I decided to start bringing out some of my Halloween prims, and I wanted to share this witch from the past. Her body is entirely made from crushed bay leaves and lavender and she smells wonderful even still.
I cannot take credit for making her.
I actually bought her from another antique vendor who had it in her booth.
So yesterday Bob and I went to Greenfield Village. This was the date that our antique club was all suppose to go, but everyone seemed to bail...but since we each already had the day off planned, we went anyway...and what a picture perfect day it was.
For those of you who are not familiar with Greenfield Village, it is a 600 acre museum that Henry Ford (the car maker) started to preserve history. It has a total of 80 actual homes in which most were painstakingly taken down in their original places and re-built, and other historically accurate ones. It also has the original Firestone (tire maker) farm which is a real working farm, along with Model T car rides, an authentic train that you can ride and an Omnibus, which is a wagon pulled by a team of horses. Located in Dearborn Michigan, if you love history than make it a point to spend a few days...I say a few days, cause they also have the Henry Ford museum and that will also take a day to go through. It took Bob and I all day to walk the Village and we did not see it all.
Anyway, I was in awe when I saw this in one of the homes. take a look.
A historical wool penny rug!
Each wool square is made up of 25 pennies.
Then sewn together to make a rug to fit an entire room.
There is at least 500 pennies in the small section from the previous pic.
Imagine working on this...
Now this is what I call a PENNY RUG! Whew.
My last pic is something from today.
Well actually a few days ago I made these up.
What every witch needs.
Her Evening Wear...
Dang camera getting fuzzy on me.
The tag does read Evening Wear.
Take care, everyone