Sally, the owner of Counting Sheep Antiques, is a self taught Mixed Media Collage Artist. She currently handcrafts whimsical mixed media collages using materials such as Chalk Paint®, stamps, vintage wall coverings, decoupage, bees wax, scrap book papers, tissue, magazine cut outs and various bits and pieces of the past to give her artwork added dimension. Designs most often include an inspirational saying and are perfect for that one of a kind gift.
The Painted Pony - Leonora Giguere
From my very earliest memories, I have had two passions. Art and horses. I have spent a lifetime developing my skills with both. My interests and work over the years have ranged from faux finishing, murals, specialty painting, portraits, both pets and people, to graphic art, photography and of course, furniture.
Equine and rural art has always been at the forefront of my interests as an artist, so The Painted Pony was a natural progression. My shops are an eclectic mix of antiques, artistic furniture, image transfer and mixed media. I am very excited to be part of the Counting Sheep team!
My obsession with restoring cast-off items has brought me along a remarkable journey. I have co-owned two retail locations, reworked hundreds of items, and have helped many customers by re-imagining that perfect piece for their home.
Along the way, I stumbled onto the lampshade-making business. I had restored many vintage lamps, but was rarely able to find the right lampshades. So I taught myself how to make a wide variety of custom lampshades, as well as how to re-wire and restore the lamps themselves. I have found my niche and today I have recovered, reworked and hand-made hundreds of lampshades in all shapes and sizes, both hard sided and hand sewn. Today making custom lampshades is the primary focus of my business but I still enjoy painting and restoring furniture pieces as well.
Please join me as I seek out and revive the next relic
Growing up in an 1850’s farmhouse in upstate New York I was surrounded by primitive farmhouse furniture, tools, and goods. I have always been drawn to old galvanized metal, advertising signs, gardens items, wooden crates, country store items and just about anything that you might come across in an old New England barn. On most weekends you’ll find me traveling throughout the northeast attending estate sales and antique auctions. I’m excited to be joining the great vendors here at Counting Sheep!
Tamera ~ Rusty Dreams Primitives
Hello, my name is Tamera and growing up in rural Pennsylvania, I spent my time
riding our horses, running through the pasture field and playing in the hayloft.
I have always been drawn to rusty, crusty, funky old junk and enjoy mixing it into
the décor in our home and garden. Nothing makes my heart skip a beat like an old barn wood tool caddy or a rusted galvanized bucket.
Being a stay at home Mom and needing to feed my restless spirit is where Rusty Dreams Primitives was born in 2013. I truly enjoy sharing my vision and love of rust with others. Peace, Love, and Rust!
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Dawne Dragonetti ~ Pillows and Things
Hi! My name is Dawne and my story begins when I was a young girl learning to sew. I remember sitting for hours with my mom, who very patiently, taught me to sew. Through the years I made pillows, curtains, cushions, place mats and tablecloths for our various houses. I also dabbled in clothing. Fast Forward - I recently retired from teaching and decided now is the time to work on that bucket list…the first thing being start my own business! So I dusted off the old sewing machine and started making curtains, pillows and cushions and also stared experimenting with canvas cloth and heat transfers. Now my machine is working every day making fabulous vintage inspired pillows, tea towels and table linens!
This Mother/Daughter team are the creators of Vintage Summer!! Born a dreamer and lover of all things old and beautiful, I carted my little ones around antiquing from the time they were babies! So happily, Che has followed along, loving vintage and the exquisite beauty of old things. We both have an appreciation of treasures that have been loved by others and we believe in the positive energy passed between possessions and people. We love Shabby Chic Decorating and making our homes and everything around us sing with beauty.
Hi! My name is Michelle Munroe Brown and I am Shabby Fabby. Lover of old things and being creative! My parents owned several Annie's Book Stops years ago. The one in Westwood my mother turned into a beautiful shop as well as selling used books. She thrived there for twenty years. Her support and wealth of knowledge has been such a help to my little business. Shabby Fabby feeds my creative soul and I hope it speaks to you!
Sheila & Sherrill Murphy - Robins In The Trundle Bed
We are twin sisters, Sheila and Sherrill Murphy, who have always had a love of antiques that tell a story. We have had a passion for antiques since we were children and that continues today. We oftentimes go on search and rescue missions to find antiques that can be salvaged and repurposed. Our hearts skip a beat when we find antiques with a provenance attached and we will often ask about an item’s history. We love to see how seemingly mute objects can still have a voice and tell a story.
