Monday, May 24, 2010

Cowboy Boots and Hogs

As I said in my previous post we spent this past weekend in Hog Jaw Valley, Alabama. While we were there I found some goodies at a few yard sales. I love old blue bottles and this one is great.

I have other Milk of Mag bottles in varying shades of blue, but I believe this one is in the best condition.

In the background you can see some of the vintage linens with hand crocheted lace on them. I can crochet and I know how long it takes to do something like this. When these pieces were created women had very little free time (not that we do now). All the time, patience and care that went into them and I bought them all for less than $2.00. Somehow that makes me sad ( as a crafter) to think of things I have made, be put out for sale for the first quarter that comes along. But, then again I love finding things like this and using them. I guess it's the circle of life for hand crafted items.

Now onto the real find, it's the "Don't ask." and "I don't know" (from my previous post) item.

How could I leave these precious little boots behind. The young man that put every scuff mark on them sold them to me. As he looked up at me with big blue eyes and jelly on his chin, he let me know these boots were a favorite of his. I wonder if one day his mother will see a picture of her son in these little boots and wish she had held onto them.

Then there were the animals:
A turkey her chicks were nearby.

And the little stars of the show. Everyone kept asking if we had seen the piglets. There were 2 Mommas for all these little ones.
Here is one of those Mommas. Even though we live in a rural area this was the closest my daughters and I had been to pigs. I can't say much for the Momma but those babies were cute.

Hope you enjoyed the sights.

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