The latest contribution to our Street Road Rocks project. Just amazing.
Special thanks to the Parkesburg Lions and 10&41 Consignment and Gift for linking Marion to the project:
It's an ice chest, and it's beautiful - wood, glass and brass, built by hand by Gibson in Greenville, Michigan.
It was owned and used by Emily's grandfather in his store in Landsdowne, Philadelphia.
There is no date on the plate but it's certainly pre-1931 - here's a link to the history of Gibson - http://greenvillemi.org/history/
And thank you Donna for restoring it to glowing health!
Tom told me today that two of his father's painting crew could completely finish The Blue Stone Bar with two coats of paint in a single day - it took me most of the day to apply a single coat to the crevices between the wall paneling, and I still didn't finish the entire room. I'm thinking of hiring them for the ceiling and the second coat of paint...
It has a name and today it was sanded.
The next the stage is a coat of primer, followed by a light sanding, followed by a final coat of Ultra White.
This is the entrance room in The Barn where the Sailing Stones exhibition will be held.
The Barn is 4,500 sq ft, this room is about 200 sq ft and it's where the Lounge and Bar will be located.
Today the carpet and small partition were removed, this week the walls will be sanded and painted and new lighting installed.
This is the room from inside The Barn.
We repainted the interior of the office yesterday and today - just part of the preparations for the Sailing Stones, Crisis Farm and Suburban Landscapes exhibitions that will open this Spring and Summer.
Regular posts from Street Road - check for updates on our shows, our friendly but slightly menacing groundhogs, bees from nearby Stella Lou Farm, and our growing collection of river rocks altered by the artistically inclined from all over the world.