Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a good black Friday:) The Henderhan Family is in Texas for the holidays. Flew in on Tuesday...we'll be home on Monday. Flying over the holidays is everything they say it is! We all had travel delays. Even had to de-board the plane and wait for a new one to be put in service. BUT...we've been having such a great time it was worth it. Wednesday was spent at the San Antonio Zoo. Huge zoo. One of our customers shared that her ten year old was in to collecting pressed pennies when they traveled. My granddaughters have loved it! The San Antonio Zoo had 9 pressed penny machines and we bought a folder/book that is made to display and keep them in. Thursday we spent at Luby State Park in the Padre Islands. Waves were huge...guess I never thought we would see waves that big in the Gulf. Our 7 year old granddaughter said it was the "best Thanksgiving ever!"...we had chicken on the beach:) Friday we went to the Alamo and the River Walk. Alamo was very interesting (and the girls found 3 pressed penny machines). BUT...we didn't know there was a big water parade on the River Walk:( They close the walk down and you can only get in with a ticket for a seat...$20.00 a ticket...too pricey for our pocketbooks. We did get to walk a little before they closed it and loved it. Felt like we were walking in Venice:) The girls found another penny press machine at the Rain Forest Cafe:) Today we went to the nicest place. Called Morgan's Wonderland. It's an amusement park for kids with special needs. Our five year old grandson is autistic. What a nice place for him! Low key...we were so impressed with all they took into consideration when building it. Apparently it's been featured on Dateline. Google Morgan's Wonderland to read about it! Tomorrow is Sea World and then home again on Monday. It's been a nice vacation. Never realized how much Texas had to offer:) Pics below....
Another truck load arrived from the old farmhouse they are tearing down. Two gorgeous old oak bookcases with glass doors. These were built in on each side of the fireplace in the parlor. The doors have all these little panes of glass! Amazing! Still need to get photos of the book cases...Dave put them in the garage out of the weather before I could snap any. Here are some pics of the doors as well as an old wood screen door and smaller attic door they brought. AND...love the old hooks on the long board. This was hanging on the wall in the enclosed porch right off the kitchen...can't you imagine the work coats that use to hang on it?
WOW...today we were invited again to poke around another old place with pieces that belonged to owners grandparents. Some great raw finds! Still cleaning and pricing but wanted you all to have a sneak peak. Love the old wash tub stand with ringer between...I'm never going to complain about doing laundry again!!! Our grandmothers laundry day was labor intensive!! Hoosier type cabinet was where grandma would pull out the porcelain work top and make homemade noodles according to owner:) He could also remember sledding many a winter on the smallest of the 3 wood sleds. McDongall top has the original flour bin and several of the charts and racks. The old farm table has the original drawer but it needs some TLC. I love finds like this!! A history lesson along with a fun day in the country.
Today we were invited to stop by a local farmhouse that is being torn down! Oh my...still thinking about that old place! Beautiful features from a long ago time. Told it was almost 200 years old! Purchased the remaining fireplace mantels and old doors. They arrived today. Pics below. More to arrive in the weeks to come so keep watching! A couple of doors are the prettiest faded and aged blue shade!
Last week was refresh and redo the booths week. Finder's Keepers booth was a total redo. Berlin Amish Farm Antique Mall was a partial redo and I was so tired by the time I got to the Berlin Village Antique Mall...it just got a lick and a promise and 3 boxes of new items! Go to our BOOTHS page to see the new pics!