Scott. Melissa and Kami left yesterday on their long trek back to Texas.
I really enjoyed having them here with us, and I KNOW they enjoyed the cooler temps and the lower humidity we have had thus far in July ---it beats Dallas all to heck in the summer months.
Pam and I decided to take an afternoon wander over to West Jefferson – she wanted to do some souvenir shopping, and I was on the lookout for more dining room chairs and a couple of bedside tables for the guest room up at the cabin – so where do we go? My fave antique place to wander up here ((out of those I have found..there may be more to discover yet!))
This is Main Street Antique Mall just outside of downtown West Jefferson – and you can spend hours in here just browsing. In fact, we did…nearly two hours…oh boy!
A grouping of antique oil lamps bring back the feel of an earlier time.
I use these at home when the power goes out. I have a couple up here at the cabin for such an emergency, but luckily we haven’t had to use them yet. I just love the feel of these vintage things!
Oh spool cabinet! Where would I put you?!?
I hemmed and hawwed on this one….no where to put it. Seriously. It’s not exactly big enough for a bedside table…but…..who knows.
Now this is sweet flow blue!
Poor little container has lost its lid. But I love the shape. It’s only $12.00. Baby, you are coming home with me!
There were a couple of machines…..take a load of this one, you don’t see these very often:
Looks like a desk at first glance until you see the feet shaped pedals!
Wilcox & Gibbs, 1868!
The price wasn’t bad for this amazing piece of history – $325.00. But – my rules are…I must be able to sew on it. This one sews SIDEWAYS, moving the fabric from left to right instead of front to back. Not really great for quilting. And the needles run about $10.00 a piece. Not very great for quilting either. But if you are interested in this sweetie, give them a call.
Singer 201, about $200.00
Already have one, don’t need another ((not at this price)) but it was a fun day of catch and release!
And there were quilts!
Fun half hexagon!
Feed sack lemoyne stars on screaming yellow!
Sweet scrappy 9 patch on burgundy resist!
Burgundy whirly gigs!
Strawberry with great primitive fan quilting!
Early double Irish Chain!
Simple indigoes and double pinks in an album block variation!
It was a great day for quilt sightings, and it made me want to come back and sew so bad!
This morning that “sew so bad” feeling was rewarded by what was falling outside:
I got RAINED OUT!!
But I didn’t get rained out early enough – I had already headed out to get my fitbit steps in, got about 3,000 steps into my hike when the sky opened up and drenched me. I had to call home to have someone come get me….so here I sit, still pretty damp, trying to get this posted.
Raining? Oh yeah, it’s the perfect sewing day all right!
Love from Buck Mountain --