September 29, 2016

Latest Farmhouse Finds...

Brynwood Needleworks - Farmhouse Finds

I stopped at my favorite antique mall yesterday and came home with a few fabulous finds. Let's start with this stack of beauties, shall we?

Brynwood Needleworks - Farmhouse Finds - Enamel Mixing Bowl

This is an enamel mixing bowl. It has measurements on the inside and was an advertising bowl for Volrath Company here in Wisconsin. I'm especially fond of enamelware and this will be a useful addition to the collection.

Brynwood Needleworks - Farmhouse Finds - Large Ironstone Oval Dish

I also have a few lovely ironstone pieces, and this is the largest one now. It's an oval dish that measures about 9" long. I'll use it in the (new) studio, and it will also be welcome in the kitchen. It's in pristine condition with no cracks, chips or crazing.

Brynwood Needleworks - Farmhouse Finds  - Large Enamel Tray

This is the largest enamel tray I've ever found. I popped a few wooden utensils into it to give you an idea of how large it is. It's about 3.5" deep, and it's also in great shape.

Brynwood Needleworks - Farmhouse Finds - Grain Sack

The antique mall is in Kewaskum, Wisconsin. As I was walking around, I say this intact grain sack that was being used as a table cover. It's like a big pillowcase, so that's likely how I'll use it. I'll insert a king size pillow into it and then close up the end. It might look nice on the sofa or on one of the beds...after it's washed.

Brynwood Needleworks - Farmhouse Finds -Enamel Cabinet

Speaking of enamelware, I also found this great little cabinet. I needed something to place next to the washer in the basement for holding cleaning supplies and my homemade laundry soap. It's the same height as the washer.

Brynwood Needleworks - Farmhouse Finds - Cabinet Top
The top is in great shape, too. It was marked $35.00, and the booth was having a 30% off sale! I'd say it was the perfect price, too.

I spent $85 (including sales tax) for all my purchases and came home with some really useful, practical and attractive, vintage items. I'm looking forward to installing all of them in the farmhouse.

When I got home, I spent the evening stitching. I'll show you my finished Block Nine tomorrow.

September 28, 2016

This Is More Like It...

Brynwood Needleworks - Wooly Critter "Crow & Pumpkin"
Yesterday was a great day at the farm. I was scheduling work to be accomplished here, pulling nails and playing with my Wooly Critters blocks!
I chose my wools when Kathy and I last went to Primitive Gatherings, so I have lots of color and pattern options for the remaining blocks. 
Brynwood Needleworks - Wooly Critter "Crow & Pumpkin"

This one is Block Nine, "Crow & Pumpkin", and I'm very happy with the colors I chose for this one. As soon as I finished fusing this one to the ground fabric, I went right on to the next block.

Brynwood Needleworks - Wooly Critter "Squirrel & Oak Leaves"

Block Ten is definitely a favorite! I know. You're shocked, right? I love how the hand dyed wools create real dimension on the leaves and acorns.

Brynwood Needleworks - Wooly Critter "Squirrel & Oak Leaves"

I chose the threads for these last night, and I'll start stitching on them in my "down time". Just getting my hands back into my needlework supplies was so nice. Stitching at the farm will be heavenly.

September 27, 2016

Tuesdays With Tag - Farmer Tag...

Brynwood Needleworks - Tractor Shoppin'

Hi, Everybody!

Boy, it's been a busy week at the farm. We may be workin' on the inside of the farmhouse, but the grass hasn't stopped growin', and we have stuff that needs our attention outside, too. 

Yesterday, Dad, Mom, Bella and I headed down the road to our local tractor dealership.

Brynwood Needleworks - Tractor Shoppin'

We looked at medium-sized and smaller tractors and Dad finally made his decision. We went back inside and sealed the deal. We have a new yellow and green tractor comin' to our house.

We've always had John Deere tractors, so it was just natural that we'd get another one for the farm. Rather than move our Florida tractor to Wisconsin, we'll let that one stay in the south with a new owner.

Brynwood Needleworks - Readin' Up

When we got home, I decided I need to learn more about the bigger tractor Bella and I will be chasin' around in our yard. We're gonna have a new mower deck (Dogs aren't allowed outside when the mower is runnin'), a new loader and a few other cool accessories. It's important that Bella and I know the ins and outs of the new machine so we can be safe when Dad and Mom are usin' it.

Brynwood Needleworks - Farmer Tag

Why are you lookin' at me like that? You knew I could read, right? Don't act so surprised. Mom's even teachin' me a little Spanish these days. Every well-rounded Corgi should be bi-lingual.

I'm gonna get back to readin' this brochure. Then, I think I'm gonna spend a little time with Mom's Rosetta Stone program before the day is over. Bein' a well-rounded guy takes effort. Bye for now. Uh, I mean adios!!

I'll see you again in seven. 'til then...  
"Chase A Dream - Or A Squirrel".


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