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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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John and I have serving pieces and place settings accumulated over the years of our marriage.  We have the first dishes that we purchased together (a white pottery with a scalloped edging) and various pieces from different sets that we purchased or were given to us over the years.  I treasure them all, mostly for the memories associated with them, and what stage of our lives we were in at the time that we acquired them.

We do have ‘sets’ of dishes. But we also have single pieces, pairs, or a few pieces.  The same can be said for in the Shop.  There are sets, single pieces, pairs, or a few pieces for sale.  Some are Antiques, some are Vintage, and some are newer.  Some are floral, a single color, a whimsical pattern, or a specialty piece.

Two well-loved marked Floral Soup or Serving Bowls

The two bowls pictured above are technically soup bowls.  We often use this size though for serving vegetables or fruit at meals.  They are not too big for a single bag of frozen veggies or too small for when family is over to visit and we need to put a heaping bowl of something on the table.  These are marked and old.  The inside finish is crackled with age. The gold edging on the border is worn down. And there may be a small nick on the back.  But they are pretty, useful, give instant age to a serving table – it was someone’s family piece, and now it is yours; and subscribe to our Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Repurpose. philosophy. 

We also have glass bowls, serving platters, serving tureens, dessert dishes and full sets of dishes. Whether you are adding a new piece or looking for a starter set or additions to a family pattern, think about utilizing previously well-loved finds.  There is a place and time for fancy “formal” place settings and full sets of dishes.  But there is also a place and time for that extra bowl to remind you of a delightful day out shopping, or of a similar piece to one that your Gramma had when you were little.  My father remembered a special sugar bowl that was his Grandmother’s. We often have people pick up a piece and say to their sister, or husband:  ‘remember this pattern?’

Whether it is your first place or you have lots of dishes for entertaining, don’t forget those conversation pieces that add a warm family feeling to your home.

Elizabeth or I will add a direct link to photos of some of the items available in the Shop.  We are working on labeling the photos with the Item number, description, and price information.  In the meantime, you can go to her site: www.ImagesnMemories.com >> choose “Galleries” >> choose  “Morgan Lane Enterprises” and there are a few different Galleries of pieces in the Shop.  We will be adding lots of never before seen pieces in December.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Repurpose.        Shop Local.      

Gift certificates always available, for Hostess gifts, birthday, shower, wedding, holiday, or any occassion presents.  Never expire. Never reduce in value.

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm.  Closed major holidays.

Take a family photo with our giant Quilt block.    Happy Thanksgiving.

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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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Hello,

The daffodils are starting to poke their leaves and buds up through the ground.  Other Spring bulbs are starting to put out fresh foliage, and soon we will have blooms around the farm.

It is time to come visit and see what is going on in the Shop, on the farm, and in the organic greenhouse.

Either for yourself, or for a Valentine gift, or other gift, we carry the complete line of Jim Long Herb books, with most available all the time. 
Jim has been growing and studying Herbs for years; and has several interesting books, that range from $4.95 to $19.95.

An especially fun gift for Valentine’s Day or a Winter doldrums treat are Jim’s dream pillows and his books about them, how to make them, and love potions. 

Dream Pillows and Love Potions Subtitle: Dream Pillows, Aphrodisiacs, Love Potions, and Other Herbal Delights. (6) We have the books on sale for $3.95 each.

         If making your own pillows, Mr. Long cautions NOT to use potpourri or “fragrance” oils.  These are made using petrochemicals with additives.  He recommends use of “essential oils” made from steam or alcohol extraction from the actual herb or flower plant.

          Dream Pillows in Stock in the Shop: (2 Restful) (2 Romantic) (1 Creativity) (1 Pleasant) $8.95 @

Description by Mr. Long: Aromatherapy for your dreams.  Ready to use. No preservatives, oils or artificial fragrances; only pure natural herbs and flowers. 

Directions by Mr. Long: Remove from package and place inside bedroom pillow pillowcase.  Results should be noticeable in one to two nights. Will last for a year or more. Use for ten days and then remove, and store in a plastic bag, for ten days.  Works for most people. Fun and easy to use. Discontinue if allergic to plants or flowers or if sneeze when using. 

