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Furniture Features No. 2~5

Unfortunately, more time went by than we hoped before posting these pieces.  So, here they are…all together…our Furniture Features No. 2-5.  All of the pieces are available in our store, Chocolate Soup, unless noted sold.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the furniture you see here, please contact us directly at the store during business hours at 209.966.5683. We are open 7 days a week: Mon.-Sat. 10:00am-5:30pm and Sun. 11:00am-4:00pm. Thank you!

Furniture Feature #2: Farmhouse Work Table

Made from reclaimed materials including the wonderful vintage enamel top and vintage knobs.  Two handy drawers and slat shelf.
40 1/2″ W x 25″ D x 30″ H


Furniture Feature #3: Beadboard Pantry Cupboards

Fern Green (SOLD) and Light Sage Green, both with a layered paint finish.  Oil rubbed bronze knobs and pulls. Adjustable shelves inside and drawer at bottom.
28 1/2″ W x 15″ D x 58 3/4″ H



Furniture Feature #4: Writing Desk and Open Sided Buffet

Writing Desk with Drawer
Made with reclaimed wood and features our Aged Black finish.
38 1/2″ W x 18″ D x 30″ H


Open Sided Buffet / TV Console (SOLD)
Features our layered paint finish in Burnt Brick. Adjustable shelves on the sides and behind door.
46″ W x 18″ D x 36″ H


Furniture Feature #5:  Dining Table w/ Four 1940’s Vintage Chairs and Cottage Hutch

Dining Table w/ Four 1940’s Vintage Chairs
40″ square top table made with reclaimed wood—old pine in a Walnut Blend Stain finish and Dove Grey base. Classic chairs redone in our new Dove Grey finish—seats recovered in Muslin with a scotch guard finish.
$749.00 set


Cottage Hutch
Grey over Sapphire Blue layered paint finish. Made from a mix of reclaimed materials, upper back is old beadboard. Two drawers to store linens or silverware. Adjustable shelves.
30″ W x 15 3/4″ D (at top) x 72 1/2″ H


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September Spotlight: Folksy Fall

Rotund pumpkins, falling leaves, crows circling the corn patch, meaty mushrooms raising their caps to cooler, wetter days–fall is almost here!  In our family, fall has always been greeted with joy: we happily pull favorite sweaters over our heads again, put on the kettle in the evenings to make hot chocolate, and we turn bushels and bushels of apples into the spiced apple butter we spread on buttermilk biscuits the rest of the year, and apple strudels that we stash away in the freezer to enjoy for dessert or a Sunday breakfast later in the winter.  In the work shop, fall also means the busy season; we work long days in preparation for numerous craft shows that usher in the holiday season.  We hope to see you at one of our upcoming shows!


If you come to see us at one of this fall’s Harvest Festivals, you can expect to find our booth salt and peppered with charming, seasonal folk art and home décor.  From pumpkins to leaves to mushrooms to crows and more, our wooden folk art adds autumnal whimsy to any room.


  • Pumpkins range in price from $5-$15
  • Scatter Leaves:  $3/ea; 5 for $14; 10 for $27
  • Mushrooms range in price from $12-$27
  • Crow: $18

These items will be available at any of our Harvest Festival shows, along with Christmas items such as chunky snowmen and trees (we’ll feature those here later in the season!).  Please note that these items are not yet available through our Etsy shop, but we hope to make them available there in the future.  If you cannot make it to one of our shows, or you live outside of California and would like to make a purchase, please call us to place an order: 209-742-6624.

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Pleasanton Bound!

We’re kicking off our fall show season this weekend at the Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show in Pleasanton, CA.  Come see us at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Sept. 14-16, in the Young California Building, Booth F27.

We will be featuring several new furniture items in our popular Burnt Brick including our Classic Console, a media armoire and the below pictured writing desk, as well as many small items such as our wall pockets, serving trays, and one-of-a-kind candlesticks and pillars.  Also look for  autumn decor and folk art, and even a foretaste of Christmas in our loveable, folksy snowmen!

See you this weekend, Pleasanton!

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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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