Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holly -Marie Haining Seawitch Studio added

I just added Holly-Marie Haining Seawitch Studio to my bloglist.
I just love her paintings of mermaids and clipper ships. She has a rich New England interpretation of the maritimes. She is also offering a nautical wreath hand made by her . Have a look , they are very reasonable and gorgeous!
Happy Thanksgiving

Fall inspired rag rug

We are starting our black and white season of fall/winter . Here is a bit of color to cheer you all up. This rug reminds me of pumpkins and squash .
I thought you might enjoy seeing it.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Anchor Sculpture by Andrew Leck

Here are recent pictures of Maine this time of year. Here is a shot of a cozy little cove .
Then near this cove is the new home of some wonderful folks that had Andy make out of a 6 foot high anchor a sculpture. Included are large 12" glass balls , Aluminum metal fish ,an anchor chain and a custom made sailboat with a tender ( smaller boat in rear , for nonsailing folks) and its very own mini anchor. The sail boat spins in the wind like a weathervane
Here they are called "windvanes."

The anchor is very old and washed up on the beach down in Phippsburg, Maine. Some of you may remember the movie "Message in a bottle" with Paul Newman and Kevin Cosner , well Phippsburg is on the ocean and is one of the places the movie was shot.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

A Gallery Of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs

Friday, October 22, 2010

Mantle Hook for holding your Christmas stocking FREE SHIPPING

Buy 6 hooks and get FREE SHIPPING . Special offer for a limited time .

Be sure you order your hook now .Shop on www.Etsy.com/shop/scottishlionwww.etsy.com/shop/scottishlion 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Pumpkin Fest pumpkin entry from Scottish Lion

Balancing Spinning pumpkin .. The weathervane with two crows on top of a balancing spinning 400 lbs pumpkin catches attention of motorists and onlookers www.damariscottapumpkinfest.com

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Scottish Lion wrought iron in Pumpkin Fest

Pumpkin Fest in Damariscotta is Sat Oct 8 . Scottish Lion Wrought Iron is having a pumpkin entered in the festival. Andy is creating all week something in the shop . It will soon be unveiled.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

House and Garden Tour July 8 2010

The House and Garden tour is including the Scottish Lion and Friends on the tour. Visit the workshop of Scottish Lion Wrought Iron and Village Weaver . Miles Memorial Hospital is hosting the tour. Tickets are $25.00.

Monday, June 14, 2010


 So today is FLAG DAY! I made this flag to celebrate our country's flag.
Here is a rag rug for the wall created to resemble our country's flag. Created from cut strips of blue jeans, khaki and burgundy fabric. Measures 26 inches wide by 14 inches high. Prim folks will love the aged look of the colors chosen to create this..Blue jeans are old worn ones that have that rich light and dark aging.. It can be hung on the wall with the rod pocket that is woven into the back.I used brown cotton warp thread for the ground.You can purchase this from the side bar of this blog . Also you can purchase an iron rod to hang it on from the Scottish Lion ,my husband the blacksmith. He added spirals to the ends of the rod.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Driftwood stool or what is it?

This is a curious chair!!! What do you suppose it is? A martian? A worm? I see an alpaca , lama . Tell me what you think. I would love to hear.
Andy made this from driftwood collected down by the ocean.
He put a marbles in for the eyes and wrapped a rock in metal and has it poking out the top. There is a platform for your feet to rest on and it is very comfortable to sit in.You sit with your back rested against the neck of the creature .
This will hold a large person comfortably. So creative but so comfortable. A one of a kind piece.
Driftwood Summer

Friday, May 21, 2010

Swag Curtain with curtain bracket

Swag curtain brackets have been a long time standard here at the Scottish Lion. Shown in our plain design on the window these are protruding out from the wall 3". The bracket is screwed into the surrounding window frame with two black screws. Shown also is a hand woven tan an black window pane check with a mustard stripe.Swag curtains can be custom ordered to fit any size window.Phyllis Leck, Village Weaver weaves the fabric and then sews the curtains to order. Iron brackets are $30.00 pr
Shown on window are -plain design-$30.00pr
top -Fancy Scroll design-$30.00 pr
The fish tail swag curtain fits a window 27 inches wide and 54 inches long and retails for $130.00 ea. Call us at 207 563-5788 to place your order

Swag Brackets

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Recipe Paintings for gifting to your favorite cook

Brenda Erickson creates this charming print of an original painting that she creates of a family recipe. Have a favorite brownie ,chocolate chip cookie or meatloaf that is sooo memorable that you would like to record this delightful taste by celebrating it with a painting to hang in your kitchen or give as a gift. Brenda has a collection of wonderful recipe paintings for you to purchase . Have a look at her site or come by the Scottish Lion and Friends . Recipe Paintings

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sachet with organically grown lavender .

I have found a wonderful shop on Etsy.com that grows her own lavender and other herbs and flowers organically. She lives in Montana on her farm.www.paulajeansgarden.etsy.com
Beautiful lavender buds of three types of lavender are mixed together with Maine balsam creates a fresh delightful scent that is in these sachets . You can go to this link to purchase these three sachets today for Mother's Day . www.phyllisblue.etsy.com

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Seaside soap and candle are here!

The soap is made from coconut oil and palm oil . If you have dry skin or rough hands . Right now I have from gardening. These soaps are soft to the skin ,>click on link
Visit us on the Bristol Rd Bristol to see Seaside soap and candle on display and for sale
Open Fri,Sat 10-4 Sun 1-4 till the season begins
Open Memorial Day weekend with regular hours

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring is time for shearing and spinning yarn!


Well, I am going to share two new blogs I have come across . One is my neighbor that I purchase fresh eggs from www.hatchtown.com They also have a herd of  Coopworth sheep that they grow organically selling the meat and spinning the wool. Jim ,shepherd also is a woodworker and creates spindles and spinning tools. Check their blog out as they have wonderful  handmade items for sale! Next is a spinner that is taking you through the steps of washing a fleece and has a youtube link to watch. Her spinning experiences are fun reading and I enjoyed her keeping the art of spinning alive.Go to: www.thevagabondweaver.co

You can also find her products on Etsy.com Look on the margin of this blog to find her link.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Taxes paid in wool!

In 1645 all sheep were accounted for and wool export from England was stopped.The colonist held dear their valuable sheep . By 1660 there were 100,000 sheep in the colonies.For their success the colonies were penalized .By an enactment of the Massachusetts courts every house hold was required to produce 3 pounds of spun yarn every week for thirty weeks.If not they were fined 12 pence. An unmarried aunt,sister,was given the legal title of "spinster" at that time to help meet that new rule.
The breeding of sheep and the processing of wool and the spinning of wool became the all-important endeavors of every man ,woman and child early in the colony.Raising of sheep became common for many New Hampshire in the seventeenth century as apart of their existence..Rhode Island payed their taxes from 1665 to 1690 not with money but with wool.Excerpt from the book"Handwoven Textiles of New England"Handwoven Textiles of Early New England: The Legacy of a Rural People, 1640-1880

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Crafting a Business for budding craftspeople for Spring!

 Kathy Fitzgerald  wrote her book on Crafting a Business which has got Phyllis Leck ,Village Weaver in it. This describes here profile and how she came to be a weaver ,mother of three and wife of the Scottish Lion Wrought Iron, Andrew Leck.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Herb Drying Rack I found at the Designer Craftsman Show

I found this wonderful herb drying RACK fromD. Wallick a furniture builder 's son work it has bamboo style legs carved and turned signed

This will be great for hand towels and my textiles to hang from. It stands about 28 inches tall and 24 inches wide. i got one in Black, Goldenrod and Barn Red.