4/07/2007

Nature's Handiwork and Humans' Handiwork

After hiking Mt. le Conte in the Smokies with my son last Monday/Tuesday:

we emerged from the Park into Gatlinburg and ate at the Applewood Restaurant at the entrance; this was their entry display:

Took a little photographic journey through an antique mall on the way home. Aren't these little faces adorable??
Wasn't it nice of this rooster to pose in front of the quilt for me? So arty:


I was quite taken with this quilt and in fact wanted to take it home entirely but finally decided to content moi-meme with photos only:

A scrappy made from somebody's stash, eh?
Wow, wonderful unusual colors in this old hooked rug:





13 comments:

Gail said...

Love the photo of the old cabin- you sure do have a way with scenery! Those old quilts are wonderful, think I will have to file them away in an idea and inspiration file. You resisted, huh? Stronger than I am.

Marcie said...

Fabulous old quilts. I want to make them all! Theat Blueberry Pie is also a winner, as is your son! Congrats on his success! I hope Navy comes through for him!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Oh, those old quilts are lovely - like Marcie I want to make them all. That old cabin is quaint.

meggie said...

What a lovely post. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

Dawn said...

Oh your smokey mt hiking pictures are beautiful! Makes me want to go there! And that quilt is to die for! I loved all your pictures from your trip - they are wonderful. Happy Easter!

Helen said...

Lovely old quilts. I can see why you want to take them home.

YankeeQuilter said...

What wonderful quilts! I also have filed them away in the inspiration folder. I do miss wandering through antique malls. Thanks for sharing.

Screen Door said...

Thanks for sharing the photos-- I feel like I went on the trip with you. OK ,Reality check. Those are gorgeous quilts with simplistic blocks. I'm always thinking I have to attempt difficult feats. These quilts are stunning in my book.

Conni Lu said...

Great photos!

Libby said...

That's some great stuff you saw in the shop . . . did any of it follow you home? *s*

Lucy said...

OOhhh Myy I have been there too !!!!!! It is so good to see the pictures.. And I love to see the quilts. Where did you find them . I am sure I would brought the basket quilt home with me :-)

Jeanne said...

Love all of the old quilt pictures! It must have been difficult to leave them there. :-D

Sarah Jayne said...

I’d just like to say I’ve been looking at your blog for a while now and wanted to let you know how much I like it. It’s even got me to start up my own:
http://sarahquilter.blogspot.com