Monday, July 13, 2009

What I Bought with $98

Thanks to my sweet husband, who took care of the kids while I escaped, I was able to spend part of my Sunday at a huge antique show at Portland's Expo Center. It took me three hours to make it through the outdoor booths, so I didn't even step foot into either of the two HUGE buildings full of more vendors.

Still, I came home a happy girl, because I found this gorgeous Victorian sewing basket with my very favorite Robin's Egg Blue trim...

and who could resist this vintage doggie? Not me!

An old pinkeep, hard-packed with sawdust...

some vintage laces, quilt pieces, and a little tin full of old buttons and a wooden sheep!

The frames, beautiful frames full of beautiful ladies (who will be removed to make room for samplers!)

More frames (I think I have a frame problem)!

and last, but CERTAINLY not least, the prettiest piece of fine vintage wool with some embroidery. It measures nearly 27 inches square, and is going to be used for a sampler... Of course, I will be incorporating the embroidery into my design- it is so pretty and done so well that I can't tell which side is supposed to be the front!

7 comments:

pammyjo said...

OMGosh! You did fantastic! The framed ladies are an awesome find. :) Have a creative week!

Melissa said...

Oh, those are just wonderful fines. That's an amazing sewing basket and all those lovely frames!!!

I'm looking forward to seeing how you use that piece of vintage wool, AND seeing your new designs. How are they coming along?

Nancy said...

Amazing finds! I love everything, but the sewing basket is very beautiful! I have a frame problem too and snatch them up every time I find them at yard/estate sales. This was the weekend for finds because I did very well at a couple of yard sales. Isn't it fun?

primitivebettys said...

What great new finds! :) It sounds like you had a wonderful day. :)

Smiles,

Betty

Jennifer said...

Your finds are great! You have similar favorites as I do when I go to an antique shop. I'm also drawn to frames. I have several stored that need to be used and where in the world on my walls I don't know but always, always get a frame especially if its unusual and pretty like those......like the oval ones. I like the linen piece too and will be excited to see what you make with it! I bought a pink linen piece and thought it was stitchable but when I got it home the count is way too small but.........other uses I'm sure!
Glad you had a fun day out!
Jennifer

Sherry said...

What great finds! I can't wait to see how you use the fabric and I love the little doggie!

I am still working away on My Home is Built in Glory. As the old saying goes - Slow and steady wins the race!

Patti said...

So many wonderful finds - love them all!

Blessings, Patti