Happy Blogiversary to Spring Hollow Antiques!

Happy New Year!  Hard to believe that just about a year has passed since my first posting on this blog.  I hope I haven’t bored to tears all you folks out there that take the time to read my musings!  This year began pretty much as last, with a local auction absolutely packed with people suffering from cabin fever.  A very nice, and very rare, paint decorated blanket box attributed to Johannes Spitler of Shenandoah County, VA, was up for sale – generating the large crowd for the ‘show.’   The box ended up selling for $150,000 to a left bid…rumor has it that its new home is a museum in the Shenandoah Valley, exactly where it belongs!  I was lucky enough to be the winning bidder on a few things, including a wooden bucket wearing its original untouched deep blue paint, a primitive yellow pine washboard with rollers in what’s usually referred to as a ‘Mother Hubbard’ style, and a couple pieces of tole decorated tin apple trays…one of which has great colorful stenciling.  These can be seen on my website:   www.springhollowantiques.com  Sorry, no $150,000 blanket boxes for sale at the moment…

Blue Painted Bucket

Just a Note:  The ‘Mother Hubbard’ homemade washboard has a new home at the Audubon House & Tropical Gardens in Key West, FL

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