on" his prim style. Everything has to be just so and he doesn't understand my desire to rough up his perfectly made items!

A few of my favorite crocks make their home on the shelf. All those on the left are antiques, my favorite being the first one in. The marking on it says "C. Hart & Son, Sherburne". This is the town that I grew up in, so it's very special to me. The second one in I purchased at an auction. My husband's Aunt and Uncle were downsizing and auctioned off a lot of "stuff". That one's special because I always think of Aunt Rosie when I see it.

All the crocks/bowls on the right are new. The first one in on the right side is from the potters at Conner Prairie, a living history museum in Indiana. The second one from the right was made by the potter at Sauder Village, a living history museum here in Ohio. It is one of the first items fired in his new wood ash kiln a couple of years ago. The third one in is a birthday present from my friend Melissa at Farm Field Primitives.

Of course there has to be a star mixed in, this one was made from tobacco crate slats. Don't you love the doll chair? I was going to have my husband fix the back rung but decided that I like it the way it is. I purchased it at an auction for $2.00


  1. Looks great and I love all of your crocks and that little chair is too cute!!


  2. Hey Ann, I love it!!(The shelf and the crocks!!) And the chair is adorable! Very prim!

  3. Your banner looks really good, & I like everything on your shelf, especially the crocks. Everything would look really good in the cabin's I stitched, that you would live in.

  4. I love all of your crocks and this is a beautiful way to display them! I have mine all over the house - which I had a way to group them together!

  5. Wonderful Crocks you have there... but your Husband might want to start selling those shelves! :)


  6. Yeh, I do read EAL, but do not have the last mag.I will have to check it out. Someday you have to experience living in an old one. There is a romance about them, & you got all the right stuff to decorate them! Blessings my friend!

  7. Your shelf is amazing...and it looks great as your new banner!
    I am in love with your crocks...I am someday hoping to find the mother load! Still searching!

  8. I love your shelf! and it works great as your new banner. I have been to Sauder Village. My dad showed his wood carvings in a show there. I have tin icicles that I hang on my tree every year that I bought there.


  9. What a cute shelf and great idea for your blog header! Very nice baskets you are weaving, too. What a wonderful idea to have a "selling blog" too, never would have thought of that myself. Inspiring!

    The Wicker Woman-Cathryn Peters


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