It's always a thrill for me when my husband decides to "reorganize" his treasures. He has sheds (plural) full (to the ceilings) of the items he has collected (hoarded) to repair and refurbish (let sit there for years and years). He loves (obsesses over) his "stuff" and can't hardly bear to part with any of it (would rather lose me than one piece of rust) but space (no space) sometimes demands (I beg) that he pull some out and reassess the potential of each. This sunshine Texas weekend has coaxed him outdoors and I have been watching (coveting)with an (eagle)eye towards what he might let me have(things I could swipe without him noticing). I've taken a few photos of things that intrigued me. These aren't staged to be pretty shots -just candid photos of things I've managed to take before he shooed me away. (threatened my life if I didn't move)
I was elated to find something I thought was lost forever(I told him he had sold it and I would never forgive him! He claimed it was around "somewhere".Guess I owe him an apology) My full-size antique wicker baby bed! It is perfect for a conversion to seating and just loaded with charm. It was tucked in the back of one of the sheds. (no wonder he didn't know where it was!) The springs, and all four sides were there! Yippee!!!!
These first two photo are of four chairs. Alas only one was salvagable.
I did persuade my husband to save the front legs and backs of the other three.
These chairs must be very old. We had to toss out the horsehair stuffing and old burgandy
tapestry coverings of the seat. They seats were supported with webbing. I've never
seen any like them and I'm very curious about them. Look at the designs on the chairbacks.
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Below is one of my favorite items that I thought had been sold at Canton.
It is an antique stainless steel apothecary cabinet. It's wonderful! Look at
those legs... and it is sooooooo heavy!
Below is a charming old basket. It is marked Basketville, Vermont on bottom. I checked the Basketville site online and there were none like this one.
Now this bed below is fascinating! It's an iron bed but it is very tiny. Much smaller
than a twin bed. More small cot size? The motif of the ironwork trim is
a cross or shield with a sword. I'm so curious about this - I've never
seen a modern mattress this narrow.
Below is a large iron contraption that appears to be a candleholder of some sort? I don't know a thing about this.
YES!!! I know what this is! It's an old wall clock case and my sweet, darling, precious hubby said he would convert it into a little cupboard/cabinet (add shelves inside)! That's one for me!