Saturday, April 10, 2010

FUN IN ARKANSAS

Today we spent the day taking care of Jonah and took him to a discovery museum for kids. He had lots of fun playing there this morning.
He enjoyed "playing" the piano. He is a little sweetheart, that's for sure!
On the way home, we stopped at a garage sale and I came upon some gorgeous crocheted doilies that the relatives didn't want! They look brand new and are in perfect condition. The workmanship is excellent. I felt very lucky today!!




Monday we will really go camping!

16 comments:

lisa said...

I will admit, I have no appriciation for doilies...I like them from a distance but not for my home. It might be because I live in such a small apartment and have small children/hands that get into EVERYTHING!!

My mom has a table cloth that was crocheted by her grandfather that I know is very special to her. She only put it on the dinner table for Easter, Christmas, and Good Company...and had a plastic liner she put down over it on the end where my brother and I sat (and sometimes Dad was sent to the plastic side!)

Joanne said...

Lucky you! A day with your grandchild and some beautiful doilies!
I am sure my children will one day have a garage sale like this!! LOL ♥

Beth said...

Oh, Jonah is just so cute. It looks like he was really having fun.
Those crocheted doilys really were a great find. My Grandma used to make the most beautiful ones. I have done some as well, but I can't really crochet anymore because it hurts my neck like crazy.
Enjoy camping!

---"Love" said...

What a fun place for Jonah (and Granny)! What beautiful crochet pieces you found! Quite a haul! ---"Love"

May Britt said...

You really did som good buyings at the garage sale. Those doilies are beautiful. I do a lot of crochet myself and have a lot my mother has done and I love to have them on my tables.

Janet said...

I love those discovery places as much as the kids, what fun. Love the doilies, I used to crochet them but gave them alll away and now I have none. These bought back memories.

Karen said...

You had a very lucky find with those doilies. Any plans for them?

Tudy said...

Those are beautiful and a real treasure.

ann hermes said...

Nice find!

Marsha said...

Your grandson is adorable, I love the red hair! Glad you are having such a good time with him. The doilies are a great find. My mom still crochets doilies and pot holders. These are all beautiful. I have never given it a try, I don't know if I would have the patience. My great grandma, grandma and mom have always had doilies. I have a few my mom made for me and some I found on Ebay. Enjoy your real camping and let us know how your trip goes.

Christine said...

Looks like you had a great time out!! He's so cute! I agree with Lisa that I don't decorate with doilies, but appreciate the craftsmanship. I have a big bag full of them my grandmother made. No clue what I'll do with them, but still admire them. Enjoy your treasures!! :) Christine

Liriopia said...

Lovely find! I appreciate handmade crocheted items, too, and I have a large stash. My aim is to incorporate them into a quilt. Is that what you are planning? Do you have any ideas? Does anybody have any ideas?

Liri

a good yarn said...

What a treasure trove of beautiful doilies! Well done, that was a lucky find. Those interactive museums are fantastic for kids. Cheers, Ann :-)

Miri said...

Beautiful doilies! Glad they found a home that will appreciate them!

Teresa said...

A very nice collection of doillies. People never cease to amaze me when they do not appreciate the craftmanship that goes into making these. I can hardly resist them when I see them in shops. I know the lady that made them would be pleased to know that someone got them that truly appreciated their beauty.

That is a cute lil guy you have there - he could be an adverstisement poster for the museum!

seventhsister26 said...

Nice find on the doilies;) Kids always have fun discovering new things;)
Happy Quilting!!!