Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Anyone who knows me knows that I will gladly share my "picking" spots with them. I will offer advice on whats selling and whats not, where I saw a great bargain, all the stuff it takes to sell on either ebay or etsy, etc. So with that in mind, my friend wanted to make me something with her knitting talent as a thank you. Well I love the felted clogs I see on etsy (but not so much the price) so I asked for a pair of them. I am thrilled with what she made me and it was also fun to "felt" them myself (something I have never done before) so if you have wanted a pair of felted clogs or if its just you have wanted to felt something and didn't know what to do: Contact her and get a pair of clogs at a very reasonable price with all the instructions to felt them. Shop now: http://barnwander.etsy.com
Posted by Kim at 3:41 PM
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I keep saying i wont go out hunting anymore for things to add to my collections.yet what do i do first chance i get? I go out and buy..buy..buy......
I love white ironstone and i cant help buying it when i see it.Wooden bowls are also a fav of mine..as is anything with a squirrel.These 2 white Ironstone bowls were inexpensive so i figure i can sell on etsy.The wooden burl bowl will probably go to the ARDEN antique show with me. As for the copper buck weather vane...thats mine! lol........but the pretty silverplate serving pieces will get listed.
Posted by Kim at 4:40 PM
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Nothing makes me cringe faster then that sentence! I guess after being a housekeeper/cook for numerous family's i have become stale with idea,s.Im very thankful my husband is so easily satisfied with what i serve him..night after night.One meal he really loves is a sandwich we adapted from a deli around us...they called it a injun joe.Its shaved chicken(just like a steak sandwich meat would be) bacon, fried onions and provolone cheese and bq sauce.Its quit tasty ...even the neighbor gets one when i make them!
Posted by Kim at 5:30 PM
I love white ironstone. I love the old farm house pieces, the fancy pieces and even the regular pieces. I've been collecting for around 10 years now and i go thru spurts where i keep it all and i go thru spurts where i sell it all and start all over again. Here are a few of my favorite pieces.......I do sell on etsy and ebay, so if you are looking for any certain piece please ask... you never know what you might find!
I was reading one of my favorite blogs....missmustardseed and she was asked how to clean white ironstone....i did send her my recipe and she contacted W.I.C.A and also got there version on how to clean it......i have a gas stove and knock on wood....i have been just fine baking mine and i also use a higher volume of peroxide(40 to 60 volume)....but im sure for liability sake the W.I.C.A. recipe will be fine...will just take longer..(thats just my 2 cents).....good luck with it and unless you use bleach(ackkkk..bleach will kill your ironstone and turn it to chalk!!!)you cant harm ironstone..its been around hundreds of years, so have fun!
Posted by Kim at 12:37 PM