Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Like most sampler lovers I have a library of sampler books and have collected certain issues of magazines that have articles about samplers. A couple of years ago I figured I might as well subscribe to the Magazine Antiques and Antiques and Fine Art. I love looking at all the pictures and when I am finished with it I cut out the adds from the Finkels and the Hubers and anything else sampler related and in it goes to the binder. A lot of the samplers these dealers sell go into private collections and are never seen again but I have the pics right here in my own notebooks. I have samplers with Boston bands, Marsh school samplers, and lots of mourning samplers and I always enjoy looking through them.
I also have found that I love looking at all the different things in the magazines, the folk art and the paintings, etc. It is a real treat when one of these magazines shows up in my mailbox. I also mess with the people I work with by cutting out little pictures of paintings that I like and sticking them up at work. They really don't know what to think! but they do look forward to spotting one :)
Off to find my paper cutter!