My Purchase

I must apologize for yesterday’s tease about what I bought at the antique mall Sunday.

The apology isn’t necessarily for teasing, but rather for leading anyone to think that I made a substantial purchase.

In fact, I bought something small and inexpensive: this little woven “mat”. It is, I’m sure, a reproduction of cloth from colonial times.

woven mat 1-19-2015 2-46-13 PM

You see, for Christmas, Marshall gave me this charming little drying/display rack. Each of the “arms” opens out like the one shown.

display 1-19-2015 2-46-08 PM

He had originally thought I might use it in the laundry room, but I like it better in the guest bath, and I needed something to hang on one of the arms. I think the fabric coordinates nicely with the navy in the patchwork wallpaper border.

vanity and border 1-19-2015 3-46-50 PM

For those of you who, like me, love to browse in antique/thrift shops, I’m sure you agree that it isn’t necessarily how much you spend or even IF you buy anything on those trips.   Just looking is fun….and finding a treasure, however inconsequential, is a bonus.

~These Days Of Mine~

15 responses to “My Purchase

  1. It coordinates perfectly with that wallpaper! Well done, Dianna 🙂 MJ

  2. Looks great in there! And I say when you find a treasure in an antique shop, size, shape, even price doesn’t matter…’s that you loved it enough to buy it that means it’s going to be PERFECT wherever it sits!


  3. Looks like it was made for the room!

  4. No apologies necessary, Dianna. It looks great!

  5. It fits perfectly! And it is a neat find. You didn’t need to apologize. Any purchase – large or small – in an antique shop is a treasure in my book.

  6. The treasure is all the “finds” that add up to a home. Goodness no apologies needed. The mat is a perfect practical accessory for a very special gift.

  7. Your husband had good taste. I have been looking for a rack like that. Off course you did a good job also, dressing it to show well in your bathroom.

  8. Love the rack – it’s a treasure too. The woven mat found its perfect home.

  9. That is LOVELY!

  10. It looks great in there ! – a better spot than where I had imagined- it fits nicely- and the new purchase looks good there !

  11. That looks lovely on the drying rack! It’s the little things that make a home. 🙂

  12. Marshall has good taste. That’s a wonderful old rack. The towel you bought compliments it perfectly. 🙂

  13. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a unique finds for you and Marshall! I love both pieces. They could not match any better in your guest bath!

  14. Perfect for that room. (and I am sure more than ever that we are sisters – married to brothers)

  15. Since I read both post today, I didn’t have to wait! There is a plus to being slow!

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