Sunday, August 25, 2013

Where did the time go?

For me, most of it was spent sanding, caulking and painting.  Wow, I did not realize how much woodwork is in this 1907 beauty.  Also, my plan of giving her a makeover, with cleaning and painting, soon became plastic surgery.  Replacing sinks caused pipes to break, sheet rocking called for crown molding and removing old tile and carpet required new pine and hardwood.  Then, my wonderful husband decided he did not, and never had, liked the nearly flat patio roof his dad had put up several years ago. So down came the boards and metal and up went a gabled, shingled roof to match the house. This project was like taking off an arm and putting it back. Only now the roof is with keeping of the house and looks great.

It is August 25th.  I have almost completed painting the walls and woodwork and now working on painting some of the floors.  I plan a "paint clothes" burning ceremony much like the Boy Scouts have a “flag burning ceremony" in the near future.  I have over heard Steve “the husband” offer my services to help folks paint.  Wow is that so not true!  I am not a painter, but have learned a lot about painting, even to the point of cleaning oil base paint out of the brush instead of tossing it, like I used to do.  Did you know paint brushes are expensive?  Guess that is why I have latched onto many old worn ones with great paint on the handles, which will be offered for sale.   Wish I could visit with the painters who used the brushes; proof that I love old things and have a true respect for the makers and users of these saved treasures.

All spring, as well as last fall when we decided to purchase the family home and conduct several antiques sales a year, I have been buying.   Wyma & Co will be showing many finds from New England, Kentucky, Kansas, Round Top as well as local East Texas treasures.  A collection of one of a kind “Hand-made Santa’s with Olde World Charm” by Janet will be offered, as well as delicious and beautifully decorated cakes and cupcakes by Leah of “Sweet Bliss Custom Cakes.”  Also, on the premises, in a 1940 one room neighborhood grocery store building, which Mr. Missildine had moved in many years ago, will be antiques, “funtiques” and painted furniture by Casey and Judy, as well  a metal storage building full of treasures that need a little “tlc.”   The carport will offer outdoor finds, plants, vintage signs, old clay pots and architectural items.

Our first semi-annual show will be Thurs-Sat. Oct 17-19.  Located at the beautifully restored 1907 Queen Anne lady. 418 Coronaca Palestine TX, 1/2 block off Palestine Ave/Hwy 79 W behind Church's Chicken.  Plenty of parking.  Look forward to seeing you there.

Visit for a photo gallery. 

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