Monday, March 24, 2014

The Rural Society Antique and Garden Show




Friday, January 31, 2014

Sneak Peek: 5 Valuable Collectibles to Seek Out at the 2014 Country Living Fairs

HUGE thank you to Country Living Magazine and the editors for the mention in the March issue!! It is such a compliment to be included with these other stellar dealers. What do you hope to find at this year's fair? Leave me a comment and I keep an eye out for you and maybe have it for you come September!! If you don't want to wait until then you can always shop urban farmhouse in person or online at the Grandview Mercantile in Columbus, Ohio's Short North Arts District.

Miniature Books
The vendor: Tricia LeTempt-Gray of
Why they're hot: "Over 25 million Little Leather Library books were sold between 1916 and 1926. During World War I, they were especially popular with soldiers for their convenient, four-inch size."
Expect to pay: $30 each

 Red Lanterns

The vendor: Patrick Kenny of
Why they're hot: "Vintage camping lanterns from the 1940s and '50s add a warm cabin feel to mudrooms. Buy ones that work, in case of blackouts!"
Expect to pay: $10 for an unmarked model (like the one on the left), and $40 for a gently scuffed Coleman.

Painted Scales

The vendor: Lisa Maughmer of
Why they're hot: "This kitchen model from the 1930s can be used to weigh any kind of food. The one from the '50s determines if an egg is indeed 'extra large.'"
Expect to pay: $20 to $60 a piece

Turned-Wood Candlesticks

The vendor: Scarlett Scales-Tingas of
Why they're hot: "Since they're handmade, no two of these early-19th-century gems are exactly alike."
Expect to pay: From $20 for one to $75 for a pair

Military and Sports Medals

The vendor: Jenni Bowlin of
Why they're hot: "I love rescuing medals, because people worked hard to earn them. Their markings—these are from the 1930s to the '60s—make them easy to date."
Expect to pay: $10 for a 1940s Boy Scout medal; $35 for a World War II "good conduct" award

Friday, January 17, 2014

Semi Annual Tag Sale Going on Now!

Semi-Annual TAG SALE at Grandview Mercantile in Columbus, Ohio  going on now!
urban farmhouse pieces on sale 
for 30-50% off!! 

To take advantage of some of the more deeply discounted urban farmhouse finds online click the flyer below. You can then pick up the items in the store or we'll help you arrange shipping.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sled Love Affair

This summer I scored three antique Davos sleds (or sledges) and couldn't wait to get them out for your winter decorating. Yesterday all three went to the Grand View Mercantile waiting to find their new homes. (You won't find the sleds on the Mercantile website as they are well under $200 each and won't last that long.) 

Holiday Gallery Hop in the Short North is THIS SATURDAY! 

The Mercantile is all gussied up and will be open until 10pm. With a possible ten inches of snow it's going to be an absolutely beautiful evening to walk the shops and restaurants and get your shopping going in a snowy, festive wonderland!

I found several pictures of antique Davos sleds on pinterest to share with you. . .see all my pinterest boards right here: urban farmhouse pinterest

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Frosty, Mica Snow Pieces Back In Stock!

A very limited quantity of mica dusted snow pieces are in stock now and ready for shipping! Such a decadent way to finish off your Christmas decorating. Icing on the cake!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Finds at Grandview Mercantile and Shots of the Rural Society Show

And now some photos of my space at the October 4th Rural Society Antiques & Garden Show

...and now Page & Rusty's goods from inside the barn at The Rural Society Antiques & Garden Show

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Some uber cool finds...gearing up for the Country Living Magazine Fair in Columbus, Ohio

Things are in full swing here while I gear up inventory (and myself) for the Country Living Magazine Fair. Here's a sneak peek at two signature urban farmhouse style items I'm bringing.
Will I see you there?

Who doesn't love a farm table? Especially one that is AMAZING as this one? At some point in her life the poor dear had been painted an ugly high gloss brown and yellow. So I had er stripped back to her raw beauty.

The top is tongue and groove. On the left is raw and on the right is with a coat of hand rubbed clear wax.

The edge of the table was finished with mitered one inch half round. There was only one original piece left so I cut four new pieces and nailed them on. My Granddad, who was a finish carpenter, would be very proud. When I walk in any lumber yard he is the first thought in my head. Lumber yards smell just like him or is it vice versa?

You all know me and my affinity for urns. I stumbled on this gorgeous pair of monumental Kramer Brothers Floral No. 1 just in time for the fair. If you were me what would you fill them with for the fair? I'm going very simple and classic and making a giant moss ball for each one. Like the one in the last picture which is from Better Homes & Gardens. That way the urn will be the focal point rather than the arrangement.