Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ready for Second Hand Rose in September

I have my space ready for the September sale at Second Hand Rose in Buffalo, Minnesota. Unlike the blending that we do at Gypsy Lea's in Sauk Rapids, I have an assigned space here. I have sole responsibility to fill my space with my items. The good weather has made that task easier because I've been able to work on projects on my driveway. My space is filled with primitive and industrial style items that may be a little different than the bulk of Second Hand Roses normal inventory. Its like an entire Hog pen full of stuff placed in a field of roses.

I still really like this center island. I made it from a vintage hardwood and metal pallet (not a stapled scrap wood piece that they use for pallets now). The base is a restaurant grade Metro style wire shelf unit on proper casters. (The damn thing is strong enough for me to stand on it. A fact that was ascertained when I was putting a hanging light above it).

This is the top of a beautiful floor torchiere that I purchased from a funeral home auction.

Someone really should need this fancy drum set.

The keyboard from the pump organ is hung over the doorway above the White Seal Beer sign and the City Limit sign.

The top doesn't quite fit the base on this cake plate.

A perfectly shabby chandelier.

Teachers prep books from 193o sit on the old work bench under a really heavy and ornate mirror.

One of my favorite pieces. A porcelain advertising comb sterilizer from an old barber or beauty shop.

Two church flower urns filled with organ stops.

White Seal Beer - Little Falls Minnesota aluminum sign.

My fish trap hanging lamps.

The maple top work bench will make a great counter or center island.

Mr. Flannery


ann at greenoak said... the light.....did you make that? what was it...

Mr. Flannery said...

Ann - I made the lamps with a pendant light kit from Home Depot and 2 Rocket Automatic Fish Scalers. They would scale the fish while being dragged behind he boat. It took me about an hour to put them together.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Mr Flannery I do believe you are making some real roses out of those hogs.