Thursday, February 28, 2013
I was on my way to the post office in downtown Mt. Dora last Sat. and passed one of the shops on the way and there were a lot of people on the lawn and they were having a sale on the lawn. WelI stopped and was glad I did. They had tables full of stuff for $1.00, 2.00 and the most 5.00. I went right to the linen table and could not believe what I saw. There was this beautiful tatted piece that when finished would have made a basket. It was tacked to the blue paper and there was a tag on it that read Entry Tag, #37, class 5, Tatting plus one more line I cannot decipher. This was on the 1.00 table. I also found 4 or 5 other pieces of just regular doily, crochet pieces but it was the tatting piece that stopped me. I love old tatting. I just wish there had been a year on it. It looks very old and the paper is fairly heavy and it is cracking. I don't think I can bring myself to remove it from the paper. My mind starts wondering about who the woman was that made this and entered it into a fair. Did she win a prize for it? I will never know.