Blanket season starts with a Hudson’s Bay bang!Posted: December 2, 2014 Filed under: Fun Finds, Home and Garden, Sage Farm | Tags: shopping, Textile, vintage Hudson's Bay point blanket, vintage wool blanket 4 Comments
If you were at the thrift store power-shopping through the linens rack that’s usually jammed with ugly modern comforters and floral curtains in weird colors, flipping the hangers fast because you’ve never seen anything worth getting on that rack, but you just never know. . . and then you spied this:
Would you make a noise that sounded like a startled elephant? And simultaneously lunge for the hanger this thing was on, just in case the person standing 20 feet away completely mesmerized by the moving electric Santa dolls decided to grab it instead?
Well, wouldja? Click to find out what *I* did!
Four quilts at the November Sage Farm showPosted: November 29, 2014 Filed under: Sage Farm | Tags: Amish quilts, quilts, Textile 12 Comments
They’re all beauts!
First up, check out this tied quilt displayed on the wall. This must be Grandmother’s Flower Garden at dusk. That splash of red down the middle is startling!
Peaches & blues & flamingo Pyrex tooPosted: September 10, 2014 Filed under: Pyrex & Fire-King, Recipe | Tags: Pyrex, recipe, Textile 1 Comment
This week could be summer’s last blast for native peaches here.
Isn’t that sad?
Yesterday I got a huge bag of ripe peaches from the farmstand down the road. We couldn’t eat them all right away, so I picked out the softest ones to make a peach-blueberry cobbler with vanilla-cream biscuits. Peach cobbler is just fine by itself, but adding blueberries kicks it up into something sublime.
Tiny vintage table toppers, part 3Posted: September 8, 2014 Filed under: Fun Finds, Vintage tablecloths | Tags: Antiques and Collectibles, Hull Pottery apple jar, tablecloths, Textile, vintage tablecloth 5 Comments
Janeray’s already done a couple of posts on the ultra small-sized tablecloths she’s found. They’re so small that, unless you’ve got a doll-sized table, they’re more like table toppers.
Not that we’re complaining!
Here’s one I just dug out of a thrift-shop pile of otherwise boring linens. Measuring a tidy little 43″ by 45″, it’s made of a tightly woven cotton percale with a wonderful all-over plaid & fruity pattern.
There’s more plaid and fruity when you click here!
Have you ever seen crocheted lace like this?Posted: August 31, 2014 Filed under: Knitting & crochet | Tags: baby rickrack, Textile, vintage crocheted lace 6 Comments
At the same antique shop in Canandaigua, New York, where I found those wonderful Niagara Falls souvenir salad servers, I picked up eight feet of this amazing hand-crocheted lace.
I loved the creamy color of the cotton thread and the intricacy of the pattern.
And I loved the ingeniousness of the pattern. Look closely: