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I have been spending the last few years trying to sort through John’s, my and our girls’ stuff, our parents’ and ancestors’ things, and family items.

We are extremely fortunate to have many mementos that we have accumulated over the years, and items that go back many generations on all branches of the family tree. Some of the lessons that I’d like to pass along are the obvious ones, which bear repeating. Others you may not have thought about.

# 1 Label all your pictures, on the back, when you can! Don’t use pencil or ball point pens, if you can avoid it. Use thin point permanent markers. Test the ink on the edge of the back of the photo. There are photos that I have been shown over the years, and ones that turned up in boxes, and drawers. Many of the pictures are obvious who they are of…some are not at all. Memories vary in their accuracy also. Even photos that the subjects of seem obvious to one family member, are not so obvious to another. We’ve had good help from some extended family members in identifying subjects and places. But there are going to be “family” photos that we cannot identify at all. Don’t let it happen in your family!

# 2 Either make a list, or individually put notes, with special pieces of glassware, china, or tools. I followed John’s mother, Harriet, around the house one day, making notes on all sorts of pieces of glassware, furniture, etc. I had it listed by whom in the family it had belonged to, and what cabinet it was in or where it was in the house. But they moved. She moved twice. Some pieces I can match up. Some, I cannot.

When we do not know if a piece of pottery has been in the family for six generations, or if it was something that Harriet bought at a Yard Sale or Flea Market, we say: “It’s an Heirloom. It was my Grandmother’s”. John’s father’s mother used to put notes inside items. They would say a few lines about the history of the item. Often, the note would also say who she wanted to have the item when she was gone. This worked very well.

His aunt and uncle gave a lot of items to the people that they wanted to have them, while they were alive. That way they could tell them about the items, and see the people’s pleasure in receiving the gifts. Many items she would label. Elizabeth, our oldest daughter, and I tried to take pictures of items, and then label the picture. It does not always work. We still have a lot to identify. But we are making progress. If you have copies of these photos off the premises, it also helps if there is a fire, or theft.

#3 The greatest gift that you can give to your family is their past. Do not be embarrassed about how you look in a video; do not be afraid of how your spelling or sentences read. Have your family run a video camera at Christmas. Tell them about the quilt that Great Aunt Annie made at her church group. Show them the piece of hand blown glass that their Uncle Donald blew, and how he could make scientific hand-blown glass. Identify the plane that Grandpop used to hone the kitchen cabinets in the house he built. If the family isn’t home for the holidays, take pictures of your bowl for baking bread; the rolling pin that was your great great grandmother’s; the china cabinet that was rescued from your parents’ house fire. Don’t just say “Great Great Grandmother’s”. Say the name. And say if you mean your Great Great Grand, or your son’s, or your grand-daughter’s. It makes a difference!

Make copies of the photos that you take of the items. Label them. Send them. Don’t worry that they are not in a fancy scrapbook. Don’t wonder if anyone will care. Do it. Give your descendents your memories.

My grandfather used to say: “It’s all memories”. Don’t wait to share those precious memories and remembrances.

With all the flooding, fires, earthquake producing rubble, and other disasters occurring daily, this all seems naïve and rustic.  And many people won’t care about their past.  But, at some point most people would say that they wish that they had more memories from their elders.

John’s health has limited his mobility the past few years, and has restricted mine.  You would think that would have helped with downsizing, but it is not so.

We are on a motivated path to try to catch up with the memories and reduce the “stuff” before someone else has to try to figure it all out.  Britta has also gotten her household items out of storage, and is working on unpacking and editing her things.

Watch for downsizing notes and offers of items for sale…in SouthEast Tennessee and Northwest Washington State. Donations will be leaving the houses and memories will be added to the blogs.

Join us on the journeys and make sure that you work on saving the memories before its too late.

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The Shop and the Greenhouse are Permanently Closed.

We are working on downsizing…a wide variety of items. I’ll be posting ways to find us on eBay, Etsy, Letgo, and Various Facebook local area Yard Sale sites.

I do post on the Facebook page at “Antiques at Morgan Lane” and “Morgan Lane Enterprises – the Shops at Morgan Lane”.  Also, general postings on the page for “Organic Greenhouse at Morgan Lane”.

The “Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm” Facebook page and my Facebook page “Georgia Denman” are also active and ways to find us.  We still have many Morgan Horses, several trained and/or started, to finish yourself or by your trainer.

Visit us online…

But, please remember that the Shops are Permanently Closed.

