From the cottage of Maud and Claude

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

From John, Dec. 25th, 1906

My husband and I were out antiquing recently and I came across this handmade pillow and completely and utterly fell in love.  How could I not?  See all the beadwork?



And it's not just flat beadwork but layers upon layers of beads:



Just that, alone, is incredible but then I turned it over and found this handwriting:


And then there was a handwritten note attached to the back:



Enamored just doesn't seem adequate.  This sort of thing fills my heart to the brim.

I don't buy much for myself any longer since I'm a dealer and typically buy to sell, but this piece, oh my, this piece immediately went into our collection!  As I was pondering this, my husband grabbed it out of my hand and said, "Happy Valentine's Day."

Ahhhh, he's a good one, alright.

This special pillow is hanging on an old shutter that we found out in Central Kansas that was once attached to a very large farmhouse.  The shutter is laid horizontally on our fireplace mantle and the pillow is hanging in the center.




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