A few weeks ago, I received an invitation from a friend to go through some things left from her mother’s estate. I was honored to help her dispose of a few things. Her mother had several hobbies and collections and it was amazing to see the items she had cherished.
I found an Indiana Glass “Harvest” vase in olive green, a milk glass hobnail shoe by Fenton and a Townhouse Canister by
Sewing was one of her hobbies and I brought home several wooden embroidery hoops and sewing/crafts books.
The 1949 Simplicity Sewing book was especially interesting. There were instructions for buttonholes, pattern alterations and those ruffles that are so popular on runners and pillows now.
She had an extensive hen-on-a-nest collection. Here are just a couple of the several that I purchased, most of them Indiana Glass. She had collected them in several colors; the two pictured here are in amber and a soft pink. The wicker hen was sold by
Avon, one of a menagerie of animals they issued.
Pam of the House of Hawthornes recently told us about her hen-on-a-nest collection.
Do you have a hen-on-a-nest?
I’m linking to the following parties:
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound