Friday, November 21, 2008

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques - Litchfield, CT

After I left White Flower Farm I stumbled upon a beautiful antique store in Litchfield, CT. Jeffrey Tillou Antiques specializes in 18th and 19th century American art. I love folk art, so my heart sang as I walked through the store. I am so grateful I was allowed to take photos!
The carousel horse in the window did a great job of luring customers inside. It immediately made me think of my best friend from high school who restores carousel horses for a living. I love being able to say that! Learn about Lise Liepman's studio here.
Speaking of horses, horse lovers can appreciate these weather vanes:

Speaking of weather vanes, this one's great. How great would this be to point the way during a wedding? I can also see myself using an image like this to say "see reverse side" on a brochure.

This photo is dedicated to Dr. Robin at Bird Tweets. Maybe she can tell us what those keys unlock and what the bird is tweeting about.

I was familiar with cross stitch samplers, but I had never seen family records that were done in calligraphy:

My inner calligrapher was very inspired. That day I decided that some day, in my spare time, I might make a family record like these. I thought the eagles give it a flair of authenticity so I started photographing the eagles displayed around the store for inspiration. Plus my mother makes patriotric quilts, she will appreciate these too:

love that camel:

A patriotic quilt to inspire my mother:

White Flower Farm and Jeffrey Tillou Antiques make for a very good day!


Anonymous said...

i can't believe it but the typepad verifier deleted my comment and i couldn't even sign in. sheesh. now what did i say... i said that dr. tweets was away from the office and wasn't good with keys. i said i was gratified to see you were going strong with your blog. and i also said that i was glad i checked back to my last comment since you had so sweetly written a comment in return. now lets see if we can't get this thing to work...
nope!! 2 times now it deleted and wouldn't let me sign in but this time i at least copied the comment first.. i will try another route...

Relyn Lawson said...

You always have the most amazing adventures and interesting things to share. I have more to say, but am at work on a Sunday night. I will be back soon with more of what I have to say. I am thinking of you, my friend.

Dutchbaby said...

Welcome back, Robin!

I'm so sorry you had to go through so much trouble to leave a comment. I just turned off comment moderation, it should be easier now. I'm still new at this blogging stuff, please bear with me.

Thanks so much for going through the trouble!

Dear Relyn,

At work on a Sunday night? I'm in awe of your dedication! Thanks for stealing some time to leave a note!


A Cuban In London said...

Lovely post and I can see why you like these horses so much. I had so much fun going through the images you posted.

Greetings from London.

Dutchbaby said...

Thank you, Cuban! I'm glad you liked the horses. I hope you had a chance to visit my Lise Liepman's website. She is quite talented.

Relyn Lawson said...

I work every Sunday night. If I didn't, our Mondays would be horrid. Anyway, on to more interesting things. Your post.

I am surprised he let you take photographs. How did you get them to let you? I almost always get a strong , not very polite "NO!" I guess I need to learn to ask more nicely. I dunno.

Anyway. Those weather vanes are fabulous. I love Robin's whimsical one so much. I completely love your idea of using the arrow weather vane at a wedding. That's the florist in you, talking, isn't it?

The quilt is, of course, amazing. Actually, I'm eager to see more of your Mom's work.

Take care.

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Relyn,

I was surprised also. I even sent them a link to the post, just so they can send me a note to cease and desist if they so desire. I think they visited the post but left no note :-))

As a calligrapher I'm fascinated with arrows - yes I have very strange obsessions - but they come in quite handy during events too.

Anonymous said...

I just love the painted horse in the window. I wonder where one could put it/how big a place you would need to have something like that? I'm speaking, of course, from someone with a tiny little place. The horse is about as big as my kitchen!

I can see it in a picture window . . . it would be very nice.

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Anne-Marie,
I love the horse also and I have the same problem with space as you do. If you like carousel horses, you may want to visit my friend Lise Liepman's website that I mention in the post.

Thank you for touring around the blog! I'm honored.

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