Good evening sweet friends
Hope this post finds you all well.
For those in that Spring Blizzard,
I say a prayer that all are safe and warm.
My mom is getting snow where she lives.
about 6 inches..to the South where we are
it is raining...may have some freezing rain tonight.
This primitive wood riser was one of my
latest purchases at the
Early Homestead Show that Bob and I vended last Saturday.
I have a bucket list of antiques..and this had been
on the list for many years.
Risers were the early form of a serving tray.
I purchased the riser the day before the show was to start.
Once back at the hotel we were staying at,
I kept thinking...now that you have this riser,
how are you going to display it?
It took awhile for me to remember I had noticed
this sweet round hooked chair pad at the show.
The next morning I purchased it as well...so glad it was still there.
The colors are muted and I love it!
Its the star of the show...see the star pattern?
It fits perfectly on our kitchen settle table don't you think?
The wood tone of the riser almost matches the table.
I added my tin kerosene lamp to the display.
I remember my dad telling me that he did his homework
at the kitchen table with a kerosene lamp.
Although I do not have any kerosene in this one,
I can imagine how my dad must have squinted to read
his books under this light as my gramma H had
a similar riser at her table.
She would only remove it when we played cards.
Unfortunately when my gramma H sold
her farm in 1975, she had a huge auction
and sold all of her furniture.
I wish I had some of it today :-(
One more piece to check this off my bucket list.
Do you have an antique bucket list?
Rise And Shine Blessings To All!