Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring has sprung, Gnomes and Bunnies are hopping!

Even though that mean weather man says it could snow in the next couple of days, the signs that it won't stay around long are here!  My tulips are up!
and so is the rhubarb, can't wait for some yummy desserts.
The big storm window covering our front door is stored away in the garage so the entrance to Holt House Antiques is the front screen porch which I've decorated with springy things for sale. Everyone gneeds a Gnome and every Gnome gneeds a Gnome Home!
More things by the front walkway entrance - 

These two have survived the whole winter in that pot, they're ready for some flowers to join them!

Inside Holt House Antiques, the bunnies are ready for Easter.  A few other stuffed animals have joined them in their Easter baskets! My favorite is the chubby Gund teddy - $12 in my shop. The straw stuffed pink bunny is listed in my Etsy shop.




Sunday, April 10, 2011

My house on Old House Dreamer

We decided to list our house for sale after investing all of our savings - and more - in a bed and breakfast that still doesn't have a license because of well problems. Thanks to Old House Dreamer for featuring our house on her wonderful blog.  If you love old houses, I highly recommend it!    So if it sells, we're on to our next project restoring the Old North Church which I've named after it's first minister - Ole Lokkensgaard.  There's enough room in that wonderful old building for living quarters in the front behind the altar - including 3 floors - and an antique mall.
Currently we have antiques for sale in a couple rooms of our octagon house, the granary and metal building.  But we're a mile from town on a road that's not all that busy.  So the church would be a much better location!

Spring has finally sprung in Minnesota, so I've been busy cleaning the shops outside, ignoring my blog.  I'd like to thank the wonderful Etsy sellers - Horse and Hare - for my great pair of vintage earrings.  I have a huge collection of my own and wear them often.