Thursday, February 24, 2011

How NOT to sell your Antique Quilt on Ebay


If you have a dying old quilt.... and you want to sell it on ebay.
Perhaps it's not the best idea to compare it to rotting flesh.
My artistic muse gets in the way








Crazy Quilt
Undated - unsigned
Early American
45" x 56" not counting the frayed border
Condition - Good

This poor tired tattered quilt....

A collage of exhausted fine fabrics, velvets and thread bare silks

with muslin exposed like skeletal bones through rotting flesh.

The mass of pretty embroidered stitches are like
little colorful soldiers in an army

rallying the war against decay and deterioration.
They are holding their ground.

Mouse earred edges are worn and torn
like broken teeth in battle.
While hand painted daisies and little stitched pictures
help to soften the field.

This quilt has had a life of hard work.

Yet remarkably the back of the quilt is strong and undefiled,
it seems to defy age.

Strong vibrant rich red fabric is the life blood of what keeps this rugged relic alive.

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Please excuse my grossly artistic description.

This really is a lovely antique and all original piece of folk art.

By the way...it does not smell like rotting flesh!

In fact it has no offensive odor at all.

Many of these examples of the Early American Quilt

are in the same boat so to speak.

They are becoming quite scarce.

In generations to come I suspect only pictures and

silly descriptions like this will survive.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lost and Found



Dylan lost Mario at my house. I found his beloved toy and put it up high where it would be safe until Dylan would come back again for a visit. A week later - Now, Dylan is back and I forgot that I have his toy. I pass by the funny looking little character all afternoon without a thought or notice. Until the very late afternoon sun comes around to the west side and streams bright rays through the two little window panes of the back door. The sunlight is like a spotlight shining in on little Mario. Sometimes all it takes is a little light on the subject to see what has been there all along.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Antique Towel Rack

A needle felted chickadee perches on an antique towel rack.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mantle Today

How times have changed...


There are a few variations of this New Era Potato Chip tin.
This one is from 1937. The later years toned it down a bit.
Eat all you want is a little misleading.
Now available at my Etsy shop.