Today though, I would like to show you my antique crazy quilt and collection of tins.
Every quilt has story behind it and I am sure this quilt has a long and interesting story behind it; I only wish I knew what it was. I have owned this quilt for 10 years since I found it in an open air market in Oxford shire in the UK. It was roughly folded on a rack together with old curtains and sheets. I asked the owner of the store how much she wanted for it. She told me £10 Pounds. I thought £10 Pounds was more than I wanted to pay for it. So I walked away and had a good look at the market. I walked past the same store on my way out, but this time there was a man standing there. I asked how much he wanted for the quilt. He told me £5 Pounds. Five Pounds, I paid for it and ran...! It was the best thing I have ever bought from any market. The various fabric scraps have a Victorian feel to them and I am certain it was made in the 1800's. It even smells like it. I love it so much and it is now hanging on the wall above our bed. What a treasure uh?
Collection of tins. I love tins, old tins, new tins, cute tins and tins I can put my bits and pieces in. I particularly like the Whitman's sampler tin. It is just perfect to store quilt or embroidery projects in. Other tins in my collection are the tiny weenie tins. I use them for buttons, pins and beads. I then display them in group in my sewing room. They look rather cute as they are.
Here are more of the Whitman's Sampler tins in my collection. I even found one with a Christmas theme on it. They stack perfectly well together too. To tell you the truth, I have never seen them in a shop with cookies in them. I don't know where people get them from. I found these at our local op-shops.