Friday, November 13, 2015

THRIFT STORE FINDS





On this Friday the 13th, I thought I'd share a couple of finds.  Went to a thrift store at lunch and found this vintage metal rooster mold...



It doesn't have a hanger on it but we'll figure out a way to hang it on the wall.  We tried a nail and balancing it but that didn't work, LOL.  Not sure we can ever use it but regardless, it's a fun decorative item.

And then this...it's definitely old, the fabric is a bit yellowed and has a water stain or two.  I believe these were (are?) called samplers?  It will have to be framed or somehow mounted for display, but when I saw it, I just had to get it for us.  

We'll find a spot for both of them somewhere at the farm, that's for sure!

It's Friday!*

*the thirteenth, are you superstitious?


11 comments:

Practical Parsimony said...

I love the rooster cookie cutter. Glue a string across the back and use the string to hang it. Use a glue that is not brittle, but stays softish. The cross stitch is great.

beachdaddy said...

I think a soak in Oxy Clean, or laundry detergent with Oxy Clean in it will whiten your sampler but not do any damage ... I use it in every load of clothes ... does a good job on whites and colors ... and never any damage to our stuff ...

anne marie in philly said...

not superstitious. yes, that is a cross-stitch sampler; get it framed behind glass soon.

Anonymous said...

If and when you frame that cross-stitch sampler, use acid-free baking as well as non-glare acrylic (don't want to use regular framing glass) and hang it where the direct sunlight doesn't hit it as the colors will fade if hit by direct light.
ColleenB.~Texas

Anonymous said...

Not 'baking' but Backing material

Gemmagirl said...

Beautiful sampler. Bless the hands that made it.

Texas Rose said...

More great finds! I love that metal rooster mold. It’s perfect for the Farm, especially since you’ll be having chickens someday. You could glue a round picture hanger to it for hanging.
The handmade cross-stitch is beautiful. Think of the time and talent it took to make it!
This might be helpful for cleaning it: http://www.thefarmchicks.com/farmchicks/2015/08/quiltsaver.html

Practical Parsimony said...

Oh, it is a mold not a cookie cutter. lol. NO! I am not the least bit suspicious under any circumstance.

Janie Junebug said...

Yes, that is a sampler. Little girls used to learn their first stitches by making samplers. No sewing machine, of course. I made a sampler once. I think my ex-husband kept it, so he probably threw it out. Easy come; easy go. Perhaps this question is silly, but what does one mold with a rooster mold?

Love,
Janie

Sulamith said...

One might mold a horrible meat and egg and vegetable aspic in a rooster mold! Yuck!
Aspics, so popular in the 1950's.

http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2009/02/15/the-icky-era-of-aspic/

Alison said...

Great sampler. I never did one of those in cross stitch days. I intended to, but there were so many dragons!
I've made Friday the 13th my lucky day and 13 my lucky number, but I think that makes me superstitious :-)