"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Antique Heaven

I have finally found Eldorado; was invited to the home which embodies the epitome of collecting and displaying treasures. My friend had been telling about her mother's home and collections for years. Sue has been collecting the world over for decades and I must say I covet everything she owns. From beautifully patinated early American furniture to early baskets, samplers, clocks and Quimper pottery, and did I say early American samplers? Ooooh!

Every nook and cranny has a beautiful arrangement; a tableau to linger over. More baskets, a dog lamp and a beautiful old oil painting of a girl.

Old wooden bowls full of chocolate molds and butter molds, so many in fact, many are packed away.

A main theme in her collections are animals. Dogs, cats, cows, horses, chickens are but a few, but repeated all over the house.

Sue collects majolica and has different displays in different areas of the house, not to mention cupboards full of it.

This is the smallest cobbler's table I have ever seen. I thought it must be a salesman's sample. The tole ware trays show up throughout the house.

I was just getting going, my head swimming and eyes glazing over when I ran out of camera space. Just like that. It has never happened to me before. I could not believe it as I was just getting started. Luckily, my Maggie, Sue's daughter, used her iphone camera so as soon as I get the pics and figure out how to load them on my blog, you're in for a treat. Till later...


  1. Gorgeous. I have a thing for toll stuff.

  2. I always love visiting my local antique store and seeing what I can find...Ax

  3. What a lovely collection of antiques, I especially like the furniture pieces.
    ☼ Sunny

  4. It was a fun day! I just sent the rest of the photographs to you. Mother loved showing you around and discussing items with someone else who "knows" antiques.

  5. Wow!!!!!!! Where do you find this stuff? Also I have many old things left from my great grandfather, 1st doc in Coleman county, including his medical bag with white powder vials and his medical records. He delivered babies for $3!!! Too many neat things to list here. may take pics!
    Come read Hell Fire & Dalmatians~ think u will laugh ur head off!!!


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