Here is part one of my haul on this year's 127 Yard Sale. It is now over 600 miles of great buys. The weather was beautiful and not as balmy as years past. Unfortunately, some of our southern bargain hunters were met by rain showers. We were lucky and missed the rain by the hour and were blessed with lower temps, due to the cloud cover! :)
This post is dedicated to one of my Tennessee finds... Vintage feedsack cloth. I stumbled across this on the beginning of our 3rd day of the sales. Vendors were set up in storage sheds along the highway that were safe from the previous days showers. Since they had lost a day to rain, everyone was making deals!
It was in one of these sheds that I found a clear zippered bag full of feedsack cloth remnants. Yay!! I love the idea of leftovers and the vast variety of patterns. Aren't they just lovely? *sigh*
I can spend hours researching the history to these pieces of cloth from days gone by...
Here is a close up of the "Alice in Wonderland" print. It is one of the "hard to find" designs. I have only seen it once with a lavender background. The flowers are just as whimsical on the green cloth. :)
Next to the bag of remnants, there were whole feedsacks. Score! As I was opening up sacks, the vendors started making deals. They were keeping an eye on the dark rain clouds looming in the distance and were determined not to lose another day of business. So, we bundled all the material together, they threw out the price of $16.00, and I left thrilled with my finds!