Thursday, December 17, 2015

Finding Treasures

My cousins and aunties and I recently went to the Columbus Antique Mall in Columbus Wisconsin for a day of treasure hunting.

Columbus Antique Mall
*Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall*
"Where dealers shop for their merchandise."
Over 78,000 square feet of antiques displayed and sold by
222 of Wisconsin's finest dealers in 444 booths in 18 rooms.
Enter Everyday  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shop In Air Conditioned Comfort
Broad Range of Antiques, Collectibles, Glassware
Pottery, China, Used Books, and Vintage Decorating
Peruse our 3rd floor of furniture.
Enjoy Snacks & Beverages in our World's Fair Lounge/Mall

Cash/Check Only and No Credit/Debit
239 Whitney St., P.O. Box 151, Columbus, WI  53925-0151
Phone or Fax: 920-623-1992
They bill themselves as above, and I have to say I believe it!  The place is HUGE on a grand scale... bigger than I've been able to cover in a day with any degree of comfort.
We usually get there around 9 a.m. and shop until we literally run out of energy to move.  This day it ended up being around 2 p.m. when we checked out and went to lunch.
My cousins were looking for Christmas items, jewelry and other miscellany.  Kelly found an adorable mini Christmas tree with little tiny lights on its branches.  You probably had one back in the fifties or remember one from your childhood.
A woman shopping near us spotted her with it, and tried to get her to turn it over... she even offered her money to give it up!  No way that was happening, and the woman proceeded to follow us throughout the day, probably hoping Kelly would abandon it somewhere!
Sheesh, creepy!
I found some linens in two different booths.  I have a thing about linens with embroidery or crochet trims.  I'll use them if they're the right size, and I'm also stashing some for a quilt project I have in mind.

Check out all the gorgeousness!  All hand work by someone in the past, and beautifully kept.  I don't know if some of these were ever used!
If you haven't been to the Columbus mall, you should go, or find one near you and explore.  You never know what you will find and you have to be prepared to look at a LOT of stuff to find the treasures.
Shop on...

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Quilt Guild Challenge!!

Last Tuesday night our local quilt guild had the annual Christmas party and a local restaurant.  We had a lovely meal and the ladies on the committee did a bang up job of decorations and games.

The table toppers were given out as door prizes.  All but the last winner got to choose which table topper they wanted to take home.  The one I made

went to someone who seemed very excited to get it.  I'm so pleased!

We all brought a half yard of fabric in a brown paper bag.  When game time came, everyone picked a bag, sight unseen.  We opened them, looked at them, and put them back into the bags.  One of the organizers read a short story about Christmas using the words left and right a lot.  Each time she said left, the bags were passed to the left.  Each time she said right, well you get it...

The fabrics are to be made into something between now and our April meeting.  Here's the one I ended up with...

Now I just have to think of a project to use it in.
Christmas is 11 days away and I'm not done shopping or knitting or sewing.  I've stayed up too late too many nights this month.  Why doesn't someone tell me Christmas is coming much sooner than I realize it??   LOL!!
Lots of my presents look like this:

or this:

But at least the tree is up!!

Happy holidays!

Keep calm and carry on....