You can also visit and order from Mr. Long’s website: www.LongCreekHerbs.com If you do, tell them that Georgia from Morgan Lane sent you.

We also have gift certificates, and interesting glassware, plants, and tourist and foodie brochures for ideas for quick day trips.

The seedlings are starting to pop up in the greenhouse. Everything is raised organically.  Come visit. Stay a few minutes or a few hours.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Repurpose. Antiques are the ultimate in recycling.

Find a replacement for an old treasure. Create a new memory.

You are welcome to visit from 10:00am until 4:00pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Stay tuned for more ideas to get a burst of Spring, or a quick pick-me up for a grey day.

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We are all trying to find the perfect gift for our family members. The “perfect gift” can have a whole spectrum of definitions, from a big screen television to the original, or a copy, of the only picture of your mother’s grandparents.

Listed below are some ideas for gifts that might fit the definition of the “perfect gift”.  Most show creativity and thoughtfulness rather than an expensive price tag.  But there are a few of those too.

1.     Many specialty businesses can ship a package to your giftee.  If you are sure that someone will be home to care for a plant, an amaryllis is an enjoyable indoor plant that produces plenty of growth. Several “big name” garden companies will ship gorgeous plants for you.  Or you can find them at local suppliers, and mail them yourself, for much less.  We have some beautiful Christmas cacti in different shades…ready to bloom.

2.      I am a big fan of magazines.  A monthly subscription provides a treat to a senior citizen who might not get much mail, or to a young person, or couple, away from family and friends.  Some magazines offer a buy one, get one free feature; and most give significant discounts for a subscription.  You can pick up several different magazines, on a single topic, at your local bookstore for a one time gift.  Or buy one, or more, to wrap and use the coupons inside to order a follow-up subscription. It is not a very “green” gift, unless the paper is recycled. 

3.      If you are older, or on a limited income, copies of photos of “ancestors” are a treasure to most young adults.  You can make this a copy in a frame of just one special photo.  Or, you can do an entire album of family ancestors.  I am not a big fan of cutting up photos of people to place in modern “scrapbooks”.  I think that you can lose valuable context, such as the family home in the background, when you cut up photos.  If you are going to do a fancy scrapbook, make sure that a copy of the “whole” photo is saved for its information value; and that you write the information about people and places on the back in a fine point permanent marker that you test on the edge of the photo first.

4.      One Christmas, my parents gave each of their grand-daughters a family quilt made by my paternal grandmother.  These were hand-quilted when their great-grandmother was not much older than them.  They all, naturally, were thrilled with that gift.  How much more excited might they have been to receive the quilts directly from their great-grandmother while she was still alive?  And how excited would my grandmother have been to give those gifts, and see the girls’ reactions? But none of us knew that the quilts existed, or where they were until my parents found the quilts, and my father remembered the stories about the quilts, after she had passed away.

 5.      Antique shops are a wonderful source of interesting and unique “old” items.  You might find the fourth bowl to a four bowl set that your mother had accidently broken. You might find a nautical print that would remind your father of a favorite vacation place.  Or a set of dishes for your sister that exactly match her china pattern. Or a set of glasses for a couples’ new home. Or you might find a treasure that would be “new” like a great old bowl for your daughter, or old eyeglasses for your eye doctor’s office.  We once bought an “antique” porch rocker for my mother-in-law.  It turned out afterwards, that the rocker had belonged to an acquaintances’ family member. Small world!!

 6.      The world of the internet has expanded all gift-giving possibilities.  There are, naturally, gift certificates to all sorts of specialty companies from Amazon to White Flower Farm.  You can direct the gift certificate toward a special plant or leave it wide open for anything from a book to a tool. Most places will send the gift certificate with a catalog to choose the gift from…or you can find an item and have it gift wrapped and shipped/insured.  Some places only offer specific priced gift cards.  Or they have expiration dates.  Our Shops gift certificates are for any amount and have no expiration date, and are good for either the Antique Shop, the greenhouse, or a horse!

