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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Hat Blocks & Grain Sacks

Just a quick post to tell you about yet more new purchases!!  I have just bought a wonderful antique wooden hat block and two grain sacks from Lois at Morgaine Le Fay Textiles.  Many of you will know her name from Ebay, but she has just started her own website selling the most exquisite textiles, linens, fabrics and haberdashery.


I just love these two old grain sacks, I am going to use them to make cushions for the seating in the garden.


.....and I just love the sculptural quality of this antique hat block with it's chippy woodwork and old wood worm holes.  I have been looking for one of these for a while and it is just perfect.  It will be accompanying me to Manchester on Sunday to display a rather splendid vintage Bowler hat!!


I still have loads to do for the weekend so better get a wiggle on.  Have a great weekend whatever you are doing.
Jo xx

12 comments:

  1. Oh WOW..fabulous Jo...will go and have a look and see if you have left anything...
    Julie x

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  2. The grain sacks will make great cushion covers. I had already been on the website and spotted the French linen covered boxes which I love.
    Hope you have a good day on Sunday!
    Abby x

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  3. love the hatblock- in the photo it looks like the darker colouring is hair!
    Have fun
    xx

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  4. There was a man at Ardingly on Tuesday and that's all he was selling, old sacks - I just love them. Like the milliner's block too.
    Ruth x

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  5. Hi JO
    also at Ardingly I saw a couple of French armchairs upholstered in grain sacks, they looked fabulous!
    Be busy!
    T x

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  6. Love the buys, I can't wait to see your cushions made up. Thanks for sharing the website too x

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  7. I love those sacks, they have so much history about them! looking forward to seeing you soon my darling!!

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  8. You always seem to find the most amazing items i would have never thought about the sacks for cushion covers what a great idea. I hope you have a lovely weekend, dee x

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  9. What a great idea for the grain sacks, the hat block is pretty special, I've got a lovely old one from my mums millinery days, must show it on my blog sometime...Linda xx

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  10. Well deserved! I really enjoy your blog and am impressed by your finds. Keep it up!
    Sweet memories.
    Titanium Necklaces Titanium Necklaces

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  11. Thanks for the post, and for your wonderfully inspiring blog! Lois from Mogaine Le Fay xxx

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  12. Thank you for your comment.. so enjoyed our natter. how was Manchester???

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