This blog shows the folkart I make, my reproduction furniture and other projects. My studio/shop is in my backyard. It's a couple of miles off the main road in West Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. When you come to visit make sure you see – the "Olde Times" Garden House Museum; Grandma's Attic; the Furniture Box; Grampa's Loft (antiques, old doors, etc. in my Dad’s old barn loft); and my World's Largest Egg Beater, certified by Guinness World Records.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Our Canada - April/May 2008

     back in 2008 i had my egg-beater show up in Our Canada Magazine under the "Canada's Friendly Giants" section - heres page 25 from magazine (there's been lots of changes here since then)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Halifax Chronicle Herald - Maritime Tourism

     I was pleased to be included in the recent issue of Herald Magazine, Summer/July 2013 published by the Chronicle Herald, Halifax.
     Here's two photos from the article.
 Kerras Jeffery is pictured in front of the Guinness World Record certified largest egg beater, at his folk art shop in Loretta, P.E.I. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
Multi-talented artist and carpenter Kerras Jeffery is shown outside his Loretta, P.E.I. folk art shop. Jeffery, whose property is home to the Guinness World Record certified largest egg beater, creates pieces from raw materials and found items. (Christian Laforce/ Staff)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Lloyd Oliver 1923-2013 - Canadian Folk Artist

     Yesterday I heard that Lloyd Oliver passed away.  he was 90 years old.  i use to go visit him and had great talks.  he was doing folk art when it wasn't popular years ago.  he made goose and duck decoys and other things.  he was a modern day pioneer in folk art - one of the first fellows around to make money from his art work.
     i have a display and story about him in my Olde Times Garden House Museum.
Obituary from Journal-Pioneer website: www.journalpioneer.com
Lloyd N. Oliver
     Lloyd N. Oliver, formerly of Alberton, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 12, 2013, at his residence in Shemogue, NB, at the age of 90.
     Born in Huntley, Prince Edward Island he was one of seven children born to the late Nelson B. and Janie (Sellick) Oliver.
     Lloyd is survived by four daughters: Lorena LeBlanc (Bernard) of Shemogue; Mary Marty (George); Kathy Gilbert (Bud); and Cheryl Conti (Shawn) all of Alberta; two sons: Owen (Jackie) of Maine; and Gary (Norma) of Alberton; one sister, Pearl Bell of Alberton; one brother, Hansen (June) of Summerside; 26 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren, as well as two great-great-grandchildren.  He will also be fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.
     He was predeceased by two children: Ann Lewis and Douglas Oliver; one sister, Georgie; and three brother: Fred, John and Henry.
     A Celebration of Life service will be held at Rooney's Funeral Home, Alberton, on Friday, July 19.  Visitation will be from 2 to 2:50pm.  Followed by a service at 3 p.m.  Lloyd's family invites you to join us in a fellowship supper at the Alberton United Church.  In the memory of Lloyd, a contribution to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New style of Harvest table

     I am making a new look for my harvest tables.  the top of the legs come right up threw the top. you can see the square here.  i make alot of these tables.

Night tables

     i have been busy since Canada day making folk art. doin shop work. and greeting tourists.  i made these pieces back in spring and let them dry before painting them.
 these nite lites would be fun to waik up to
 our American friends would like this piece. it works as a lamp too
here are pictures after carving. then they dried for 3 months 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

My Pig at Kingsbrae Garden, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea

     My pig wint to Kingsbrae Garden a month ago to spend the summer. see the flower between her ears.  here's a photo from Kingsbrae's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152050714852907&set=pb.6772377906.-2207520000.1373383977.&type=3&theater

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New wall at YoungFolk & The KettleBlack - doors everywhere

    The folks at YoungFolk & The KettleBlack asked me to do a wall for them - i suggested old doors all over the place - my friend Gary and i did this a month ago.  here's photo from Facebook page...
i.ve been collecting old doors for years and usually near 300 in stock - you never new there  were so many stiles of old doors.  you got to go see this wall at their Richmond street shop on Victoria row in charlottetown.
here i am in my "old doors" storage barn
if you.re looking for old doors i have lots and probably the stile you need