Just a quick post…I had to share the fact that we here in Boise, Idaho just had 6.5 earthquake! Whew. Hubby and I were relaxing in our recliners watching TV when for a split second I wondered that our rather new recliner loveseat came with a massage setting that I didn’t know about? Ha Ha.… Continue reading Wow – What a Day!
Hello everyone. Like everyone else, my husband and I are ‘sheltering in place’ – we haven’t gone to full quarantine here in Boise, yet. But one thing that became immediately apparent across the country is the lack of toilet paper. This sounds a little comic on the surface but of course, it’s pretty serious if… Continue reading The Bidet – It’s Not Just For Europe Anymore
Welcome! Today, I’ve listed in my Etsy shop Old Raven a lovely Antique find … an Antique glass inkwell. This style was popular from the late 1800’s thru the early 1900’s. It’s called a Safety Inkwell because even if you knock it over – it’s not going to spill ink everywhere. This was an ingenious… Continue reading Antique Domed Funnel Top Inkwell
A few blogs back I mentioned I was working on a project featuring an Antique Toy Ship. I have to admit, this project started out slow and then stopped completely for a while. Let me explain: I was surfing through the Antiques section of my local Craigslist and saw a picture of an amazing toy… Continue reading My Version of an Antique Toy Ship (and how I discovered a cool way to make miniature wrought iron fencing)
Happy weekend to one and all. Today I have something really unusual newly listed in my shop Old Raven on Etsy. This is an accounting ledger by The Greenwood Company out of Chicago. This book is a very large hardbound with brass screws to allow the covers to be removed and new or used pages… Continue reading 1932 Greenwood Bookkeeping Ledger – UNUSED!
Happy Hump Day – we’re half way through the week ! I’ve been hard at work in my craft room but not on the Antique Toy Ship I had talked about earlier. It may surprise you to learn this time of year is when I have to be ready to make spiders at a moments… Continue reading Christmas Spiders – An Old Legend
Good Morning, Afternoon and Evening. I’m bringing back memories today. “Ding Dong – It’s The Fuller Brush Man” was a radio jingle as well as a reality. I remember hearing this when I was child and either mom would go to answer the door prepared to restock or she’d send one of kids to tell… Continue reading Ding Dong – “It’s The Fuller Brush Man”
Welcome everyone to my Monday blog post. Today I have a neat pair of Vintage binoculars to show you. These guys are really tiny, only about 3″ wide! The brand is Kanto, a Japan manufacturer who made binoculars from 1967 to 1977. Yes, these still work, too. But what a great accent piece for your… Continue reading Kanto Miniature Binoculars, Vintage 1967-1977
Welcome to one all. Today’s shop offering is a wonderful old brass desk organizer. This piece might have been overlooked by quite a few people before someone with the curiosity of a cat (me) picked it up and opened the lid. I love this kind of surprise. Look at all these cool old tools! Little… Continue reading Early 1900’s Promotional Desk Organizer