Monday, November 12, 2012

Handmadeology links crafters together

Here is a tool I want to share on our blog. Learning to blog and reach more people takes time . In order to use our time more wisely I have had to read a research in my spare time how to improve our blog.
Handmadeology is a resource not just for crafters to learn about blogging but areas and ways to sell our work.
I will share this link Handmadeology . Just click on the highlighted area and it will take you to their site Hope this helps
Have a nice day!

Gate ready for installation

Gate resting against stone
Clarks Cove Orchard in Walpole has ordered this gate this past summer and now it is complete. It opens in the middle and has hinges on the sides . Two letter "C" s are at the top and leaves and flowers grace the opening . Made by Andrew Leck the Scottish Lion!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Headed to Long Island NY this weekend

Hey folks !
Scottish Lion Wrought Iron will be at the Nassau Museum of Art this weekend . This is in Roslyn Harbor, Long Island ,NY
New items have been created along with more spinners of all types.
Hope some of you who read this are close enough to come and see .
We are looking forward to meeting new friends and folks at this show.
Here is a link

Monday, July 30, 2012

Repurposed vintage items made Maine Antiques Festival

Balancing on the point of metal $450.00
New design red glass spinner
Garden sculpture by Andrew Leck is a unique balancing one of a kind sculpture . A 4 inch glass red ball is wrapped with metal along with beach rocks . Twisted ,curled and balanced is the wrought iron. Each one unique!
Call me for  info  207 563-5788 or come by , planning a trip to Maine to see the Maine Antiques Festival? Scottish Lion will be there in the repurposed tent.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fishy windchimes made from spoons and rocks

We have spoon wind chimes
wire wrapped rock with spoon wind chime$60.00
 available . They are made by two different artists and very popular. You can email me at or call 207 563-5788
These are about 10 inches  high by 6 inches wide with a pleasant chime that a slight breeze rings.
Fish bones spoon wind chime $45.00

Friday, July 27, 2012

Rock Spinners available this weekend July 27 2012

 Hello my friends, and customers ,
we have these spinners available right now! You can let us know if you want more info
Which one ? I have named them so you can let me know by Phyllis 207 563-5788or email v/mc/discover ,check paypal
Olive Green glass and rocks spinner
Close up of Olive green glass spinner$275.00SOLD

2 rock scroll spinner
close up of 2 rock scroll spinnner $250.00

blue glass and rocks spinner
closeup of blue glass and rocks spinner$350

2 rock #2 with forked undercurl spinner
close up of forked undercurl spinner


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Granite top table or bench with Scottish Lion Iron legs

Wrapped rocks with wrought iron

Three leg single pedestal

Different table leg

Wrapped rock with granite top as a bench

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bird House and Bird Bath Iron holder

This item is driven into the ground and hold bird baths and a Bird House.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Garden seat made from an antique

Repurpose, recycle ! An old buckboard bench with its springs is held up with two recycled propeller cage from a lobster boat . There is bounce in these springs still. Hand forged and welded by the Scottish Lion wrought iron.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Merlion coat rack a colabboration of Scottish Lion and Mike Lewis

Here we have a large coat rack. Hand carved "Merlion" by Mike Lewis . The Scottish Lion hand forged a coat rack and attached it.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beach stone schooner

Sailboat made from a beach rock with copper sails and a hand forged stand . This is sitting on a walnut table top with a hand forged legs.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sea Shell chandelier and medallion
whoa, this is amazing! You have to see it! It is electrified and is beautiful.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sea Shell Mirror and Brass towel bar
This is unique ! Sea shells surround this mirror and is perfect for your seaside home decor .
Also a double brass towel bar.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lupines,Iris and Daisy's

Lupines,Iris's and daisy's on the  new pottery for  our  POTTERY SHED . Whoa ! It is The POTTERS HOUSE beautiful pottery made here in Maine .

Stoneware pottery that are painted with the colors of a Maine garden that you get to take home as a memory of your visit to Maine.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

pendants and glass

"Starry night" glass pendant

Made from molten glass this necklace pendant reminds me of Van Gogh's starry night painting . Well anyway we are carrying jewelry now of select artisans.sold!
Maine granite and sea glass
Maine Granite stone pendant

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

hand made leather journals
Scottish Lion and Friends has returning the leather journals to give as a gift to record your memories of Maine as a sketch ,essay or pen and ink drawings. These are made with archive paper hand cut and bound into the journal.

leather purses with unique buttons

Monday, May 14, 2012

Maine Granite Vases

Maine Granite Stone Vases

Salt and Pepper shakers and bottle opener
Butter dish and pate' knife

These petite granite vases are drilled out stones polished and coated to show off their deep rich colors . The smallest is about an inch high to some very large 10-12 inch high vases. They come in black,pink,grey and brown .These shown are $10.00 each

Salt and pepper shakers  are $50 pair and a bottle opener $30

Butter dish is $35.00 and pate' knife is $30.00

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Driftwood whale

"Big Girl " Whale

She is so big I couldn't fit her all into the picture . She is at least 6 feet long with copper fins and tail . White washed driftwood whale is made of found objects  hand cut copper metal and rusty nails.

