I’ve been cleaning out the basement for weeks. That always leads to lots of projects and very little cleaning of the basement. Here, a basket of tourist wooden shoes becomes a door wreath.
The winter was long, cold and hard on the old building. I repainted my sidewalk sign.
I sanded, glazed and painted a lot of windows.
Finally, I tried Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. It is silky-smooth. I ordered more!
People are moving in and out of the apartments above the shops.
Maddie was outside playing on the sidewalk while visiting her mother this morning. She wanted a balloon but didn’t have any money so she made one out of shopping bags and a stick. This kid just kills me; she is so vitally happy with a couple of shopping bags, a stick and some string.
I’ve been listing some things on eBay to reach a wider audience. These Victorian game plates are such a stunning color and would make a real statement hung over a buffet. The set would have been used exclusively for the serving of game birds in the 1890s.
On Monday and Tuesday, I’m attending auctions in small towns in Illinois and Wisconsin. I’ll be at Urban Farm Girl’s Main Street Market in Rockford, Illinois, next Saturday, and Fox and Finch Antiques will be closed. There is a Jennifer Rizzo class on casting missing pieces for furniture and frames, that I registered to attend. Then, a few days to redo the shop and the doors will be open again.