Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Jim Shore Designs Something to Share!
What says “Boo!” better than Mickey Mouse?
Jim Shore grew up in rural South Carolina, the son of artistic parents and a grandmother who was a master quilter. They instilled a love of American folk art, and Jim worked decades developing his craft, manufacturing his own designs, and traveling the country selling his work. In 2001, he partnered with Enesco to create Heartwood Creek, the successful brand that brought Jim world wide fame. This auction features those as well as his wonderful designs with Disney Tradition. The collectible figurines designed by Jim Shore combines the magic of Disney with traditional motifs of handmade folk art. Jim Shore has created new interpretations from Mickey Mouse and his friends, to Rudolf and Frozen.
see item 52
Here is something to share!
Jim will guide you through painting your own Halloween Project see
Just wanted you to see some of the amazing Easter Items!
Here is a sampling of some ofthe Christmas Santas and Snowmen!
Thanksgiving Decorating will be a delight for years to come!
Our latest auction offers Jim Shore Designs Thanksgiving, Christmas Santas, Snowmen, Easter Creations. These show tradition with a combined love of art, history, love of fun, family and friends. Treasure and enjoy all of these for their use of color and story.They would make the perfect gifts for the Holidays!
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Harley-Davidson Worn to be Wild
With Christmas on the horizon, you might be thinking of a gift that will will give you (remember Santa Gifts are allowed) or your loved ones that classic traditional biker look. It has been over a century since Harley Davidson made the first protective riding gear in 1912.
We borrowed the title for our blog from a 2012 exhibit at the Harley Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A trip through their virtual tour will show that the Harley Davidson brand was on Motorclothes from the early days. A Photo from 1914 Dodge City 300 mile race in Kansas shows jackets with the lettering very similar to the style of our Harley Davidson Leather Jacket item 66.
The five prints in item 70 trace the first 100 years since William Harley and Arthur Davidson developed the first engine designed to fit on a bicycle. Later improvements led to its own creation and the Harley Davidson Motorcycle was born. A great idea to go faster and as they say the rest is history.
Daring. Bold. Genuine Motorclothes and accessories can celebrate the rebel in all of us. Rooted in Harley Davidson classic heritage, these items express a biking spirit with both functional riding gear and commemorative gifts that are sure to please.
The Harley Davidson motorcycle jackets and vests acquired their symbolic identity over the last half of the 20th century. It evolved from earlier leather garments developed to protect their wearers from danger. Adopted by rugged individualists who shared the love of an open road, Motorclothes have become crucial accessory of the fashion conscious or simply a way of showing your love for a classic motorcycle ride.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Fire up the Grill!
Looking for a perfect recipe for Football Celebrations? Wings and the Weber Grill might be the answer! see item 84 in our current auction.
Weber Grills were invented in the early 50’s by George Stevens Sr. father of twelve. He based his design on a buey and took charcoal grilling to new heights. Later his company ventured into gas and electric grilling. Take time to visit Weber.com and be amazed.
Hot, Sweet, and Sticky Chicken Wings
Recipe from Weber's Big Book of Grilling by Jamie Purviance and Sandra S. McRae
20 chicken wings, about 3 pounds total, wing tips removed
For the MARINADE you will need
½ cup ketchup ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar 4 teaspoons granulated garlic
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 3 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons pure chile powder Extra-virgin olive oil
In a medium bowl whisk the marinade ingredients. Place the wings in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, place in a bowl, and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours, turning occasionally. Then when you are ready...Prepare the grill for direct and indirect cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F). Remove the wings from the bag and discard the marinade. Lightly brush the wings with oil. Brush the cooking grates clean. Sear the wings over direct medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until well marked, 4 to 6 minutes, turning once. Then move them over indirect medium heat and continue cooking until the meat is no longer pink at the bone, 10 to 20 minutes, turning once or twice. If desired, during the final few minutes, move the wings over direct medium heat to crisp the skin a bit more, turning once or twice. Remove from the grill and serve warm.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Treadmills are Treasures!
Hey, it’s Fall Y’all and getting just a little bit too cold to go to the gym - right? AYPToday has the answer.
We know you have thought about having one and now is a perfect time. Treadmills are the backbone of any home gym.
Not only can you work and read while walking slowly, but I have been known to even run while watching HGTV. You can even add a slight incline. Thrilling for a non-athlete!
We have two well-known makers with Pro-Form item 1 and NordicTrack item 60. The internet has lots of reviews and reasons to make use of these wonderful pieces of equipment.
We have come up with our own top 10.
- Save $$ on gym memberships.
- Keep going even if it is raining or snowing.
- No guilt TV or movie watching.
- No more New Years Resolutions gone bad.
- The workouts let you mix things up.
- You have a very fancy clothes hanger if you give up.
- Train your kids/pets to burn off some energy.
- No more tripping on the sidewalk cracks.
- Work out whenever you have time.
- Your fit bit will love you!
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
China Cabinets All Around the House!
Furniture trends are like fashion. One piece that seems to have fallen out of favor is the China Cabinet that use to be the star of any Dining Room. Beauty and storage are reasons enough to take them all around the house. See if you agree.
We have three China Cabinets in this auction. Item 11, 53 and 86. Do not miss the opportunity to update these fabulous pieces in easy brand new ways!
A quick look on Pinterest shows that with Chalk Paint a new color changes everything! Chalk Paint goes on over the original finish without any prep work! Wallpaper behind the shelves updates the look completely. Paint the China Cabinet pink or blue and add it to the nursery. The toys are displayed without the mess.
Take out the drawers in the lower hutch and add baskets. Seperate the hutch. Add bun feet from the hardware store to the bottom of the hutch and use it as a bookcase in the hall. The lower sections make wonderful Entertainment Centers for your flat screen TVs in the family room. The benefits will be solid hardwoods and quality construction from Drexel and Stanley Furniture. What could be better?
Thanks to Dyan Schwarz for her article added cabinets to her Antique Buffet to create a built in look. She lives in Abington, PA. see Better Homes and Gardens Sept. 2012 issue Page 502.