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.

4 comments:

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...

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