Life in Old South Central Alabama

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South of Birmingham, Alabama, United States
I am an antique trader in central Alabama....I love old houses... My log home was built in 1817 by my ancestors Benjamin and Hannah Harless Wilson .............. Outside the house are herb gardens and lots of pass-along plants................ No one in Alabama is in a hurry about anything......... Visitors think that the garden needs weeding and the furniture needs polishing....I am a direct descendant of Joseph Towne, whose two sisters Rebecca Towne Nurse and Mary Towne Easty were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 as witches. I am also a direct descendant of Pocahontas and husband John Rolfe.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pie Safe, Bookcase, Silhouettes, Hannah Davis, and Ann Rae


I am carefully scraping the paint from the tin on the pie safe.  I think the contrast makes the piece look a lot better and doesn't devalue the primitive appeal.  I've done 2 out of 6 so far.  Then I'll decide what to do with the yucky color on the rest of it. 

This lawyer's bookcase was in a Bibb County shop.  I can clean it up and sell it to someone who will appreciate it.  

I'm working on framing some silhouettes. The top middle one of the lady came in the mail and is not old.  The rest are "good." 

My Hannah Davis band box, inside lid.

Her small sticker makes a big difference in price. 

A theorem by Ann Rae.   Her work is receiving a lot of attention lately. 

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