Sunday, December 27, 2009

Customer request

Every bathroom needs one and this was a request . Floor standing version of a TP holder with beach stone rocks .

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fish ,copper,iron,and stone wall racks

The small painted fish is suitable for keys by the door . It has three riveted twisted hooks that will hold a key ring FREE SCOTTISH LION KEY RING FLASHLIGHT comes with it. Next is a rack with a hand forged leaf and a wrapped stone for fireplace tools 16 inches on center. Then a scholl of whimsical copper fish swim by for a wall rack for also fireplace tools .

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

OPEN Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving

We are open here at the Scottish Lion and Friends for Holiday Shopping . Also there is time to place an order for Christmas.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fireplace tool sets ready for sale by Scottish Lion

Basket Handles are on 28 inch long handles that are easy to hold . Poker and hand hammered Copper shovel are going to go fast so call and place your order 207 563-5788
Coming to Maine for the holidays , give us a call and we will hold them for you.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Memorial Stone in front of Legion Hall

This stone memorial was just placed by Andrew Leck for the American Legion in Damariscotta Maine. The dedication service will be Nov 15,2009

In Honor for those who serve

In the background are all the men and women who have fallen since 911 from Maine

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fairy Dancing by Scottish Lion

Here is the "Garden Fairy" or angel in her new garden . The owner of this sculpture has placed her in a newly created garden spot . She is the center of the garden with tall grasses and hellebores gracing her feet.
There are tall oaks and pines towering much higher than this 10 foot tall piece. She is etched and painted a green patina . The ball of stars is what she is dancing on and she has a hoop that she is jumping through. Planted in the ground on a stand with handforged scrolls and feet . The stand is four sharpened points pushed into the ground to make it self leveling. Sculpture created by "Scottish Lion " Andrew Leck

Friday, October 30, 2009

Spider invasion!

Happy Halloween ! Spider created by Scottish Lion is a fall favorite here in Maine

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pond Gate by Scottish Lion installed

This is what the gate looks like installed in MA. It is a whimsical portrayal of pond life. Herons,ducks,fish and cat o nine tails. Hand forged and cut out metal are made from recycled iron and steel. Paint was applied to parts of it and the rest will be allowed to rust to a beautiful color and patina.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wrought iron thumb latch and keeper by Scottish Lion

Colonial thumb latch and keeper by Andrew Leck, Scottish Lion. This is a spade end thumb latch that is 13 inches from tip to tip , made for a large door it has all the working iron works to be mounted in a wood door. The latch on one side of the door then the other side has the scroll end bar to be lifted to also open the door from the other side. Just as the colonial hardware was made the ends of the staples were pounded in like a nail and then cinched over to hold in place. Other styles can be made . Call 207 563-5788 and talk to Andy or Phyllis .

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall gate and garden sculptures by Scottish Lion

Andy has been busy creating custom water fowl gate . It swings apart in the center. Next is what I call " Chicken Hearted" garden vane.
The last is a Bell for the garden that can be driven into the ground . It is easy top move and has a wonderful low tone ring.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Open House Saturday October 10 !

Plan to be at our OPEN HOUSE this weekend October 10 , 10-5 pm.
We will have hot cider and goodies ready for you while you shop . This will be the end of our regular hours . Now that it is cooler we are creating custom orders for our customers and would love to hear from YOU!
Fall hours to be announced. Look for the OPEN Flag especially on nice falls days.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fall colors are here!

Just in Time for our OPEN HOUSE
The fall colors are perfect right now .
Open House will be this Saturday Oct 3 from 10-4 pm with a discount of 10% fro those who mention the blog!
Hope you can make it!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

OPEN HOUSE coming in October

OPEN HOUSE at the Scottish Lion and friends !
October 3 2009 Saturday 10-5 pm
10% discount for all those mentioning the blog!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sneak a peek! These are also going to Common Ground!

Here is a Bell with hanger that can be planted in the ground.
Very large I think it stands at least 8 feet high
Place it in your garden or as lawn art
Scroll down to view two other posts added today!

Sneak a peek! These are also going to Common Ground!

Glass top coffee table with a piece of modern art plate created from brass called an "Ash Tray" with half smoked butts circling it.
One eyed snake sitting under the table ready for a garden to capture .

Next is a fancy mitten rack for the wall
Decorative enough any time of year !
Only one available.

Third is our Bowl holder for deep wooden bowls or decorative deep pottery bowls.
This can hang yours on the wall and display it wonderfully.
We have a limited supply for the weekend . First come first serve.

Then we have a unique plateholder for a unique plate! This is limited time offering of a Shell design on top of our wall plate holder. Shell plate holder is $36.00 and plate is available too! Pottery plate made by Hockomock Pottery.

Sneek preview of Scottish Lion items !

Scottish Lion Wrought Iron is bringing these wonderful items to the Common Ground Fair . Here is a sneak preview for folks to get to see .
First, "Garden Fairy "dancing on top of a globe of stars
She is holding a hoop that she is skiping through.
She can be planted in the ground with her stand . She is approximately 10 feet high

Second- the ever popular balancing rocks. We will have two rock and three rocks balancing and spinning on display. First come first serve and also taking orders to ship these if you don't want to carry them to your car.

