Sunday, November 06, 2011

I Score!

Friday's visit to Kudzu Antiques in Decatur was profitable!
I spied these great old fabric stamps!

Nobody working there knew the source,
but that doesn't really matter to me.
I just love them, and can't wait to try them.

Look at the handle on this one:

It's seen lots of use.
Think of the hands that have held it
and the fabrics it has marked over the years.
What dyes did it encounter?
In what way were the textiles used?
So many mysteries!

If you've seen similar tools and know
of their origin, please let me know.

We also went to City Issue in Inman Park.
My heart begins to flutter when I think about City Issue.
It's a favorite haunt for me, and the owner and her staff are so nice.
They carry Mid Century, Vintage and Modern furniture, 
plus lots of little accessories.
I poked around and was intrigued by this piece

I had never seen a meet fork/server quite like it.
You fork up your meat,
squeeze the handles together

and voila, the top piece pushes the meat off of the fork.
The handle is Bakelite.

But here is the best part about this piece:

I can't read all of the top line, but the middle and bottom read:
"Carroll County Georgian
Times - Free Press"

well, our kids presently live in Carroll County!
They will get a kick out of this.

I scored even bigger at City Issue.
C bought me a beautiful piece -
but you'll have to wait 'till tomorrow's post to see it!



Jeannie said...

Wow!!! You did score big time!!! The stamps are wonderful and I love the meat fork. It makes such good sense. Looking forward to tomorrows reveal!

Ineke said...

Wonderful stamps!!Cannot wait until tomorrow.

Eva said...

Lovely stamps! I'm pretty sure they come from India. I've seen lots of this kind in our local India shop. Happy creating!

Eva Hagbjärn said...

What great finds you have made. I like it when you can find old, but still useful items.
We have a lot of flea market shops around here, and I usually take a trip to some of them at least once a week.
I do not always buy anything, but like to just wander around and feel the atmosphere.

Margarita Korioth said...

Hola Judy! It's always a pleasure to visit you and see your work. Did you finish the master class with Jane? Too bad I'm too late for the gelli print plate draw, I haven't try it yet.
I can't wait to see waht you will do with your cloth stamps.

Carol said...

I have some similar stamps and they came from one of the Aid shops. I vaguely remember they came from India and Indonesia. Gorgeous find, where every they're from.