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Elizabeth and Caitrin have been busy gathering up items from various family members’ Estates, especially their Grandparents Wes and Harriet Denman of Delano, TN.

We said for this auction, we would bring mostly smalls…here is a list of 92 items that we are bringing for tonight’s auction:

DECEMBER 2nd Auction

MLE (1) small round beverage glasses (x9)

MLE(2)Holly Hobby beverage glass set(x8)

MLE(3)glass punch cup set w/white leafing and gold rim

MLE(4)Brown 2 handled basket w/cherry bow-contents 24 assorted lids

MLE(5)glass flower votive holder w/blue votive candle

MLE(6)Blue and Green glass bud vase(x2)

MLE(7)Yellow geometric sugar bowl w/lid

MLE(8)Yellow geometric creamer

MLE(9)Etched wine glass set (x6)

MLE(10)Metal candle/votive holder w/green glass & votive candle

MLE(11)Etched flower vase

MLE(12)Small geometric candy/sugar dish

MLE(13)Seat of 6 Amber colored glass pudding dishes

MLE(14)marked:Johnson Bros –England pink flowered gravy boat

MLE(15) candle holder w/sticker marked “International silver/plated-Hong Kong”

MLE(16) Brandy glass

MLE(17)Metal Owl sign for Hoods Sarsaparilla

MLE(18)1973 cloth ship calendar in original box

MLE(19)woven basket w/curled handle

MLE(20)Wooden Apple

MLE(21)Framed 8×10 painting of yellow birds(signed TMASSQ)

MLE(22)Hurricane lamp glass

MLE(23)platypus planter marked made in Japan

MLE(24)Wrought Iron Large Spoon & Fork marked Made in Taiwan

MLE(25)Flowered Pickle dish-marked Great Western Cereal Co. Chicago USA

MLE(26)Yellow Depression glass plate

MLE(27)Hand Made Blue/Green Pottery Vase-signed

MLE(28)Hand Made Pottery Bowl/plate combo-signed

MLE(29) set of 6 Olive Green Mugs-all signed JH 68

MLE(30)Mother Mary Vase

MLE(31)Flavo-Matic 8cup Percolator w/all parts –made in USA at West Bend Aluminum Co. West Bend,WI

MLE(32)White/Clear glass lamp shade

MLE(33)Set of 4 Antique car drinking glasses

MLE(34)unmarked green planter

MLE(35)White Handled Serving Platter

MLE(36)Avon candlestick cologne bottle in original box

MLE(37)Flat of porcelain Christmas figurines/ornaments

MLE(38)Vintage Red Tin

MLE(39)Flat of oil lamp items/shoe horns/screwdriver

MLE(40)Jar w/Lid –made in Italy

MLE(41)Old Bean pot w/lid

MLE(42)Red Vintage Child’s Rocker

MLE(43)Vintage Tin gold w/cameo

MLE(44)handmade vintage leather purse  with floral tooling

MLE(45)handmade vintage leather purse w/metal clasp

MLE(46)Flat of various advertising items & men’s items

MLE(47)Glass Milk Jug w/writing & lid

MLE(48)Flat of assorted Vintage Paper Coasters & Cocktail Napkins

MLE(49)Carved wooden Masonic Lodge figure

MLE(50)Hanging Basket w/Metal Eagle

MLE(51)Swing away Mountable Can Opener

MLE(52)R.B. Rogers Serving bowl

MLE(53)lot of Vintage potato mashers (x2) & Vintage Kitchen wisk

MLE(54)Aluminum Omelet Maker

MLE(55)Aluminum Omelet Maker

MLE(56)Metal handle Container w/Lion faces –made in India

MLE(57)Black Rectangle Enamel container w/Lid

MLE(58)Box of Sewing & Craft items

MLE(59)Firescreen & tools

MLE(60)Lot of 3 baskets

MLE(61)ABC Child’s Trunk

MLE(62)Woven Tan Trunk w/Red Handles

MLE(63)Wooden Desk chair

MLE(64)Vintage Yarn holder

MLE(65)Wooden Shelf

MLE(66)Camping/Fire Metal Pot Holders

MLE(67)Box of Craft Magazines

MLE(68)Flat of Christmas items

 MLE(69)Box of 11+ wooden frames & misc pictures

MLE(70)Cat-a-9 Tails Vase-Made in China

MLE(71)Brown/White Vase

MLE(72)Serving/Carving Platter

MLE(73)small Asian pattern porcelain box

MLE(74)Small Painted Wooden Bowl

MLE(75)Metal Decorative Bowl w/painted design

MLE(76)Stained Glass Candle Holder-Made in Mexico

MLE(77)Metal Flower design Tin-Made in Italy

MLE(78)Green/White Porcelain Serving Dish-Marked Michigan  Condensed MI

MLE(79)Yellow/Blue Pottery Serving Bowl

MLE(80) Poinsettia Heavy Glass Divided Serving Tray

MLE(81)McCoy Stork/Cradle Planter

MLE(82)Box lot of Buttons

MLE(83)Set of 4 USA Bicentennial Commemorative Powder Blue Handmade glass plates in Original Boxes w/Literature and Certificates