After having attended Regis College as undergraduates and Boston College as graduate students together, it seemed only natural to eventually form a business partnership.
We have been in business since the early 1990’s. After many cups of Earl Gray tea and much thought, we decided on the name “Robins in the Trundle Bed.” The name comes from a poem by Emily Dickinson. The line of poetry magically gathers together so many of our predilections—for robin song, for Emily Dickinson and for quaint antiques.
Our love of antiques and history has led us to both be Trustees of The Gardner Museum and appointed members of The Gardner Historical Commission.
Hello, my name is Rebecca. I'd like to introduce myself and tell you of my love of repurposing forgotten treasures as well as designing and creating unique one of a kind pieces that will now be available at Counting Sheep Antiques! I grew up locally on a farm with a family history of self taught artists. I love mixing old with new, rust with romance. I just love the reward of hard work made to look simple and beautiful. Let's create a soft spot to land at the end of a long day!
Although I was busy after retirement, I needed to fill a creative void. After many years of updating furniture for my own home and Other family members, I decided to take an Annie Sloan painting class offered by Sally @ Counting Sheep Antiques. I was immediately "smitten" with AS paints. I began buying furniture, frames, other home decor items that needed to be brought back to life. But, what was I to do with my accumulated products? Sally offered me a space this summer and LaDiDa Decor was launched! I am thoroughly enjoying my "new job" of pursuing old treasures to make them pretty again.
Hello! We are the mother/daughter duo, Judy and Sue (Bee), owners of Judy Bee's Antiques and vintage finds. We both have been life long antiquers, up at-the-crack-of-dawn kind of people, always on the lookout for that perfect piece of history, whether it was needed or not!
So when homes, basements and garages began to overflow, Judy (just retiring from being an RN) decided to join creative forces with Sue (formerly Product Development Manager Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to open Judy Bee's.
We've always loved the thrill of the hunt and the victory of a good score but especially enjoy breathing new life into pieces with paint and polish. We probably have never come across a chair that we haven't felt the need to rescue!
We consider ourselves design "omnivores", tending not to center on any one period, style or "look" ; we love it all from antique commodes to mid-century pottery to beautiful, simply made rusty farm implements. Pieces that just need to be quirky and cool with a good story to tell.
"Bon Marche" is a small, warm and friendly antique shop owned by Annie Smith and is located at the popular “Counting Sheep” antique consortium on Rt. 62 in Berlin, MA A dyed in the wool (no pun intended) antique lover and collector, Annie Smith was born in Normandy, France and raised in Paris. Bitten by the “antique collecting bug” as a young girl while visiting antique shops with her parents in the late fifties, her hobby soon turned to a love for collecting.
Annie passionately enjoys her “travel priority” of poking through old barns, brocantes, flea markets and antique shops in France, as well as here at home, always searching for interesting, unusual, and hard to find items from bygone days to offer to her valued customers. Annie also creates and offers many interesting items from her handmade jewelry, genuine French lavender sachets and unique wall hangings to her lovely one of a kind custom greeting cards and so much more. Bon Marche is a must come see shop!
As a young girl I was always fascinated with every aspect of sewing, from cross stitch to embroidery, and even the tools. I remember my first sewing tomato, thimble, needles, colorful threads and embroidery floss. I was also an avid button and trinket collector from an early age and I was fascinated by fabric textures and trims. A lifetime later I was able to incorporate this love into my work. I hated the idea of all those beautiful pieces of needlework, laces and fabrics slowly disintegrating in some old trunk or drawer and decided to use them in my work. Half the fun is gathering and then piecing various finds into pillows, table runners, bags and during the holiday season Christmas stockings, tree skirts and ornaments.
I have been collecting antiques and collectables for more than 30 years. Originally from the UK, I have also lived in South Africa and have been in the States for the last 27 years. As well as my passion for finding, restoring, and sometimes fixing up unique pieces - I also love interior design, decorating, and the remodeling of homes. I love being creative whether it’s with furniture, antiques, or an old property. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to redecorate and redesign many properties; including my own, as well as family and friends. My experience with antiquities and design go hand-in-hand.
Joined Counting Sheep in August of 2015 after being in House at 755 in Holliston, MA for over 17 years.