I love you but I’m leaving you

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The Sage Farm show is a garden of earthly delights for winter-weary eyes. It has green galore–which the New England landscape sure doesn’t!

The first thing to catch my eye was this barkcloth tea cozy.

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What makes it special for me is the detail in the center of the flower. I’d love to steal this idea and use vintage trimmings from my stash. I know I’ve got scraps of barkcloth tucked away somewhere.

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I love the color on this platonite ball pitcher. If I had cupboard space (hahahaha!) it would go home with me.

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The next thing I’m loving but leaving is this wonderful green picnic basket. The “woven” detail is great, but the top was so badly rusted I put it back on its shelf.

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What to do with a loose ball of string? Keep it from snarling into a tangled mess in this embroidered bag. The “dot” over the “i” is the hole to thread it through, and it has small rings to hang it by the top corners. I might just go back for it.

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I wish I could do decorative painting as beautiful as this chair back. (Maybe I could. Who knows? I’ve never tried!) It was one of three, all ideally suited for people a lot shorter than six feet tall. And ManRay will be happy to know I’m not bringing furniture home.

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I loved a trio of flowerpots…

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the pansies on this book (sold!)

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and the colors on this vintage lunch box (also sold!)

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I almost bought these vintage Craftsman pruning shears. I don’t think they work, but they’d be interesting displayed on top of a gardening book.

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Maybe with some old binoculars for bird watching.

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But I have no regrets. Yet.