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Showing posts from June, 2012

Oil Portraits in the House

Goodbye to my English Lady

(Update: My new buyer friend in San Francisco who is my age says that he will soon be moving to New Jersey so the Lady will end up in an Original Colony.  He also reports that a gentleman in a green frock coat with black lapels is on the wall and awaiting her arrival as his new companion.  What a lovely way to end this story . )

Saturday June 30 Auction Primitives in North Alabama

Primitives at auction this week in Alabama

While looking over the auctions for this weekend in Alabama,  I found some really good primitives that caught my attention.

This baby cradle in pine with dove tails is really nice. It will be at  David Tims Auction in Pell City, Alabama.  
For English and French antiques, his shop is the place to go, but if you like American prims, you can find some real gems there, also. 

I love this Southern Walking Spinning Wheel,  going on the block at Whits Auction in Attalla, Alabama. 

I used to think these were called "walking spinning wheels" because the legs looked like they were ready to walk across the floor. 

 Tasha Tudor said that it's the spinner who does the walking; that in a normal spinning session the spinner will walk back and forth for a mile or more. Maybe she was exaggerating a bit.