Sunday, July 10, 2016

Semi-Bad ~


Today was my all time favorite antique show held on the square in Milan, Ohio, birthplace to Thomas Alva Edison.  Other than last year when I somehow forgot about it, I've been attending this show for over two decades. 

My best purchase of the day is this sweet little Shaker sewing stand, circa 1880.  Other than missing its pincushion, it's in pretty darn good shape.  Bought from a reputable dealer, I am confident it is a Shaker piece.


Through these little holes on three sides . . .


. . . fed your thread, held on these little spool holders. 


An ironstone pitcher and a bundle of vintage ticking also came home with me.


I'm hoping this old folding drying rack will work well as a display piece for the show I am doing in Holly, MI, in September.  (If not, I'm not sure what I can do with it since it takes up quite a bit of space when open.)


Had money been no object, much more would have come home with me.  There were a couple samplers I loved, but I restrained myself . . . sigh.  If I don't stop buying, I will soon need a bigger house :)

Little Julie . . . you are still a "no reply blogger".  Here is a link to the fix, thanks to Saundra.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Happy Sunday to you.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

18 comments:

Darlene said...

Love your shaker piece!!

acorn hollow said...

ohh good find! I have to slow my roll to or I will be deemed a hoarder.

Tammy Franck said...

Love love that sewing box!!! Lucky find!

WoolenSails said...

Great finds and fun items to decorate with.

Debbie

Merry Wind Farm said...

Oh my, you were bad/good!! What a spectacular purchase, I love it. You can make a special little pincushion for it.
Melinda

marly said...

Nice! That is a great find.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Lauren, you find the neatest treasures, love them all!!!! Blessings Francine.

Saundra said...

Love that Shaker sewing box!

Farm Girl said...

I always love seeing your finds at your shopping trips. You find the most amazing things. I have never seen one of those boxes. So pretty.

Jacqueline said...

Love your finds.. you always find the best..

Little Julie said...

Thanks Lauren for that excellent No Reply fix. Did it!

Little Julie said...

Love your finds, especially the sewing table and ticking. Any ideas what you'll do with the ticking? I always think of a stuffed Humpty Dumpty when I see ticking.

woolwoman said...

OMGosh - that shaker sewing table is awesome! you can make another pin cushion to replace the missing one. I can't believe those ivory rings are still intact. lucky girl! hope you have a great coming week ! Mel

The Eveningstitcher said...

Ah-ha!!! So you did buy that little spool, thread holder...so glad you did! They were beautiful and in really good condition! That pitcher and ticking were really good finds!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lauren,
Oh, but I wish I could be "bad" like you and find one of those amazing pieces!!! Lucky girl!! It is in wonderful shape and you will certainly enjoy displaying it!! Also love your pitcher and ticking!! The drying rack is really wonderful too!! You did "good, being bad!" Hope you enjoy your week!!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie

Gayle said...

You found some wonderful treasures!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

That Shaker sewing box is amazing! I need to come visit you so you can show me how to be bad as well ;)

Larkrise garden girl said...

That is so cute the sewing basket!! You are so lucky to be where there are so many antiques!!!