Lately I've been feeling as old as these teddies! Seriously.... my health hasn't been the greatest. Nothing to do but wait for a few test results and see if the Docs can help me out. I'm just plugging along one day at a time here.
I have those photos of Sue's house and collections to share with you. There are quite a few so I may break them up into the ones from her house first and then the ones from their cabin in another post.
The antique teddies above are one of her collections. Aren't they the sweetest thangs!
Sue has marvelous displays in every corner of her home. It is an old farmhouse with so much warmth and charm you never want to leave! She has many family pieces and blends them with the antiques she's collected. I just have to be braggy and make sure you notice the oval hooked rug on this chest... it's one I made for Sue a couple of years ago for her birthday. It really looks great with her pewter display don't you think?
These two are the sweethearts of the farm! Sue's dogs Punky and Buster! The sweetest dogs and I think they are a german water spaniel mix...... I probably have that wrong.... if you read this Sue leave a comment with the correct breed.... they are wonderful dogs and I know Sue has a soft spot for them like I do my two fur kids!
This stack of old wooden bowls is wonderful.... and notice the old tin Christmas tree cookie cutter with the candles on the branches.... have you ever seen one like this? I think it is a pretty rare cookie cutter!
A wonderful collection of antique Quimper pieces.
A china cabinet full of Christmas, paper mache rabbit candy containers, sheep, and Santa collectibles! What wonderful things collected over many years!
A lovely old doll amongst some antique toys and dishes rests on top of another cabinet in the living room.
An antique leaded glass window that is made into a shelf to hold pewter and candle molds. It really makes a beautiful display! Notice the wonderful old betty lamp in the lower right hand corner!
Antique coverlets, children's clothing and shoes, painted sugar buckets and more.
A nice collection of antique weather vanes. I wish I would have taken more photos of things in her house. Of course these were all taken before the notorious bee sting when we got to the cabin! I have a ton of photos to share of the cabin so stay tuned!
I cannot close this post without saying Thank-you to Linda.... a very dear blogger and fellow rug hooker who is the author of the blog The Wool Cupboard! I won a give-away a while back she was having for her 150th post!
How do you like my winnings? I LOVE everything and have been devouring the book about rug hooking! I can't wait to use some of this lovely wool in the best colors in a future rug! Linda sent a wonderful card which is giving me some inspiration for color too! I love the rug Linda just completed which she has photos of how she hung it on a cupboard door! It looks fabulous! You need to check it out on her blog if you haven't already! I am inspired every time she does a post! Thank-you again Linda!!
.........to be continued with more photos of the cabin and a special famous homespun dress!