This was plenty enough for me...usually I decorate the bedrooms, the bathrooms, the kitchen, the dining room.....but not this year.
And then because I don't have enough furniture (ha)....I fell in love with this vintage walnut coffee table. I have to refinish the top, but the wood on the bottom and legs of this table are beautiful! I had it in my head to chalk paint it....but the more I look at it, the more I love the wood. The Queen Ann legs match my porringer sidetables as well.
Last, is an early sampler that I purchased in Holly last weekend at the show. It's an interesting sampler because it looks like it was only partially finished or a part of it was cut or torn away...
The back of the sampler has a piece of history taped to it. It states:
"Loaned by Mrs. D. R. Potter and worked by her self when a child. Age of sampler 67 years." Ardelia Beach was 9 years old when this was stitched...since Ardelia was born in August 31, 1813, this was done in 1822. This piece was loaned for display in 1880.
I have several antique samplers, but none of them have a history to them. In fact, I have tried to research some of the names on my samplers without any luck.
I love that Ardelia stitched it all on the tiniest count of linen, using only brown threads. Can you imagine, these young girls sitting by candle light stitching? I have trouble finishing a sampler on 28 count, with an Ott-Light and a magnifier!!!
Have a great week and pray for the poor people who were affected by the hurricaine...so much suffering and loss.....