Friday, September 28, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mulled Wine Recipe and something to serve it in

My own yummy mulled wine recipe.
1 cup cider
I cup concord grape juice
1 bottle red wine, like merlot or cabernet
Brown sugar to taste 1/4 - 1/2 cup
3 cinnamon sticks
One Orange, peeled in one long coil studded with four cloves
The juice from the orange
Heat gently till sugar is dissolved

Yummy
And we have a very unique item for service.
From the "Dutch Estate" Is this salt glazed "Motto Ware" German Wine crock.
I believe it was made just for this purpose.
The Google translator was less than forthcoming about translation.
It is German and says very enthusiastic things about wine.
Cobalt decoration and a lid with a figural little gnome one top....the body of the crock is near pristine but the little guys nose is broken and the lid has some minute damage. Nothing that would really stop it from being a show stopper. After a cup of wine...I would suspect all will be well with the world.




Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Spectacular Sideboard circa 1900

Spectacular Sideboard circa 1900
Now if you had seen this when it came in you would have declared it DOA and sent it to the wood stove but not Tony....good bones, good wood, good brasses and here it is about 3 months later.
Just hit the floor yesterday and causing quite a commotion from our loyal clientele.
Just in time for holiday entertaining.



Here is a more detailed listing as we have it posted on Craigslist http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/fuo/3279399774.html


Teddy Boy

Found in a trash bag from an estate clean out.
How'd you get in there little dude?
Providence interceded and we found him.
Now research on Steiff Bears are in high gear.
Isn't he cute?


Saturday, September 15, 2012

No More Accordion! Good home found!

Whelp, with the help of craigslist we finally found the accordion a very good home.
Nicest guy....he will soon be serenading his young child.

We really do love it when a good thing goes to a good home.
Tony still misses this carved wooden sign terribly...but it is now at a beach house. Sold to someone who really loves it. That helps making parting with certain things easier.



Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and Happy Collecting!
We'll be open after you finished yard sailing and thrifting and flea marketing....Great things looking for a good home. Small adoption fee...lol.



Friday, September 14, 2012

Area Events Phoebe's Hidden Treasures

The weather is near perfect and the Cracker Barrel Fair opened in Wrentham yesterday. Always a good time.
There will be live musical entertainment each day of the fair. On Friday the Hitmen will perform and on Saturday the Brianna Grace Band will be on stage from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Southeastern Massachusetts Community Concert Band will close out the night from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. followed by a firework display at 9:50 p.m.
Sunday afternoon The Reminisants will play oldies and a dance presentation by Showcase Dance Productions is scheduled.
The fair will feature hayrides pulled by antique tractors, Norfolk County 4-H Clubs will host various agricultural exhibits including a pet parade on Sunday morning. There will be craft displays by local artisans, magicians, animal shows, jugglers and face painters throughout the weekend. Food booths will be up and running too.

Saturday morning, the Cracker-Barrel 5K will start at 9 a.m. Snacks and refreshments will be made available courtesy of The Tavern at Wrentham. In addition to the road race, a large flea market will be in full swing starting at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. There is a $3 parking donation supporting the Wrentham Lions and Friends of Wrentham.
The Fair hours are Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday noon to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Sunday it will be bracelet day from noon to 6 p.m. For $20 you may ride any and rides.
 On the grounds of the Wrentham Developmental Center off Shears St.
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JWG Auctioneer ~ Joe's Friday night auction looks pretty amazing...a bedroom suite to die for....more figural decanters than I've ever seen and a rare and unusual collection of autographed books and presidential memorabilia from LBJ administration.~ FROM A HIGH END TOP EXECUTIVE TO FORMER PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON PROMINENT POLITICAL ADVISER A LARGE COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS FROM AUTHORS & PUBLISHING COMPANY'S FOR HER DIRECT HELP IN THE WRITING OF THE BOOKS ! GOOGLE HER INFO DOROTHY P. TERRITO FROM AUSTIN TEXAS !!
Check out the online preview. http://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/1513875.html


Happy Bidding. We will be scarfing down fair food with the kids so the competition won't be as intense.

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Don't forget Soho Salon's Fashion show and local business fair. This Sunday Should be lot's of fun.
More details
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Oh ya, in case you didn't know, our very own Trader Joe's opened last week at Patriot Place.
Woo hooo.
Of course we were there for the grand opening!



Don't forget there is a Patriot's game on Sunday...
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Finally, we invite you to visit our friend Debra of Galley 2..
She is just opening her shop in the arts and antiques galley in Norwood.
She will be open on Saturdays and Sundays for the time being.
Now this lady has the eye. I do not know how she managed it but she got Tony to sell her one of his prized possessions. It will be her new check out stand.
This is the only picture I have of it as it came into the shop. I will miss it but it's going to a very good home!
Check out these brasses!

Debra is located at Gallery 2. 61 Endicott St., Building 2, ste 26 2nd floor, Norwood, MA
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We will be here all weekend. Stop by and search for treasure.
Phoebe's

You never know what you'll find!
Have a wicked good weekend....


What is Goofus Glass

The origional Carnival http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goofus_glass Glass!
From Wikipedia  
Goofus glass is pressed glass which was decorated with cold, unfired paint in the early 20th century in America by several prominent glass factories. Because it was mass-produced and relatively cheap, it was given as a premium for buying things, awarded as prizes at fairs. It was the first carnival glass, preceding the iridized product we refer to as carnival glass today.
Articles produced included plates, bowls, vases, oil lamps, dresser sets, salt and pepper shakers and candle holders. The most common colors used were gold, red, and green, with gold usually being the predominant color. The exact etymology of the name is unknown, but likely stems from the fact that the painted decoration wasn't very durable and people felt that it was "goofy" or that someone had tried to "goof - us".

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Variety is the Spice of Life

We have it all, really....think of what you need for your house , apartment, dorm or yard and we probably have it.
Accordions, postcards, furniture, primitives, bird cage holders, sofa sized paintings , glass ware, dishes, platters.... cheaper and nicer that the Christmas tree shop.
Some shop photos from yesterday. Stop in....browsers always welcome. Kibitzing is always free.







Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Table for Two

1965 Blonde Formica and chrome trim w/ copper toned legs.
Expandable. Perfect for small spaces and dorm rooms.
Though not a perfect match a mid century mod kitchen stool completes the look.
Table $75 and stool $35.


We have lots of tableware of the era as well.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Saving The Finish

To refinish or not...great article...
Saving The Finish
By Jeff Jewitt
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Sooner or later, every woodworker is faced with the prospect of refinishing an old piece of furniture. Whether it's a treasured "find" at a flea market or auction, or a favor for a relative or friend, etc., most people consider stripping off the old finish and refinishing the only option of successfully restoring the appearance of the piece.
 Click here to read the rest: http://www.woodcentral.com/bparticles/save_finish.shtml


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Antique Vig Row Rowing Exercise Machine

Wow, Check out this circa 1905 rowing exercise machine.
The Vig Row made in Bridgeport Conn. Cast spelter and wood in still working condition as demonstrated by one of our favorite customers!





All original.






Very rare and perhaps the only one kicking around with all original parts and in working condition.
Wonderful Viking ship logo.
If you know someone who owns a gym and looking for cool decor...have them take a look.
We even found a guy who turn a similar one into an uber mod coffee table.

Heres one on Ebay but it has been restored.