Tuesday, July 12, 2011

We Heart Vintage Tools; Grayslake Report, Burlington Preview

My great-grandfather ran a hardware store in a small Nebraska town. I feel some errant gene was passed from Great-Grandpa Schoening to me. I love hardware stores in general (ever notice how they all smell the same when you walk in the front door?) And I adore vintage hardware and tools in particular.
Can't you just imagine the hands that used these scissors?

And cared for this beautiful folding ruler?

These old tools have a quiet grace and calm presence about them, whether made from wood or metal. Many are still usable, but we mainly love them as one-of-a-kind home accents. They always speak to me. What about you?

Grayslake was busy on Saturday and steady on Sunday. Again we appreciate the support of our regulars and were happy to see some favorite customers who haven't been able to make it to the market in a while. Today we start work on Midland and Burlington. And we have some exciting news! The History Channel has selected the Burlington Antique Market's July show to film the pilot for their newest show!! We can't wait. If you've never been to Burlington, this weekend would be the time to check it out. Click on the show sidebar for details and check back later this week for a peek at what we'll be bringing. See you there. xo

1 comment:

Gracie's Cottage said...

Hardware stores? Yes! - I know exactly what you mean!

Glad GL was good, will see you there again one of these days!