Isn't this sewing bird wonderful?!
Ginny Hensen created the bird from antique linsey-woolsey and added it to an antique sewing spool stand with a burl wood base. The tiny antique strawberry emery is the icing on the cake. The moment I saw it, I knew that it absolutely had to come home with me :)
I saw the tiny leather shoe pincushion at the show last fall and was so glad to see it make a return appearance - it was waiting for me :)
The woman in the tintype spoke to me. I need to find a place to tuck her away in my sewing supplies as the men in my house find antique photos "creepy" ;)
I can never pass up a nice piece of cutter quilt.
(or most other old textiles for that matter ha!)
A forged iron heart
And two very unusual bottles with very tiny screw tops.
I wonder what they were originally used for?
One already has a future purpose... the other may be a bud vase, if things ever begin to grow again...
These awesome scissors came from the always inspiring booth of Jacque Bradford.
I love the prim look and unique color and shape.
You see so many incredible antiques at these shows. As I was trying to fall asleep that night, one item that I saw kept filling my mind. Why didn't I buy it?! Could it possibly still be there tomorrow? If it was still available, should I really splurge? Or should I behave myself?
Luckily it was in the booth of Ginny Henson. And lucky for me she replied right away to my message that it was still available. Needless to say, I didn't behave myself and I did splurge :)
And here is my new treasure:
An antique shaker slatted market basket!
I love the stenciling.
The basket is in great shape and the wiring is so fascinating. I love how they twist the wire between each wooden slat.
I'm so thrilled with my new treasure ~ all of them!
When I got home and started putting my new treasures on display, I noticed a familiar face among my collection of Ginny Henson birds and animals:
Another Ginny Henson linsey~woolsey sewing bird.
I think they look happy to be together with my stack of antique shaker boxes...
I had a few very old spools where the "labels" are burned into the wood ends rather than paper labels. I thought they would look nice on display on my new old spool stand.
"Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord."
~2 Peter 1:2