Trying to stay dry!

Hello everyone!  Welcome to all my new followers…I do hope you will enjoy my blog.

Last Friday we loaded up the van and headed out to an art show near Columbus Ohio…in Delaware Ohio.  This is a street show , called Delaware Arts Festival, and is a two day event.  Unfortunately, they were calling for rain, lots of it, on both days.  Friday we drive down, go directly to our hotel, and then have dinner as set up for the show is the morning of the show’s first day. I really dislike that because it takes us about three hours to set up so we are under a lot of pressure to get done in time.  The worst scenario is if it is raining at set up time…then you sit in wet clothes all day.  We were lucky…it was dry and set up went smoothly, but all day we raised sides, lowered sides, and moved product according to the rain’s whim! 

Sales were ok, but not as high as usual because of the weather.   But!…I had visitors!  Angie of Lil Raggedy Angie  came with her sweetie Princess Kaylee!  They gifted me with one of Angie’s wonderful swans and a bunch of great painting surfaces.  Thank you so much, Angie and Kaylee!  ❤    Cindy Davis of Cynthia Lee Designs also came to see me and wow!  she brought a big bag of cutting/breadboards for painting!  Thank you, Cindy!  It is so nice to be able to meet good FB and blogging friends!  Smile  Take a look at my swan from Angie and Kaylee….I just love it! 


I look forward to this show also because of the great antique stores there.  I may not be able to afford much in them, but it is a real education seeing truly unique and valuable pieces.  Once again, the owner of Sandusky Street Antiques allowed me to take photos .  ENJOY!  Smile  I LOVED this chippy stepback cupboard!…



Oh my, how I wanted this beautiful child sized desk!


A wonderful tilt top table/chair…



lovely old hooked rug…









Next post I will show you more of the photos.  Tomorrow I hope to hit the floor running on a new batch of folk art…I am very very low on it with a good show coming up soon.  Thank you for visiting my blog and enjoy the warm weather!  …Jan


Verrrrrry interesting!

Good morning ,friends!  Sigh….it has been awhile…once again time has escaped me.  We’ve been working very hard getting ready for a new show we picked up. Plus, Brian has been dealing with some difficult issues.  After many panic filled days, we finally had the issues resolved and all is quiet again…thank goodness!  We decided to pick up a new show near Pittsburgh…but this time it was a combination antiques and artists show put on by Whispering Pines Farm.  I have never been to an antique show so I was vey excited to see it.  It did not disappoint.   The family promoting the show did an awesome job preparing the area as you will see in the photos.  The farm was stunning as were the antiques.  Artists were scattered among the antique dealer booths also.  Enjoy…


I met several Facebook friends Robin…..





Gorgeous dough box and bowls…and that ovoid tornado jug !!!




Directly behind my booth…


Lots of antique horses…and firkins…


and crocks…


Some of these pics are from set up day…hence the toolboxes and coolers…







Antique hornbeams…



Several pie safes!!   sigh…and a glimpse of my booth…thinning out a bit on the side!



Huge trenchers were everywhere!


Just look at the painting on that old dowery chest!


OMG!!  30 years ago I passed up a wood shovel carved from one piece of wood…it was $20…but I had toddlers…I still cry over that one!!




This trencher was about 4 feet long…amazing.


This is Sierra…she was ridden from the west coast for a cancer awareness fundraiser….she was hanging out right behind our booth…we’re best buds now! Did you know I used to show horses years ago as a teen…eons ago!!



make do chairs…


I really enjoyed this show, and I think it has great potential.  We did fair as far as sales….but it is far different from an art/craft show, so we have to decide if it is profitable enough to return to it. I think we did as well or better than most, but we are used to much larger crowds. We’re keeping in mind this was a first time show. I do know the family is very willing to work very hard for it’s success and were always there to assist the vendors…that’s a very good sign!

I hope you enjoyed the show truly was beautiful!    Thanks for visiting….Jan

Antique store tour ,part one…..droolworthy!

Good morning everyone!   We were supposed to get severe weather last night but thankfully it fizzled before it got here. This often happens in our town, in fact , even when there IS a storm heading our way, it very often splits and goes north and south of us. This makes me very happy because even though it has now been 27 years since the deadly outbreak of tornadoes that swept through western Pa. on Craig’s birthday, storms still make me very nervous.  Seeing the terrible devastation and loss in Oklahoma heightens the fear. Just think what trauma those dear small children will feel forever.

In my last post I promised all of you a store tour of an antique shop in Delaware Ohio. The gentleman in the shop very graciously allowed me to photograph the store and I would like to thank him again. As I wrote down my blog address so that he could see the posting , I guess I left his card on the counter.  Sooo, Carmen (Primcats) came to the rescue and provided the store name. Thanks, Carmen!  Smile The store is Sandusky Street Antiques in Delaware, Ohio which is in the Columbus area.  So here we go!

Marly, the samplers are for you!….the samplers in this store are large, and incredible…you MUST click to enlarge…


An adorable doll bed , coverlet, and a gorgeous oil portrait…..


… stunning crocks…



this table, and the cupboard…sigh…



samplers, samplers, samplers…



A gorgeous ovoid jug with tulip motif…I love ovoid jugs…


A rice bucket…and look at that stenciling on the chair..


So many gorgeous blanket chests in this store…and THAT SWAN!!


Gorgeous artwork…


OK..I will try to post the other half of the pics tomorrow.  I hope you enjoyed these. As I mentioned in my last post, Carmen came (along with Holly) to the show…she also brought goodies for me!  YAY!  She kept pulling more and more out of her cart….

One of her great shoofly covers….


3 smaller pantry cakes and a LARGE one with a thistle motif…boy do these smell good!  Our van smelled good all the way home! ..

the plate is one of my blank plates I paint on….needs painted to show off the cakes…and a runner I picked up at The Olde Farmstead store

at Polaris Mall…


a cute little basket for my peg rack, and some of Carmen’s wrapped candy canes…Smile


and she found me a great cabinet to paint…really a nice size and style!  Thank you so much, Carmen!


I’ve been working on special orders that are due at my next show..3 big folk art..for a lady from D.C….



3 pieces I’m working on now for another lady from outside of D.C.—a fall and a winter variation of a Terrye French pattern…

the customer already has my painting using the original pattern. The spoon is also for her.


I hope you enjoyed this overload of pics today, and thank you for visiting!……Jan