Sunday, November 11, 2012

The craft show...







This old card table belonged to my MIL Fannie Hudson.  If it could talk it would know all the gossip there was to know in Mountain View, Missouri in the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. with countless games of solitaire, cups of coffee and her cigarettes.  If you came to see her, she would go on playing, saying "come on in but keep those babies quiet, my soaps are on".

Since the table came to my house after Fannie died, it has had a different life.  It gets to be squeezed in when  there is an extra two feet of space to be used in the craft show booth.  And...gets to wear red and hold all manner of  interesting creations.  This year  it was in charge of candy-canes which went really well and the snowmen too, except they really got bested by the elves.

It was good to see people that are regular and faithful customers and I only see once a year.  A few were missing and I hope everything is well and  just couldn't make it this year.  I had wonderful help...Rebecca, Granddaughter, and PJ, daughter, and we sold PJ's  pin and badge flowers too!  PJ is a reluctant crafter but she is coming around.  I am working on being her craft coach as well as her life coach.

After all, the table still has a lot of years left in it, it should never be put out to pasture.  Happy Sunday everyone!





11 comments:

Raymond Homestead said...

The table looks so pretty dressed up in it's finest!

Trace4J said...

Love it.
A table that holds many stories.
Awesome things.
Blessings
Trace


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Peggy, the table looks so festive, wonderful.......Blessings Francine.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Looks great Peggy! Funny how things made so long ago can outlast things made today. Love that you are using the table! Glad you had a great show & helpers! ~*~Lisa

Buttercup said...

I've got my parents bridge table, but it doesn't have as much fun as yours. I'd have loved to be at the craft fair.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

They certainly used to make things to last. Your Candy Cane display is very attractive. Glad you had a good Craft Show ! I've not made it to one craft show this year. I used to go to many. It's Monday morning here so I'll wish you a very good week ahead!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such a pretty table! Wonderful that you are using it. Glad your show was great!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such a pretty table! Wonderful that you are using it. Glad your show was great!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So wonderful that you can use the table, and you made it look so lovely! Glad your show turned out well!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I love having pieces with history! It's fun that you have her table.
I've got one of my mother in law's tables, too, now that I think about it.

Buttons said...

A table full of memories gathering more, I like that. B