Hope everyone is doing well.
Cannot believe it is May already.
Where have the months gone. Really??
When I saw this rug,
I picked it up immediately.
Although there is a lot of green in this...
and for those who know me.
know I am not a real fan of green.
It was the red that made me want this.
This rug was coming home with me.
Now for Saundra, here is the back.
Someone added three loops tp hang,
Unfortunately I do not know the date this
was hooked, but peeking under
the binding it was definitely hooked on burlap.
An older burlap too.
As you can see by the close up,
the cream background wool
is a much duller color now.
I think this is what drew me to this rug.
There are a few minor issues to it,
so my guess it was hooked in the early 1900's,
then someone decided to add the binding tape
to hang it on the wall to preserve it.
It will once again hang on a wall,
so stay tuned for a future post when I do.
My next purchase was this ironstone pitcher.
Ironstone was created in the United Kingdom.
At the time it was a cheaper mass produced
alternative to porcelain.
Who would have thought now it would
be more expensive to collect these pieces now,
while porcelain has lost its value.
This one is circa 1820.
This wheat pattern remined me
of my gramma and grandpa H.
They grew wheat on their dairy farm.
It has some wear around the rim, but I dont care.
In good shape for being over 200 years.
Hopefully it will last 200 or more.
Finally this makedo light.
This is not an antique, but it too caught my eye.
I should say the mallet that comprises this light
is the real McCoy though and an antique.
Take a gander at the wear on the end.
I just love how someone thought
to re-invent this piece into a light.
The iron spike is a repo as well.
Without making into a light,
after all who would want a wood mallet?
I was sad that I was unable to visit my other
friends antique store.
However in August I will make sure to visit
when my mom and I do our yearly
antique trail jaunt.
In other news, looks like our Redbud Tree,
Red Twig Dogwood, and Lavender
all have died over Winter.
Not sure what happened.
Now we have to redo our front garden a bit.
The one shrub I wish would die has multiplied. UGH
It will be going bye bye anyway.
The Tulips are just starting to bloom.
My mom lives an hour North of me,
and her Tulips have bloomed already.
She is usually 2 weeks behind me with flowers.
Very odd I am behind her this year.
I saw my first male and female Cowbird
the other day.
Have never seen this bird here before.
Have not seen the Herons or Egrets yet either
come back for the season.
Very odd again.
Well off to work the gift shop
while sewing Halloween goodies in between customers.
Have a great day my friends!
May Day Blessings To All!