Friday, September 9, 2011

Pressing Matters

Been feeling a little pressure here lately, trying to get ready for Junk Bonanza.  I'm so behind on my blog reading and will have to play catchup later to see what all of you have been up to.  Linda at Coastal Charm has a lovely post today...thanks Linda!

(We also are awaiting the birth of a grandson who is a bit overdue and hoping that he sees fit to make his appearance before I head out on Tuesday.  I've resigned myself to the fact that I may be meeting him via Skype.) 

I did want to show you the heaviest piece I'll be taking to Junk Bonanza; a 19th century cast iron book press.  There's no ornamentation, it was designed for function, and yet it's beautiful in scale and proportion.
There are traces of old gold paint on the handles.
 Pictured with it are some other items that are headed for Junk Bonanza.  
These pages in a dreamy French-y blue are from a Potosi, Michigan shop, in 1866.
 In the 1890's, someone "re-purposed" parts of the ledger for a scrapbook of trade cards.
The book was disintegrating so we're offering individual pages. We also will be bringing several leatherbound ledgers, which look great in autumnal vignettes. 

We're posting Junk Bonanza updates on our facebook page so check it out if you haven't had a chance.  (If you have a page, please post a link on my wall so I can check yours out as well!)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I so hope this grandson gets here before you leave. Can't believe you and Laura know each cool:)


  2. Love the bookpress! Good luck with the arrival of the grandson.

  3. The bookpress is just perfect as is. I hope the grandchild arrives Jan!

  4. How exciting...a new grandson!! I hope he makes his appearance before you leave.
    Have a wonderful time at Junk Bonanza. It's on my "wish" list of events I'm going to get to someday!!

  5. Hope the new baby arrives soon! I'm taking a break from JB work...I always forget how much there is to do! See you soon!

  6. Congrats on the Lil Guy....(What a Girl!!)
    LOVE the old prints-too cute-


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