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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

My Little Lost Boy

This little boy just arrived.  No frame.  Standard size.  Probably 1850's. 

Starched detachable white collar.





This one shows the color the best.  He is not faded.  You can see he had a frame with an oval center at one time. 


Some new old things sitting around the house

I bought a milk glass repro butter dish which reminded me of two I already had. I found them, washed them, and made a line up.  Flash back to 1980's collecting. 
Old Paris, Lusters, R.S. Prussia, Mary Gregory:  Can't seem to get it to the shop. 

Two new Old Paris pink arrivals. Keepers I guess. 

I thought a lot of interest would be shown in this dated 1796 print of Summer's pleasures.  Not so

Got it "for cheap."  1796 doesn't impress many people anymore.  

1890's English Staffordshire dogs.  The German porcelain compote was twice the size I thought it would be, at over 15 inches. The pink and white bird vases are French 1890's.  

Just too frou-frou for words.   Google Frou Frou....she was a character in a 19th century opera La Belle Vivette.  You will find some other FrouFrou characters also. 

My Yellow Porch for Fall : No Apologies for too much yellow

It's a sunny day in Alabama, so all the mustards and yellows are having a bright time of it showing up on the front porch. 

I painted the wicker settee I bought from the estate of my college history professor Mr. Triplett. He would like that. I also painted the front door yellow. You can see the mustard table behind the shoe stand.





The burlap pillows are from Pottery Barn and are a gift from my sister who lives in Fairhope. The swing is a very light yellow but appears whitish in the sun. 

The door wreath is made from old matress springs. I wove the fall colors in between. 

The Welcome sign is also yellow. 

My grandmother's little WW2 table sits in the far corner of the porch.