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August Spotlight: Pair of Solid Hardwood Lamp Tables

Casual.  Simple.  Refined.  This two-of-a-kind-only pair of solid, hardwood lamp tables are made with character-grade Alder and hardwood dowels.  Influenced by Mission-style furniture, these tables are lightweight yet sturdy.  Finished in our rich, Walnut-Mahogany stain, this pair will complement many decorating styles.

Notice the Mortised detail at the foot and at the top support, and the knots and grains of the tabletops:

The overall dimensions of each table are as follows:

18 3/4″ wide x 25″ long x 27″ high

Price: $450, pair.

If you live in California, good news!  We will be selling our work at several of the fall Harvest Festivals around the State.  We would be happy to bring these tables to a show near you for you to pick them up in person and save on shipping charges.  We would even be happy to give you a free admission pass to the show!  Act quickly and contact us at 209-742-6624. Alternatively, affordable shipping can be arranged or you can visit us in Mariposa for pick-up.

Please note that these tables are available exclusively through contact with our blog until September 1st when they will be listed on our Etsy site.

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Monthly Spotlight: Ledge Shelves

Made from assorted solid pine furniture moldings, these Ledge Shelves are one-of-a-kind (you will note the odd dimensions!) and look beautiful hung singularly, or in a pair or trio in any room of the house or in the office.

Please note that depth dimensions are measured from the front of the top of the shelf to the wall.

Turquoise Over Brown

Top: 17 1/4 ” wide x 3″ deep x 4 1/4″ high     $17

Middle: 18 7/8″ wide x 3″ deep x 3 7/8″ high     $19

Bottom: 24 7/8″ wide x 3″ deep x 3 5/8″ high     $24

Set of 3:   $57     (you save $1 per shelf)

Aged Black

Top: 18″ wide x 4 1/4″ deep x 4 5/8″ high     $23

Middle: 19″ wide x 3 ” deep x 3 3/4″ high     $19

Bottom: 23 7/8″ wide x 3 3/4″ deep x 4 1/4″ high     $24

Set of 3:     $63     (you save $1 per shelf)

Sage Over Brown

Top: 19 3/8″ wide x 3″ deep x 4 1/8″ high     $19

Middle: 22 7/8″ wide x 4 1/8″ deep x 5 7/8″ high     $28

Bottom: 20 3/8″ wide x 3″ deep x 4 1/8″ high     $20

Set of 3:   $64  (you save $1 per shelf)

Burnt Brick

Top: 18″ wide x 4 1/4″ deep x 4 5/8″ high     $24

Middle: 24 3/8″ wide x 3″ deep x 3 3/4″ high     $35

Bottom:  20 1/2″ wide x 3″ deep x 4 1/2″ high     $20

Set of 3:   $76     (you save $1 per shelf)

{assorted Ledge Shelves also available in White Over Brown (not shown–email for photos and dimensions)}

*Please note that prices do not include shipping or delivery.  Call for details and estimates.

In consideration of our blog friends and followers, these Ledge Shelves will be available exclusively through contact with this blog until Friday, August 3 when they will be posted on Etsy–our first Etsy posting!–and be made available to the general, online public.   Be advised that the prices will increase once posted on Etsy to account for Etsy fees.  If you are interested in one or more of these Ledge Shelves, contact us at 209-742-6624.  For more details on our Monthly Spotlight features, click here.

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Spotlight: The Classic Console…and a Contest!

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Introducing:

The Heirloom Red-over-Black Classic Console.

Suitable as a buffet in the dining room, as a sofa table in the living room, or as a stand for your flat-screen television in the family room, this beautifully versatile piece will bring warmth and style to your home.  The Classic Console features a reclaimed redwood top, vintage brass knobs and two adjustable shelves behind bi-fold doors on each side.

Overall dimensions:

  • 53″ wide
  • 36 1/2″ high
  • 15″ deep, with an inside depth of 11 3/4″

Price: $475*

*Price does not include shipping or delivery.  Call for shipping/delivery details and estimates.

In consideration of our online friends and followers, The Classic Console will be available exclusively through this blog until Friday, July 6 when it will make its way to our room in Chocolate Soup and be made available to the general public.   If you are interested in The Classic Console, act quickly and contact us at 209-742-6624.  For more details on our Monthly Spotlight features, click here.

Now for the contest!

“Red over Black” is one of our most popular finishes–it’s high time we had a better name for it!  The most time consuming finish we do, “Red over Black” requires an 11 step finishing process involving two different shades of red and, of course, black.  You are invited to give a name to this lovely finish and compete for a prize.  The winner and the winning name will be announced on our blog July 15th and the author will receive a “Red over Black” wall pocket–the shipping is on us (twigs not included)!

(A note on the color difference between the wall pocket and the console: because the pocket is made of several slats, the sanding in our finishing process brings out more of the black in the finish than it would on a larger piece of furniture, thus resulting in a darker looking finish).

To enter:

Simply email your entry with the subject line, “Red over Black Contest” to colonialwoodwrights@hotmail.com by midnight, Tuesday, July 10.  The winner will be contacted via email and shipping arranged.  We look forward to benefiting from your creativity!

