"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Thursday, April 30, 2009


I went shopping today and took some pics of some things I love. This large dog painting on a paper mache tray is something I covet; would love to have it but I never will. It is English from the 1800's.
I love these two dog oil paintings too. I could paint these paintings myself, but then they wouldn't be English from the 1800's.

The pic below is a huge french cabinet, but I just took a little shot to show you the cute vintage lace edging on the shelf. It had little shell buttons sewn across it.

I love the turquoise cabinet below. It didn't have any glass in front, but had great lines.

I have always loved primitives or shabby chic as they call it now. Though very old, I usually don't see the plate shelves on top of primitive cabinets like this one. I like the size of this piece too.

I love this screen door too. Okay, I love everything. It is sturdily made and has cute hardware on one side. I don't think you can see it, but the center slats down the front have carved flowers down them.

Now, would my junking friends tell me a thing or two. I have been out of the biz for quite a few years and here is what I'd like to know. No matter what area of the country (though tell me where), what would you pay and what could you get for the green primitive hutch, the turquoise cabinet, and the red screen door? If you want to know about the dog paintings I'll tell you how much they are, but I sure won't ever be able to afford them!


  1. Hey Donna, sorry for responding so late. I can not find the award??? The Turquoise Cabinet here in NC would bring around $375-$400 retail, the green primitive stepback $575-$600 and the screen door I have seen in the market I am in for around $125, I hope this helps, Blessings, Janna

  2. Hey Donna! You sure did get some fabulous finds! I love your kind of junqueing!
    xo Isa


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