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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Beeskeps, Baskets & a Butter Churn ~

Hi Folks!

I had a reallly nice time with Robin yesterday,
out antiquing & primitives-hunting!
we went to the
Old Mill Primitives shop
in Roanoke VA, and to an antiques mall not too far from there...
here are a few of my treasures:

sweet wooden beeskep that now hangs in my kitchen window~


small natural beeskep made from straw
... setting in my tv cupboard ~


two baskets:
I have a bunch of these, as I collect them...
does anyone know what they're called?
they are kind of 'floppy'...
(the black & white checkered one
on the bottom was a GW find for only .50)


and this, my "deal of the day"
an OLD butter churn...
(the insides are missing, but now it's perfect to hold flowers)
how much ?
$17.50
yeah...that's what I'm talkin' about!!
we went to a great little restaurant for lunch,
where we dined on
cheeseburgers & french-fries...
perfect girl's day out!

Thanks, Robin, for a fun & treasure filled day...
{{{when are we goin' again?}}}
Blessings from the Farm,
and Happy Earth Day!!!!
Lori

12 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

oh such wonderful goodies! absolutely love the repurposed butter churn:)

The Crafty Crow said...

Wonderful finds, glad you had a great day..
Blessings,
~Ronda~

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi Lori, nice haul you have there! I've heard the baskets of this sort referred to as *seagrass baskets* although not sure how accurate that is. I also collect them as they make wonderful storage for pins and sewing notions. To find them with the top strap unbroken is a bonus! Have a great day:)

Nancy McKenna said...

I absolutely love your new butter churn!!! Nice find...I'm hoping today is as good as yesterday, Nancy

Catherine said...

I love all of your finds!! I have been wanting some beeskeps of my own!

QUAINT AND PLAIN said...

YOU SCORED ON THE BUTTER CHURN... LOVE IT!! A DAY OUT WITH GIRL FRIENDS IS A DAY WELL SPENT.. ~LUNCH, BARGAINS AND FRIENDSHIPS A PERFECT WAY TO SPEND A DAY...

moosecraft said...

THE perfect treasures!!! I don't recall seeing those baskets... but, now I will be on the hunt for them! LOL! Love the butterchurn too! Looks awesome with the flowers!

Robin said...

The churn look great on the table!!Next time we go "hunting" I am taking you into Salem!! More good shops to explore and another Goodwill...YEAH xxoo
(millstonemercantile)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
What a great deal on the churn! It looks great on the table.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

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Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Merrie, might know the official name for them, as she weaves baskets or at least did...

Great finds!

sheepyhollow said...

Sweetgrass baskets...sweetgrass basketmaking was brought to South Carolina by slaves who came from West Africa. The functional baskets were used on the plantations and sold for extra income for the slave owners. Today the West African descendents keep the basketmaking tradition alive in Charleston.

Jenny