Friday, January 9, 2009

January 9 Photo





Today's pictures are some items I have picked up at garage sales and antique stores. The pic of the girl is pottery and I got her at a garage sale for a quarter I think. The hanger on the back is gone but otherwise she is perfect. There is something about her that I just love. She sits in my sewing room watching me work.
The quilt was found in an antique store and is just the quilt top and is done with just two different fabrics. It is completely hand sewn. I have visions of finishing it at some point. I really like the double pattern you see in it especially with just two fabrics and I do not piece circles. The piecing isn't perfect but it is pretty close. I wish it had had some other info or a signature, but it did not.
The braids I found in a box that I thought was a box of cards in an antique store. I opened the box and there was a note inside that it was found in an attic at an estate sale with the braids inside. Makes me think about the girl that had them cut off...who she was, how old she might have been when she cut them off. I plan to use them as hair on one of my dolls at some point.
I did not see any of my birds today, must not have been looking at the right time. But, I will keep trying.

9 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

What a beautifil painting! I can see why you love her, I do too. I hope your birds return tomorrow and give you the perfect shot.

Serena said...

Great pics, Cheryl....the braids immediately brought to mind the braid that I have. I kept it for sentimental reasons as it was my daughter's first major hair cut back when she was around 12 years old.

Kerry said...

Oh I love your pottery girl and who doesn't love a quilt top and even if it isn't perfect there is still a story behind it, someone put a lot of love into the peicing and that alone makes it a treasure, I am glad that you seen that and want to finish it someday. As for the braids, hmmm.... makes you wonder what the story behind those is. You have given me some ideas for things to photo this month (:

HElen said...

I like tho pottery piece, very nice find!

Mary O. said...

I want to go antiquing with you! These are some terrific finds. I especially love the ceramic tile piece, having been a potter in my earlier days. But the hand-sewn quilt is a remarkable treasure, too.

Sherry Goshon ODACA said...

oh wonderful finds and that pottery art amazing i adore it

BumbleVee said...

oh, love the pottery girl... has just the look so many are trying to capture today.... and yet I have a feeling it is not all that modern in age....

Jennifer Rose said...

that is a gorgeous quilt, all are great finds (even the hair if you do end up using it)

JudiA said...

I cannot believe the things people are willing to let go for literally pennies... amazing! Oh, how I love that pottery girl. What great finds!