Sunday, August 15, 2010

Getting ready for Fall Open House at Leola's......

I kept waiting for the heat to break but doesn't appear to be happening.  My garage is full of wonderful pieces to go to the shop but most need a little cleaning and a little polyurethane to keep them from peeling anymore.  It also makes them better for storage -- they just seem cleaner with a finish on them.  I'm loveing this bin.  Would it not be great in your work room!

The white gate is so neat.  It's got white paint on one side and unfinished on the other.         
I have several pieces of pale green furniture so those will wait for Christmas Open House (you always have to think ahead).
This is a great old wood box that's hand dove-tailed.  I'm thinkin' it's pine.  Made out of wide boards by someone who knew what they were doing.  It's wonderful.  It had no finish on it so I gave it some poly so it could be used for a coffee table or what ever.

We had storms last night so it's a little cooler outside.  I skipped church and my plan is to get a few things finished before Phoebe comes for a visit.  Our Fall  Open House begins the evening of Sept. 9th & goes through the weekend.  Just hope it cools down a little.  I think everyone is so ready for fall that they'll come just to get that feeling.  We just got our fall candles in & they are amazing.  Hope you can come join us.  I'll be thinking of something for a give-away for my blogging friends drawing.

Have a great Sunday!

5 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

LOVE the bin!!! I could shop in your garage...ha!

What glorious weather we had this past weekend...NO HUMIDITY!!!

YAYYYYYYY...and I know you know of what I speak!!!

dulcy said...

I was just thinking about your fall open house this morning! Look at all that great stuff in your garage.... Leola's fall open house is just the best around. I was in a restaurant the other day and it was all decorated for Halloween. They did it because of the heat. And you know, it did make me feel cooler just to see all the fall colors strewn about!

Pheona's Vintage Market said...

Lovin the bin, I will have to plan ahead and run over between dealers setting up at Pheona's. See you soon. Sheila

Rug Cottage and Iowa Barntiques Antique Mall said...

Hi Jan,

Your garage stuff looks awesome!! I so wanted to get down your way this summer, but it just didn't work out. Maybe this fall... Good luck at your Fall Open House. I'm sure it will be awesome.

Have a Great Day,
Nancy

T's Daily Treasures said...

Good luck preparing for Open House. Our temps hover around 120 these days and are awful. Fall for us is a long time coming. :/ Have a fabulous Friday. Tammy