We worked so hard deconstructing things at the shop last week that I missed posting my blog for the first time. We were also busy selling fixtures and showcases. The last two showcases sold last night.
We had to deconstruct the full-size, walk-in toy house too. It was really sad to see it go, but it was impossible to move it out of the room it was in.
Another structure has to be disassembled and sold. It is posted on Facebook Marketplace. It is a one-of-a-kind canopy that could be used as a garden feature or as a backyard picnic shelter. It was designed and built by Jack Carr, and is made of wood and custom made steel fittings/decoration. It is wired for electricity and also has thick-cut cedar shakes.
We have bids in for the roof, flooring and new windows and doors.
We hare hoping to be ready to open in mid-April!
Have a great week and enjoy the warm weather!
Wool fibers have an outer layer of “scales” that shrink or “felt” when heat, moisture and mechanical action (agitation) cause the scales to interlock. When this happens it is nearly impossible to unlock them. That's why washing wool in a washing machine, even on delicate, often causes wool to shrink.
Hand-washing wool clothing
I prefer to hand wash wool whenever possible. I think things get cleaner and fresher this way.
This is how I wash a wool shirt.
We are selling some really nice lighted display cases ($100 each), Lozier shelving ($25 and up) and pegboard. Other store fixtures and miscelaneous displays are also available. All of the displays, etc. can be seen at Carr's Hobbies. The store will be open until Friday, Jan. 31. Stop in during business hours to see the items. After Friday, please email theboathousemn.com to set up an appointment to see the items.
Please checkout our Craigslist ads for complete details.
I love the lake when it looks like this, but I'm getting tired of winter! It's supposed to be warm later this week, can't wait.
Work continues every day on the building. The office and back hall are finished. Many store displays will be available for purchase soon. I will post photos and prices next week.
Stay warm! Beth
The Captain's Office renovation is almost complete. The walls have been painted a soft grey. The door will be painted a nautical, dark royal blue. Note the porthole in the door. It is a real brass, ship's porthole! Read more about portholes below.
A porthole, sometimes called bull's-eye window or bull's-eye, is a generally circular window used on the hull of ships to admit light and air. Though the term is of maritime origin, it is also used to describe round windows on armored vehicles, aircraft, autos (the Ford Thunderbird a notable example) and even spacecraft.
On a ship, the function of a porthole, when open, is to permit light and fresh air to enter the dark and often damp below-deck quarters of the vessel. It also affords below-deck occupants a limited view to the outside world. When closed, the porthole provides a strong water-tight, weather-tight and sometimes light-tight barrier.
We are cleaning, painting and gradually will move in merchandise. There is a lot do. Changes to the exterior won't happen for a month or two.
We will be selling some of the furniture and displays left in the store. I will list them on this blog and on Craigslist. The first items are a couple of fantastic Globe-Wernike mid-century tanker desks! If you are interested let me know! Details at link below.
Thanks to everyone who came to the Holiday Market! It was a festive and fun day. We sold many wool sweaters, jackets and Peace, Love, MN items. Other venders were also very busy, some almost ran out of stock.
Three more days till the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. I'm always so happy when we get to this milestone and the days start to get longer again!
Keep yourself and your pets warm and safe.