MLE(84)Fenton White Basket Pattern Vase

MLE(85)Pair of Glass Candle Stick Holders

MLE(86)Milk Glass Top /Hat Vase Daisy/Button pattern

MLE(87) McCoy Bean Pot

MLE(88)Hobnail “Smith Glass” Candy Dish

MLE(89)Porcelain Lettuce Bowl –Signed Betty Feldman 1969

MLE(90)Hand Painted Imperial Dish

MLE(91)Cubist style Clear glass Creamer/Sugar Bowl Set

MLE(92)Box Lot of Yellow Depression Glass-Set of 6 pudding cups, small vase, small Snack Plate and pair of Candle Stick Holders

 As you can see, there is something to interest men, women, teens, and children.  Great items to create a festive mood in your home; and make it cozy all year long.

Remember:  Reduce.  Reuse.  Recycle. Repurpose.  Antiques are the ultimate in recycling.  Merry Christmas and Have a Happy Holiday Season.

Never before seen in a retail store  Antique and Vintage items from various family Estates and our personal collections will be unpacked in the Shop throughout the Holiday Season.  Come see what’s new to appear. Surprises in every box unpacked.

Gift certificates always available.

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2011 Spring Open House and Plant Sale

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

10:00am to 4:00pm

We are a small family farm.  We grow 98% of our plants ourselves.  Everything is organically grown and while we have some common varieties, we mostly concentrate on Unusual and Unique culinary herbs and HEIRLOOM and ethnic varieties of vegetable plants, especially Tomatoes and Peppers

We also have Blueberry bushes and some other fruiting plants and perennials.

We have limited space and only grow a small amount of each of many varieties.  We will have over 30 types of Heirloom, Ethnic and other Tomatoes; and over 75 types of sweet, mild to HOT peppers. We do take requests and deposits.

Antique Shop on the farm, with glass, china, vintage hats and jewelry +

SPECIAL SALES AND NEW ITEMS.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT.

Also the largest herd of Registered Morgan Horses in the south.  Foals to senior citizens; stallions, mares, and geldings.  Historic bloodlines in people-friendly, gorgeous, intelligent horses.  Mostly Blacks and Bays, some Chestnuts, and a Palomino.

The Blue Ridge Morgan Horse Youth Group, Appalachian Riders, will be presenting some of the horses during the Open House. 

REDUCE.    REUSE.    RECYCLE.    REPURPOSE.

House plants ON SALE NOW.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am until 4:00 pm

The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane

2214 Columbus Road, Delano, TN, 37325

Off Rte. 163-Bowater Road, Delano, TN, 37325 

use either McMinn County Routes 969 or 970

 

WATCH FOR SIGNS

 

GPS N 35° 16.039’ W 084° 36.236’

423 263 0824 Farm             423 284 0899 Cellular

www.TheGreenhouseAtMorganLane.com

www.TheShopsAtMorganLane.com

www.SleipnirMorganHorseFarm.com

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Valentine’s Day has come and gone for another year; and St. Patrick’s Day is up to bat as the next “colorful” holiday.

Yes, Washington’s Birthday is still in the mix.  But other than red for Cherry pie, his birthday is not too colorful.  There is a antique/vintage red hat in the “Harriet’s Hats” collection that is decorated with cherries.  Come try it on, and have Elizabeth take your picture, your camera or hers.  You don’t even have to be a member of a ‘Red Hat Club’ to pose in this beauty.  The hat is available for: $35.00

Back to “Thinking Green”: We have a very lovely set of  Green Colonial Homestead China.  Utilizing antique and vintage dishware saves money on buying a set of dishes, and gives some “heritage” feeling to the dinner table.  Antique and vintage sets of dishes are routinely priced considerably less than comparable sets of new.

We also have some really nice pieces of green pottery planters.  You can, naturally, put a green plant in your planter…we have lots of organically raised plants in the greenhouse on site. Or, the planters can be usefully repurposed as desk organizers, or bedroom dresser or bathroom organizers.

