Monday, May 28, 2012

Pictures of Giveaway #3 charts and 'Finds' while shopping today!

Here is a picture of the 5 charts for the 3rd Giveaway! I will pick the winner tonight, after all settles down again! Good luck!

Today is my holiday off, so I woke up at a decent time, and took off to the antique mall about 5 miles away! I have not been there in about 20 years! It is HUGE! But, I was hoping to find a great frame for Fly Away Home and any fabulous stitching accessories... so I was being selective. And I had success! I found two clear glass frogs and two great old spools! One of the spools is from American Silk Mills in Orange, VA, and the other end is stamped with 'Smith Bobbin 33'. The other spool has 'US' and two numbers on each side, one is 9 and the other is 32. I may investigate that, just so I have a little history with my new acquisitions. I am pretty excited! I would like to clean them up a bit, if anyone has experience in that just give me a shout!
Now I am off to do laundry and some finishing! Tho my neck hurts, I am way behind and just need to get at it! Plus I have Giveaway packages and PIF packages to send out! Been gathering stuff...

Hope you are enjoying the day!




Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great finds, Maggee. You know what "they" say - cleaning loses the patina which decreases value... If that doesn't matter, I'd try Murphy's Soap Oil or Orange Glow wood conditioner.

Vickie said...

Thanks for the pics, I am going to head back to your last post and sign up! :)

Mouse said...

ooooo drooollll love those charts... name already in hat .. paws are crossed I win hehehe

the glass will come up lovely with a soapy warm water wash ... thats what I did for mine and the spools well I would give them a wee wipe with a baby wipe to get rid of the grime with out getting them too wet and then give them a wax with a clear wax or something similar :)
hope that helps :) love mouse xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Super finds, Maggee! I bet you would enjoy looking at all the things on display at the Silk Mill Grille in Orange (formerly the silk mill).

Robin in Virginia
rlbrowninva @

Catherine said...

Great finds!

Meari said...

Wonderful finds. I love walking around at antique malls.

Anne said...

Oooh those spools and frogs are wonderful! I don't have any experience or knowledge of spools other than they are extremely expensive here in BC!!! I would love to be entered in your generous draw!!



Patty C. said...

Im glad you enjoyed your say ;)