Monday, April 28, 2008

Pretties for me!

One of our S4 members had surgery last week so 3 of us went to visit her at home. We brought cookies, had tea and chatted like magpies! On the way home we wanted to stop at an antique shop in Bethel but we were running late and the shop had closed. Quilty Pam suggested we try "A Wrinkle in Time" just outside Robesonia. The owner had just closed but saw us in the parking lot and invited us in anyway. Well! Did we have a good time?!? We each ended up with treasures and Julie even found a Rowe pottery pitcher that was about 1/2 of what she would have expected to pay. I found a darling platter with no mark on the back so I think that means it pre-dates 1891 if it was manufactured in another country. I also picked up a pretty little Elite Works Limoges plate with pink flowers. Very cute, very girlie.

The piece of fabric is one I picked up on Saturday. It is for my kaleidoscope quilt we are making at Bear Hollow. I still have to find fabric for the accent fabric and borders but I think this piece has a lot of nice colors and will be easy to find fabrics that will work.

My next big project not quilt related is to paint my coffee table though I am feeling some guilt about painting the top. The mahogany veneer has a diamond shaped (kinda) pattern and I really am not crazy about covering that up. Maybe I will just refinish the top and paint the legs. Decisions, decisions...


  1. I know wood is painted all the time...but on certainly items I still like the wood look. Good luck on making the decision.

    The plate shown in the picture is so pretty and fragile looking.

    Enjoy your week!

    Amelia in Oklahoma

  2. Oh oh! I'll just come right out and say it....please don't paint the mahogony?! Pweeeese?? It's such a beautiful wood and you say it's inlaid? I'd love to see a pic before you paint it ... if you must....heheheheheh

  3. The pink dish is so pretty ,what a great find .

  4. Your plates are so pretty! Your platter looks like it matches a stack of 8 plates I got a few weeks ago at Goodwill. They too, had no markings on them. I just figured they were 'generic'. I'll have to take a picture of them sometime to compare with your platter.

    Good finds!


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