Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Maria Gaetana ~



A few weeks ago while out "playing",  I purchased this antique sampler at Seville Antiques in Seville, Ohio.  This is how the sampler was hanging on the wall, with Maria's name at the bottom. However . . . hanging like this the rest of the sampler is upside down.


When I find the perfect spot for it, I will hang it in this direction.  (Sorry for all the glare, but I just can't get a good picture with the glass.)


They said the sampler dates from the late 1700's. I just love the animals.  I thought it a good addition to my antique sampler collection.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  
Happy hump day.
Hugs :)
Lauren

15 comments:

  1. Wow!!!! That is one beautiful old sampler and you are so lucky to have it, Blessings Francine.

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  2. What a nice treasure to have, love the designs and the age.

    Debbie

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  3. Oh how wonderful! The frame is gorgeous too! I still hope to own an antique sampler myself one day...
    Blessings, Patti

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  4. that is a wonderful goodie. How funny that her name is upside down to the sampler.
    Cathy

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  5. A wonderful sampler to add to your collection Lauren! hugs, Lori

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  6. It's in red...in a tiger maple frame...with wonderful animal motifs.......wow what a beauty!
    Robyn

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  7. You must have some great shops in your area as you tend to locate some fantastic finds.

    Saundra

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  8. Love that old sampler! It will look fabulous amongst your collection! Such a great find, you lucky gal!!

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  9. Love that sampler! Congrats on the wonderful find.Hugs,Jen

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  10. Love this sampler and the frame!!
    I would hang it like you said.

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  11. Wow Lauren, that was a great find while you were just playing.
    It looks in great condition. It will make a great addition to your sampler collection.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  12. What a lovely addition to your sampler collection...

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  13. I don't know why...but your recent post didn't update on my blog Lauren...so I'm late in posting...but I love the sampler!! It's so interesting that her name is upside down...or the animals upside down....so sweet!

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