Went to See Eddie to Pick up My Quilt – Benton Antiquing

benton 007Yesterday, Mama and I went to Eddie and Melissa’s in Benton, AR to pick up my color challenge quilt that he quilted for me. You know, It’s the white iris quilt top with only army green, black and white. He did an excellent job. I’ll post it again later when I get the binding on. That took 15 minutes, so we were in the neighborhood so we just had to  the antique stores. We first went to Benton I-30 Antique Mall, then Blue Suede Shoes inBenton 1 Bryant, and then next door that other one. I can’t remember the name. A lot of the booths were having Memorial Day sales. A lot of the stuff I bought I would not have paid full prices for the, but at 20% to 50% off I did buy too much. Most of these things have  a shelf or a glass case for each collection. One of the things I noticed was that after I got home and started looking at the tickets. I questioned 2 things I bought. I remember seeing prices that were different from what I thought. Well, I finally figured it out. I read two tags wrong. I thought the booth number was the price. So, I definitely paid too much for theBenton 2 blown crystal angel and for the trinket box. Not too bad, but bad enough for me to watch it closer next time. And I’ll check tags before I let the check me out.  Now what am  going to do with the weird stuff? The enamel tray is for watercoloring. You squirt out the tube watercolors on it. You can mix and blend and then wipe off what you don’t need. Then the whole thing is washable. The filigree brass frae I’ll have a mirror cut and hang it in the bathroom with the others. The wooden spiral candlesticks will go on the mantle with that grouping. The black lead very ornate candle sticks will be cleaned and put out somewhere. The 3 wooden Christmas ornaments are already hung on the tree with that collection. You see there is a method to  my madness, sorta. Oh, the satin clutch was a Michael Swiss design made in Paris. Pat, did you notice the basket of flowers on the compact???urse 3  I found one glove that matched this clutch at the Conway sale last week.

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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1 Response to Went to See Eddie to Pick up My Quilt – Benton Antiquing

  1. Of course, Mr. G, I DID notice the BASKET right away…didn’t think I would miss that, did you?
    Looks like you had some fun…and not to worry…we all make a mistake and pay a little too much for something once in a while. It evens out somehow. Have a nice Sunday night! pat

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