...................is not bad. Look what it does for linen and hemp...........turns grain sacks from the era of horse drawn threshing machines into fabric we love to use for pillows, upholstery or slip covers.
Gorgeous grain sacks found in Asheville while antiquing last week. Love the top one with the attached pouring spout on the right side and original cord tie. One of these is bolster size - long and skinny - so I've ordered a custom pillow filler and will use it across the guest room bed.
I recently purchased this old round French mirror from another dealer at SuzAnna's Antiques..........no matter that it has a few chips in its patina, it's aging beautifully. It will hang over my sofa that's awaiting new slip covers being stitched by my sweet Italian lady tailor/seamstress.
These two old books, pages yellowed and well wrinkled under their newer dust covers, are another recent find from the the ScreenDoor in Asheville........as was this magnificent wrinkled grey-green squash.
Why is aging on my mind today? Perhaps because it's my birthday and I too have the wrinkles to prove it!
Above, my special cup and saucer in the antique Torquay (my English hometown) pattern, depicting seashells and seaweeds, play things of my childhood beach days. It will hold my birthday tea later today - and I'll celebrate another wonderful year, wrinkles and all!