Mom and I visited several of the central Illinois primitive shows over Veterans Day weekend.
I was inspired immediately by several antique penny rugs.
I was struck by the yellow star from a distance.
Up close I loved the unusual flowers around the edge.
another beautiful penny rug.
This one also struck me.
The background looks like denim.
And it features a variegated thread or yarn.
I loved the graphic quilt, but would just love to have it all :)
Don't these make a gorgeous grouping?
Of course my one regret was not purchasing one,
although I really love the two that I already own.
The ornaments look perfect in this basket of greenery.
A beautiful vignette.
This lantern was a stunner with incredible mirrored reflectors.
Another beautiful graphic display.
The lovely both of Beth Pulsipher.
Beth had so many lovely things and I did some shopping in her booth :)
In addition to antiques, there is also some lovely primitive folk art.
Ginny Henson was at the Rural Life show, so I had to add this sweet bunny to my collection.
I love his little cupped ears.
Maggie Bonanomi was also at Rural Life and I bought this great "Thankful" cornucopia pinkeep to which I added some antique pins.
Mom bought this stunning runner from Maggie.
It's called "Remains of the Day" and was featured in her book "Thistle Down Moon".
I love the old fabrics.
And the wonderful textures.
And Mom loved that Maggie's initials are on it :)
When I got home I realized that all the antiques that I bought were from Beth's booth :)
A wonderful tin pincushion with really old fabric.
A shaker apple core spool with blue paint.
A wonderful and unusual turtle ink well.
(I've collected antique dip pens and inkwells since I was 16. I haven't added to my collection in years, but had to with this wonderful piece.)
Some wonderful lace yardage and a sweet daguerreotype of a small child.
I can't wait for the shows to return to my Mom's town in March!
We'll be there!
Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
~ 1 Chronicles 16:8-10