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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Plum Tree finally has a permanant header

If you have been getting the Plum Tree Blog for a while, you probably noticed that I can not make up my mind regarding the header. I'm not trying to confuse everyone by having a different one every time you open it up, and now you won't.

I have the most amazing friends and sometimes wonder what I have done to deserve them or the things they do for me. Well the other day one of the greatest guys I know, Frank Smith presented me with the most wonderful gift, an original painting of The Plum Tree.

The detail on this painting cannot be captured on my camera, but believe me he did not miss a thing. The painting is incredible and so very thoughtful ~ Thank you Frank~

If you are interested in a painting of your home or business, Frank would love to do one for you. Just send me a clear photo via email and I will be glad to get you a quote.

This week, a few of the dealers came in with tons of great things, so I hope you enjoy the pictures and see something you are looking for.

~See you Soon~

This is a wonderful old cabinet with a pretty lacy curtain ~perfect size for a television and would look great on a sleeping porch.

Pair of old woven bottom chairs

If you love horses, are an equestrian or just collect horse related items, these are for you. First the vintage print is of a vintage show horse in original frame, a show helmet and small boot shaped vase gathered together they make a nice presentation.

Tons of great antique photos

More seashore decor

Vintage comb and brush set in original box

This week, Mildred the mannequin is sitting atop an old steamer trunk in an unusual shape, complete with hanging rod and built in suitcases

Vintage Dobler Brewing Co. (Albany NY) serving tray.
Artist A. Asti

This adorable old child's highchair dish with a little girl pulling two doxie's toward a bearskin rug is reminiscent of the early 20's

It's still Summer and these retro coolers are still usable and fun to collect.

I just love the graphics on these old books, with condition close to mint.
Something for Nothing by E.J. Rath ~copyright 1928
Lady Bird by Grace Livingston Hill ~copyright 1930
Gas-Drive In by E. J. Rath ~copyright 1925

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hot ~ Hot ~ Hot

Well, the lazy days of Summer are upon us, the in between time when we are either going on vacation or getting ready for back to school.

Summers are my most memorable days as a child, summer trips and the adventures that awaited us.

We would all pile into the back of our powder blue 57 chevy station wagon, 3 kids and a very large collie named King and off we'd go!
The fun we had as a family, the anticipation of what was to come, and the places we visited will be etched in my mind forever.

I hope your families get to make some memories this Summer, and as the days get shorter and Summer turns to Fall you too will remember these special days for a life time.

I hope you enjoy this weeks blog, new things are coming in every day.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Long May She Wave ~ Happy 4th Of July

I'm Proud To Be An American
Written By Lee Greenwood

If tomorrow all the things were gone I'd worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife,
I'd thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can't take that away.

I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free,
And I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today, '
Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God Bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota to the hills of Tennessee,
Across the plains of Texas from sea to shining sea.
From Detroit down to Houston and New York to L.A.
There's pride in every American heart and it's time we stand and say:

I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free,
And I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today, '
Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God Bless the U.S.A.
Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July

This week, I am featuring a few things I picked up on my recent trip, it was nice to get away, however I am glad to be back at the Plum Tree and doing what I love.

I found this great old iron bed a while ago, but just recently got the room to set it up. It is full size with great chippy white paint that can be left as is or painted to match your decor.

Includes head & foot board, side rails and slats

Close-up of detail Emily brought in these elegant monogrammed sheets. They are actually made for a twin bed and long before there were fitted bottom sheets. There is a set for two twin beds, and both top sheet are monogrammed with pretty lace trim.

$49.00 per set

Exquisite gold tone framed tray with vintage lace

Incredible mantel top with original beveled mirror

Pretty rose arrangement in terrarium

Tiny treasure boxes
This is an amazing two sided vintage sign, I just love these, they are great for decorating a game room or just to hang in your home.

Gabby's Gulch

Great embossed frame or mat with days of old.

Remember these great old baby swings, would look great in your garden holding a big fern in the shade of an old oak.

Hand Painted cabinet by Heather with lidded top ~ so cute

Vintage galvanized pitcher and bowl
$49.00 I have found a lot of our customers collect old kitchen scales, these are two great examples

Beautiful Miniature Victorian Trunk

Great old woven picnic baskets

Lot's of vintage books
Old Architectural Piece
Neat old frames

Hand painted Chinese wash boards

Mini golf ball baskets

$6.99 each

Triple Mirror and the newest Romantic Homes

I have an announcement to make about a great little antique shop in Griffin that is going out of business, Charlie and Chris owners of From out of the past antiques. Check out their blog for all of the details.

Chris, who is quite the photographer, has started a blog Bloomies etc. where you can view and purchase work created from her fabulous photos.

Good luck Chris and Charlie!