A gorgeous Parlour Table, Farmhouse Table and Brass Birdcage
We have some lovely new Bits in the shop this week following a fabulous jaunt to the country about 2 hours away, where we were actually left not only in charge of a shop, but the owners kid.
This shop owner is getting to know us now, knowing we like Farmhouse and Peeling Paint, Old and Faded and anything Scrubby. He showed us a few things in the yard, however we couldn't go in because his dogs were out and we weren't allowed near them. He mentioned that he had another piece for us down the road in a friends shed. Lorraine, being the fearless outspoken one asked him if he could go get it.
He agreed and told us to watch the shop......oh and the Kid. The boy went to the attic (a wonderful treasure trove of goodies) while we kept shop. All of a sudden Lorraine starts running from the shop yelling ans screaming "GET OUT GET OUT, RUN!!!". I look to my left and see with horror that the dogs have gotten into the house through to the shop. They are growling, lifitng the corner of their lip. I ran clamboring over old doors, bottles and furniture through this crazy chock-a-blog full shop making it outside just in time. Lorraine and I were outside the shop, pushing the door shut, while 2 large dogs jumped against it barking and snarling at us.
All of a sudden I said "oh my God, the Kid, he's in the shop". I was panicking thinking of the Boy coming down from the attic and the dogs being there. My heart stopped, I kept saying Oh My God the Kid, the Kid!!! Lorraine was saying the dogs must be Ok with the boy...(they were). The Kid suddenly appears at the door with an odd look on his face, somewhat fearful...... but of us, not the dogs. Fearful that he is now in the care of these 2 screaming, panicking women. At the same time the owner comes back to find Lorraine and I outside his shop holding the door shut with all our might. He looked at us as if we were mad city women, which partly we were. We asked him if they would have attacked us....he laughed and said "They won't do anything unless you RUN."
Anyway, we got several beautiful tables, but could only bring 2 home so will show the others when we pick them up. One is a farmtable that he said he dragged through a field for 100 meters. The other is a lovely parlour table with a faded black to grey paint. We also got this old brass birdcage which has a gorgeous patina.
Dash and Albert Cotton Rugs.
Our first shipment of Dash and Albert rugs arrived, all pretty and country and fresh. We displayed them in old rusty milk crates.
Pine Cone Hill Linens
We also got our shipment of Pine Cone Hill linens which we love. Watch for my own bedroom makeover with the new linens soon.
So thats is for this week. We hope to get a new load next week. If you could like us to come and mind your shop, you know how to reach us.........