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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3091 by astoness , Wed May 04, 2011 5:20 pm

Posted by Sheldonboy
Evenin Greenfingers



funny you should say that SB..ive just been given an old chimney pot that our dad salvaged when the housesin farm st were being demolished well over 40 years back..until his stroke he always put plants in it and it looked lovely...now i have been given the task of carrying on with tradition...needs painting first then in go some plants...well actually he saved three..my brothers have the other two...[Big Smile].


 
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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3092 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed May 04, 2011 7:22 pm

Lyn

We used to do quite a trade in old chimney pots. especially the odd or novel shaped ones such as crowns. They would fetch up to £20 as late as the 8o's for garden ornaments, but thats when prices started to go barmy because after years of people ripping all the Victoriana out of houses the vogue was to put it all back. From then on you could get what you wanted for anything that even looked Victorian or before (even old house bricks) They even started making old crown pots again.

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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3093 by astoness , Wed May 04, 2011 7:34 pm

Posted by phil
Lyn

We used to do quite a trade in old chimney pots. especially the odd or novel shaped ones such as crowns. They would fetch up to £20 as late as the 8o's for garden ornaments, but thats when prices started to go barmy because after years of people ripping all the Victoriana out of houses the vogue was to put it all back. From then on you could get what you wanted for anything that even looked Victorian or before (even old house bricks) They even started making old crown pots again.

Phil



why is it folk think ive got a thing about anything brick [Laugh Out Loud] hi phil...well the one i have is not really ornate..quite plain really..terracota originally...dad painted the outside of it a few times but its all flaking off now...would you advise i try and get all the paint off and get it back to how it was..

 
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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3094 by astoness , Wed May 04, 2011 8:31 pm

is anybody there....[Crying]

 
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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3095 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 04, 2011 8:40 pm

I'm HERE[Big Smile]


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3096 by astoness , Wed May 04, 2011 8:51 pm

ahh my trusty man servant....[Laugh Out Loud]

evening SB...

 
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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3097 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed May 04, 2011 8:53 pm

Posted by astoness


why is it folk think ive got a thing about anything brick [Laugh Out Loud] hi phil...well the one i have is not really ornate..quite plain really..terracota originally...dad painted the outside of it a few times but its all flaking off now...would you advise i try and get all the paint off and get it back to how it was..



Lyn

I'm no expert on restoring chimney pots, but I would think that if it has had numerous coats of paint it might be only that holding it together. you might do more harm than good trying to remove it.

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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3098 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 04, 2011 8:54 pm

At yer service maam oi jus got back from a meeting. So here I am[Hug]


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3099 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 04, 2011 8:57 pm

Posted by phil

Posted by astoness


why is it folk think ive got a thing about anything brick [Laugh Out Loud] hi phil...well the one i have is not really ornate..quite plain really..terracota originally...dad painted the outside of it a few times but its all flaking off now...would you advise i try and get all the paint off and get it back to how it was..



Lyn

I'm no expert on restoring chimney pots, but I would think that if it has had numerous coats of paint it might be only that holding it together. you might do more harm than good trying to remove it.

Phil




A quick tip from the quick tip department. Araldite actually repairs Terracotta. Glass too. I't well worth having around.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3100 by Deleted User , Wed May 04, 2011 9:01 pm

Evening all.Lovely sunshine but I was working today till 2 so missed some of it.

Voting tomorrow.



RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3101 by astoness , Wed May 04, 2011 9:01 pm

Posted by phil

Posted by astoness


why is it folk think ive got a thing about anything brick [Laugh Out Loud] hi phil...well the one i have is not really ornate..quite plain really..terracota originally...dad painted the outside of it a few times but its all flaking off now...would you advise i try and get all the paint off and get it back to how it was..



Lyn

I'm no expert on restoring chimney pots, but I would think that if it has had numerous coats of paint it might be only that holding it together. you might do more harm than good trying to remove it.

phil i will have a better look at it tomorrow but from what ive seen the paint seems to be flaking well..quite a bit of it is already off showing the terracota...will post a pic tomorrow...

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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3102 by astoness , Wed May 04, 2011 9:03 pm

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At yer service maam oi jus got back from a meeting. So here I am[Hug]



wondered where you had got to....if you have had a meeting i shall be nice to you tonight....[Silly Grin]

 
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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3103 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 04, 2011 9:04 pm

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Evening all.Lovely sunshine but I was working today till 2 so missed some of it.

Voting tomorrow.


Hello Denise thank God, a normal woman at last.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3104 by astoness , Wed May 04, 2011 9:05 pm

Posted by denise
Evening all.Lovely sunshine but I was working today till 2 so missed some of it.

Voting tomorrow.



hi den...yes its grand weather..i shall be in the shop till about 1 tomorrow then i think i may cut the grass...

 
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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#3105 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 04, 2011 9:06 pm

Posted by astoness

Posted by denise
Evening all.Lovely sunshine but I was working today till 2 so missed some of it.

Voting tomorrow.



hi den...yes its grand weather..i shall be in the shop till about 1 tomorrow then i think i may cut the grass...


They have Grass in the shop!


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