Thursday, December 31, 2009
antique hemp linen grain sack gift
Have any of you ever received an out of the blue gift from the kind universe...I had been eyeing out French antique hemp linen grain sacks for quite sometime now. With my home having french antiques in it, I really wanted some . In all my antique hunts, I had not come across any here and thought my only option was to buy some from overseas. This of course is costly not to mention the shipping. Andrew and I woke up early yesterday morning to go on our morning walk. In the distance, I see some rubbish and mounds of black plastic bags on someones verge ready for collecting. The closer I walk, I see three vintage hand loomed hemp linen grain sacks! . They were very dirty and without a doubt being thrown away...My poor husband knowing full well that I am a true treasure finder of note , does not even question my swift move. I brought them home , scrubbed them up and now own three gorgeous old hemp linen bags. Who knows what age they could be. I have seen some dated back to the 1800's. So, that is the story of my free post Christmas gift. Thank you, thank you, thank you!