Antique Quilt Fun…..


Well, life is slowly getting back to normal….whatever that looks like!!!

I haven’t had time to post about it, but several months ago there was a small antique quilt display at our local library.  DSC04329


One of my Great-Grandmother’s quilts was included…..



It is a Caesar’s Crown variation pattern, made by Mary Louisa Messer Hall, in the 1930’s.

I enjoyed looking at the quilts, especially noting the ones that had one or more blocks made with different fabrics…..


I wonder if I would ever have the guts to make a pastel quilt with one VERY red block??   I also really liked the soft colored fabrics that were used in the rest of the quilt.

This quilt looked fairly ordinary from a distance away…..


….but I was enamored with the quilting……


Each corner of the block had an area of “stipple” quilting that added so much texture to the piece.  Here is another photo that shows how it looked….


It was a fun showing in a peaceful setting…….


Antiquing we will go…..

Over the last few months, several people have mentioned that I should to “Ian Hendersons Antique Mall”  in Monroe (pronounced MUNroe), Georgia.  So on Friday, I decided to take a field trip.

It is housed in the old Monroe Cotton Mill and has 85,000 square feet of space filled with booths from 700 vendors!!!  This was my first look down ONE of the aisles……


I was looking for two things….firstly a Wash Stand to put in my guest bathroom and then a long, narrow mirror to put over the Mantel in our Keeping room.  At first it took a lot of time to look thru the booths, but then I got my eye in and was able to move thru the booths fairly quickly.

I found one Wash Stand that I really liked (for only $97), but unfortunately it was already sold……


The other one that I am still considering is taller and I am afraid that it might dwarf the bathroom, but it certainly was nice…..


I found lots of other interesting things, including this Elvis lamp…..


….and this travel trunk……


There were a few quilts, but not any that were very exciting, however I did enjoy seeing this Wool Penny Rug……


I will definitely return every few months to see what else they have!!!