Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Happy Birthday to my hard working, loving, creative husband. Today is the day that Dan was born 55 years ago and I am so glad he was!
I am going to copy a blog post that Sandy of Rhubarb Reighn did this past year for Joe's birthday and list 5 things that you might not know about Dan.

#1 When Dan was a little boy he was fascinated with Indian lore and created a pair of moccasins for himself from salvaged leather from their dining room chair seats. His mother had recovered the chairs and that leather was just too intriguing. She taught him how to sew using the sewing machine and by hand. His first salvage project!
#2 Dan's favorite sandwich as a little boy was a ketchup sandwich!
#3 Dan's wood working shop is in a wonderful old industrial building on the second floor! with a huge old creaky elevator lift that all of the furniture goes up and down on. He refers to his work shop as Einstein's Hair! There are all kinds of wonderful salvaged pieces and parts just waiting to become "something".
#4 The antique shop that Dan owned a few years back was called Evergreen Lane, and Evergreen Lane was the name of his Grandfather Meyers farm in Minnesota. Grandpa Meyer was a German Immigrant and it was a beautiful farm. The only thing left standing today of that beautiful farm in the prairie are 2 huge wonderful cotton wood trees out at the road on either side of what used to be the driveway.
#5 Dan is the kindest, most loving, caring, creative, tender hearted man I have ever know and I love him dearly - OK maybe you already knew that!!!!


Anita said...

I think Dan is a peach of a guy! Happy Birthday Dan! May this year be your best yet:)

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Dan! Happy birthday!

VanDaff's Interior Design & Antiques said...

Thank-you all for your birthday wishes and thank-you wife of mine for your thoughtful, sweet and kind words.

Sharyn said...

I love reading your blog. The transformation of the cabinets is awesome. I would look at the beginning and groan and go right past it.

I have a bucket of old door knobs. Would you ever have a need for them? I think I might be getting ready to let them go, but not sure yet.

VanDaff's Interior Design & Antiques said...

Sharyn, Thanks so much for your comment. I will love to see your bucket of knobs. I am always looking for door hardware. Dan