Another great find was this crewel picture that was hanging in plain view and had been either overlooked or ignored by the others perusing the Estate sale. This was definitely the home of a needleworker and collector - found several wonderful items here and none I will soon part with. Attached to the back was a note which I didn't have an opportunity to look at until I arrived home. I wanted to make sure once I took it off the wire I would be able to return to it's original location.
|This image includes both the note her daughter added along|
with the original invoice for the services provided.
Interesting the value was $100.00 but as a needleworker
we know the value is absolutely priceless.
I will leave you with the piece that probably came the closest to causing my husband to be about ready to kick me to the curb right along with my stuff. It went a little like this....
A few weeks ago I was at the auction house and made the mistake of hanging around. They had a beautiful piano come up on the auction block and no one was bidding. The auctioneer asked where do you want me to start the price - someone hollered out a price and that is where he started and I raised my number. Before I knew it I was the owner of an approximately 1943 Acrosonic Baldwin Spinet in a beautiful pecan wood case piano.
That was the easy part,
the hard part was calling my husband and telling him
we had to pick up a piano the next day....
Guess I should make an attempt to learn to play...