Monday, December 19, 2011

Flexible Flyer Ladies

Usually you need snow to go sledding, but these sleds are for
show ~ not snow.  They have seen their sledding days, but now they will be adorning someone's front porch for Christmas.
I found both of these sleds at yard sales this summer and they are real gems with lovely wood that is beautifully aged to the kind of perfection that only time can create.
This first one came with it's garland and lights.  All I did was paint the sled white, distress it and add a new bow.

This fine lady is a Flexible Flyer all decked out in her
Christmas finery.
She may be vintage, but she sure looks fine.

She only lasted in the store a few days and has found a new
home on the front porch of a local Victorian home, where she will continue to flash her finery.

This next sled I found at a yard sale in Cleveland and is also a Flexible Flyer "No. 14 "Yankee Clipper" with
beautiful markings on the back.


This vintage sled has lovely wood and I didn't really alter it
 other than applying a coat of polyurethane and
a new bow with greenery.

While I was helping out at the store yesterday afternoon,
someone came along and claimed this vintage treasure,
so now they have both found loving homes.

I found a third sled this summer, but this one found it's new home at my house.  It's smaller than the other two and I painted it
black and distressed it.  This is not the best picture of it,
but it made the perfect Christmas decoration nestled behind a comfy chair next to the fireplace.  I didn't add a bow because I felt it like it was perfect just as it is.

Linking with
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday



Terry said...

I sold all mine except for one...the one that is special...the one that my hubby had as a child. This one is a keeper. Merry sledding...or decorating.

The Sweetest Days said...

My husband still has one also. Honestly I don't dare put it out for fear some kid will steal it. I should at least put it on display like you did though. All three sleds looks wonderful, Cindy! I'm sure both buyers were very pleased with their purchase.

Boho Farm and Home said...

Oh my goodness! LOVE all these sleds Cindy...reminds me of growing up in the Midwest.
Merry Christmas!

Tina said...

Love the sleds and they are decorated beautifully. Makes me wish I still had mine :(

Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

June said...

I am so happy that you kept one for yourself Cindy. I think everyone should have one or two of these around. I love them. Sadly though, I didn't fish them out of the shed this year to decorate with. Bad, bad June.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Michele/Ohio said...

So Cute, Cindy! Well done!

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