Notice anything different?
How about now?
Found this great old
hand-painted tole tray last weekend.
Loved the unusual shape of it.
|Paired it with my grandmother's old candlesticks|
and a Staffordshire piece that I found years ago.
It's fun to change
things out and make room
for new finds, right?
Then I found this
antique paisley throw.
Wish I knew more about old paisleys.
Have always loved the amoeba-shaped pattern
which I just learned is also referred to
as "Welsh pears" and "Persian pickles"!
Though I have several wool paisley throws,
not one of them is remotely close
to this oldie but goodie.
The ones that I have
are light-weight and reversible,
and I have used them as shawls
and tablecloths too. They are not old.
But this one is very different.
It is extremely heavy and
you can see the weaver's threads loose
on the backside of the piece.
It measures roughly 6 ft x 6 ft".
The borders were woven
and added separately - - corners mitered,
edges frayed fringe.
I bought it thinking I might
make it into pillows,
but when it came back from the cleaners today,
I realized I don't have the
heart to cut it!
The center has been meticulously
replaced because it's so old
that through the years of folding,
the center split beyond repair and was replaced.
(So the dealer I bought it from told me!?)
Do you know anything
about dating antique paisley throws?
Any suggestions are appreciated!
Thanks for popping by today.
Have you found any treasures lately?