My friend and fellow dealer Mark McKee spotted these wonderful little flowers at a show last year and bought them, thinking I would like them. Boy, was he ever right! It was love at first sight. They were just so sweet -- maybe from the '30s? Scraps of fabric, made into yo-yos, strung on pipe cleaners to make a charming little bouquet. Can't you just imagine someone sitting at the farmhouse kitchen table, after the dinner dishes were finished, fishing through her sewing basket, all the while listening to the radio....Sigh.
Well, they graced my home studio work table for a couple of months, just waiting for the right project to come along. When these small, beaded pots showed up, I knew the moment had arrived!
Voila! Just enough flowers to fill the three little pots. They were off to a new home during the early buy at this weekend's Wheaton Antique Market. Projects, prints and smalls were our biggest sellers, although we did sell a lovely buffet and all our turquoise furniture. It was great seeing many of our regulars; thanks as always for your support! In addition, special thanks go out to Lynda Boyd for her set-up help and over-night hospitality, Frae McGuire for FIVE FABULOUS bags of goodies and to Patty Suttle for the wonderful new graphics. Yippee! Shopping for Midland this week, and then, drum roll please, it will be time once again for Kane County. Mark your calendars. xo