Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The First Snow

The FIRST SNOW is always such a wonderful thing to behold.

Made even better when its the First Snow in a new/old house.

Despite all the struggles that accompany a large move you can appreciate the final beauty of it.

Take a step back and enjoy the final result.

Monday, December 15, 2008

What Really Matters

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.
Activist Susan B. Anthony

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Benefits of Aging

When you get real old, honey, you realize there are certain things that just don't matter anymore. You lay it all on the table. There's a saying, "Only little children and old folks tell the truth."
~Sarah Louise Delany

Friday, December 5, 2008


Somebody can do me wrong. That's life. What good is it to get angry?
~Rodney Dangerfield

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Can 2 people be friends & business partners who don't agree on Politics & Baseball :-) Well...much to my shegrin, Beth is a die-hard Phillies fan, so, loyalties aside, Congrats Philly :-)

Thursday, October 2, 2008


A New Husband. An accomlished Rake will be the most agreeable, provided he can bring proper certificate of his health. Enquire of ---- Chamber street West Leed's.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Now This Will Save You On Gas!!!

Beth decided it was time to be more conservative in these hard economic times. Her latest purchase will surely save her money on gas. Of course it will take her 2 days to get her daughter to school let alone back home again. I'm holdong out for next years model. The ride on this one was just a bit too bumpy. Besides, it didn't have a drink holder for my Starbucks venti mocha.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


A Character, quite new. It will be useless to any body except the owner. Whoever apprehends the thief, shall receive an handsome reward by----

Friday, September 12, 2008

A Country Covered Bridge

This is one of the many bridges I pass on a daily basis in Historic Brandywine County. Its a beautiful time of year and I wanted to share my ride with you.
Happy Fall, Beth

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Ellen Aymer came to London from County Cork, and in February 1835 began lodging at the house of Edward and Ann Godwin, at 2 King's Court in Pimlico. A week later, Ann Godwin went out early, and when she returned found that Ellen had disappeared, as had five of Ann's dresses, a handkerchief, and a blanket. Next day, Ann and a constable found Ellen in Warwick Place, Pimlico. She was wearing the handkerchief around her neck, and admitted taking the gowns, which she had pawned at Walton & Miller's pawnbrokers in Westminster, for fourteen shillings. She said she wanted to get transported. She got her wish. Date Tried: 27th February 1835, Westminster SessionsSentence: To be transported for seven years.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

"With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)

Friday, August 8, 2008

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."- Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, August 7, 2008

All wooded smalls available in your choice of Red/Black, Tallow/Brown, Black/Mustard, Grubby Green/Red, Cyan/Salmon or Mustard/Brown. All pricing includes travel fare.

Aged Corner Shelf ~
This pleasingly modest corner hanging shelf is at home in any room, tucked quietly away in a softly lit corner beckoning you to yesteryear. Perfectly Aged Corner Shelf with two rusty repairs & rusty hanging wire, grungy- battery operated flicker taper candle, scented brush and a chunk of marbleized tar soap ($79.95). This shelf is shown here in our muted Red/Black with Tallow accents.

Early Wall Ledge ~
This little ledge has endless uses. We are offering this as a gathering with our hand rolled candle but you can use it in the kitchen or bathroom with a chunk of early soap & a brush, you can use it for a chunky candle and so on… Our Early Wall Ledge comes with rusty accents and Plum & Clove hand rolled flicker candle ($69.95). This Ledge is shown here in Black over Mustard.

Make-Do Candle Holder ~
This is a versatile Make-Do Candle Holder that has been bejeweled with rusty metal. Metals such as this would have been used to reflect precious light from the flickering candle & the pioneers would not have been able to afford pricey silver sconces, so they would have made-do with using scraps of wood & metal to fashion a useful shelf. We are pairing this one-of-a-kind design with our signature grubby (Cranberry Plum, Vermont Maple or Blue Willow Berries) candle & heavily scented rosehips ($54.95). This candle holder is shown here in Tallow over Brown.

Make-Do Wooden Milk Painted Candle Stand ~
The Early Settlers were quite ingenious & did not let anything go to waste! Fashioned after an antique candle holder that was “make-do” by using an old Butter Paddle & a block of wood, Our Make-Do Wooden Milk Painted Candle Stand is a nod to our pioneer roots. This gathering includes a drab, grubby battery operated 2 x 3 flicker candle (Scentennial House) & hanging taper candles wrapped in our aged original M & M Dry Goodes label & grungy cheesecloth ($85.00). Candle Stand shown here in Cyan over Salmon, flicker candle & tapers are heavily scented with Scentennial House (our signature scent).

Soap Box Gathering ~
Our Soap Box Gathering offering is a complete primitive vignette for your home! Our Soap Box Gathering includes reproduction wooden milk painted box (in Grubby Green over Red) with a rusty repair & wirework, a generous chunk of marbleized tar soap, scented aged brushes, room spray (Scent?), a generous slice of stained cheesecloth (which would be perfect for an early window accent or a table runner!) & a large tattered & stained hand cloth ($129.00).

Primitive Spice Shelf & Jars ~
Simple goodes are often most beloved because they reflect the purity of our past. Our Primitive Spice Shelf milk painted in our aged Mustard over Brown with glass jars with M&M Dry Goodes grungy labels with good ol’ fashioned muslin & twine lids. The jars are each filled with wonderfully scented Cinnamon sticks, Bay leaves, dried Orange Peels & Cloves (not edible- display only). The jars themselves are food-safe, so you can order unfilled jars to put your spices in ($115.00 for the set of 4 jars, fillers in jars & spice rack.

You can also purchase additional sets of Spice Jars (4 unfilled) = $24.95. Please email us to tell us what spice/food name you want written on your labels.