Sunday, November 16, 2014

Winter Sale and Wood Kiln Opening 2014 November 22nd 10 - 5

It will be a busy week getting ready for our Winter Sale and Wood Kiln Opening next Saturday. We will have some great seasonal pottery, folk art paintings, handmade Santas, Workshops furniture, baskets and painted smalls. Furniture that is in stock and new orders will be on sale. 
The Wood Kiln will be opened at 3 pm and one lucky person here that day will get their name drawn and win their Pick of the Kiln. You must be here to win. I hope to see you then.
 Bring your kitchen plans and we can talk about your new kitchen. 

David T. Smith 



Monday, November 10, 2014

Making Christmas Ornaments

Getting ready for our Winter Sale and Wood Kiln Opening  on November 22nd. We will have so many beautiful handmade pottery ornaments for your tree and other one of a kind redware pieces. Come see us for American made Christmas gifts and lots of delicious food!



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Designer Finish Kitchen

This kitchen and pantry  is going out to Chagrin  Falls Ohio  tomorrow  for installation.  It has our Smooth  Designer Finish,  in Linen White,  Black,  and Moss colors.  With a soapstone sink,  soapstone  counter tops and cherry countertops.  The cabinet  style is Shaker flat panel doors,  Shaker crown molding and Primitive  feet.  The hardware used on it is a bronze bin pull for the drawers  and small round knob on the doors.

It might not look like much now but will  be awesome  when it is installed.  Stay tuned for more photos.

The pull out baskets and the cabinets  with the slat shelves on the island ends are a nice touch. 

Painted Finish History

Today I was in a clients  house working on finalizing  their kitchen  design.  It is going to mostly  be painted finishes  with Soapstone  and curly  maple counter tops. 

While I was there, I was looking at their antique  furniture  pieces.  They have some great pieces in old paint.  This dry sink has an incredible surface.  Talk about "Original  Finish"  this is it.  Look at the layers of paint and how they have worn off at the wear points.  It even has a great mouse hole. 

The zinc liner also has a great  patina. 

What a great  piece!!! 

This piece will be displayed in the dining room  which is right  off the kitchen, which will be mostly  red,  mustard and curly  maple. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Several of Our Kitchens Are Featured in the Fall-Winter Issue of Early Homes!

     We are prominently featured in Old House Interiors' Early Homes' Fall-Winter issue! One of our favorite kitchens is on the cover, there's a review of an awesome book by Tim Tanner that features our work prominently, and several(!) of our kitchens are featured in an article written by Tanner himself. The images below are just a small sampling. To see everything, you have to get the magazine! For more information, visit www.oldhouseonline.com




One of Our Favorite Workshops Kitchens Is Featured in the Winter 2014 issue of A Primitive Place!

The latest issue of A Primitive Place & Country Journal has a great feature on one of our collected style kitchens. It also features our regular article and an ad for winter specials on the back cover! To see more images and to read the full articles, go and get a copy of A Primitive Place! For more information, visit www.aprimitiveplace.org