This past spring, I had the honor of scouring throughout
an old barn. There were treasures everywhere like weathered old doors like the one leaning above, inside a barn stall.
There were a number of antiquated chairs, each with their own charm, barn charm, in this case. I'm partial to the blue one.
Look who caught the corner of my eye...
well disguised on a fallen leaf as I walked by him
trekking through the woods. Was he hunting too, for a place to burrow into the mud for the winter?
OK, back to ' the hunt.' Lying on the loft floor of the old barn was half a round table top that will later be made into a side table.
What do you think ~ a trap door or a hay hole cover?
One thing I knew for sure, I loved it, especially the handle.
These are old piano panels, left to be re-purposed, I suppose.
The keys and inner workings of the piano were later found all charred on a burn pile. What a pity.
On another ' hunt,' this beauty of a woodstove was found.
Bill helped to lift and load it later, for it's trip to a new home.
Notice the door ~ angels or eagle's wings, mountains and trees ?
Inside the door of this grand primitive stove was a thick roll, I mean thick, roll of money that went with the stove. Hmmm.
My guess ~ a test of trust.
Back in the barn were more treasures such as these
cross-glassed windows. I'm in love.
Mirrors are always a great find., especially when they are
plate-glassed. They still are the most treasured to me....
heavy, strong, long-lived. This one came off an old dresser.
Tho none of these items came home with me,
I know they will all be put to good use sooner or later.
I simply enjoy ' The Hunt.'
Thanks for hanging around while I turned a few antiques over and checked them for sturdiness, usefulness and charm.
Maybe, just maybe,
my next hunt, I'll bring something home to work on.
For now, I have plenty of projects in my own barn
that need dusting off and enjoyed in our home.
Enjoy ' The Hunt ' if that's how you roll.
Until next time, keep it wonderful, fun and safe.