Saturday, April 23, 2011

Some Fun Purchases

I forgot to share with you some of the purchases I made last weekend at the Scandinavian Festival; I was reminded of this when I put them away today (cleaning off the dining room table for Easter!)

First up, there were two nice ladies at the festival who were selling linens. The linens had been acquired during their travels and some were cross stitched, there was some cutwork, even some hardanger. Lots of beautiful linens. This small doily caught my eye, It's just cross stitch, but the design and the colors remind me of Hungary or maybe the Czech Republic.



I had to bring this bentwood tray home too. It has a handle and is currently holding some wooden eggs and paper carrots on the dining room table. I think it might make a nice display for some needlework smalls after Easter! Click on the picture to better see the detail on the handle.



This bowl caught my eye the first morning when I arrived at the festival. I liked the detail on the side of the bowl and the colors suited my liking. My first piece of rosemaling!




And just when I thought I had finished shopping I came across this little pincushion with rosemaling! I think it was made for me! I was so excited to find it. Love it!



Need to head to church in a little bit as I am singing in the choir at our Easter Vigil service. We're staying home tomorrow and will enjoy the traditional ham, cheesy potatoes, fruit salad, and green beans. We picked up our pies at Baker's Square this afternoon!

Happy Easter!

13 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh wow! What lovely purchases you made! You have very good taste. :D Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Laurie in Iowa said...

The bentwood tray is lovely and it will be perfect for displaying your smalls. All your purchases are lovely... what a sweet pincushion.

krayolakris said...

What beautiful purchases! And I must ask...what are green pies?

Faye said...

Your Scandanavian purchases are just beautiful Cathy....I know you had a great time and now have these great momentos~ Happy Easter, Faye

Kathy A. said...

Wonderful purchases Cathy. Their vivid colors speak to you.
Have a great Easter.

Mary said...

Happy Easter!!

Mary in MN

Brigitte said...

These are great purchases indeed. Visiting the event must have been wonderful. Thanks for sharing all the pictures.

Jeanne said...

Hope it's a wonderful Easter today for the whole family Cathy - love your purchases!

Beth said...

Great purchases! I really love the basket - of course, I am a basket freak - LOL!!

Have a happy Easter!

Bekca said...

I love all of your wonderful purchases, the basket is definitely perfect for holding smalls. I hope you enjoyed a lovely Easter, and happy stitching to you.

mainely stitching said...

You have great taste, Cathy. These are some treasures!!

Siobhan said...

Lucky you--great purchases!

Lynn said...

All of your purchases are wonderful! The bentwood tray will be put to good use in displaying your smalls. It's perfect!
Hmmmm, Baker's Square pies! I wish we had that chain here in Canada. I love their pies!
Hope you had a great Easter celebration.