First, some back story: So, I get a call today from a friend at work. There’s this place not far away that used to be an Auction House back in the day. It’s been closed for many years. Well, word is, the Old Lady passed away! EVERYTHING for sale. (I have never seen anything quite like it.) The ‘auction’ buildings were full of all kinds of stuff from dishes and kitchen ware and furniture, to antique stadium seating. And everything in between! Most, just crammed in anywhere and everywhere. Who knows what kind of buried treasure is hidden in there! Then, the house. No, houses. Two. I know it’s not nice to speak ill of the dead, but…this is just the cold hard truth…this woman was a Hoarder. In the true sense of the word. I got a peek into the main house. Truly scary. It amazes me how a person can get to ‘that place’. I felt really bad for her. I did actually take a couple of pictures of the inside of the house. But, I would just not feel right posting them. Just use your imagination.
I have to admit, I shop at the local ‘junk stores’. And I have been known to rummage through a few yard sales. But that is about as adventurous as I get. I was totally unprepared for this. I tried phone-a-friend three or four times to see if anyone would come help me, but came up empty! I am recruiting friends to go back with me next weekend. Anyway, people were showing up ready to really ‘dig in’. Literally. One lady I walked by said, someone told her ‘not to shower, wear work clothes, and bring gloves’.
So . . . on to my tiny little treasure find. In a box, not buried I might add, were a bunch of spools of thread! \o/ I picked through them and found these lovelies. Now, I am thinking I should have taken the whole box.
Does anyone have any knowledge of these thread spools? I would be eager to hear about them. Or, any ideas what to do with them for that matter!
Just as I was about to leave, this caught my eye. I love these old tapestries! They remind me of something. I just can’t put my finger on it. Somewhere in my childhood.
Anyone have any reliable info on this subject? I would certainly be interested to have some background.
Well. That was my little ‘impromptu’ adventure of the day. Of the month, or year, more likely.