Friday, June 3, 2016

The Early Workbasket ~ Sewing Baskets

Hello and Welcome dear friends!

Did you realize that today is not only Friday,
but it's also the 1st Friday of the month,
which means it's time for...
Today's topic will be on early sewing baskets!

Some of you may remember my post
from April 29th, which read...

Every so often I've been blessed to be in the 
right place at the right time...I like to call it fate!

When my dearest mother passed away back in 2007,
things were complicated having two stepbrothers
and sadly things aren't always handled fairly!

Back in April, after an odd turn of events,
which led my family and I to stop at a small local
antique shop we hadn't visited for years!

Right as you walk into the shop standing in 
the foyer was my mother's antique curved glass
china cabinet...Oh, how I gasped!!

I'm sure it's hers because of several very 
distinctive marks...that I remember very well!

She would be so happy knowing it made its way
back to me!

I decided not to put it in the farmhouse,
but rather in my Studio!

I finally have it filled and ready to share with you...
After contemplating just what to put in it...I 
decided to display my collection of early workbaskets!

 The front door is open on this next picture,
making it easier to see in...
Old baskets complimented with a
few of my favorite things!


The top shelf is dedicated in 
memory of my loving mother... 
She was so young in this old photo,
and looks lovely setting next to one of my 
favorite antique marble mourning lambs!

Mary Cynthia Brundage
1937~2007
Gone but never forgotten ~
she lives in my heart forever!

I only added a few favorite sewing goodies...
Simply is best...I didn't want it to look cluttered!


Only one wooden box was added...
Surrounded by old workbaskets!


The curved glass sides are like a custom fit
for these old baskets...
Some of the baskets have an old pinkeep 
placed on top!


My husband really likes how my 
small baskets are gathered together!

Sitting on the very top by the mirror...
A lovely old thread well box embellished
with a pinkeep on top!


And, my favorite yarn swift...
I love the little ivory screw located just 
above the wooden base! 


How many old baskets do you have?
Maybe you too can have fun gathering yours 
together to create your very own special display!

~**~

Every day, at least three times a day,
 I love to peek in on the baby Studio robins...
They are really starting to fill up the nest!

~**~

Weekend Soul Food...

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the 
ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth
in the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law
doth he meditate day and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall
not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the
wind driveth away.

Psalm 1:1~4...KJV

~**~

Hope you have a 
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
weekend!

~I'll be stitching & gardening~
Kindly, Tammy


21 comments:

  1. It's just lovely The sewing baskets are amazing A very nice tribute to your mother and her cabinet

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  2. What a very special discovery! Meant to be -- and beautifully decorated.

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  3. The cabinet was meant to be with you, a stunning display! How many antique baskets? At last count, 72.

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  4. Beautiful story, Tammy...such a beautiful post.

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  5. I got a bit teary-eyed at your memorial to your mom! Brings it close to home as I've tried to memorialize my own beloved mom. I only have 5 baskets including one I received from my oldest sis as a young ten year old! Blessings to you.

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  6. love your baskets, cabinet & tribute to your sweet momma Tammy! beautiful all around ~
    L

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  7. I'm glad you got to rescue your Mom's cabinet.
    It was meant to be. It's beautiful.
    Your collection of Baskets is beautiful and fit the cabinet perfectly.
    The babies look like they are really growing fast.
    Marilyn

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  8. What a fabulous blog post what a treasure!! It is just gorgeous how happy your Mom would have been....thank you for sharing and giving such inspiration many blessings...

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  9. The china cabinet is home. How very wonderful it looks.

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  10. I'm so glad that your mom's beautiful cabinet found a home with you, precisely where it belongs. A lovely post.

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  11. Loved your post!! Your baskets are amazing...now I have a new treasure to look for when I am antuquing...inspired by your collection. I lost my Mom and "found" a wedding plate that was my parents ar a antique mall...I truly believe mt Mom guided my path to find that plate, as your Mother guided you! Your post brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my heart...thank you for sharing!!

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  12. Loved your post!! Your baskets are amazing...now I have a new treasure to look for when I am antuquing...inspired by your collection. I lost my Mom and "found" a wedding plate that was my parents ar a antique mall...I truly believe mt Mom guided my path to find that plate, as your Mother guided you! Your post brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my heart...thank you for sharing!!

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  13. Your Mom's cabinet looks amazing Tammy! A wonderful story and a very sweet tribute to your Mom.
    Have a great weekend!

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  14. Your Mom's cabinet looks amazing Tammy! A wonderful story and a very sweet tribute to your Mom.
    Have a great weekend!

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  15. Tammy how your heart must have filled with joy when you found the cabinet! God is good all the time! Such a beautiful display! Blessings to you.

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  16. Your lovely collection of sewing baskets are perfect for the cabinet. It was meant to be.

    Charlotte

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  17. I loved every picture and every word. What a treasure and it is decorated beautifully! Thank you for sharing, Tammy!

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  18. Aw, so sweet. What a beautiful mom. They are sorely missed, aren't they?
    I love that mourning lamb. WOW! You find the best stuff.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  19. How wonderful that your mom's curio made it's way back to you! You have all your treasures beautifully displayed - it's fabulous!

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