Monday, September 30, 2013

Amazing Old Stamps

 I came across a bag of old stamps,
some wood, some metal.
I'm not sure what some of them represent,
as the one above.
If you recognize any of them,
please let me know.

 This is a wood backed stamp, and is for Super Feeds Mix,
whatever that is.

 American Legion Auxiliary stamp, wood back.

 This one is so worn, I could not even figure out what it was supposed to be.

 This one, for Vardmark Enterprises, has a wood back.

 and this design....any clues?
It is solid steel.

This one is FFA Vocational Agriculture..

And this, well, best for last.
The 1859 State Seal of Oregon.

 According to ORS 186.020, the seal consists of an outer ring with the text "State of Oregon", "1859". The inner circle contains an American eagle atop a shield. The shield depicts mountains, an elk, a covered wagon, and the Pacific Ocean. In the ocean, a British man-of-war is departing and an American steamer is arriving, symbolizing the end of British rule in the Oregon Country.[4] The elk represents the plentiful game found in the state.[3] The second quartering shows a sheaf, a plow, and a pickaxe. These symbolize mining and husbandry.[3] The banner is inscribed "The Union". Thirty-three stars surrounding the shield represent the number of states upon Oregon's entry into the union in 1859.

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Blessings and thanks for visiting

Knick of Time Tuesday

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fall Display

Bits of Fall decor at the store.
Every year my crows come out to play.
What do you think of the new crow head on the right of the box?
It is part of a loom.
  a few of my hand made pumpkins left...
love the old typewriter too.

tucking artificial fall 'greenery' livens up our display.
And all kinds of mysterious items hidden here and there.

 this is an old charcoal lighter.
when they get hot you dump into your bar-b-q.
perfect for a floral bouquet.

that's all.
joining Pink Saturday
and Knick of Time Tuesday


Burlap Sunflower

I just have to share this easy burlap sunflower tutorial with you.
It is from Craftberry Bush. She has the cutest ideas over there.

Go check it out.....and thanks for visiting.

be blessed

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Blissful Whites Wednesday

quick post for my fave Wednesday linky party.
Anyone ever seen a little round band-aid tin?
I could not even find one on the internet...

Found a few enamel lights,
and this wonderful old metal bed, with rails!!!
This lawnmower is actually a very pale yellow,
but thought I'd show you anyway.

blessings all, and have a super week.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sewing Machine....Unique Find

 Got a 'new' sewing machine on our trip.
(I have a weakness for them)

It is a Gold Hibbard.
Have you ever heard of that brand?
I can hardly find anything on internet about it,
except that there not a lot made, like Singer
and other mass produced machines.

It is in it's original cabinet, and treadle still works.
Belt needs to be replaced and it is ready to go.
(If you click on the pic you may be able to see the 
ornate drawer front in center. I forgot to photo it)

Here are the drawers. Three on each side.
Most pulls missing, but they are beautiful..

And look at these little bobbins..
Aren't they sweet?
I've never seen any like these.

and here is their little holder place in the drawer. 

If you have any info on this machine I would love to know.

thanks and blessings

some fun going on at these parties today:
Thanks for hosting gals.

Knick of Time Tuesday

Friday, September 6, 2013

Aged Treasures

Rust and Patina Treasures.
Used the technique here.

and here is what the two signs looked like new.
Love the change in them.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Blissful Whites..Fun Finds

 I found some great 'white' stuff lately.
Like this old wringer washer..
Great for a flower planter in the garden...

 A very large, rustic white bird cage.
It has a base too.
Here is a unique piece.
It was an ice box from an old camper.
Another perfect planter,
and we took the door off for another great piece.
Just put this wedding dress in the store.
Not vintage, but fills in the corner with some satany cream.

And love this old door bell.
Is this just too wonderful???

Be blessed everyone.
Joining some of these parties this week.