Monday, September 12, 2011

Antique Sunday, Button Monday

Design - "Button, Button"
Designer - Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric - 28 count Patina Lakeside Linen
Fibers - DMC & Crescent Colors - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 18 August 2011
Completed - 9 September 2011


Apparently my "Floss Color Reading Issues" continued on with "Button, Button".  Three of the tree buttons now have a unique to me color combinations.  I thought about correcting them, but decided I like my choices of color, and so they are staying as is...along with a vow to Read the Color Charts More Carefully in the Future!

Sunday morning my Mom and I headed off to the small town of Coburg, Oregon just north of Eugene to attend the Coburg Antique Show.  As it was to be another hot day, we arrived at 7:30am.

With over three hundred booths, there was something for everyone!
Doorknobs...

Costume Jewelry...

French Country pieces...

Cookie-cutters...

Darling Doggies! 
(Oh, right - these guys were not for sale!)

Trunks and Furniture...
  
Salt and Pepper Shakers...

Wash Tubs and Watering Cans...

As a gardener, I liked the watering cans, and thought about who might have used them when new...what was their garden like?  But they were priced from $20-$45 based on their condition, and the "fanciness" of the watering rose...a bit dear for my pocketbook.   

As a stitcher, these needle-books called to me, and I ended up buying three or four of them.  Again to me, they beg the question, who owned them originally, and how where they used. 
A lovely morning in Coburg, OR.  We strolled around for about 2 1/2 hours - had a good time, and beat the heat.

5 comments:

Tracey said...

Just love your Button Button and your "colour choices" look great! What an awesome looking Antique show... wished I lived near that one! :^)

Anna van Schurman said...

Those needlebooks are great. I hope you will show which ones came home with you!

Lisa V said...

Love the Antique Fair photos, wish they had them that big where I live. Congrats on your finish!

Erik D Shipley said...

That antique show looks amazing.

KarenV said...

Love your Button, Button finish, that colour combination is really pretty. Congratulations!