Third- the" Rampant Lion "cut out will be on display! Andy can cut out motifs from his recycled metal stash and here is one that was ordered by a customer.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Weather vane headed to Common Ground Fair

Copper Blue Heron with wings out stretched ,he could be added to a roof top.
Directional e,s,w,n are fastened to a 12x 12 pitch bracket then a closed bearing allows the arrow to spin in the direction of the wind with the Blue Heron on top!
We will have this on display at the Common Ground Fair coming up soon, in Unity , Maine Sept 25,26,27

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Curtains with Coverlet pattern border

Here are a set of curtains completed for a customer. The border is a woven coverlet pattern expanded to 9" at the bottom of the curtains in off white . The rest is a soft grey tan that looks like linen yarn . Elegant and unique style for a creative home or one with antiques.

Log Holder design from Scottish Lion

This is a 44" long log holder by 29 " high
It was a custom piece but can be made for any size space.Very sturdy Andy uses solid 1" steel bars twisted and hammered curls. Supported base with decorative twist in center.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Colburn House has Village Weaver textiles

Ticking fabric woven by the Village Weaver recently sold to the folks at the historic Colburn House in Pittston Maine. This is a newly renovated site along the Arnold Trail. Go to the link to see more about this house and its important role it played in our American revolution.

Ticking is a term refered to cloth when it is a close stripe like the one shown . It is used in bed linens and everyday linens . Dating back to our early history of our country weavers would have produced their own cloth on their own looms . Fabric back then was more valuable than land and considered very expensive. It took time and months of work to prepare the yarn used to make their cloth.
Phyllis Leck, wove this piece

Thursday, June 25, 2009

balancing rocks sculpture

Now if you haven't seen this in person it will be hard to describe.
This rod has two rocks balancing on a pointed piece of iron!
This spins around!!
we have this available here at the Scottish Lion and Friends!
It is driven into the ground and makes a wonderful piece in the garden or near a doorway.Amaze your visitors with this unusual piece.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Love Boat

Love Sailing! Here is the "Love Boat" sculpture . Andy, the Scottish Lion was working in stone this past week and came up with this heart shaped stone and a boat carved out of stone granite then he hammered out some sails out of an old copper water tank and added steel rings .
It is set on a granite pedestal.
"Love Boat" cool .
It didn't last long in our yard before a customer came and bought it for her yard over looking the ocean. Beautiful!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Give me Liberty!

The spinning wheel is the symbol for "freedom" back in the colonial era. Young "spinnster" women would hold spinning bees . Once on the Boston Common 300 women showed their patroitism for our new country by spinning flax into linen thread so weavers could produce enough cloth for our own use instead of having to import it from England. We didn't want to pay the high tariffs that England was charging.
Daughters of Liberty were women that wanted to produce their own cloth.
Young brides showed their love for their country by wearing a linen wedding dress .
You see flax was easy to grow in the America. You could sow the seed in the spring and gather the flax plant in the fall plus it added nitrogen to the newly cleared soil.
After processing it then you could spin the fiber into a strong thread .
In the colonial era woven cloth was more valuable than land.
Village Weaver gets her designs inspired from that era .

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Yesturday's news !

Jean Colquhoun depicts a clipper ship, barque or schooner in her folk art paintings of real situations in the news paper clipping below her work. I even have a painting with General George Washington on his horse and the clipping is telling of the General's death in 1789. Well framed and documented this is a treasure.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Spoon wind chime by Silver Spoon

I have another spoon use for you! This person takes old silver spoons and creates a cheerful sounding wind chime. Fishbones and fish heads.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Wooden spoons for cooking

These are the best wooden spoons. Stirring,ice cream paddle,spreader and tasting David Pollock of Maggie's Farm has just the spoon for you!
he carves them out of maple,rosewood,apple wood and a whole lot of other woods.
I am a big wooden spoon user and these are the ones I reach for everytime I cook or bake.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Carving of a Chickadee

Chickadee- ee -ee our state bird for Maine. This is a hand carved version by Erica Qualey a young talented lady. She also has a cardinal and a evening grosbeak here too at the Scottish Lion and Friends .
Mounted on a piece of driftwood.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Privies & Prims: My brother's 1970 VW bug redo

Privies & Prims: My brother's 1970 VW bug redo

Flower pots for your plants

Charlene Sassi has created just for your spring flower arrangements pottery pots and vases .
Her soft colors and new vibrant red add spirit to your decorating . Wonderful on a porch , kitchen or cottage these pots brighten up any space!
Visit our Pottery shed to see these and more.
At the Scottish Lion and Friends in Bristol, Maine

Friday, May 8, 2009

Scottish Lion Blacksmith mugs

Mug of the Scottish Lion Blacksmith will hold a whole pint of your favorite brew.
Hand made by Ken Henderson,Henderson's Redware,Maine
we have other items of his available or go to his web site