I am so upset with myself! I forgot to take a picture of the vice table in the old barn! Well (taking up for myself) I really didn't think I was going to get help getting it out, let alone fixing it and getting it into the kitchen. Dad put the table in there when he moved here in 1960, since then (about ten years ago), the addition has fallen off its foundation (its over 100 years old). Then three years ago from the shifting the window fell out and broke, needless to say everyone said the table was not worth saving. My dads brother made it for him in 1940 and he treated the wood himself plus its made with 2x8 lumber and these huge nails. My sisters and I along with a few nieces (finally) got it out and into the yard on Thanksgiving day. It was in bad shape covered in oil, mud and gunk also with the vice on it very heavy!
This is where is has sat for 51 years, this part of the building needs to be torn down....add to the list.
We power washed it and let it dry for two days, then put it on the porch. We did not stain it just added polyurethane, three coats and let it dry for a week
Then this past Sunday Hubby was home so we called a couple family members and we got it in the Kitchen. Then today Linda and Pat (sisters) and I (with Mom telling us where and what) put these on the wall. All of the items belonged to different family members from quite a while back, (all except the picture) my daughter painted it for me a few months ago. I love putting things up that have memories attached! One of my favorite pieces (besides the picture) is the wrench directly below the picture, (kinda looks like a bird flying) anyway it was from my grandpas Model T ford. Then there is the crock on the left it belonged to my Great Grandma. The two man saw my Mom and Dad used in the 1940's, not in the picture but over to the right is an old wooden ladder that was Dads, I could go on and on....:)