Between now and St. Patrick’s Day, anything predominantly green in color will be 25% off in the Shop.

I have some REALLY BIG boxes of dishware to finish sorting through this month.  John and Michael brought the remainder of a storage unit of my family things back to the farm.  I have about a box a day to go through for awhile! Look for new items being brought in to the Shop. 

Also, if you’ve been waiting to buy something that you’ve seen in the Shop, don’t wait.  Someone was very disappointed last week that some pieces were sold.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Repurpose.

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This week is the U S Route 411 Yard Sale. Several people have already set up their tables along the highway. Friends of ours, the Hardens, who sell fancy glass like Fenton and cast iron items, such as Griswold and Wagner, have tables set up at the RV park near the corner of 163 (the Bowater Road). We will have some items with them.
We will also have a SALE in the Antique Shop to go along with the Yard Sale nearby. We are about 3 miles off of Route 411.

We are also having the FINAL WEEK of our Autumn Plant Sale at the greenhouse. We have houseplants, hanging baskets, shrubs, culinary herbs and pepper plants on sale.

All items in the Antique Shop will be ON SALE.

We have some really nice glass and china items, which would be unique, unusual accents for home décor. Some really special lighters are in the shop. We’ll have some new to the Shop vintage  jewelry from ancestors’ jewelry boxes this week too!

You can see many of our available items at the Shop’s Gallery on www.ImagesnMemories.com, Elizabeth’s photography site; and from the link tab on our Home Page.

We will be happy to answer questions about height, width, maker’s marks, etc. Email: DenmanFam@aol.com
Pacifica products: Perfumes, candle, soaps and body butters: will be on sale at 10% off. We have autumn scents, tropicals, florals, and herbs, long-lasting for women and men. The candles are clean burning and all natural.

There are also Fall Festivals in Benton and Etowah this weekend, which are both near to our farm.  Also, there is an Open Horse Show in Englewood, on Route 411, which we are also supporting.  We have a block on the Appalachian Quilt Trail, and there is a quilt show as part of the Benton Festival, and the Polk County News has a new quilt block on the Trail.  We have lots of informative brochures available for local food sources, and sight-seeing in East Tennessee. 

Besides the over-all SALE, we will also have DAILY SPECIALS. Keep checking. I promise I will write more about what is in the Shop.

Antiques are a special, exciting way to reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose.

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We are announcing the first autumn 2010 Multi-family, multi-generational YARD SALE, including Estate items.

It will be held:

Thursday, September 2nd

Friday, September 3rd

Saturday, September 4th

From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

At 137 McMinn County Road 860 (Strawberry Lane), Delano

There will be:

Antiques

Vintage

Household Goods

Vintage coats

Regular clothes – men’s, women’s and teen’s

Vintage jewelry and Casual fun jewelry

Pottery

Ceramics

Glassware

Old Linens

Men’s Items

Craft and sewing items, including old patterns

Books and Magazines

working computer pieces

Tools

And

Other Surprises.

Additional items will be added each day

Also: There will be Special Sales at The Shops AT Morgan Lane

2214 Columbus Road, (McMinn County Road 969) Delano

A bit further down, and off, the Bowater Road

Regular store hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the same three days

There will be:

A Sale on Houseplants+ from the Greenhouse

More Books    

A clearance section in the Antique shop

A daily drawing for gift certificates to the Shop and Greenhouse

and other surprises

Maps will be available at each location, to get to the other.

Call 423 263 0824 (423 284 0899 cellular) for information…

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Harriet loved to collect things.

She had all sorts of kitchen utensils, pots and pans spanning many generations of all sides of the family.

Cabinets full of lovely cut glass sparkled under the dining room chandelier.

While kitchen and dining paraphernalia was a great joy to her, her favorite thing was clothes. She really would have loved to be a clothing designer. One whole room of her huge Victorian house was dedicated to sewing and various needlework materials. Since she loved to collect things, she kept clothes.

She not only kept her clothes, she kept those of others. She had many outfits from the 1940s. She had her own clothes. She kept several gift outfits from Barbara, her sister in law. Her mother in law, Etta, downsized and later passed on, and among the items that Harriet brought home probably included hats. Her husband Westen’s aunt, Lorene, also downsized and later passed on, and among the items that Harriet brought home probably included some hats. Her mother, Mary, lived with her and Westen. When Mary passed, Harriet kept many of her mother’s things, including clothes, and probably included hats. There were also a few men’s hats found for the collection.

