Wednesday, September 1, 2010
My Find of the Week
Pete and I had dinner with some antique pickers last week. They were holding an estate sale on Saturday and said the house was chock full of stuff. I believe the owner was an antique dealer at one time. I think the entire town of Southold and then some were there -- we had a difficult time parking and had to walk a long way. We are actually downsizing our lives these days, as opposed to acquiring new stuff, but we had to go and look. The first thing I saw when we finally got into the house was this sweet little Cheticamp table mat with the label still attached. It was hooked by Mrs. Willie H. Deveaux and I'd say it was hooked in the 1950s. Pete waited in line to pay while I continued to look through the house. I told him not to spend more than $20 on it, figuring it is worth about $40 in an antique shop. They only charged him $1! I was mighty pleased about that. I'm going to hang it with my collection after it spends some time in the freezer (to kill off any possible moth larva).