There’s no place like home!

Reposted from Aug 6, 2010

Reposted from Aug 6, 2010

Today I went exploring in my own backyard Auntie Em.

I have a barn. It is about the coolest place ever and today I went looking in there for rusty things to use for a mordant for some dye I made from goldenrod. I found it growing along the river across the street from my house. My neighbor told me that she used rust in her goldenrod dyepot to mordant her wool and it came out a beautiful Forest Green.  I saw it. It was truly beautiful. Anyway while I was exploring the barn for rusty objects I saw this and stopped in my tracks because it just reminded me so much of the piece above that I made at Sue Benner’s workshop in 2010.

A little door in the loft of my barn -maybe used for hay?

A little door in the loft of my barn -maybe used for hay?

Okay so I was a huge Nancy Drew fan when I was a young girl. This barn is exactly the kind of place that Nancy would find herself in and get herself into some kind of pickle. While I was in the barn, I realized I had never taken any photos of it so here are a few – take a look if you liked the Mystery in the Old Commode. C’mon Curls and Q and Sweaty Knitter -any Nancy Drew fans out there?

I found some really cool rusty objects

I found some really cool rusty objects

 

Let's check out the loft

Let’s check out the loft

c'mon up

c’mon up

cool commode I think

cool commode I think

some old curtain rods and things

some old curtain rods and things

i don't know what these are do you?

i don’t know what these are do you?

old windows!

old windows!

maybe I can sell this on etsy, what do you think?

maybe I can sell this on etsy, what do you think?

outthebarn

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11 Responses to There’s no place like home!

  1. Curls & Q says:

    Q – Love it. I actually have a old, diamond pane window hanging in the guest bathroom. Get more comments on it. LOL!

    • marjorie says:

      Thanks! Have you ever read the “Diamond in the Window”? One of my favorite childhood books by Jane Langton. It’s awesome! I highly recommend it.

  2. Must be fun exploring such an interesting place.

  3. Love the barn and found objects, Marjorie! Especially the commode!

  4. I assume your tetanus shot is up to date? 🙂

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