Went to look for Easter eggs today....well, not just for eggs. We went to some of our favorite vintage spots.
I found some Easter Bonnets.............................
this 1940's guest towel.
Yes...a box. It was filled with all of the most wonderful treasure.
These are stamped patterns she recieved. the first one is an embroidery panel for a table scarf..they call them doilies. The next two are, Hand-painted holly and then cattails with daisies that are for seat covers. The Grape and flowers with hand-tatted edging is a pillow cover. Under all of this, wrapped in more tissue was...............
and inside were pages and pages of embroidery stitches, patterns, color renditions of embroidered flowers, items to order, vintage ads for sewing notions and fabrics....just all kind of things.
I was amazed.....I checked the box....no price. Okay take it to the desk..maybe they know....not a clue.
Well, around here that's not good.......it's pricey....they'll call the lady. It was her Great-Grandma's....hmm do ya here the ca-ching.......nobody paid any attention to the little box for years tucked away up in the attic of the old family home......the house finally passed down to her and she was doing some much needed house cleaning...if ' the lady buying can use it and it's not all ruined'....'how's $12.50'? Knock me over with a feather! The sales lady chuckled and said it was fine. I quickly asked if she'd like some free help cleaning house?! Too late.....She cleaned it all out before Christmas and sent a lot to Goodwill.
I left holding my treasure tightly in my arms. I think I'm gonna keep this just the way it is. Someday, if I find one of those showcase side tables, I'll display it in there. For now it'll sit on my shelf with my other sewing treasures. The book...it's already given me some inspiration.
Did you find a treasure this weekend?