Saturday, January 9, 2010

looking for a floor register....

Went to our favourite place today in queensville.
We were looking for an antique floor register.
You see we have a gas fireplace in our family room and we would like to open the floor so that the heat from the fireplace could escape upstairs.
We heat the house with an oil furnace and right now gas is so cheap we would like to take advantage of it. No luck.
But we still came out with super buys. My dh bought a large vice for his shop and I bought a blue and white tea plate J & G Meakin est 1912. for a steal of $2.50.
We stopped at Tims for coffee and soup and carried on to another cute shop and this is what I purchased there. A wooden firkin. I think the shoe piece was added after. Can anyone help me identify these pieces.
The wooden firkin is about 7 1/2" high.


  1. Not sure what that is but when you talked about a floor register I remember at my grandmothers house they had one of those and our bedroom was upstairs and we used to sneak out of bed and listen to the adults downstairs. Thanks for taking me down memory lane. I think it was a wrought iron square inserted in the floor. Love the little plate

  2. Don't you just love good deals?

  3. Such a pretty shade on your plate. Great buys! Cheers, Ann :-)