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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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Look What’s New!

Over the next couple weeks we will be featuring new pieces of my furniture that are currently available in our store, Chocolate Soup. If you are interested in purchasing any of these pieces, please contact us directly at the store during business hours at 209.966.5683. The store is open 7 days a week: Mon.-Sat. 10:00am-5:30pm and Sun. 11:00am-4:00pm. Thank you!

Today, we start with:

Dining Table and Benches
Made from reclaimed wood, the table top and bench seats are beautifully grained old fir.
Bench bases feature a layered paint finish in Dark Sage Green.
Table: 5′ x 3′
Benches: 56″ long
$795.00 (3 piece set)IMG_1795IMG_1798

Completing the look:

Vintage School Chairs
Also painted in our Dark Sage Green
$98.00 each


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At home and further afield…

We celebrated our Christmas Open House at Chocolate Soup in Mariposa this past weekend, and we send out a hearty “thank you” to all our friends and customers who came out to shop and enjoy the festive weekend.  If you didn’t make it to Chocolate Soup this past weekend, plan a visit to Mariposa this holiday season and come see us!

We head out on the road again later this week for two, consecutive Northern California Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Shows.  Come see us and shop our booth, full of seasonal decorating delights, and of course, our unique, one-of-a-kind furniture items and accessories.

San Mateo, CA

San Mateo County Event Center – Expo Hall

Nov. 9-11

Booth G01

Sacramento, CA

Cal Expo – Pavilion Building

Nov. 16-18

Booth F05

Special Offer for our Harvest Festival Customers!

FREE ADMISSION vouchers at will call for you if you are one of the first THREE customers for San Mateo or one of the first THREE customers for Sacramento to respond to this post!  That’s three free admission passes for San Mateo, and three free admission passes for Sacramento, just waiting for a name tag!  All you have to do is comment on our blog by 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov.7 telling us which show you’re coming to.  Act fast!

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Southern California Bound!

In only three short days we will be traveling south to Ventura, then on to Anaheim and Del Mar later this month for the Harvest Festival Art and Craft Shows.  We hope to see you at one of the shows!  (Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for a special offer!)

We are proud to give you a glimpse of what we’ve been working on in preparation for these shows…

A special offer for our Southern California friends!  For each of our Southern California shows, we will award the first three responses to this post with a free admission couponput under your name at will call!  Simply comment on this post with, “I’m coming to _(fill in the show city)_,” and the coupon is yours–if you’re one of the first three for your city.  That’s three free admission coupons for Ventura, three for Anaheim, and three for Del Mar!  Make plans to attend the show nearest you and tell us you’ll be there now!

NOTE: This giveaway will end on Wednesday, Oct. 3rd at 5 p.m., whether or not all coupons have been given away–after that, we’re on the road and won’t be online.  All coupons will be assigned by this Wednesday at 5 p.m. if not sooner!

Ventura, CA

Ventura County Fairground

Oct. 5-7

San Miguel Hall, Booth D18

Anaheim, CA

Anaheim Convention Center, Hall E

Oct. 12-14

Booth G07

Del Mar, CA

Del Mar Fairgrounds

Oct. 19-21

Bing Crosby Building, Booth J06

(Meet our two-year-old grandson, Jacob, keeping us entertained at the shop during evening work parties!)

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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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Introducing: The Monthly Spotlight

Think of it as a once-a-month, online “release” party.  Every month we will craft a particularly unique piece of furniture–something really special.  Perhaps it will feature reclaimed wood or salvaged hardware, or a new finish, or metal work.  Perhaps it will be a corner desk, or a utility stand, or a quirky little hall table, or a chest of drawers.  Perhaps it will be something like this:

Once a pile of old pallet wood…

Now a changing table for our grandson, Jacob:

(And when Jacob outgrows it, our daughter can use it as a dry sink–what a lovely two-in-one design!).

Perhaps one of the monthly Spotlights will be just the thing you’ve been looking for, or perhaps it will spark your imagination for a design you would like to commission.  Who knows?

The idea is to keep our creativity flowing, your interest piqued, and to provide a venue by which to give you the very first dibs on our latest work.  More, we hope the monthly Spotlight will give us a forum for showing and telling you more about the process of crafting a piece, from start to finish.  To that end, we hope to provide monthly “Spotlight Previews” when appropriate, possibly depicting the raw materials (could be a pile of old pallet wood, or scraps of select grade maple), or possibly giving you a glimpse at traditional methods of furniture making, such as hand planing or dove-tailing.  Most importantly, we hope this monthly Spotlight gives you a deep sense of the story behind our work, and behind the particular piece featured.

The nuts and bolts:

  • If you haven’t already done it, subscribe to our blog so that you receive an email alert when we publish a new post–and release a new, monthly Spotlight.
  • The spotlighting will begin in February, and subsequent Spotlights will be featured in the third week of each month–some time between the 15th and the 20th of every month.
  • We will note the dimensions and price of each piece.
  • What if you think you’d like to buy the piece?  Give us a call right away–209-742-6624–and we’ll make some arrangements.
  • Spotlight features that are not sold through contact with this blog will go to our room at Chocolate Soup or on the road with us to one of our many weekend, retail shows.

For now, watch closely–February is coming and so is the first Spotlight!

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