Friday, May 16, 2008

Show & Tell Friday


It's been awhile since I've done Show & Tell Friday, so I thought I'd share something today.



I thought I'd share old treasures that are new to me. These are a few of the things I found on my trip last week to Ennis, Montana. They had some wonderful antique stores and I found this beautiful crocheted pineapple butterfly there. It's big too--it measures 21 inches by 16 inches. I'm not sure just what it was originally used for--I'm wondering due to it's size if maybe it graced the back of a chair or sofa at one time. Someone certainly put a lot of hours into it and I found it heaped in a box of other doilies and linens and decided I needed to rescue it and make it a treasure. I think I may frame it, but I haven't decided for sure. That's the only thing I could think of so maybe someone will have a better suggestion.




A few other small newly acquired treasures are the red and white potholder, old silver mirror, with a rather thick beveled mirror still in it with only a bit of the silvering deteriorated and a pincushion made from an old piece of a quilt. I love rescuing old things and giving them a new home and I love to think of who made the piece or who might have owned it and how they might have come to acquire it and what kind of person they were and how did their treasure end up for sale. All part of the mystique and fun of adopting someone else's treasures.

To see more Show & Tell Fridays hop on over to Kelli's House and enjoy what everyone else has to share.

11 comments:

Susie said...

What wonderful finds! My grandma used to have doilies similar to that across the back of her chairs, so I think you may be right about it. Framing it will be a perfect way to showcase it..
:)

Timalee said...

What a beautiful butterfly, I agree with framing it, I think that would be the best way to show it off.

IsabellaCloset said...

Cathy, What a beautiful blog.. I love everything I see!
What fun..You have such lovely treasures. Thanks for sharing them with us..
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

ceekay said...

The butterfly piece is beautiful and I would definately frame it. You found a gem!

MammyT said...

A very good show and Tell. The butterfly is lovely.
Nancy

Shelley said...

Hi Cathy, those are some really neat finds. Your trip looks like it was a wonderful one indeed. I would love to visit that little town. Thanks so much for sharing it......

Blessings,Shelley

Kelli said...

What sweet finds! The butterfly is so beautiful!
~Kelli

Kathy said...

Love your crocheted butterfly. I think it was probably used for the back of a chair or sofa. It's sooo pretty!...Kathy

Heather said...

I love the pretty mirror! Thank you for sharing your treasures. Blessings ~ Heather

Love Bears All Things said...

Definitely frame the butterfly. I would use some pretty vintage look paper from the scrapbook department for the background.
Mama Bear

Primgal55 said...

They all look like things my Nany had! My mom has most of them now.

I like the idea of framing or matting the butterfly too. Make sure and show us if you do!

hugs, Linda