We just got back from the Route 127 World’s Longest Yard Sale. I always shop down Western Ohio - gorgeous farm country, and barn sale after barn sale - I’m in heaven! On the way to the sale, I stop at an Amish farmer’s barn in Indiana - he’s guaranteed to have some great rustic oldees and barn finds. LOOOOOOTS of stuff to post this week. Fabulous farm primitives, cool advertising, lovely antiques, and of course, the Maureen wacky finds - you‘ll want to check every day, because it’ll take me all week to get it listed. Enjoy!
Here is a beautiful piece of functional antique folk art. It's a small picture frame that will hold a picture that is 5 3/8" by 3 3/4" (inside hole measurements) and is 8" by 6 1/2" on the outside. It's light, weighing under 1/2 lb. As you can see from my photos, it is hand carved out of wood to give it the wonderful 3-d affect that it has. There is no glass in the frame, so you would need to provide if you want it, but it would look lovely as it is with a small painting, or a piece of needlework. There's two loops holding an old brown rope on the backside - it's worn, but it works! I'm showing in photo 5 how there's a piece missing - the top of the lower left corner. You can see the nail head there - the patina is dark, so it's not new damage, but it's lighter than the rest of the frame, so I'd try to darken it a little with matching stain, and this will greatly minimize the damage. There's some rubbing/scraping to the piece of wood on the top left that faces the left side (about 1/2" on the end - see photo 12 on the left hand side) - it's scraping to the wood and finish, not a chip or missing piece, though. There's a handful of other small nicks and teenie chips, scratches and scrapes - all very minor, and all part of its story. I has fabulous primitive charm. You're going to love it!
Please ask if you have any questions, or feel free to inform me if you have any information about one of my listings. As with any of my items, if you ever need extra pictures, let me know, just make sure that you give me an email address to send them to. Pick up is welcome on all of my items. I’m happy to combine shipments for you, but I do ask that there be no more than 7 days from the purchase of the first item - I will invoice after 7 days, as I cannot hold the items longer than that.
Also, many of my items come from local rural estate sales and auctions. They are coming right from the barn or attic to you! I do not take the time to clean and polish before I sell - they are in the condition found, as you see in my photos - and I do my best to photo and describe thoroughly.
Please email me before bidding if you do not use Paypal, and we can discuss possible alternatives. Payment is due within 7 business days after close of auction, after that, the sale will be void, and I will relist the item.
I have had some trouble with the Ebay shipping calculator giving people bombastic shipping rates (especially after purchase with the Ebay “Pay Now“ invoice on Parcel Post rates). I charge shipping cost, so if you think it’s too high, email me so that I can check it out, before you pay me. That being said, we pack very well, so that will add to the weight.
I ship within one business day of receipt of your payment, or I will notify you otherwise.
With postage rates going up and up, I am shipping more items Parcel Post. Please realize that this can mean a 2-3 week delivery, sometimes longer. As a matter of fact, this year, I’m finding the “longer” more the norm. Parcel Post travels by land or rail and, at least in this area, packages do not leave the regional post office until they fill up a bin going in the same direction (so there’s no estimated exact number of days like you have with Priority Mail - the Post Office says 5-7 days, but that‘s not what I’m finding). I mail right away so it can get to you as soon as possible.
With the exception of the most heavy and/or large items, I will always give both Priority Mail and Parcel Post as shipping options, with Priority being first for my lighter items. Be sure you check out both rates . I will be happy to ship an item in a flat rate Priority mail box, if that is cheaper to you - as long as the item will fit well packed in the box - ask me before you bid if you think that’s the case for you.
INTERNATIONAL AND NON-MAINLAND USA: Shipping costs are available to mainland U.S. only. IF OUTSIDE OF THE MAINLAND USA, PLEASE ASK ME FOR SHIPPING BEFORE BIDDING IF NO SHIPPING PRICE IS LISTED. Shipping times vary and I’ve experienced up to 8+ weeks for delivery after I have mailed internationally (and longer if it‘s stopped for inspection). Please keep this in mind when bidding. ALL INTERNATIONAL ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED PRIORITY MAIL OR EXPRESS MAIL WITH SIGNATURE AT MY DISCRETION, UNLESS PRE-ARRANGED PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION WITH ME. Also, import duties, taxes, and country specific charges are not included in the purchase price or the shipping price, AND THEY ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER. Please do not ask me to declare an amount that is different than the purchase price - I will not lie! All international buyers must pay with Paypal, no other payment types are accepted.
Sales tax will be added for Illinois buyers.
Customer satisfaction is extremely important to me. If you receive an item and are not satisfied in any way, please contact me. .…and thanks so much for looking, I appreciate having you as a customer!