Thursday, March 12, 2009
The collecting bug bites again
A few weekends ago, I went antiquing with my mom and came home with nothing. No teacup, no tea linens, no tea accessories, nada. Times like that worry me, because I'm afraid I've found the last tea bargain ever and, well, that would be a sad day. But yesterday I had the day off and spent most of the afternoon in Senoia, which has a few antique stores of its own. After visiting with my friends Liz and Cydney at the family shop, I wandered down Main Street to Miss Wendy's (where I bought a dear friend a birthday gift I thought would be early but later realized is actually LATE, sigh). Then, it was on to Gail's Antiques, where I found two goodies for myself, including this new tea towel.
As a needleworker myself I rarely buy needlework made by someone else, but this sweet piece just appealed to me. And I also found a vintage tea infuser that actually worked! Most of the old infusers are pretty, but the two halves of the "spoon" are often pretty loose and don't clamp together well at all. This one works perfectly!
Once I got home and under a good light, I was able to read the back of the infuser handle, which said "Veribest Silverplate." I thought that was a cute name, and it was certainly one of the veribest afternoons of antiquing I've had in a while.