Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bluebeards History House Antique Gallery

Nina, Elle, and I visited some fun places in and around Garnett, Kansas today, including Bluebeards History House Antique Gallery. Here's the proprietor, Gary. He was a really good sport when I asked him to pose with this "bed and douche" pan.

And a breast pump . . . what a guy!!!! He made our trip really fun and his shop was full of amazing things.

Reverse painted silhouettes. Man, is somebody ever nuts about these! Were they part of a private collection? I could never sell my chalk kewpies! Not while I'm alive, anyway.

Really heavy iron marking for giant boiler from 1923.

Loved this iron rabbit.

Gary said the women carved into the arms of this furniture each had slightly different faces. Ahhhhh . . . to live in a time when things weren't pressed out of some cheap mold in China.

Be sure to visit Gary at History House on the square in Garnett - great prices and Gary will pose for pictures with all kinds of fabulous stuff!!!!

Sights from around town.

So many stately old homes. I wonder for whom they were built? What was the economic staple in Garnett that drew the wealthy folk?

We couldn't resist a pic . . .

1 comment:

  1. Gary is going to help us with decorating our Shelly -Tipton Home purchase on W 4th Avenue. We will be looking for "period correct" antiquity from Gary.
    He is extremely knowledgeable.