Project acquisition

Happy Labour Day! We hope you are all having a wonderful day off, doing something you love. Depending on what the weather is doing, I’ll either be working in the yard, or in the studio, and trying to ignore the long list of housework I really should be tackling


Because we apparently don’t have enough things to do around here… Dave brought home ANOTHER project.

Another antique radio. We got this from our favourite used shop. It’s another RCA and we think it’s a little newer than mine (which was born in 1937). It’s in much better shape than mine was – really just need some veneer work, and it’s guts hooked back up. He’s already started on it… though I have no idea where we are going to put it!

I can’t say much though… because I came home with a few things myself.

The bird and butterfly houses came from Dad on my last visit. All were made by my grandfather. The butterfly house will get some decorative painting, and the bird house on the end will just get a sand a refresh of varnish. The one in the middle was painted by Mom, with some cute little stencils, so it’s just going to get a clean up, and a fresh coat of clear.

The plant stand has already got a good cleaning (thanks to Dave) and will get some new paint. And that lovely lady on top…

She was once part of a fountain or pond. I’d like that to happen for her again, but that’s a project way down the road. For now she can just hang out in the garden. I just have to find the right spot!

5 thoughts on “Project acquisition

  1. Araignee

    What great finds. I am old enough to remember those radios in use. I used to love the hum of my grandmother’s and that amber light it would put off. I wish I would have had my dad find me one and redo before things went south for him. Like Dave, he was good at that sort of thing.


  2. You both found some great things. That butterfly house intrigues me. I would love to see a butterfly go or or out of it. 🙂 The painting your Mom did on the birdhouse is so sweet. But that radio, now that is a fantastic find. It reminds me of the one at my Grandpa and Grandma’s house. We would all listen to it after supper until the TV came into the house. Then it was Lawrence Welk. Ha!
    Blessings and hugs,


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