Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happy St. Paddy's Day to all!!

Here's an Irish toast to go with your green beer:

Many blessings to cheer you, 
Each day the year through,
And the luck of the Irish 
In all that you do!

Greeting card image courtesy of :
Vintage Everyday Images
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Here are some cottage style antiques from my Hourglass Antiques & Collectibles shops. This week I'm showcasing some vintage textiles ....

This wonderful hand-hooked rug with bold multi-colored flowers has a blue and white blocks strip with a brown border. Made with cotton fabric strips, it has a burlap backing. Size: 26¾ x 38 inches. 

Vintage Hand Hooked Floral Rug 

A vintage potholder pair from the 1930's. Crocheted in ecru and red in a flower shape, they each have a ring for hanging.

These two doilies are crocheted in a color-changing yarn in bright pastels.

This is a lovely quilt in a variation  

of the 'Nine Patch' pattern. 


colors are

blues, greens,

& pink, all

on a white 

ground. On all 

four sides is a 

'saw tooth' edging. 

This quilt was 

machine pieced 

and hand quilted.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Check out the Etsy Cottage Style blog ~ Market Monday (which runs 24/7).  It's "a virtual flea market of arts, crafts, antiques, and more". Each item shown has a link to it's place on the internet.  Browse and shop 'til your heart's content!

Market Monday ~ Etsy Cottage Style Blog