It's a quiet weekend for sales around here because every antique dealer in upstate New York is getting ready for the Madison-Bouckville antique show this week. I managed to eke out a few finds, though, and everything seemed to come in pairs. I found a pair of wire desk baskets (in back), and a pair of skiing Santas. I found only one Putz house, but it's identical to the last one I found, so it's sort of a pair.
These little pieces are a little bit of a mystery. The fabric is beautiful, and the bias tape finishing is perfect. I thought they were children's aprons. Then I noticed that one piece has a little strip of bias on the center of the yoke, and the other one doesn't, which makes me think they're a front and back. What do you think? I'm guessing a pinafore of some sort. Maybe that buttoned at the top and the sides, and it only needed buttons and buttonholes to finish. Personally, I love to make buttonholes, but not everyone feels that way, so maybe that's what kept them from being finished. Let me know your ideas.
I did not take leave of my senses and get another dog. I took only partial leave of them and offered to keep our friends' mutt Charlie while they're away for the week. He spent the first six hours here pacing and standing at the window with his little paws on the windowsill looking for his people. Then he was over it. Done. He loves us now.