July Offerings...


“Look out into the July night, and see the broad belt of silver flame which flashes up the half of heaven, fresh and delicate as the bonfires of the meadow-flies…”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Small Antique Sampler: Mary Pugh 1828





(Click on images for a larger view!) This wonderful, small antique sampler was completed by Mary Pugh in 1828 when she was 12 years of age.  Mary used silk threads and stitched a verse from Ecclesiastes followed by a large, folky urn of flowers, two tall flowering plants, her name and the year. A floral border surrounds the whole.
  
The linen has some deterioration, most notably in the middle of the alphabet and the top two rows of verse. The sampler is laid on a similar colored backing material, so it was hard to photograph, but it also effectively hides the damage when viewed with the eye. The silks, even where the linen is deteriorated, remain intact. Mary’s sampler is framed in what I believe is the original frame with brass loop at the top. The frame has areas of wear consistent with age. A wire was added on the back for hanging.

This sampler has not been reproduced.

Measurements including frame: 8.5”w x 9.5”h.
Sampler measurements: 5.75”w x 7”h.

Mary Pugh Sampler ~ $425.00 includes shipping in the U.S.
To order, please email me at pineberrylane@hotmail.com.

Antique Sampler: Betsy Thomas 1798

 
 
 

(Click on images for a larger view!) The perfect sampler for the primitive, early sampler lover!  Betsy Thomas finished her work in 1798 at the age of 13.  Completed in cross and satin stitch in browns, blacks, and just a bit of the prettiest blue. I believe the threads are cotton. The sampler was folded over in the center many years ago to hide a hole – you can see the fold just above her name. Betsy’s sampler is stitched to a cotton backing material that is the same color as the linen which effectively hides a hole in the lower right corner.

Framed under glass in a wonderful frame with four corner blocks. Frame has scrapes and wear. Fresh paper dust cover on back.  Sawtooth hanger.  Just a wonderful, early sampler that has not been reproduced!!

Measurements including frame: 12.25”h x 10.25”w
Sampler measurements: 7.5”w x 9.25”h

Betsy Thomas Sampler ~ $225.00 includes shipping in the U.S. 
To order, please email me at pineberrylane@hotmail.com.

Paper Covered Boxes
These sets of small, heavily aged, paper-covered boxes have patriotic flair!  Just for fun, I’ve included a wee stack of good early calico pieces in red and blue with each set.  Because who doesn’t love to find a little treasure hidden inside a box?

Oval Patriotic Boxes ~ Set A
 


Measurements ~ largest to smallest: 5”w x 2”h, 3.5”w x 1.5”h, & 3”w x 1.5”h. Includes the tiny bundle of early calico pieces. 
Oval Patriotic Boxes ~ Set A ~ $58.00 includes shipping in the U.S. ~ Sold, thank you kindly! 
To order, please email me at pineberrylane@hotmail.com.

Round Patriotic Boxes ~ Set B

 




Measurements ~ largest to smallest: 4”w x 2”h, 3”w x 1.5”h, & 2.5”w x 1.5”h.  Includes the tiny bundle of early calico pieces. 
Round Patriotic Boxes ~ Set B ~ $58.00 includes shipping in the U.S. ~ Sold, thank you! 
To order, please email me at pineberrylane@hotmail.com.

Oval Patriotic Boxes ~ Set C





Measurements ~ largest to smallest: 5”w x 2”h, 3.5”w x 1.5”h, & 3”w x 1.5”h. Includes the tiny bundle of early calico pieces. 
Oval Patriotic Boxes ~ Set C ~ $58.00 includes shipping in the U.S. ~ Sold, thank you! 
To order, please email me at pineberrylane@hotmail.com.

Round Patriotic Boxes ~ Set D





Measurements ~ largest to smallest: 4”w x 2”h, 3”w x 1.5”h, & 2.5”w x 1.5”h.  Includes the tiny bundle of early calico pieces. 
Round Patriotic Boxes ~ Set D ~ $58.00 includes shipping in the U.S. ~ Sold, thank you! 
To order, please email me at pineberrylane@hotmail.com.

Until next month, my friends, wave your parade flags, enjoy a glass of lemonade, and enjoy these blessed days of summer…