Thursday, August 2, 2007

Snippets and Tidbits





Some mornings when I look at all the stacks of drawers and boxes (that's a polite term for stuff) I've accumulated over the years, I ask myself why?

Old spools of silk thread, 1000s of buttons, snippets of antique lace, tidbits of ribbon and quilts, well I've lost count.

My dining table has become a montage of sorted stacks of fabric salvaged from antique garments and coverlets. Somewhere under the piles of vintage tablecloths and napkins I found my keyboard so I could type this blog.

It's like an addiction! You attend an auction in case there's that one special item you're looking for and end up buying the whole box. You've been called to give an appraisal for an estate and find yourself unable to close the car trunk for all the goodies you couldn't do without. Thrift shops and yard sales - we won't even go there.

But when I'm finally wrapping the parcel that's off to a favorite dollmaker, collage artist or vintage cushion seamstress, I realize why. They will take that snippet or tidbit and weave their magic to give it new life, all over again.

12 comments:

Colleen said...

Thank goodness you are out there helping to save all the beautiful treasures in the world.

Lori said...

welcome to blogland! and thank you so much for stopping to see me...your blog is just lovely and i see we share a fondness for the most beautiful color, pink. i love your Christine Crocker doll she is quite wonderful...

nicol sayre said...

Oh hello hello! How lovely to find you here! I love your snippets and tidbits and see a kindred spirit in your words and images! Thank you so much for visiting me and I can tell there may be a path worn between our doors. Welcome dear friend!

Donna O'Brien said...

Hello! I would love to recieve a package such as this with all these treasures! A visual treat, fro sure!!
Donna

Donna O'Brien said...

Oops!I need to check my spelling before I post!!
D.

Suzanne said...

Hi~ I'm clicking through blogland this evening and happened upon yours...and I'm so glad I did! I love reading and learning about the past and especially the personal lives of those who lived before us. And it makes their stories even more special by holding a tangible treasure they owned. Thank you for being the "keeper and collector" of the treasures... Love your website too!

Kimberlee Edgar said...

What a lovely Post and I love the photo...

Kimberlee

Lana said...

Hello, Suzanne who posted earlier sent me to your blog ~ and what a wonderful blog it is! I'll be back...

Lana

Scallywags Scribbles said...

Followed your blog through Lana's and am so pleased I did. I love all the old "stuff" too ,and you put into words just what i feel about it, thank you

Country Cottage Chic said...

I've just discovered your blog & am so glad I did! I've thoroughly enjoyed it & will be back for more!

Michelle said...

I am so happy that I stumbled upon your blog.

I feel as if I was swept away to a magical time that I am so intrigued by. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful findings and the stories...Oh My....

I will be visiting often.

Blessings,
Michelle

Cheryl said...

Gosh this is a wonderful blog...I am just SO enjoying the stories behind the lovely things you've found! What a wonderful job you have! I'll be back for more...
hugs, Cheryl :)