Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's the small things that bring me back

A few more pics I took while roaming thru Gruene Antique Company last Sunday. My dd took me there upon request. There is so much packed into this old building. The ceiling must be at least 15 feet high. It reminded me of the old grocery store we had in New Ulm. The high ceiling and well-worn, creeky wooden floor. I loved going into the very back and looking thru all the old buttons. I can still smell that old building in my mind~

Last night I went out into the garage to hammer a few pieces of metal. It is definately one of my newest passions, especially since I started Deryn's Summer Jewelry Challenge (which I will jump back into after my sale this weekend). These little spinners are made out of sterling silver. I added a simple brass washer in front. They have a nice swing to them~

10 comments:

Sis said...

Don't you just love Gruene? I went there a couple of times and could probably just set up camp and live there...

I have a little ceramic lamb I bought at that store 18 years ago, when I found out I was pregnant with my first baby.

Thank you so much for helping me bring back sweet memories and feelings today.
XOXO

kansasrose said...

Gorgeous photos you take! Girl, I soooo want to get down to Texas to check out the antique trail and meet up! We would rock places like Gruen out! ( I saw that place in a recent magazine!) The mason jars and tin lids...that old ceiling, old books, creaked wood floors, your hammered metal discs...love it all{{{{{{{bliss.}}}}}}

where's the ice cream? Now I want a chocolate ice cream cone! :) hugs J

MJ Alexander said...

I love these earrings - they turned out beautifully! Good luck with your sale!

:-) Molly

Sharon said...

Your photos of that wonderful store are so professional. Beautiful.

Sandra Evertson said...

Those earrings are Gorgeous!
Sandra Evertson

Paulie said...

Interesting store -- bet they have to wash those things often if they don't sell, that is. Interesting jewelry too!

A bird in the hand said...

Hammering is difficult when you live in an apartment. Of course, I could go out onto the balcony. I can get away with it when the workmen are fixing something in another apartment and making work-like noises...

Susan Tuttle said...

Hi Diane,
these photographs are just fabulous! I love old shops like this.

Gorgeous earrings!

Hugs,
Susan

kansasrose said...

Dearest Diane, Thanks for your sweet words on my dd's wedding pics. They meant so much. ( so do YOU!) loveya.

Anita said...

Great photos!