June 24, 2015

Busy, Busy Bee!

The next four days are going to be crazy. Fun, but crazy! I am coordinating a big lecture at work, and have been pulling all of the loose ends together. In addition, I’ve been transcribing a book that was written in the 1930’s, but never published. We are going to be publishing it, and are really excited.

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I segue right from the lecture into the final preparations for our Barn Sale. We have tagged more than 2000 items and have everything from chandeliers to barn buckets. Prices range from $1.00 to $8,000. But there’s every price in between!IMG_2544IMG_2537IMG_2542IMG_2540IMG_2550

For more detailed information, please check the Facebook page for the Barn Sale. HERE. If you do come, please say hi!

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My name is Meg and I am an addict. I might have a slight addiction to this fabulous mother-of-pearl silverware. I bought a couple of lots of it a few weeks ago, and when more came up for auction this week, I bought some of that, too. This was the first time I’ve seen spoons, since many early sets did not have spoons!IMG_2738IMG_2744

I have sold almost everything I’ve put on my Etsy shop and I just added a few more pieces this evening. I am having a lot of fun photographing the pieces, using different pieces of china. You can see some of the first sets here. IMG_2752IMG_2768IMG_2613IMG_2382

The details on these pieces are exquisite and I am having such fun checking and polishing each and every piece. Look for them on the Etsy shop sometime next week. I won’t be posting anything until then as I will be consumed by the barn sale!


  1. Meg I am amazed at how much is in the Barn Sale and wish I could be there! Your mother- of -pearl place-settings are so beautiful

    The Arts by Karena

  2. sorry i won't be there + great photos xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  3. Good times. The sale looks great. Wish I could be there. I have a boxed set of English MOP knives and forks - they call it a fruit set. Love it. They look wonderful on a table. Thanks for sharing.

  4. The sale looks amazing. It also looks like my father's cupboards:). And I love your photos of the cutlery, they're gorgeous.


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