. . . and I'm not talking Thanksgiving dinner. I always joke that in retirement I plan to eat Fancy Feast, not from a crystal goblet but from a piece of antique pressed glass. I've recently come closer to making that a reality.
When in Tipp City for the Ali/Maria workshop, Melinda and I stopped at Patriot Antiques, a shop that was a true antiques shop. We are talking pieces from the 1700 and 1800's. Wonderful pieces ~ mostly out of my price range :) I did spot this Leeds feather edge pepper pot. It does have some discoloration and rim chips, but I thought the price was reasonable (for feather edge) so it had to come home and join my collection. You can read about my collection and see pictures here.
After the workshop, I decided to quickly browse through one of the antique malls in town before heading home. When I walked in, I saw this sampler and it was calling my name. I went and took a look, loved what I saw, but walked away. A little later it was SCREAMING my name and I asked what the best price was. They called the dealer who came down 25%. How could it not come home with me? I absolutely LOVE it. No alphabets, no name or date, but it is thought to be a circa 1830-1840 English sampler.
The verse reads,
"How great the goodness and the grace
That on my birth has smiled
And made me in these christian days
A happy English child
I was not born as thouands are
Where God was never known
And taught to pray a useless prayer
To blocks of wood and stone"
Last weekend the Christmas open houses were held in Avon, Ohio. I picked up this sweet little hooked rug from hooker/antique dealer Arlene. It measures about 12" x 15" and probably dates from the 30's. I don't believe the blue on the sleigh and the brown line above the houses to be original to the piece.
This is the back side. Pretty cool, no?
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