I shall file this vintage Humpty Dumpty sweater pattern away in my brain under the "Completely Silly, Random, and Wonderful" category. The back part of the knitted narrative is the real killer (literally and figuratively).
I recently found myself in posession of this quite dapper and fantastic (if a bit shabby) goose fellow. I am just helpless in the presence of the tiny top-hat and red felt vest. I think he is currently my favorite toy I own.
He needed some serious surgery, but I repaired him as best I can. I don't dare try to wind him, though, for fear of his fur flying clean off.
I found a nice new (old) painting/drawing table a few weeks back, and so I've got a little line of things that I really love lining the back (along with the funny planters I'm using to hold my brushes and pens and drawing doodads).
And among them is Mister Goose, who I think will be very good company.
So, this pup is the lucky treasure I was yammering on about in my last post.
It's a really, really good 30's-40's quilt with beautiful fabric choices and a very sweet level of shabbiness and mends and things. It's also backed with a rather unexpected seashell-colored worn cotton that is a nice thing to fold over.
The madcap replacement patches where it has been mended are my favorite thing about it (as pictured on the right).
I also love the color-families the quilt-maker chose for different areas.
Reds & Pinks:
Pale & Deep Blues:
And (my favorite) Aquas, Greens & Blacks:
I've gathered up a nice little stack of old quilts over the years, and while my embroidered "State Birds of America" quilt is still my favorite find (I would post a link to a picture of it, but Typepad's not doing links right now for some reason), this newbie is very certainly one of the best ones I have.
I had really good old-things luck last week at a place I never have any luck. I suspect that maybe I had the good luck specifically because I was talking such smack about the place on the way there.
Lo and behold, that beautiful parrot tray jumped into my hands, and so did the chipped metal lunchbox (which reminds me of my early 80's childhood somehow). An armful of dresses in the nicest prints...they were just falling into my lap. I stacked all the dresses & things up before I washed them, since they looked so pretty all together.
I didn't even show the best thing I found that day, because it deserves its own post.
These 1930's oxfords from SimplicityBliss' Etsy shop are other-worldly beautiful. I was staring at them yesterday, and I had to go back today just to stare some more. The details are just spellbinding...especially on the navy pair (those scallops at the toe-cap)!