Jane and I have two interesting metal toys in the store this week.
First of all, a model train made by Arnold in the 1940s in US occupied Germany. The lithography is beautiful on it. It is a wind-up toy. Our piece is missing its key and the one carriage is missing its front wheels; there is also a roof missing on the shed on one end. Otherwise, it is still in beautiful condition.
The other toy is a Japanese made (Yonezawa Company) BK027 Beoing B-50 bomber. It is all original by missing the front wheel. Great colour and excellent condition.
Vintage Yonezawa BK027 metal model airplane. 1940s. Wing span is 15 inches.Excellent condition. All original. Missing front wheel. $175
Vintage Arnold model train station.
Includes both cars (one missing two wheels), wind-up key is also missing.
Still in beautiful shape. 1940s $75
Here we are already at the last First Friday of 2015.
Our musicians will be back at Mrs. Nicholson Home playing their bluegrass – rain or shine – and our store will be open till 9 pm.
We hope you will stop in and see us.
MNH will close for the season in ten days on Saturday, October 10th.
But this Friday, there will be lots of activities in the market square with a dance, candy apples and apple pies for sale.
There is always lots to see and do in the “tiny, perfect town”!
October 2015 – First Friday
Look what just arrived at MNH today.
This fine collection of Canadian Blue Mountain Pottery!
Everything from a set of salt and pepper shakers, a duck bank, a prancing horse and many birds, to a sweet little tea pot and vases and trays.
Prices range from $2 to $20.
Come in and see them all!
Blue Mountain pottery collection.
Thanks to everyone for their kind messages.
We are sorry we were away on Sunday but the store is now open again till Thanksgiving Saturday. (We are always closed on Mondays).
Today our gardener Niki Clark is planting tulips in the front garden of the store.
These are tulips of remembrance and love for us as they are called “Jimmy tulips”. We chose them especially as our brother who died was named James.
We look forward to seeing them bloom in the spring!
Jimmy’s tulips – in loving memory of our brother who died too young.
We are sorry to say we will be closed, exceptionally, this Sunday, September 20th.
Our brother Jim, who died suddenly in June, will now have his ashes buried in New Brunswick this Sunday and we will be with family.
Thanks for your understanding.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal” (from an Irish headstone)
Mrs. Nicholson Home will be open again on Tuesday, September 22nd.
We will also be closing for the season on Saturday, October 10th.
However, we will POP open in December for some early Christmas shopping and we will keep you posted as to dates.
What a great Christmas present for the grandchildren!
Two chairs (one with arms) a table and a bench with the seat that opens to store toys.
The pattern is of fairy tale characters – most of whom we recognize such as Puss in Boots, Cinderella, Old King Cole, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood as well as a few we can’t figure out!
So come on in and see if you can recognize the rest.
Set is in terrific condition. Late 60s, early 70s. $295
Just darling children’s play set with fairy tale characters:
two little chairs, table and a bench that opens to a toy box!! $295/set
Come in and see if you recognize all the fairy tale characters.
This really isn’t about our store, but it is nearly right next door and the old Post Office is a very special building in Annapolis Royal.
This week it is getting a new roof! What has been fascinating this morning is watching the “singing scaffolders” put up their system to allow the roofers to do their job.
Dean Pierce of East Coast Scaffolding says their system is unique in North America! They are the only company to have imported this system from Europe that can go to any height and be any shape.
Great for this kind of job.
And both Dean and Vince sing and I was serenaded by “Ticket to Ride” and ‘It’s a Wonderful World”!
The Old Post Office is looking for a new owner and you can check out the listing on Tradewinds.
The scaffolding on the Old Post Office this morning.
The new black roof tiles with Dean and Vince and the scaffolding to the sky !
Need scaffolding ? Call Dean Pearce at East cost Scaffolding. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane finished upholstering the last dinette chair this morning and now the complete set is ready for a new home!
The table is 33 inches wide, 30.5 inches tall and 42 inches long without the leaf and 57.5 inches long with the leaf in.
The leaf, as can be seen in the photo, folds out from under the table itself.
So practical and so pretty now with its newly upholstered chairs !
$425 for the set
The complete hardwood dining set.
4 chairs with linen seat covers and the table. $425
The table with leaf tucked underneath.
The table showing the leaf as it is tucked in.
The full length of table with the leaf out.
This beautiful mid-century lady was made in Japan and imported to Canada by “Giftcraft”. She is obviously a take on a Royal Doulton figurine.
Giftcraft is a Canadian company founded in Toronto in the mid 1940s and still in business!
This lovely lady has her original sticker and is beautifully made, featuring hand-painted detailing and a soft glaze. No breaks or cracks. Nine inches tall.
Freshly picked by Thelma Bliss, senior director, Research and Acquisitions (our Mum)!!
Lady figurine $30
Close-up of the detailing.
The Hale dinette set we had a couple of weeks ago flew out of the store. We have been lucky enough to find another similar maple dinette set with four chairs and a table with an incorporated leaf.
Jane and I have been busy getting it ready just for you.
Out with the old brown vinyl covers and in with a lovely, 1950s printed linen, formerly a curtain panel!
The set is in great condition. A picture of the table will be posted soon.
Dinette chair – before
Jane working on the “new” seat covers.
One finished seat.
Three to go!