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Friday, October 28, 2011

A Pennyrug Treasury

I've been wanting to try my hand at making pennyrugs for a couple months now. Hopefully once I'm settled in my new home, I can get started. I've actually gone so far as to purchasing a kit at Etsy...just gotta get the right thread. One day, I'll be able to make beauties like these!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

KinSale Girl

I don't know about you but I am a sucker for vintage textiles.  Quilts, doilies, blankets, towels ... you name it, I love them.  So when I saw this Vintage Crazy Quilt on Etsy, I just had to share it with you.

Isn't it lovely?  Anne aka Kinsale Girl tells us it is from the 20's or 30's and that the backing has a fabric with tiny dancing reindeer on it, how whimsical and wonderful is that?  It measures 74 " x 67", a perfect size for snuggling!  $150.00 + shipping, what a wonderful addition to your vintage textiles collection!  Click here or click the picture above to go to the listing and make sure you check out Kinsale Girl for more great vintage and antique finds.

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Treasury of Artisan Interviewees

Here's a treasury of artisans I've had the honor of interviewing over the past couple months.

If you'd like to be interviewed for Screaming Sardine, please email me at screamingsardine ~at~ yah00 ~dot~ com

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Frick and Frack Scrap

Okay, I must be on a recycled/upcycled furniture binge right now because this Rustic Weathered Pine Coat Rack just leaped out at me on Etsy today!

Hand crafted by Frick & Frack Scrap (don't you just love their name?!) from an historic Southern feed mill floor board, this great little coat rack measures 24" long by 6" wide and is only $60.00 + shipping.  A one of a kind treasure for your prim and country home, who can resist? Click here to go to the listing and be sure to check out the rest of their shop, lots of wonderful treasures to be discovered there!
Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spaulding's Woodworking

Every now and again Etsy does get it exactly right when they show me their selection of new items that "match my taste".  Today was one of those days when I signed in and saw this amazing Vermont Sap Bucket Hanging Lamp by Nathan Spaulding of Spaulding's Woodworking in Vermont.

I love it!  Can't you see it hanging over your antique table or over the island in your country kitchen?  Nathan says that he made it from 100 year old sap buckets and a piece of timber that was milled in a water powered sawmill over 150 years ago.  $250.00 + shipping for a handcrafted piece of history, sounds like a deal to me!
Deb ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sunburnt Cow on Hold

Due to the lack of interest in guest posting for you to showcase your shop, I'm putting the Sunburnt Cow on hold. For how long? I have no idea. It may be permanently.

For artisan spotlights, you can find them usually twice a week at Screaming Sardine. Some of the interviews also have giveaways to go along with them. This month, I'm also highlighting handmade Halloween items for sale from many shops on Etsy. If you'd like to be included, leave a comment here. I'm a big proponent for handmade, and it is my hope that the larger audience at Screaming Sardine will reach a wider audience in the handmade community.

Much thanks to Deb from Paxton Valley Folk Art Shop for regularly contributing, as well as Michelle from Michelle's Bears for her teddy bear-licious post.