Thursday, March 12, 2015

Primitive Purchases

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

Blessings, Patti


Jennie in GA said...

Great finds! And I love your March header!

Marilyn said...

You found some great treasures!
Love the sewing bird.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Looks like you found some great goodies. The Shaker basket is wonderful!

susan hemann said...

lovely finds! can hardly wait for antique shows in my area!!

ShirleyP. said...

Patti, The little glass bottles used to have a shade over the tall part. I remember haveing one as a child. I can't remember what was in it but I think it was candy. I enjoy your blog and vist it every day. Shirley Porter

C Reeder PhxAz said...

What a fabulous Market basket. Needs to be used at Christmas for sure. Fill with stitched cushions.

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful finds and new additions to your collections.


Sandra Sullivan said...

Oh my gosh, you found some wonderful treasures. The Shaker basket is just so unique. What fun you had!!!

annie said...

Love the bird on the stand, and the other one! Really wow, love that basket, and the shears. The little bottles look like oil lamps, no clue to their actual use! Great finds. Thank you for the scripture tonight!

Lauren said...

Yes, my boys also think all my old " long lost relatives" are creepy, as well as most of my old dolls.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Wonderful treasures!!!

Raymond Homestead said...

Great treasures!

thearttramp said...

Could you tell me what the dimensions are for the Shaker slat market basket? It is FABULOUS!!!!! My email is