Even some hat boxes.

And hat pins.

Of course, there were also gloves and pocketbooks, compacts and jewelry. But those are another story.

In all, there appear to be approximately forty-seven hats, and some boxes. We, a son and daughter in law, three grand-daughters, three great-grand-daughters, a grandson, and other family appreciate the hats. But we cannot possibly utilize them all.

So, Harriet’s hats are in our family antique shop.  Some have already been sold.  Some are marked with their size. Some are one size fits (mostly) all.  Caitrin has cataloged them. Elizabeth has photographed them. And they are for sale.  We will have some in our ebay store soon at fixed prices, and also for bid.  In the meantime, we will be putting up a gallery of the hats. SOON. 

They are in the shop, as well as some gloves, hat pins, and purses.

I’ve been asked to do some ladies club shows with the hats.  We may do a few. But we are more likely to keep them in the shop for visitors.  Perhaps we’ll do a book.  We can definitely do an article!  And at the moment, they are a pleasant reminder of days gone by, when everyone wore hats to complete their outfits, for church, and visiting, and luncheons. Memories are precious.  We may even find photos that match the hats.  We have noted photos that matched some of the purses! We’ll keep you posted.

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20 % off Gift Certificates of $50.00, or higher.

Or                                         

20% OFF Purchases of $50.00, or higher.

In the Shop

NOW through, Saturday, MAY 8th.

Happy Mother’s Day to all our friends and family who are mothers.  Thank you for guiding the next generation(s).

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A family farm in Delano, Tennessee is having a Spring Open House and Plant Sale, Saturday, April 10th, 2010, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane, 2214 Columbus Road, Delano, TN, 37325, is having its Second Annual Spring Open House, featuring culinary herb plants and over 30 types of Heirloom, Ethnic and other Tomato plants; and over 75 types of sweet, mild to HOT pepper plants.

The Denman Family has a small family farm, where they grow 98% of their plants themselves. Everything is organically grown and while they have some common varieties, the concentration is on unusual and unique culinary herbs and heirloom and ethnic varieties of vegetable plants, especially Tomatoes and Peppers. They have limited space and only grow a small amount of each of many varieties. There are also blueberry bushes and some other fruiting plants. Interesting, and drought tolerant perennials, will be available in addition to several types of house plants.

Georgia and John Denman own the farm, and are assisted by their three daughters and the rest of the immediate family, including Elizabeth, Michael, Amber and Kimberly McGee; Caitrin, Kaya and Tre Bayard; and Britta Denman. Caitrin is in charge of the greenhouse, which is part of The Shops At Morgan Lane.

There is an Antique Shop on the farm, with glass, china, unique home décor, vintage hats and jewelry +. It will be open during the festivities, and is open year long, Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am until 4:00 pm. Elizabeth has her photography business, ImagesnMemories, in the Shop. In front of the Antique Shop, the family has erected a quilt block, for the Appalachian Quilt Trail. The block, the first in SouthEast Tennessee, has been featured in local news.

The largest herd of Registered Morgan Horses in the south is also on the farm. Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm is home for foals to senior citizens; stallions, mares, and geldings. Most people think of Morgan horses as a draft breed. They are actually more like an Arabian in size, build and uses. Morgan horses have historic bloodlines in horses considered to be people-friendly, gorgeous, and intelligent. They are very willing to work hard for their people and are easy keepers. That is why they were the predominant cavalry horse for settling the West. Morgan horses are in the background bloodlines of many Southern horse breeds, such as the Tennessee Walker and the Saddlebred. Morgan horses do come in many coat colors. Sleipnir Morgans are mostly blacks and bays, some chestnuts, and a palomino. Elizabeth manages the horses, and the other animals, including chickens, ducks, geese, guinea hens, dogs and cats.

The Shops At Morgan Lane can be found off Rte. 163 (Bowater Road), Delano, TN, by using either McMinn County Routes 969 (Columbus Road) or 970 (Linsdale Road). The GPS co-ordinates are: N 35° 16.039’ W 084° 36.236’. The Shops at Morgan Lane are also listed under specialty shops in some navigation systems. There are signs posted along these roads.

For further information the phone number for the farm is: 423 263 0824.

 There are also websites for the businesses as follows:

www.TheShopsAtMorganLane.com

www.TheGreenhouseAtMorganLane.com

www.SleipnirMorganHorseFarm.com

 and

www.ImagesnMemories.com    (Elizabeth McGee, photographer)

Email can be sent to: DenmanFam@aol.com.

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