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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday's Treasures.

Hello,

Welcome to Tuesday's Treasures. This week I will share with you a Fireplace Screen that I bought years ago at a garage sale for something like $5.00. I remember I bought some patchwork books at the same time.

Now I bought this off a lady who was retiring to the city. None of her children wanted this and I guess you can't take everything when you downsize. I actually went to school with her daughter so had known them for a long time. Her husband gave her the kit on her 1st Wedding Anniversary many years ago. There is certainly a great amount of work that went into this tapestry.

I love this fireplace screen and the story behind it. To see lots more treasure's check out Melody's blog. Thanks for visiting.
Happy days.
Bev C

14 comments:

Terriaw said...

What a lovely treasure! I can see why you like it. So much prettier than the curtain we have hanging up in front of our fireplace when it's not in use (keeps the draft out).

BubzRugz said...

That is such a lovely firescreen - so great it has a home where it is loved and appreciated for the work in it...
Hugz

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow Bev...it's lucky you are giving this beautiful piece a good home...Dzintra♥x

Melody said...

It is a really beautiful fire screen. Well done for finding it and thank you for sharing it.

Karen said...

Great find. I'd bet the lady was pleased that it went to someone who appreciated it. It must be hard to give up something she had made.
Makes you appreciate it even more!

Lyn said...

Hello Bev, such a beautiful firescreen....I have one on my wish list...but havenot come across one yet....certainly is a treasure to have...Hugs Lyn

Rochelle said...

That is such a delightful treasure Bev.
So glad it found a much loved home with you.

Mitzi Curi said...

That fireplace screen is adorable! I love the colors used....pretty pastels. Thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

How beautiful and so much work , I am surprised her family were not interested in having it considering the history of the kit .So glad you have it to enjoy , it is indeed a treasure.Sheila

Sue said...

That's pretty and a great find. It's rather sad that her children didn't want it. It seemed kind of special.

There loss, your gain:)

Simone de Klerk said...

What a special story behind the screen!

Cybele's patch said...

What a lovely screen and story. Amazing that none of the children took it. Such a wonderful memory of their childhood.

Mylene said...

A beautiful treasure, Bev.

Have a happy weekend!

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