Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wagon Train Plaques

These plaques are listed at Worthopedia http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/pair-1937-folk-art-carved-wood-marquetry-wagon .   The backs are signed by Russell M. Blood
Isn't it interesting the extent of the variety of items that were made by our parents?  I remember that the hanger was two pieces of leather strips tied in a knot at one end and the two loose ends glued to the edge of the plaque at the top.  Very original. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011


The letter and the vintage pieces are from Nikki Stahn Anderson,  it was a real thrill to receive these items especially with a letter that shows their history.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Knitting Cowboy

This should have been cropped and I may get around to doing it and then fix this post, but for now this will have to do. Do you think the horse is winking?
It is time to get back to this project, so here is my new beginning. Dad did sign this one and it is dated 1983.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cedar Chests

 I couldn't decide which blog to use for this post.  Since it has to do with Dad's woodworking skills, I chose this one.  We all loved Mother's cedar chest that was made by Dad in the early days of their marriage.  Later as we grew up and left  to make a home of our own, he made cedar chests for us or our spouses as well.  Later he tried keep up with increasing grandchildren.  He did not totally succeed with that, but he tried.

As you can see, mine sits at the end of my bed and is the first thing you see upon entering the room.  Right now it stores winter sweaters.  The lid is lifted on a daily basis September through May, with a few times the other three months.
When I show my grandchildren my name with the fancy letters, they are so impressed.  I don't know which font this is, but it was not the plainest nor the easiest.  (Remember the book of letters that our parents used for patterns for various projects?  They would have loved the computer.)