Wednesday, December 15, 2010

After a fantastic weekend in Raleigh we're back in full Christmas swing!


The Raleigh Ringers were amazing! And our trip to Farrington Village was so much fun! Finally got those Christmas grapevine tree balls with the lights. Not to mention the rain stopped and the sun pierced through the clouds to form a beautiful rainbow!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas goodies at The Depot and the Shoppe... We're going up to Raleigh to watch the Raleigh Ringers with our daughter, so we'll be closed today and tomorrow. However, we'll have yummy hot cider and Christmas music playing on Tuesday!

Oh, and we were thinking about if we wanted to attempt figgy pudding this weekend and wanted to share a great NPR Podcast we'd found (recipe included!)

Now, You Can Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Haywood Wakefield Vintage Wicker
...Table sale $185 NOW $150.........
Rocker was $175 NOW $149
Chair was $169 NOW $149

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Photo of one of our shoppe displays:
Found this online looking for ideas for fall:
Lots of new things in, so stop by and say 'Hi!'

Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's time for wintry weather...
Which means soon-to-be SALES!

If you're looking for something specific let us know...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Trivia & Fun Facts

Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.

Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.

Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!

Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.

Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.

Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers.

Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.

Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Winter Wreaths


My daughter loves to plant succulents in old gravy dishes or other odd and cool silver pieces. Currently she is tackling the process of making a succulent winter wreath, which I admit didn't sound very nice at first, but is actually quite pretty. Especially when you think of it hanging on a headboard made of salvaged beadboard. What do y'all think?

Tips for making your own succulent decoration via Martha Stewart.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday in the country


Went to see my friend Marianne today and I fell in love with her NC home...
I have always admired her taste and artistic ability!



Marianne makes the best pickled green tomatoes!

Hope you enjoyed the photos!

--christie (the daughter)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

This just in...



Tube Rose snuff advert is an old Voting Box, VOTE!


farm table looks great in the center room of the shoppe,
Supper's served - beet salad, greens & peas ... Please!

This oak rocker is too comfortable to be alone for too long, Rock on!

Monday, September 13, 2010

One-of-a-Find


Autumn will arrive Wednesday. September 22



Gathering Leaves

by Robert Frost

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.
I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.
But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.
I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?
Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.
Next to nothing for use.
But a crop is a crop,
And who's to say where
The harvest shall stop?

Courtesy of DLTK Website

Saturday, September 4, 2010

It's been a really busy summer...

We'll be getting some photos up soon!

Everyone have a safe and beautiful Labor Day~

Labor Day Holiday History: Once upon a time not so long ago we had jobs and made stuff in America and it was honorable to work (yes even manually) and workers were respected, appreciated, and one could be proud to be a productive worker in the United States of America. The 3 day weekend last hurrah of the summer we call Labor Day Weekend was a celebration of work and the workforce.

The holiday unofficially began on September 5, 1882 when 10,000 workers took an unpaid day-off to honor the labor force of America and marched from city hall to Union Square in New York City, it was the first-ever Labor Day parade. Participants, as well as onlookers could vocalize issues they had with employers. As years passed, more states began to hold these parades, but Congress would not legalize the holiday until 12 years later when President Grover Cleveland was forced to sign the holiday into law as an election-year compromise with labor. Although Labor Day began as a celebration of the American workers, the labor movement and its achievements, it additionally has come to be celebrated as the end of summer vacations, the last, long summer weekend before autumn, a day to picnic and barbecue and a signal that is time to go back to school for the students and a precursor to the harvest season for agriculture.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Buttercups, Spearworts, Water Crowfoots, Oh my!


Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

History 101


Meakin Staffordshire Fair Winds Brown - $245 SOLD
SERVICE FOR 8: dinner, salad, bread & cereal bowl
plus vegetable bowl & platter - 53 pieces
(list for $385)

In early 1973, Grand Union commissioned a special set of dinnerware. It was to be the most extensive and exciting collection of Staffordshire glazed ironstone since 1860. It was to be authentic in every detail . . . in every step of its manufacture. And it could only be made by the potters of Staffordshire.

The results exceeded even our expectations. From the original copper etchings, created exclusively for this collection . . . to the absolutely authentic Wild Rose border . . . (created circa 1784) . . . is dinnerware that recreates an age and an art thought long gone.

