Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fall Antiques at Women's Club

 A local antiques show took a lot of my time last week, but I thoroughly
 enjoyed selling my vintage treasures with the other  ladies and their great displays. 

Gail, who once had a tea shop,  had oodles of teapots and lovely china. 

 My little grandson came to visit  in his Halloween costume,
 and  immediately found a rocking horse in the foyer. 

China at Stacy's booth matches mine, from Czechoslovakia. 

Super talented Nancy showed me a charm quilt.  Every  single piece is a different fabric. 
 This miniature umbrella  quilt is designed by  Tina Gravatt, author, collector and lecturer.

Lovingly pieced and  hand quilted
by Nancy Steelman

Nancy is also making a table runner with yo-yos.

Here's a nifty gadget, from Clover to help make the yo-yos easier. 
It is sold in fabric and needlecraft stores.

 My granddaughter, Amber came to visit with her friends and found some vintage CareBears,
and we giggled as each girl picked  the one that matches her personality!

A real treat!  Hans, a retired violinist from the Louisiana Philharmonic strolled around the room playing tunes from Fiddler On The Roof and other Broadway hits.
  It was incredible, you could walk around shopping for presents and hear these glorious songs!

 He seemed to play so effortlessly, and thrilled us with great music!

A  friendly customer stopped to chat, and I spotted her wonderful
tote bag, made of vintage barkcloth.

 Shows you what  amazing things you could do with some  remnants
of some nice old coordinating fabrics and a nifty button.

Here's another  piece of barkcloth that is similar!
 "Wouldn't it make a nice bag?"

Joan always has the most gorgeous linens!
These lovely pillowcases were hand embroidered in the 40's or 50's.

 Here's an unusual piece of depression glass, wouldn't it be pretty with pickles
 and olives on your Thanksgiving table?

Such a sweet teacup and saucer!

Marion makes lots of fabulous seasonal silk flower arangements!

 Ah, my cynicism is showing.  I suppose everyone is relieved that the election is over.
I am praying for this great country and our leaders, and that America, the land that I love, will continue to be free and prosperous, and  I am reminding myself that God is in control. 

 A cute clip art  piece I grabbed and edited,  from a 50's Sears Paint  brochure.

Then,  after all that fun playing with my vintage treasures and seeing all my friend's
 fine displays at the Women's Club Antiques Sale,  I had to get back to more serious work,
painting and making the world more beautiful, one room at a time!

If it doesn't move, paint it! 
 -Robin Kent (and others)

Love, Linda

1 comment:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Looks like great fun! It's hard to believe that carebears are vintage, one of my daughters had several.