Monday, August 4, 2014

Repurposing Vintage Shoe Display Stands

I found these fabulous Art Deco Shoe Display Stands and I just had to have them
They are perfect for displaying photos or vintage post cards....
so they have been officially repurposed!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Interesting Gifts for Fathers Day

Think Outside The Box - Dad Does Not Need Another Tie!

Here at Small Holdings Farm 
we specialize in stuff that Dad would love
From vintage cameras to liquor decanters....vintage poker chips and just cool stuff for his desk
Industrial letters, vintage wooden tool boxes, Helmets of all sorts....
Just stuff Dad would love

So don't get him another tie this year....

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Key to My Heart

We always have tons of old and 
vintage keys laying around the shop

Keys come in all sizes and shapes 
and are so interesting and fun to look at

So we made these fun key tags using small framed blackboards, some twine, a key or two and a saying about keys in Chalk Markers

The possibilities are endless and since we are using chalk markers we can wipe off and change the saying at any time
Chalk markers are great.  They have a regular marker type tip and come in a variety of colors.  They allow you to write on just about any non-porous surfaces like windows, mirrors, glass of any kind, ceramics and of course, blackboards.

You can pick these up in the shop presently and we are planning on putting them on the website 
but haven't gotten to that yet.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Spring Activities

This year it seems as though we have waited extra long for spring to arrive....
So we are fully enjoying being out and about.  The gardens are looking good and the animals look happy to see the sun!

 So we took a ride to our local farm's only down the street, and they did not disappoint.
 Everything looked fresh and healthy
 They even sold organic manure from their farm animals
 This is only cement....
not any of the above cow's relatives,
but it is one of my favorite all time finds 
and I had to show it to you
When we got home someone came with several vintage, old, chippy paint doors....aren't they just fabulous!!

These will all be available in the shop

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Interesting Things Within A Mile From My House

I've wanted to do a blog about all the fabulous things that are found within a mile from my house.  When I really started looking, there were quite a few.

The first one is right across the street

 There is a Wooden Boat Building Shop across the street from my shop in very large Morton Buildings.

The current boat they are building is huge and fabulous.
The shop was immaculate and well organized

Quite an interesting process to watch.  I'll probably go back a few times before it's finished to watch the progress.  Everyone was very nice to let me in to take pics.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Better Pictures

We have been working diligently on taking better photos
 for the website, blog, facebook, etc

Here are some of our efforts

Sometimes the perfect picture just presents itself

We tried grouping similar items together....came out pretty good

and grouping items that were very different from each other.....Love It!

Sparkly and rusty....a great combo

Not your traditional Easter photo but it works

I love the simplicity in this photo

Grouping similar items always keeps my interest

And I love the unexpected with the huge ship coming in off the side

We have decided that simple is definitely better 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Charms of Silverplate

It's not your Grandmas silver plate....

It has become stylish's all in how you style it

 Polished or Unpolished is a personal preference

The Selection is enormous...these are ice cream forks!

And here are ice tea spoons with the extra bonus 
of being Hotel ware from Bickfords

These are seafood forks

I love these serving spoons that have a gold wash 
on the bowls....helps all that fabulous detail pop

I always mix and match the patterns for my table setting

It is easy to find and still affordable enough to have fun with!
Consider starting a collection today

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

First Signs of Spring

Here in New York...
we are chomping at the bit for spring to arrive!

~Any little sign of Spring is met with jubilee~


The sun streaming in the barn window.....
helps us put this harsh winter away.