 7.      Live animals.  I generally do not recommend purchasing a live animal for a gift for someone.  But, you can give a gift certificate for a particular type of pet, with the promise to go shopping together for it at a later date.  If your friend or family member is in to “buy local” or “sustainable agriculture”, you could purchase anything from a carton of organic eggs weekly for a specific period of time to a dozen chickens of their choice!

 8.       A trip to someplace local.  There are museums, aquariums, movie theaters, live community theater, and a myriad of other places that you can give a gift of tickets to.  Or better yet, do something as a family or a group.  It doesn’t have to be immediate.  The promise, fulfilled, of a trip to the movies or the art museum, whatever, gives the recipient something to look forward to and relish the memory of.  It does not have to be a high priced event to be memorable. Make sure that you bring a camera, or take a few photos on your cellular phone!

 9.        Especially if you are visiting, or being visited by, multi-generations, a trip to some event or place can cure “cabin fever” and “too much” togetherness.  Don’t forget that young children need to move around. And older folks might need a rest.  Plan your activities to allow for the needs of all the members of your group.  So that you will all get the most enjoyment from the event.

 10.      If you have moved to a new area far from home, that has a “local” newspaper, a gift subscription for your family lets them know what is going on in your new “home base”.  On the flip side, a subscription to the “local” paper gives someone who has moved away a recurring reminder of “home”.

 Most of these items can range from a low cost gift to a high dollar one depending on how you approach it. Remember that building “memories” with your family is a precious gift that keeps on giving…

Bake cookies “from scratch” together. Type Grandmother’s recipes in to a computer program and give a copy to each unit of the family.  Go for a drive to look at Holiday Lights. Watch an annual Christmas “special” on TV or buy the DVD to watch several times.  Play Christmas carols while you clean the house.  Read Santa Mouse and have gifts in the tree. Read the Christmas story.  Go to a Christmas Eve Church Service.  Buy a present for a child that will have none.  Shop together for groceries and donate some to your local food pantry.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Repurpose.

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We had a lot of wind and storm damage last week.  No one, people or critters, were seriously injured. But the skylight panels in the roof of the Annex were broken, and multiple trusses were seriously cracked.  Fortunately we had taken some of the items out for the Estate Sale in September, but Antique magazines were ruined by water damage; and some other items as well.

The roof on the Antique Shop held up better.  That was probably because we had the building tied together well with rough cut cross-beams.  There was still some damage there also, at the roof and windows.

For those of you who have been here, the shade area with picnic table, friends’ rose, specialty honeysuckle and another special multi-blooming rose was completely knocked down.  The heavy support columns were broken off at the ground. The plants will probably make it…with heavy pruning back.  There was more damage at the greenhouse shade area; and to the old barn, and other out-buildings.

So, we have been pulling more items out of the Annex in preparation for the construction repair team to replace the bad trusses and roof.

Some things are a loss to the weather.  Others made it through just fine.  “We” had lots of stacks of interesting old magazines and journals on various topics.  I had also started to set aside books for a ‘used book’ store.  Most of those were not damaged.  We also had a section of old bottles, and some old cookware.  Caitrin got a lesson on Dromedary Dixie lidded loaf pans while we were moving items. Plus some camping equipment and various shelves and stands were in there.

We will be having a major book sale soon.  Watch for the notice on my blog and via Facebook and ads.  Some books will be “flea market/yard sale priced”; some will be “used book prices”; and some will be “rare book” priced. 

We will be bringing MANY boxes of books, out of storage, and over to the Shop from John’s and my parents’ Estates too.  Some are very old, and rare.  It is interesting to see what titles have been popular over the decades.  Somewhere, we also have old military service magazines from the Second World War Era.  We are hoping to find those and get them offered “For Sale”.

We will be donating some things; and others will be going to auctions, or ebay.  It is good because it is making me “clean house”; clearing out items I just keep hanging on to for someday. Once the Annex is rebuilt, we will bring more items out of storage for sale, and hopefully establish a ‘used book’ section, for adults and children, as part of the Shops. 

We are also working on Gift packages for the holidays, hostess presents, and Gift Certificates.

We’ll keep you posted.

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