Life in Old South Central Alabama

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South of Birmingham, Alabama, United States
I am an antique trader in central Alabama....I love old houses... My log home was built in 1817 by my ancestors Benjamin and Hannah Harless Wilson .............. Outside the house are herb gardens and lots of pass-along plants................ No one in Alabama is in a hurry about anything......... Visitors think that the garden needs weeding and the furniture needs polishing....I am a direct descendant of Joseph Towne, whose two sisters Rebecca Towne Nurse and Mary Towne Easty were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 as witches. I am also a direct descendant of Pocahontas and husband John Rolfe.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Victorian pillow creation


My friend Gerry, known to many as the Linen Lady,  buys and sells top quality linens from estate sales and auctions.

Sometimes she will repurpose a really beautiful piece. She created this pillow from an embroidered runner . Inside is mattress ticking.

If you have the March/April 2016 issue of Victoria Magazine you can see this pillow on page 44.   You can see the gold pin she added.  

Her creations are seen often in Victoria.  They use them for photo spreads then mail them back.  She has kept a few as souvenirs but sells some.  I bought this one for my sister. 

It looks good in the 1850 rosewood chair, but I'm mailing it this week to my sister with a copy of the magazine to show what a celebrity pillow it is! 

Do you see him?

Do you see him sitting on the fence post? 

This picture was taken one morning from the window of my library.  Can you see the wise old owl? 

A poem we learned in 5th grade. 

A wise old owl sat on an oak.
The less he heard, the more he spoke.
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why can't you be like that wise old bird?