Monday, July 30, 2007
A gift from my sweet friend, DEB!
The story goes like this....
Last year I purchased a wonderful Hoosier with the BEST green washed paint, green glass knobs, white and green enamel top...it was a beauty and I love green..so home it went. I bought the piece from my friend Jennifer, who she and her husband, Skip, own Crow Trading Antiques here in town. Jen put the sold sign on the Hoosier and I picked it up a few weeks later. In the meantime, Deb (who I hadn't met yet) went into the store, saw the Hoosier, and was upset that someone else had bought it. Jen told me the story about this.
After having it in my den-office-sittingroom-should be the formal dining room....it just did not fit in. If I had had space in my kitchen, I would have moved it in there. Remembering the story Jen shared with me about Deb, I called Jen, got Deb's number and Deb came over and bought it. You see, Deb needed a green Hoosier for her garden room.
One day Deb invited me over to see her collections. Oh my goodness! Does she have wonderful things!! Her garden room is simply beautiful with the two Hoosiers she already had in there along with her vast collection of Shawnee, McCoy, and Robinson Ransbottom pottery pieces...all in greens, whites, robin's egg blue and yellow. After seeing her room, I knew that the Hoosier would fit right in.
While walking through her home, I spotted a white hutch that was chalked full of vintage Christmas goodies. Oh boy, howdy do! The hutch is exactly what I was looking for and she told me she would trade it with me towards the purchase of the Hoosier. The hutch had the old wavy glass front cabinets, original white porcelain knobs and storage below. So, we both ended up with beautiful things!
Last week Deb gifted me with this beautiful vintage Vogart Scotty Dog pillow. (She also collects Vintage Vogart Pillow tops). She found the unstitched pillow top and knew that she would finish it and give it to me. What a sweetheart! She did all of the embroidery and added the black edging (she found that at JoAnn's fabrics). Attached to the pillow was a card that she made. It is a picture of the green Hoosier...all decked out in her garden room. See, it was meant to be! That old green Hoosier has brought us together...oh, and with a thank you to Skip and Jennifer. Mr. Doogs likes the pillow as well!