Hello to all....time for a quick update before I get back to dying wool....
Hopefully today finds you save and sound...awful storms around here today....part of that system that went through Alabama. We were fortunate however....no terrible tornados like we had two weeks ago.
We just received a call from Judy Condon...her new book, "The Spirit of Country" will be shipping in two weeks! I am taking a list of names now for those of you would definitely want a copy when they arrive....so if you are wanting one, just let me know! (I already know who some of you are!!) Book price is $24.95 (WOW price is $22.45)
Just got home from spending all day at the big Liberty Antique show here in Liberty, NC....
Here's a pic of the goodies coming into the shop this weekend! (A couple of pieces will only be at the shop until Sunday if they don't sell...then they are coming home with us! We have a rule...everything we buy has to go into the shop for at least one weekend no matter why we bought it!)
(If you want to see any of the goodies up close...just click on the picture..it will be really big!)
1) Rare 1 gallon size, 3 stripe southwestern PA preserve crock...excellent condition...there is a very old and very tight hairline crack in the back...$150.00
2)Large circa 1830-1880 dry measure...measures 14" in diameter and about 8" tall....great square nails and heavy construction...$45
3) 4 gallon cobalt decorated crock...most likely Ohio or surrounding area...very old tight hairline which is hard to see....great size and price to be able to add to your crock collection without spending a fortune! $65.00
4)2 gallon Gardiner Stoneware salt glazed crock with rare incised swan decoration...from Maine...circa 1870-1880...excellent condition...$120.00
5)One Weekend only...extremely rare and highly desirable 6 gallon S. Hart, Fulton NY, double bird crock. Beautiful condition...12 1/2" high...$895.00 (Went home in our collection)
6) Beautiful antique sampler...looks to be done on silk...double alphabet along with a verse...signed by Mary Crofsman, age 11, and dated 1812. Wonderful strawberry border and little animals placed along side the saying...excellent condition! $750.00
7)Great little early wooden tote...late 19th century...$65.00 (SOLD)
8) Nice old rolling pin...I can't resist them! $15.00
9) One Weekend only...extremely rare wide brimmed pewter plate...circa 1650-1680...honestly, the best piece of early pewter we've ever bought! (After this weekend, this plate is going home to live with us if we don't sell it!) Excellent condition and maker's mark...$450.00 (GONE)
10) Sweet little round tin box...it has some nice age to it and great tole decoration on top and around the side...$30
11) Unusually small sized pantry box with original green paint and early cut tacks...6" in diameter...would make a great "top of the stack" piece...$120.00 (SOLD)
After I took the picture, I realized we had left a couple of things out...so we'll bring them in next weekend! I'm pooped....time for bed and start again tomorrow!
(By the way...for the men out there....the Dixie Gun and Knife show is this weekend out at the fairgrounds!)
I had a great (used) rug hooking book come in..."Rug Hooking" by Ann Davies and Emma Tennant...lots of really great patterns in this one...including a couple of Polly Minick patterns and a fantastic bird & pomegranate rug adapted from an Edyth O'neill pattern. This is an OOP book and priced to sell fast at $9!! Give me a shout if you need it! (Sorry, it is now sold)
Yall have a great weekend...do something fun and come see us if you get the chance!