Friday, August 6, 2010
My new Favorite place!
This lovely hidden gem is in Edwardsburg, Mi. and is known as Iron Lace Antiques. How have I missed this place on my junking travels? Husband and wife, Jerry and Mary Beth own and operate this lovely antique shop on their property. Their home, the barn, the three acres were very inviting. The whole time I was there, I kept thinking, "When can I make it back?"
They bought the property ten years ago, and it's been a dream come true ever since. Jerry and Mary Beth are delightful. They are willing to share the history of their place with all who visit. Yes it is a dream, but their dream has brought about much work. I could be wrong but I swear Jerry told me 7000 pounds of trash was removed. Yes, I'm sure he said 7000 pounds!
The antique shop in the barn is an extension of their love for all things old. They have been collectors for many, many, years. Oh, I could go on and on, but go see for yourself if you happen to be in the area. Scouts honor, you will not be disappointed. I took so many pictures, I will continue to show a few with each post. Thank you Mary Beth and Jerry, my new best friends; and one more thing Happy 45Th Anniversary.
I also have been very busy with projects. Yes, I love to drive the countryside looking for hidden treasures, but I think Bob the Builder is expecting me to make a little money along the way. Very soon I will post pictures of all the work I've been doing. This will include a window display at a local bridal shop. The handyman tool chest has been re-purposed. My future project is a communion table with so many possibilities. Wow, I love my junkers life. I want to take this moment and thank each of you on your comments, they have not only been endearing, they have challenged me to dig deeper into the creative pool that is available to us all. Can't thank you enough for stopping by.