Monday, April 12, 2010

The Stool

I get so many exclamations about the stool I photograph my shop items on that I decided it deserved a post of its own. I bought this stool a few years ago, probably around this time of year, because I remember we had just moved into our new house. I had gone to a craft fair with my mom, and afterwards we stopped in the neighboring antique shops. There is quite a cluster of antique shops in Lucketts, Virginia. I enjoy tromping through them, but it's not nearly as close to home as it used to be, and in several of the shops they have already done a lot of the styling of the items, and marked up the price to go with it. I prefer finding junk and styling it myself, but browsing is indulgent, too. Anyway, I found this little three-legged stool, and thought it was just the addition I needed for the new house. My mom discouraged me from buying it, trying to play the angel on my shoulder to balance the devil on mine. I got it anyway, though, and I think I paid less than $30. When it isn't serving as the backdrop for photos, it usually sits across the room and keeps one of my slate coasters ready at the arm of my side of the couch. One of my favorite things about it is the way the wood is all joined together.
In other news, it seems I will be participating in an art festival on April 17th, 2010. One of the potters at Manassas Clay said that they Manassas Art Guild was looking for potters to participate, and three of us decided to band together and put together a booth. If you're local, come check it out at the Harris Pavilion at 9116 Center Street, Manassas Virginia. The event is called eARTh 4, and will go from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be exhibits, art activities, door prizes, music and artist demos. This also means that if you've had an eye on any of the handmade items in my shop, you may want to pounce before I deactivate the listings before the show. No pressure, but you can't say I didn't tell ya.

2 comments:

{Me}longings said...

WOW! The stool that I covet has its own post. Best of all, it has three legs. Fantastic. Thank you

NewDominionBlues said...

:)