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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Grab Box Sale

Hi everyone ~
Who loves a good mystery??? You do??? Well, I have over 20 mystery boxes listed!

I always get in the mood to clean out cluttered spaces when autumn approaches and this year is no different! I have been going through about 25 years worth of supplies from collecting, crafting, doll making, Santa and snowman making, hand sewing, quilt making, pincushion making, folk art creating.... you know me, I have to try a little of everything!

All of these boxes will be crammed so full I will have to hold them shut and tape them before they pop open! I am a saver and a scrapper and a hoarder... uhhh, I mean... a collector! I have fabric that ranges from small scraps to yardage. I have vintage pieces, vintage linens, stained or torn linens that a folk artist certainly wouldn't pass up! We folk artists always think of dyeing or ageing or staining a piece, anyway!

There are so many types and sizes of fabrics that I gave up on organizing them in any category. Each box contains a mix of fabrics and colors. I will try to describe a few pieces I see in each photo.

If you wish to purchase more than one box, please let me know and I will see if shipping is cheaper in one larger box via regular priority mail.

Types of NEW, VINTAGE, and RECYCLED fabrics your box may contain:
cutter quilt pieces
upholstery samples
a few linen, silk, and cotton blouses (I often recycle these for the fabrics for doll costumes, pincushions, etc.)
vintage linens (tablecloths, napkins, hankies, etc.) that may have stains or spots or damage

Sizes may run from a few inches to larger scraps and even yardage.
Collections will vary. Please refer to photos for each box.

All but three of these are in LARGE, FLAT RATE BOXES. Each box weighs a few pounds, so this was the easiest and in most cases, most economical.

Boxes #1 - #21 are $10 per box plus $18.75 large flat rate shipping.

Box #22 is $5 plus $6.45 flat rate envelope shipping.

Box #23 is $20 plus $13.35 medium rate shipping.

Box #24 is $20 plus shipping to your zip.

Click each photo for a larger view.

Grab Box #1
vintage linens pieces, moire, vintage striped apron, cotton, plaid silk, toile, patriotic prints and trims, linen, candlewick piece, more...

Grab Box #2
vintage feedsack, cutter quilt

Grab Box #3
vintage cashmere sweater with LOTS of glass beads, vintage drapery panels (pink, wine, & gray print), moire, upholstery samples, antique green & gold silk panel, gold embroidery on black damask robe, various cotton scraps, more...
SOLD ~ thank you!

Grab Box #4
vintage feedsack, cutter quilt

Grab Box #5
cotton prints, upholstery samples, wool bookmarks, lace, vintage scraps, moire, toile, quilted purple silk, more...

Grab Box #6
 vintage floral stripe, vintage floral, vintage linens, upholstery samples, toile, cotton yardage, red felt with poinsettia imprint, fringe from vintage velvet bedspread, woven white and pinky peach place mats (I used a few for shabby chic Belsnickle robes a few years ago), more...

Grab Box #7
textured upholstery scraps, silk pieces, cotton print, log cabin quilt pieces, aqua plaid gauze yardage, upholstery samples, more...

Grab Box #8
gold and green silk piece from an antique piano scarf , cotton prints, toile, lace, vintage velvet, vintage scraps, linen, more...

Grab Box #9
batting, tassel, wool scrap, cotton prints, vintage gauzy embroidered tablecloth, corduroy yardage, battenberg lace scone holder, toile, more...

Grab Box #10
Mostly yardage, blue stripe upholstery weight, tan corduroy, colonial print curtain panel (cutter), square print gauze tablecloth, floral vintage tablecloth, white / cream fabric scraps...

Grab Box #11
bronze tulle, rayon polka dot yardage, silky (rayon?) yardage, upholstery samples, white fabric scrap, more...

Grab Box #12
several velvet bundles, cotton yarn, several silk shirts (the blues and greens), a vintage roll of pleated brown sheer fabric, vintage lace, vintage hankie, beehive felt shapes, moire yardage (lower left corner), cotton and linen scraps, more...

Grab Box #13
All upholstery samples, great for patchwork bags, or small bags, see piece that shows a band of paper around fabric (most are like this) --- usable size is about 12" square

Grab Box #14
All upholstery samples, great for patchwork bags, or small bags, see box #13 that shows a band of paper around fabric (many or most are like this) --- usable size is about 12" square

Grab Box #15
lots of very light taupe moire scraps, cotton print scraps, quilted silk square, vintage laces and trims, lots of embroidery floss, half finished silk ribbon embroidered wall hanging / bell pull, more...

Grab Box #16
burgundy / black iridescent fabric (10 yards or more - needs to be dry cleaned), vintage floral stripe piece removed from an old chair, moire bundles, gray / burgundy stripe, white matelasse (perfect for all white Belsnickle robe or even a fancy doll dress), upholstery samples, more vintage fabric...

Grab Box #17
fabric yardage, vintage fabric, embroidered panel, old piping yardage, vintage lace / trims, sheer white fabric embroidered with dragonflies, more...

Grab Box #18
All upholstery samples, great for patchwork bags, or small bags, see photo that shows a band of paper around fabric (many or most are like this) --- usable size is about 12" square

Grab Box #19
cotton prints, toile, vintage velvet scraps, vintage ties, blue ticking strip cotton, vintage upholstery scraps, vintage embroidery, box of vintage embroidered handkerchiefs still in box, more...

Grab Box #20
several patriotic cotton prints, a couple of old blue and red quilt squares, upholstery samples... some in rich autumn colors, and a few in really pretty lavender and purple prints, more...

Grab Box #21
vintage chenille, cutter bedspread

Grab Box #22
old quilt pieces; these were already cut and sewn like this when I purchased them; I used several of these pieces to make little scissor pockets several years ago

Grab Box #23
vintage crushed velvet tablecloth with pom pom fringe, can't remember why I bought a blue one (I usually get orange velvet for pumpkins)

Grab Box #24
perfect for doll boxes
about 4" x 13.5"
$20 for all 4
shipping according to your zip

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Early Style Wall Boxes and Shelves

Today I have four primitive, rustic wall boxes and shelves to share with you. All are handmade by me and are inspired by early wooden smalls. I did not have patterns, I just sketched a design I liked on paper, transferred to the wood and cut out... sometimes adjusting until I got the shape I liked. If you'd like to read more about the process, visit my blog.

Everything is made of pine, hand hammered (no nail gun), hand sanded (other than a small amount of power sanding in the curves), painted with chalk paint, distressed and stained (lightly), and then hand rubbed with my own beeswax paste concoction.

These are one of a kind pieces... I can make something similar, but not cookie cutter identical.
Time is limited right now, so I can only take a small amount of orders after these sell.
After all... we are expecting our first grand-baby in less than 2 weeks! :)

USPS Priority Mail shipping will be according to your zip.
If you are outside the U.S., please email me for a shipping quote.

I accept credit cards (paid through PayPal invoice sent by me) and checks.

Have fun shopping! :)

15 1/2"h x 6"w x 6"d
 email to purchase (please include your zip)

8 1/4"h x 11"w x 4 1/2"d
email to purchase (please include your zip)

Props in last candle box photo: I have 10 little dried (& dyed) gourds available. $20 for all 10.

12 1/2"h x 8"w x 5"d
SOLD ~ thank you!

15 1/2"h x 11"w x 4"d
email to purchase (please include your zip)

Thank you so much for visiting!
Take care and God bless,