Good Morning. I thought today I would show you a few shots from outside my little shop. I love the use of wooden pieces, barrels, sleds and chairs with greens for Christmas decorating. My front porch always showcases a worn wooden sled adorned with green boughs, pinecones and berries from my backyard woods. Something about the colors and textures says "Welcome to my home."
For my shop's doorway display, I have used 2 wooden sleds alongside wooden chairs, baskets and tree.
This wooden sled is quite old. It has wooden runners with a thin piece of metal nailed to the underside. This sled was found in the cellar of the 1850's building that houses my shop and the landlord thought I would like it. This would look great on a coffee table with a wooden bowl of pinecones on top or else hung on the wall, inside or outside, for some instant rustic charm. Any guesses on its age?
I have so many individual little wooden chairs. I just love their patina and size. This chair was a summer lawnsale find for $4.00.
On my "flying arrow" wooden sled, I have hung a wreath using a pair of vintage ice skates (found at a church sale for $.50 cents).
This wooden Flying Arrow" sled was produced in the 1920's by Sears & Roebuck. I found it on the side of the road with some other stuff marked "free." This was after a long morning of doing yard sales with an already overloaded car. It took me 15 minutes on the side of the road to unload, rearrange and repack, to make sure that this sled made it home. Boy do I need a truck.
Here is a close-up of the skates. They are engraved with the name Dr Lewis in the most elegant script. The manufacturer's mark is an outline of a Maple Leaf, with the words Maple Leaf.
On the other side of the doorway is this gray wooden chair, a Goodwill find for $4.99. I couldn't resist. It would be a crime to paint over this wonderful patina. The barrel was also a roadside find.
Today I am joining Linda @ A La Carte for this week's Junkin Finds Friday
I hope that you will have a chance to visit Linda, she has a real nice blog. Hope you all have a great weekend. It is back to the shop for me.
Got it at Goodwill