September Offerings...

"The golden-rod is yellow;
The corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.”

~~Helen Hunt Jackson~~

Black Cat Threadwork

I’ve stitched some of my favorite Halloween motifs and framed them under glass in old sixth plate (half case) daguerreotype frames.  Perfectly tiny, they measure only 3.75”w x 3.25”h.  Only one of each! 

October Kitty ~ $85.00 includes shipping in the U.S. ~ Sold ~ thank you kindly!
Kitty with Black Jacks ~ $85.00 includes shipping in the U.S. ~ Sold ~ thank you kindly!
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Dried Gourds

I love decorating with dried gourds.  Fill an old dough bowl or trug with some and you can keep them out year ‘round.  I tuck in dried grass and corn leaves come October and pine sprigs come Christmas. Simple!  You get all the gourds shown here ~ 5 banana gourds (bottom right - each approximately 8” long) and the 3 larger gourds. The largest measures 16” (top left with curved neck). 

Dried Gourds ~ $28.00 + shipping ~ Sold ~ thank you kindly!
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Cellar Apples
I got these years ago from my chum, Pat Byers.  “Cellar Apples” she called them.  What a wonderful name!  I have no idea what they are.  I don’t even know if I can say they are akin to a dried gourds as they are much smaller (2-3” across) and they are heavy.  Whatever they are, they are wonderful!  I am letting go of some of my stash.  You will get 7 cellar apples in a set.  Don’t they look wonderful set in an old wood bowl with some dried grass?

Cellar Apples ~ $15.00 per set + shipping ~ Sold out ~ thank you!!
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Antique Sampler: Jane Rowley

Eight year old Jane Rowley worked her marking sampler when she was just 8 years old.  Stitched with fine wool threads on linen.  It was once a bright and colorful sampler, but time has muted the colors of the threads to the palette you see here.  I love the olive green border and tomato red she used for her name and age at the bottom.  This sampler is in very good shape aside from the faded threads.  There are remnants of paper on the back edges where it was once fixed to a backing board, but this is not visible on the front. It measures 15.75”h x 12”w.

Jane Rowley Sampler ~ $245.00 includes shipping in the U.S. ~ Sold ~ thank you kindly! 
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Until next month, my friends, I wish you many pleasant hours…