You know that Mom and I couldn't go to those wonderful primitive antique shows and not come home with some treasures! :)
Mom bought this darling strawberry emery atop an antique spool from our friend,
folk artist Ginny Henson.
Mom also found a gorgeous braid / spool cabinet in wonderful condition.
The gold stenciling on the back is in great condition and she found the perfect place for it to live!
I found this sweet little berry basket with a lining of wonderful antique berry print fabric stitched inside. I'm thinking it might be sweet filled with antique strawberry emeries...
This sweet little leather shoe pincushion in fabulous condition - I love how the velvet has worn away. The beadwork is stunning. And the leather sole and wood heel - oh my!
This folk art frame and old marbled paper will be a great background for some cross stitch or wee wool applique. I have ideas on how I might finish this single quilt top star...
I've had this wall of calligraphy birds for some time, but had a bird water color in the upper right corner that was bothering me. Now it has been replaced by my latest calligraphy bird.
Love the old frame and old glass to set off the artwork.
I also couldn't pass up these two works of art from the same dealer.
A beautifully done Amish stumpwork (plushwork) embroidery on a velvet pincushion.
It is so well done - I really appreciate the hours of work and artistry that went into its creation.
And this caught my eye immediately.
I love it on so many levels ~
The tiny perforated paper cross stitch - they don't make paper in this small of a count any more
The declaration of "Sweet Home" stitched under the house
The white washed folk art frame with so many details
It all makes my heart sing!
My "new" old sewing box that opens on both sides with a wire hinge.
I can't wait to set it up for my stitching and put it to continued good use...
Before dawn breaks in the morning, I'll be heading on a long weekend trip.
I'm going to a city and state that I haven't visited for about 30 years.
I am anxious to return and visit again...
Any ideas where I am headed? I hope to let you know when I return early next week. :)