S is for Sunday.
S is for Swapping.
I went swapping today. I had this vintage country quilt and a vintage quilt topper I scored on Ebay a while back. I decided I wasn’t digging the quilts and rather let them collect dust, I contacted Kris at Smithfield Barn to see if she might be interested in them. She and some of the ladies in her family are quilters.
She was. So I mosied out today for a swap.
Love that barn, and I had fun! Scored a vintage blue box purse (I have always had a vintage purse disease), a small tole tray, a couple more antique wooden spoons, and a Heisey jug.
Heisey is a depression glass that is a particular favorite of mine. This jug I *think* is from the Colonial line, pattern named “Puritan” or “Wide Panel” or something.
A.H. Heisey & Co. closed in 1957. Heisey was a German immigrant who settled first in Pennsylvania, but the Heisey factory was actually in Ohio.
Heisey is to many the king of depression glass. I always liked it for the clean lines. And the fact that a lot of it is clear like crystal. I actually met an older gentleman and his wife years ago who were actual Heiseys. I thought it was pretty cool and they thought it was cool what they termed a “young person” appreciated Heisey glass.
I am not suggesting to go to the Smithfield Barn to swap. I just happened to know something that Kris likes …actually after speaking to her today I discovered she and I like a lot of similar vintage things. (Sigh, I see years of trouble ahead….)
I think she said the barn is open next weekend. If it is, I will post.
The Smithfield Barn is definitely the find of 2012. I stalked it without going in during 2011, and discovered it in 2012.
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