Vintage Bibles Have arrived

     These are only a few of what has come in.

Successful Class from last weeks Fairy classes

Thank you Ladies.

Fairy Garden & Fairy Jar Classes Saturday April 21, 2018

Fairy Garden Class at 10:30 am Cost is $30 Call today to reserve your spot 801-561-5557.

Fairy Jar Class (Make & Take) 1:30-3:30. Cost is $10

Unicorn Jar                                               Fairy Jar                                                          Fairy Garden

 

New Arrivals as of April 14, 2018

What Kind of list do you have?

Hats

Here are a few beautiful hats that have recently arrived at Aunt Elsie’s.

Floor Plan of Your Childhood Home

Draw a floor plan of the home (or homes) of where you lived as a child, indicating the location of the doors and windows. Next sketch in the furniture as you remember it.

When the floor plan is finished, write a paragraph about some memorable event that took place in this home.

If you prefer, draw a floor plan of the kitchen that you remember best from your childhood, than write a memorable moment or meal experienced in this kitchen.

Little Fairies at your Home?

Starting Saturday April 14, 2018, 10:00 am -12:30 pm, Aunt Elsie’s has available now a “Make & Take” Fairy garden ideal for children 4-12 years of age.  Cost is $10. Below are some examples. Call 801-561-5557 with any questions.

 

Fairy Garden Classes Start Next Saturday April 14, 2018

Have you signed up? Classes are $30, most of supplies are included. Call for information or to reserve your spot 801-561-5557. Private classes are available by request for groups of 5 or more.

Look how fun they can be.

Did You Know?

18th Century Desk Design (The Antiques Dictionary) Taken from Antiques directory By Judith & Martin Miller

A structural change occurred during the early 18th century in the design of bureau. It had been customary for the fall front to open to a concealed document compartment or well, which can be seen as a blank space on the front of the desk between the top edge of the fall (seen examples 1 &2). Sometimes decorated as a dummy drawer, this space was soon utilized as a fourth drawer at the expense of the wall.

Another change concerned the feet, which became either ogee brackets, of cabriole legs with claw and ball feet, or chunky square edged brackets, though by the end of the 18th century the splay French foot had gained considerable popularity (see example 3).

American desks of Queen Anne and Chippendale periods resemble very closely their English counterparts in design if not in materials though there is one important exception—the block front. This was from Dutch origin. See examples 4 &5

Example 1: William and Mary slant front 1710,

Example 2: A curly maple slant front 1720 Example

 

3: Federal mahogany veneer 1790 

                                                                        

Example 4 Queen Anne inlaid walnut 1740                                          Example 5 Chippendale walnut slate front desk 1780

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