Monday, November 23, 2009
I'm afraid no junkin' this past week here, but thought I'd show you the ties I bought at the auction I went to two weeks ago. Pretty, huh?
The patterns and colors are SO nice!
I like to imagine the suit these were worn with. AND, there was only one suit at the auction and I did bring it home too! Now, what to do with the ties....
I have a few boxes of great old wood hangers. So, here are the ties now in my sewing room held up on a couple of those hangers. So, if I want a snippet of tie fabric for something I can just go clip a bit off the back and still leave the great display of color in my room.
So many old things are just nice to display as they are.
I hung two of my antique pocket watches on the hangers and I think that's a nice finishing touch.
If anyone has any suggestions for projects with ties, I'd really like to hear them. I have another box or so of ties...
My mom made quite a few throws out of them and they looked quite sharp. I made a skirt for my oldest daughter for Sr. pictures, BUT ties are cut on the bias....and that was an issue. I wouldn't do it again without really good instructions. (I was winging it!)
Now, I'm off to see what everyone else is up to over at Clara and Marcela's!