Well, the shelf saga continues. We did send the Shaker shelf back, and I decided not to attempt buying another one. The local shelf was finished and picked up by my husband. I love this family business. They have been in business 30 years this month, and I'm thrilled to have another piece from them. Unfortunately, I wasn't clear enough with what I thought I was asking for. I thought I was getting a completely navy piece with a plate rail. Sadly, no plate rail and the stain bead board. Let me say this again. I take full responsibility for the lack of clarity. I know how much heart and soul goes into each handmade piece, and it nearly killed me to take it back. I can't tell you how good they were to me. I'll just leave it there. This family is amazing. I'm just glad these shelves sell like hot cakes. For the record, my husband and son both like the two-toned look (sigh).
Is it up yet? Nope, I was so happy to pick up the re-made shelf that I completely forgot to have the piece signed and dated. It will be Saturday before it stops raining long enough for me to bring it back. But if there are breaks in the clouds when I'm home during business hours . . . guess where I'm going. :-)
Plum Street Samplers
Wichelt-Permin linen, 32 count, Lambswool
With a sparkle in her eye (I could hear over the phone) my mother told me she had found some things of mine while going through the closet in my old room. Honestly, I thought I had cleared all that out 22 years ago when I got married. Nope. Of course there were the innocuous things like a sad little tennis racket. I'm not sure how much use it got. Doesn't one have to actually make contact with the ball for wear to occur?
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Marshmallow window frames and corner quoins
Licorice window panes and shingles
Black Cherry door and chimineys