Bonnie bought a new basket!
I found this little basekt in a 20% off booth in one of the antique malls in Waynesville on Thursday. Isn’t it cool? I think it might have been a knitting basket, but as I love old quirky baskets, it’s perfect, no matter what it was originally used for.
Believe me – I scoured the antique shops quickly, but scoured them thoroughly ---sometimes you find loads of good stuff, and sometimes just not!
What was interesting about those shops was the hours --- some of them didn’t open til noon, and some of them said “by luck or by chance”.
Wow. I wish I could run my business by luck or by chance! I would have done more browsing if they had been open, but I needed to hit the road and make it over to Ashtabula.
Don’t doorways like this just draw you in?
The old buildings and shops are fun to wander……and that’s just the thing, you never know what you will find ---that's part of the thrill of the treasure hunt!
One shop had two toy machines, and one antique treadle head in a glass cabinet --- way too rich for my blood, but fun to see! I already have one very similar to the red one on the right.
There were a few quilts, but not many ---
One quilt had darling baskets in embroidery ----this is the first kind of needlework I learned to do. My step-grandma taught me how to trace images onto muslin, and then to do all of the stitchery in colored floss – so not quite red work – instead it was fun picking which color would go where. I always think of her when I see embroideries like this!
There’s my shadow! Taking a picture of a rug/runner loom as I wandered down the street from one shop to the next. This thing looked ancient ---I think I'd rather be quilting!
Some quilt tops were “shirnk wrapped” in plastic and you couldn’t even get to them! I couldn’t find anyone to tell the warnings of plastic and humidity and the need for fabric to breathe to ---but I sure wished I could get these tops out behind the plastic!
Bow Tie Top! Great 50’s fabrics --- but it didn’t come home with me.
This lovely old treadle was marked $40 ---look at those decals! It’s a White Rotary ---
Close up of the corner decals --- This didn’t come home with me either. I just don’t have what it needs to get this up and running, and it’s a treadle, not a motorized machine. I love vintage machines, but with my life as fast paced as it is, I really like to sew with a motor :c)
When I told the shop keeper this, she unearthed this Singer Spartan and sold it to me for $28.00.
I swore I wasn’t going to buy any more machines --- but….come on --- $28.00?? I shouldn't have opened my mouth about prefering a motorized vintage machine --- OOPS!
Just how am I going to explain THIS one to DH!?