Some of the most fun I had in Maine was the day trips Sandra and I took antiqueing. She collects photos of dogs, dog tins, and dog figurines, but likes to look at antique hooked rugs (my Sis is a hooker!) and samplers. I collect sewing items, postcards of outhouses, and antique quilts, tops, and blocks.Ok, so I have eclectic taste! Sandra brought her Garmin, Melissa loaned us her Audi, and off we went! I saw Civil War Era quilts galore and even some earlier ones.
This shop was one of our favorites. When in Maine, travel south on HWY 1 and you'll see 120 + antique shops.
A beauty I spotted there...a little over my budget and not CW.
Here are assorted quilts I saw, was tempted, but didn't buy:
This baby quilt was an 1820 chintz, to die for and drool over, but definitely beyond my budget!
I did buy some orphan blocks to add to my collection: I LOVE Poison Green. Theses are c1850-1860.
These are made with fabric using a "fugitive" purple dye. There were more, but they had already started to fade to beige. I bought the best ones.
This doll quilt is silk, so I'm not sure how to date it, but it's very old. It measures 12 3/4" x 15 3/4".
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