This old stool looks like it was pieced together and repurposed. You can see some screw heads that aren't attached to anything and also places were support pieces were removed. Kinda sloppy job, huh?
You can also see the holes where screws were used to attach the seat to the legs. There's a bit of a stain on the far side but look at that lovely, rustic, old finish!! And I love the worn areas of the seat where many a bottom has rested on it....maybe belonging to watchful little eyes in grandma's kitchen while she was kneading some bread dough for dinner or putting together a batch of cookies?
This little baby stands about 28 inches tall and I knew right away that would make a perfect side table next to one of the loveseats in my living room. Sloppy or not, I am in love with it. I need to clean it up a bit, do a little patch work and then repaint it keeping the rustic charm. Not bad for ten bucks, huh?
For some time now, I have been looking for a square, crocheted tablecloth small enough to cover my breakfast table. I didn't have any specific measurements, just a picture in my head. I don't know what this pattern is called but I love it. Does anyone know the name?
If you look real hard, you can see a couple of stains and what look like rust spots. Other than that, it is in perfect condition.
Here it is on my breakfast table before washing it. I'm not a fan of pristine white, so I am going to tea stain it. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect fit! It was only fifteen dollars. I thought it was a real steal.
These two little hankies caught my eye while I was sorting through a stack of linens looking for doilies and such.
The fabric is so lightweight and the stitching so delicate. And the baby blue color....I couldn't resist. I can't imagine a lady using it for anything except dabbing her nose or wiping away a few tears. This definitely wouldn't pass the 'blow your nose' test, would it?
I had thought about framing it but since the design doesn't go all the way around the piece, I thought otherwise. I think I will gather up several more hankies (may need to do more shopping...darn!), create a 'quilted' star pattern and then frame it. Guess I'll have to add it to my project list and when it's done, I'll show you what I am talking about.
It's hard to see in the pictures I took, but this little beauty is a pretty light green. For sure, I am going to frame this one. It is going in my sewing room, which has the colors of sage green, pink and cream.
I'm in heaven with the delicate stitching on this one and, for sure, it is going to get framed. I'm thinking about placing it on top of some osnaburg or burlap for contrast. With or without glass? What do you think?
I'm pleased as punch about my finds as I haven't done any real antique hunting in a while. It made my day! Do you go antique shopping? If so, what treasures have you found lately?
Hope you are having a marvelous Monday ~