It took the potters of Staffordshire to create FAIR WINDS PATTERN. It took a tradition of craftsmanship, passed from generation to generation, to duplicate each step on the original process. And it took Grand Union to bring you in all its glory and loveliness . . . to use, to treasure, to pass on to future generations . . .

Take home a piece of American History exclusively at Grand Union . . . Names and places that recreate and bring alive a history and a heritage two centuries old. Now, through special arrangement, Grand Union brings you an opportunity that may never be repeated. A chance to own, enjoy and treasure a complete set of matchless English dinnerware . . . depicting in fourteen original engravings the scenes, the events, the people that gave birth to these United States.

Every piece is unique . . . a true collector's item . . . worthy of the finest museums, private collections . . . and your dinner table.

The FAIR WINDS pattern was manufactured 1975-1981 for the Grand Union Supermarkets, as a promotion celebrating the nation's bicentennial .

Friday, July 2, 2010

Please Pass the Potato Salad

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

Fun facts about Independence Day


God bless those who are still on foreign soil.
Our prayers are with you and your family...

Betsy of Ross available in our shop!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tree Houses

Just in at the shop... New England Joinery Handmade Eastern Red Cedar bed! SOLD

When's the last time you searched Tree House? Take a moment to look up into the trees today.

Wondering what types of trees are offering themselves up for eternal display? Here is a recent story from the NY Times: Building With Whole Trees

...another favorite house, Clingstone.

Monday, June 21, 2010

I heart the sea!

The Sea Hold by Carl Sandburg
THE SEA is large.
The sea hold on a leg of land in the Chesapeake hugs an early sunset and a last morning star over the oyster beds and the late clam boats of lonely men.

Five white houses on a half-mile strip of land … five white dice rolled from a tube.

Not so long ago … the sea was large…
And to-day the sea has lost nothing … it keeps all.

I am a loon about the sea.
I make so many sea songs, I cry so many sea cries, I forget so many sea songs and sea cries.

I am a loon about the sea.
So are five men I had a fish fry with once in a tar-paper shack trembling in a sand storm.

The sea knows more about them than they know themselves.
They know only how the sea hugs and will not let go.

The sea is large.
The sea must know more than any of us.

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Continuing to prayer for those in need during the devastation of the oil spill.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The North Wind Doth Blow

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow, And what will poor robin do then, poor thing? He'll sit in a barn and keep himself warm and hide his head under his wing, poor thing.





6 chairs available -- SOLD

Thursday, June 3, 2010

French polish.

primitive wash stand.....249.00
Parkes, W., Reese, D. M., & Webster, T. (1856). In The American family encyclopedia of useful knowledge, or Book of 7223 receipts and facts: A whole library of subjects useful to every individual. New York: Derby & Jackson. Source: Google Books

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Vintage Advantage

snap shot of the shop... got to love that distressed bed!

Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cabin Fever

Brought new things to The Depot, wish I had a log cabin...
Wouldn't these items look fantastic in a cabin great room?

6 ft. long farm table on sale for $399.
moose plates, $20 each (6 total)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Antique Transitional Chair





FOR SALE... $99 @ The Depot













Here's a great little poem I love so much! I wanted to share it with you...
The Table And The Chair by Edward Lear

Said the table to the chair,
"You can scarcely be aware
How I suffer from the heat
And from blisters on my feet!
If we took a little walk
We might have a little talk.
Pray, let us take the air!"
Said the table to the chair.

Said the chair unto the table,
"Now you know we are not able!
How foolishly you talk
When you know we cannot walk!"
Said the table with a sigh,
"It can do no harm to try.
I've as many legs as you.
Why can't we walk on two?"

So they both went slowly down,
And walked about the town,
With a cheerful bumpy sound
As they toddled all around.
And everybody cried
As they ran up to their side
"See! The table and the chair
Have come out to take the air!"

But, in going down an alley,
To the castle, in the valley,
They completely lost their way
And they wandered all the day
‘Til, to see them safely back,
They paid a ducky-quack
And a beetle and a mouse
To take them to their house.

Then they whispered to each other
"Oh delightful little brother!
What a lovely walk we've taken!
Let us dine on beans and bacon!"
So the ducky and the little
Brownie-mousey and the beetle
Dined, and danced upon their heads,
‘Til they toddled to their beds.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's the little things...




Sweet, curious close-ups of tender items in our booth @ The Depot!