My dad was a wonderful wood worker and all of us kids have several of his pieces. One of mine was a four poster bed that he built from cherry wood when I was about 12 years old. Over the years the bed moved from my childhood home in Upstate NY to RI, then MI and finally to Minnesota where it no longer fit very well in any of the bedrooms. One of our young nieces, Megan, took it over at that point- until a four poster wasn’t “cool” anymore. It came back to our house where the various parts of it took up residence in the basement. Recently Megan’s dad, a talented wood worker like my father, took the bed spindles and thick side and end pieces that made up the frame. (He creates beautiful bowls and other artistic pieces.) On Thanksgiving day he presented my partner and I with the beautiful stoppers seen below made from parts of the spindles. It was very emotional; I could picture my dad in his wood shop- the Sears Craftsman tools humming and the Metropolitan Opera on the radio at top volume.
CHAOS…is how I am feeling in the run up to 11/8, so I selected a ‘chaotic’ photo from a post I did three years ago, documenting the graffiti art and architecture of Island Station power plant.
http://www.jimmylongoria.com/ (and the paint brushes he used) photographed in 2013 at an event in the West Seventh neighborhood, St. Paul, MN.
Your Turn Vintage, located at 365 East 7th St, St. Paul, MN is a vintage/ retro/ antique heaven! Manager Niki will happily show you around the amazing collections that include vintage vinyl, records, hats and clothing, jewelery, kitchen wares and ceramics, lunch boxes, posters…and well, more than you can impossibly imagine. In warmer months the rear garage doors open to create a patio experience- but don’t wait- Your Turn Vintage is the perfect destination trip on a snowy winter day!