We get these unique whales that each have personalities that will spark an attachment that you will have to have one or a whole pod!

Happy Mother's Day

Maine Granite stone planter

Lovely stone planter that is ready for a shady spot in the garden . Mom would love this small elf size garden. Planted in a hollowed out Maine Granite rock.
Scottish Lion and Friends will be opening its doors for the season on Memorial Weekend . Artisans are making their deliveries so be the first to see and choose from the wonderful items. They are unique and go fast.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Weaving lessons starting June 19 here at the Scottish Lion and Friends. Phyllis Leck the Village Weaver will give lessons to two students at a time . Two looms will be used and Phyllis will cover warping, reading drafts, yarn calculation and weaving.This will be an 8 week twice a week session.
For more info contact Phyllis at 207 563-5788

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gardens of the Scottish Lion Wrought Iron and Village Weaver

Scottish Lion Wrought Iron and Village Weaver Art Gallery and studios.
Our home and gardens with out buildings that will be full of crafts, art work and  gift items
This is the next garden we are working on . The square stones in the center are for a sundial . We have a lot of granite available to us for pillars and stonework.

Granite table with beach stones

Granite stone top table with hand forged iron legs. Incorporated with the cross pieces are wrapped beach stones. Coffee table height it is 5 ft long.
This and others can be seen in our ART GALLERY .

Scottish Lion Wrought Iron a look at what's new

Getting ready for opening for the season although some folks have been stopping by and getting a sneak peek. Andy has expaned his hardware section into the ART GALLERY for more exposure and ease for you the customer.

To the right is a gazing ball with whale tails diving underneath this large glass bubble

Next is a sculpture that has candle holders , a bird and a stand that can hold flower pots
Andy had envisioned this as a garden room piece.
Stone Sail boat with copper sails
He has been working in stone mixed with metals

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Historic Home Show and Designer Craftsmen Show in PA this week

We are headed down to Pa this week to see all the great folks who are probably already enjoying spring like temperatures.
Go to this link for more details: Historic Home Show and Designer Craftsmen

Andy has made some stone top tables, lighting , sailing boats made out of stone and cooper sails and wood tables with iron bases. Plus other new cool stuff

I have made new rugs and curtains and linens for the table. I hope to be able to take these designs and take orders on custom work too!
Looking forward to meeting you!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Snowy day in Maine

Snow in and cold here . Good weaving weather . My little studio is the ell off the main house with the three dormers. The tall middle building is the gallery space to show Andy's iron and painting and sculptures. The third building to the left is a metal working shop where Andy creates his iron pieces. There are two more buildings to the left that are shown that have a porch connecting them that is used in the summer for consignors work to be displayed.

The main house is Georgian style and built early 1800's.It has two front rooms with a large center hall with straight stairs going upstairs. There are two smaller rooms behind these rooms that serve as bathroom now and an office. There is an ell connecting to another ell that is the dinning room and kitchen. Two large bedrooms upstairs with two smaller rooms behind them one is a bathroom and the other could be a bedroom but I use it for a sewing room.

It seems big at first living here and we use to get lost wondering around all these rooms but now it is a comfortable size I think and the builders back when used this house as a farm house . There was a lot of land that went around this house and stretched down to the river so they had access to the water for shipping out goods and getting supplies.

Maine was booming in the early part of 1800's and that is when all these lovely homes up here were built.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Historic Home Show and Designer Craftsmen Show with Early Home magazine

Historic Home Show and Designer Craftsmen Show
Historic home Show ( click on highlighted link)
We will be coming down to Pa to do this show March 9-11 2012. There is a very special evening preview of talented artists and their work on Friday night . Special tickets of $20 each included admittance for the whole weekend and wine and cheese. Show hours the rest of the weekend are Sat 10-5 pm and Sun 11-4 pm. Gosh it will be daylight savings weekend that weekend and Spring will be on it's way . Oh I can hardly wait . Scottish Lion Wrought Iron will have his booth and Village Weaver will be there with her wonderful woven textiles for decorating your home.

Till Then I hope you will have a safe winter. Stay warm.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Aren't you ready for spring? by Karin Marrero on Etsy

Aren't you ready for spring? by Karin Marrero on Etsy
click on link to Scottish Lion's Dragon fly in a treasury on
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