Wednesday, February 2, 2011

For Your Inspiration: Old Things

Recently I had the opportunity to spend an hour browsing an antique store.
It's been years since I had the time to do so. 
I was out of town for a child's audition and didn't feel like doing the work I brought with me. 
What wonder and discovery.
Wow. They truly don't make toys like they used to.

 Can you imagine how beautiful this once was (and still is!?)
I love utilitarian objects that are works of art. A bucket of beauty.

Butter molds and miniatures. Surely made by hand. The time that went in to the making.....
Am I the only one who's heart literally races when I see cabinets with tons of little drawers?
I'm serious here - if any of you attend flea markets or estate sales - could you please be my personal shopper? I couldn't afford any of the price tags here.

How could I not fall in love with this. I am, after all, still a quilter.


Lynn said...

Just imagine how many buttons, beads and other lovelies you could store in all those drawers! The bucket is my favorite though. The colors are fabulous

Jeannie said...

I can't walk past little boxes, cupboards, trunks without sighing. I box just to store the boxes to store things! You saw wonderful treasures that made my heart go pitter pat. The little red sewing machine is a joy. Thanks for sharing your outing. I hope you found a treasure to bring home!

Jane LaFazio said...

you wrote "I was out of town for a child's audition." Lyric, you don't have enough children that you must leave town and make children audition to be in your family?


lovely things and pics!

lyric said...

(very talented daughter made it into the all-district band)