Monday, August 30, 2010

We Got It!

We went to an auction all day Saturday. This couple has been friends with my Go Postal's family as long as he can remember and they are downsizing to a garden home....and so they had to downsize their possesions as well. We went with the intention of bidding on this sideboard. We picked a spot out for it in the cabin before we left. Dr L was a Dentist but also a very talented woodworker. He made this out of old church pews from the church. He had even lined several drawers with felt and put in organizers for silver. Go Postal also got a planer and dust collection system. We picked up some other items as well....and the real bargains were to be had at the end of the day when the crowd started to thin. They grouped together a whole box of linens and I got it for $10 not really knowing what I would find. Mrs L's mother was a fine needleworker and inside the box where several napkins and guest towels she had embroidered. There was also and appliqued block (and the fabric for the rest of the quilt) What Fun. We will treasure this piece in our home because of its beauty, but mostly because of our love for the craftsman and his family.


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What a treasure! It's lovely, and I'm sure the family is pleased that it went to a home where it will be valued and loved as much as it was before. Can't wait to see what you got in your "goodie box" too.

Salem Stitcher said...

Wow! That is a wonderful piece! Auctions are so fun!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

A beautiful and special piece. You should write down it's history and keep it in one of the drawers so that it is not lost in time.

I'm with Mrs. G...can't wait to see the contents of the goodie box!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, it is very nice and will be so great in a log cabin.
Let's see the applique block sometime.