Tuesday, August 2, 2011

How I "Spent" My Summer Vacation

 I bought fresh produce at the farm market...
 These lovely leaves from a vendor at the same market.
I didn't spend much money, but got some great stuff.  Three books, one for the little bird and two for me. A giant spool of pink yarn, two mini suitcases,  my most expensive purchase, a package of paper doilies, aged to perfection.
 A vintage runner and some lace and a damask napkin also beautifully aged.
 Buttons?  Of course, do you ever have enough?
Instant ancestors.  A small slip of paper in the frame gave me these beautiful children's names.  Edna , Pearl, and Helen Essex. 
 This french basket and napkin came from a shop in Galena, a gift from my sweetheart.
 All this work, some one's labor and talent...
A little flannel slip, so simple and pretty.

It's the thrill of the hunt and the fun in finding a treasure.  Have a great day.

1 comment:

lisa said...

penny--looooove the buttons and flannel slip to death!!!
at the beginning of my career, i purchased an entire box of these slips--various whitewashed colors and textures...they look wonderful strung up on a clothesline in a laundry room, sewing room or playroom. what are you going to do with yours????
good to see you both in barrington, as well...it is a splendid intimate market. see you at kane?
best, lisa (the frenchmans wife)