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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Historic Lyme Village

Summer is getting ready to make it's exit soon and school is starting this week. Looking forward to Fall time and the cooler temperatures. Also looking forward to all the great festivals this Fall-Like the Backwoods Festival and the Prairie Peddler Festival!!!

We did get up to Norhtern Ohio and Lake Erie a couple weekends ago.  I love, love, love old historic places and we made a stop at Lyme Village in Bellevue Ohio before heading up to the lake. 
Thought I would share a few photos from our visit.
Love the old stuff!!!

Historic Lyme Village
Historic Lyme Village depicts life in the Firelands from the arrival of the first settlers, in the early 1800’s, to the early 1900’s. 
Located 4 miles east of Bellevue, Ohio. Historic Lyme Village is operated by the volunteers of the Historic Lyme Village Association.
Among the buildings in the village is the John Wright Mansion. This Second Empire Victorian Home was build between 1880 and 1882 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The John Seymour House, an 1836 Greek Revival House, was used as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The village is home to 14 other 19th Century buildings including log homes, barns, one room school, general store, town hall, and the Detterman Log Church.
The village is also home to the Schug Hardware Museum and the National Postmark Collectors Museum and Research Center.

Built in the 1860’s in Oxford Twp., Erie Co.  Used as a school until 1935.  Moved to the Village in 1991.

Spinning and weaving exhibits, demonstrations - Rev. Roy B. Leedy flax working equipment collection.  Moved to Village in 1979 from Seneca County.

A two story structure built about 1830 as a tavern with the family living quarters on the second floor.  Moved to the Village from west of Fremont in 1981.

Carpenter gothic board and batten barn with louvered windows.  Contains antique farm equipment exhibits.  Moved in 1983 from W. Main St., Bellevue.

Family Homestead for 112 yrs. (1836-1948) - Built in 1836, the home is one of the oldest remaining on Strongs Ridge (Rt. 113) - Moved in 1976 to prevent demolition, it was the first building in the Village.  

Some photos of the house-Love the old stuff

My kids in the kitchen :)

I love this rocking horse!

I love this coverlet too!!!

Second Empire style brick home built 1880-1882.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Homes.

I snapped a few photos in here too and it was beautiful and very Victorian inside but I have to admit I took more in the Seymour House because it was more primitive-the way I like it!

Loved the Quilts

Well I hope I did not bore you with all my pictures and I'll try not to do it again???  
No guarantees!!!

Blessings and Hope your Weekend is going Great! 

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Strainer Transformation!!!

I made a shoo-fly screen!!!! 

I have been wanting to do this for some time and have found a few strainers on my junkin/antiqueing trips. I found a .25 cent strainer on my last junkin trip and had my husband cut the handles off.  I then followed the instructions by Genevieve of Olde Pear Primitives. I think it was very nice of her to share these awesome instructions!!!

Here is a link to her primitive shoo-fly tutorial:

Also here is a link to her tutorial in creating a faux rust finish:

Here is the before picture:

...............and here is the after picture:
I used Autumn Brown paint for the shoo-fly screen and I placed a 1" wooden knob on top which I painted black, sanded and applied Gunstock stain over the paint.

I really like how it turned out and appreciate the instructions that Genevieve shared.
 I think I will keep this one and hope to make a few to place in our craft/antique booth!!!

Have a Great Weekend!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vacation Time

 Enjoying vacation time and have some photos to share. Wow started out last week and got my premiere issue of A Primitive Place magazine. Lots of great inspiration, eye candy and tutorials in there!!! 
We headed up to our booth in Amish country and did some rearranging and we have been making some great sales and very happy about that. My husband has sold 4 of his 5 noodleboard/stove covers there!!! 
Great News!!!

Our Booth
Took a few pics along the way to Amish country........just couldn't resist!

Holmes County, OH
 We went Yard Sale/Junkin on Fri/Sat and got some wooden goodies to refinish and some great olde antiques to resell!!! Most items were only $1.00 and the most paid was $10.00 for a 1800's basket. Got an olde sewing table that my husband has already refinished to sell which we paid a whopping $3.00 for!

Lots of Good Junk 
Breadboards, wooden spoons, one piece wooden rolling pin, spoon keeps, olde graters, a crock, depression ware, McCoy, Shawnee and Hull pottery, strainers, coffee grinder, an olde wooden shoe shine box, etc, etc,etc.
Lots of good junk to resell!!!
 I got this old wire pie carrier at a yard sale for .50 cents and well I am keeping it.  Looks great with my gray granite ware pie plates and just love it's simplicity!

We headed up north to Lake Erie Area for a few days and visited Historic Lyme Village in Bellevue, OH and then off to Put in Bay and had a great time. I may have to post a few pics!
Until next time-Have a Great Week!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Kind of Recycling......Trash to Treasure

Purchased this old vegetable bin at the Walnut Creek Antique Mall for $8.00 early this Spring and knew it had some potential.
My son Kyle painted it and then my husband distressed it and added a protective sealant. I think it looks pretty darn good for an $8.00 purchase. I meant to take a completely intact "before" picture but one morning I found my husband removing the bins and taking off the brassy door knobs. I quickly grabbed my camera and got an "almost before" shot!!!

Before Pictures

After Pictures

I think it turned out pretty nice and it looks better than the pictures show. It is a great olde solid piece!!!
It could be used for so much more then just veggies.............hmmmmmmmm do I keep it or sell it????
So many dilemmas!!!


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