Honey and I went on a mission yesterday. We were going to find door knobs, hinges, locks, and escutcheons for these doors.
Why is it .... you can see door knobs on every table, in ever box ..........when you don't need or want them???
Riddle me that one ... Batman!!! Three of our very-bestest antique stops and not a door knob to be found!!
But don't you worry. I relaxed a bit and found some new stuff that I just had to have!!! I'm good with junkin'.
there are treasures.
Like a vintage Pyrex bowl for popcorn. And a cow cookie cutter ... a gift from Davis Baking Powder.
For some reason, I love old cookie cutters. Not that I ever bake sugar cookies!! But I am approaching 100 cookie cutters. I have hearts ... lots and lots of hearts. And chickens. Lots of chickens. And now .... a duck!!
I know ... when the auctioneer starts the bidding on Miss Eff's stuff in the very distant future .... he will say........ Miss Eff had a thing for hand made items! Yep .. that's Miss Eff. Love the history, the talent, the thriftiness of women's handiwork. I know ... a pot holder can be made from a chunk of terry towel. It might match your decor and come straight from the dollar store. But wouldn't you rather use the pretty crocheted flower one??? I know I would.
And I want to sleep on pillow cases with beautiful tatted edges. They don't match. Someone didn't finish the top one. A UFO. There are certainly lots of UFOs around this house. I'm perfectly fine with that. And catch this ... they were a $1 for the pair. 50% off sale!!!!!
I came home with flower frogs to hold signage in the Summer Kitchen, a sewing basket .... because.
Well, because it felt like it really needed someone to love it .......again.
Hand-knitted. Garter stitch knit in tubes and sewn together with a feather stitch. The knitter knit a few rows (about 8) .. changed colors and knit a few more to form those beautiful striped sections. Then the solids turned the whole rug into a piece of art.
A practical utilitarian object that was made with love and care.
And it is mine.
I love me some good junkin'!