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Spotlight: Lighting

This month’s spotlight is on our unique, one-of-a-kind lamps.  Crafted from re-purposed, solid wood turnings originally made for porch posts or table legs, these lamps are guaranteed to light up a room in more ways than one.

18″ tall heritage aged black finish with a rusty red shade,   $65 
28 1/2″ tall heritage aged black finish with a cream colored silk rectangular shade, 3 way switch,  $89 SOLD!
23″ tall heirloom layered paint finish Fern green over black, square post turning with Italian rope molding, white square shade, 3 way switch,  $105
19 1/2 ” tall, heirloom layered red over black paint finish with a natural muslin shade,  $75
 

11″ wide x 13″ high x 5 3/4″ deep, wall-mounted recycled rusty metal light, made with a wood mounting base that can be hard wired to the wall or hung by 2 hooks on the back and turned on with an in-line switch on the cord.  Curved cover with shorebird design cut into the metal, twin bulb fixture for up and down lighting,  $79

Prices do not include shipping or delivery.  Call for shipping/delivery details and estimates.

In consideration of our online friends and followers, these one-of-a-kind lamps will be available exclusively through this blog until the first weekend of May.  On Saturday, May 5th, they will make their way to our room in Chocolate Soup and be made available to the general public.   If you are seriously interested in any of these lamps, act quickly and contact us at 209-742-6624.  For more details on our Monthly Spotlight features, click here.

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Spring Open House and Murphy’s Irish Day

SPRING OPEN HOUSE

Come see us at Chocolate Soup’s Spring Open House on March 16-18, 2012.  The whole store will be decorated with new merchandise for the Spring season.  The “Potting Shed” has been completely redone and will feature specialty items for your garden.  Our room will feature several new furniture pieces including the February Spotlight, our Farmhouse Dry Sink, a refurbished vintage Library Table and a  Beadboard Cupboard with our new “washed denim” blue finish.  You will also find our folk art wooden flowers, birds, bugs, nautical collection and so much more.  You can shop from 9am-6pm on Friday and Saturday and from 10am-5pm on Sunday.  Don’t forget to treat yourself to some goodies at the chocolate fountain, too!   Chocolate Soup is located at the intersection of Hwy 140 and 49 in downtown Mariposa.

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MURPHY’S IRISH DAY

If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17, come to Murphy’s Irish Day in the historic downtown of Murphy’s on Hwy 4, just east of Angels Camp.  Festivities include a parade, live music, food & drink and an assortment of arts & crafts booths in which we will take part.  The hours are 10am-5pm, rain or shine.  Come out for a fun day and don’t forget to wear your bit o’ green!  We’ll be booth # 3o.

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Spotlight: The Farmhouse Dry Sink

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SOLD!

Introducing our first ever Monthly Spotlight piece: The Farmhouse Dry Sink!

Before homes had indoor plumbing, “dry sinks” were an indispensable piece of kitchen furniture.  The top area was a place to hold large bowls or basins of water while to lower shelves, cabinets or drawers provided storage space, or perhaps served as a pie-safe.   Today, The Farmhouse Dry Sink has many contemporary applications.  Designed and perfectly detailed to serve as an entertainment center, a wine bar or a baby changing table, this unique, heirloom-quality piece of furniture can find a home in any room…or move from room to room as your family grows or your needs change.

Made from new and reclaimed pine, The Farmhouse Dry Sink features:

  • Our historic heirloom fern green-over-black layered paint finish
  • Two doors fitted with old metal screen (re-purposed from an old, mid-western screened porch)
  • Four adjustable shelves
  • Five drawers with knobs fashioned from reclaimed chair turnings
  • Tall storage space with plank door and wrought iron ring pull
  • Top right features a flip lid cubby for storage
  • Top left features a small drawer

 

Additionally, The Farmhouse Dry Sink comes with:

  • Six slatted adjustable shelves for wine bottles so the bottles won’t roll
  • Two adjustable shelves for DVDs

 

 Overall size:
  • 50″ wide
  • 40 1/2″ high
  • 18″ deep
  • Top surface space is 38 1/2″ wide, made from reclaimed wood and will hold up to a 42″ diagonal T.V. or a standard changing pad

Price $695, not including shipping or delivery  SOLD!

With so many possibilities, the only question remaining is how will you use The Farmhouse Dry Sink?

In consideration of our online friends and followers, this beautiful, versatile piece is available exclusively through this blog until the first weekend of March.  On Saturday, March 3rd The Farmhouse Dry Sink will make its way to our room in Chocolate Soup and be made available to the general public.   If you are seriously interested in this piece, act quickly and contact us at 209-742-6624.
* Please also note that many of the pictured accessories (hot air balloons, shelves, lamps, candle pillars) are available in our room at Chocolate Soup.  Natalie, however, is not. *

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Monthly Spotlight: A Preview

Coming soon: Our first Monthly Spotlight!  To whet your appetite and pique your interest, consider this riddle and these photos…

What connects entertainment, hospitality and the nurturing of a small child?  

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Keep a close watch on our site to discover the answer to this riddle–and to see the transformation of the rough material shown above!–very soon!

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