Over the Labor Day weekend small towns often turn into giant flea markets.
Are there any bargains left?
Too bad the camera couldn't capture the gold glitter of that accordian or the luster of the purple kleenex box holder.
Here's a visual memo for Christmas decorations:
glitter, gold paint and egg cartons.
A sewing related craft.
If one had room for a four-piece set of deco furniture there was a bargain.
The pie is still a deal.
At the Legion Hall.
On the quilt front, there were unusual items I did not need.
A pink sateen, flounced item with a chiffon-painting in the center.
The Seth Thomas Rose from the
Kansas City Star column---not in great condition---
but always nice to see the pattern done.
A good date on an embroidered quilt.
These are things I did not need, however.
Feed sacks in a whole-cloth tied comforter.
More ties than you can shake a stick at.
Wait a minute, on top of that stack of tied wool comforters.
Is that a linsey quilt?
It IS a linsey quilt---I only have ONE of those.
Well now I have two.
It was ONLY $25. And of course only valuable as a catalog of linsey and home-woven fabrics.
But what a catalog of samples.
All were wool or wool/cotton or wool/linen combinations.
There is blue jeans cloth, butternut, hickory cloth...
Quilted in diagonal lines.
Bound with the white linsey twill back brought over the front.
Plaid linsey-woolseys and plaid and striped wools.
How old is it? These things are hard to date.
Saw nothing in it like machine stitching that would help in the date.
All home woven and hand stitched.
Could be 1810 but more likely a late-19th century quilt made from earlier home-woven cloth.
Read more about linsey quilts in my 1812 blog post here:
So I guess I'll have to go back and poke around again next year.