Friday, October 26, 2012

October 26th, 2012

Been a roller coaster of a weather week, wednesday and thursday upper 70s setting records and breezy, now Friday high of 48 and sunny, typical Michigan never boring.


Spent a coupe days in the after noon weaving a lincoln rocking chair out on my worktable outside so I could enjoy the sun and warmth, probly the last of that till spring,
now I am just putting the finishing touch on the rocker putting the binder around the edge to cover up the wooden holes.
and put out this 6 matching autum cups and saucers with matching cream and sugar along with 2 matching ash trays, and a single plate, kind of a mid century modern feel to it with the cream and sugar and the style of paint work.

also just got in more corks to make wine bottle stoppers out of knobs, as these make a nice host gift, as well Christmas gifts.

B & C Emporium antiques and original hardware

Saturday, October 20, 2012

October 20-2012

added this 1940's electric cooker to our esty store

Added this art deco Sears Waffle iron with sandwich grill plates also

Also some 1970's tupperware

a great pair of Littlestown Foundry Art Deco Gazelles

a 1930's era cast iron christmas tree lighted stand, wonder does the U.L. tag still be good?

And I started to weave the back of this lincoln rocking chair today
got the seat done a little while ago
Also listed this neat old art deco YMCA door knob set with 2 knobs 2 plates and lock and key from Akron, Ohio.
well time to go eat supper, then off to see the movie "Looper" at the Regent theater in Allegan.
B & C Emporium

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Well it is Saturday and I am in the store, its cold and rainy outside
so I have been rearanging the store a bit, so here is the kitchen utensils and pans, regrouped.
and the front corner of the store with a couple lamps lit, still some things just sitting around
a shot of the front window
the rest of the 1 show room window of the store.
had one chair caned already and got the 2nd one done so the cutomer can come pick up these two chairs and the desk chair that I reglued next week, I had thought these were a matched pair, but they were not,
and now the next project, recane the back of this lincoln rocking chair, already did the seat, now get the back done. Now to start weaving again!
had a lady bring in a couple of kero lamps for ceiling lamps she wanted converted into electric, so she can use them easy and safe. so I converted them
and they have the fabric covered electric cord and old style plug.
I had a 28 inch LeClerc loom in the front show room window, with a skeleton for Halloween, but some one bought it and took it home with them.
You can always see what I have for sale online at
Http://  our main hardware web site my informational web site and our local group web site for Antiques and Artistians
Or just stop into the retail store
Tuesday- Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-7
Saturday 9-5
Sunday and Monday by chance or appointment

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I went out last weekend and looked for some more stuff, like I really needed it, that is another problem,  did not buy to much but got some better keys
a nice early bronze key, a brass furniture key, nice early iron key, a key for locking out some one and 3 larger barrel keys all for sale plus hundreds of other keys in the store.
a 9 cup corning coffee pot for on the stove,
a demitas tea cup think it is made in Germany, the mark is smeared
And a #471 1 pt size pyrex dish in the butter print pattern in tourquoise
and a pair of rush seat chairs got rewoven and the customer picked them up
Well I have things to get done with so till next time.
Have a great day!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Been busy, now the shows are over for the year, the last Allegan show the weather was great!

now I have to empty the trailer out, clean up the store where every thing got moved to when the windows were redone and we came back from the antique show,
brothers were down the week ahead of the show and tore out the previous show room windows, and redid them 1 is ready for holloween and the other one is ready for the harvest festivals coming up,
close up of the back of the chair
This is a neat eastlake porch rocking chair that I redid the back on took a little figuring to figure out what type of weave went into the back as there was none in it when it was dropped off, I tried a couple of different options did not like what they looked like and this one looked good. So I did it.
I have been busy listing items on esty for sale and wrapping up packages for orders
 as well as caning chairs
You can always stop by my Esty shop and see what is available
or our main antique hardware site
well I should do this much more often, which I will be