Sunday, April 23, 2017

Feed Sack Find

First, let me start by saying
how much I have learned in the past two years. 
Antiques? 
I thought I knew SOME things. 
I knew NOTHING!  
But I keep learning. 
This was a huge lesson. 
I saw this box of fabric out at the local auction
and knew
that it was what I was looking for to 
make pillow covers for the camp. 

I had a friend buy it for me. 
I set a price that I would go for it. 
Just pretty fabric pieces. 

 
She buys them well within my price range.
(Did I mention I am pretty cheap?)
They are sitting in my family room 
and 
I decide to take the box to work and sort 
them in my free time. 

  
I start opening and refolding them 
and 
they are already sewn together
like pillowcases. 
Still no clue what I have. 
I keep unfolding
and refolding 
and about a third of the way 
through the box
the proverbial light bulb clicks on! 
These are 1930 and 1940 feed and flour sacks!
In mostly pristine condition! 
  
Still sewn into feed sacks
which after I research a little
I realize that they are worth more sewn together still. 
So, 
off to Ebay I go
to figure out some value. 

Needless to say, 
I started listing them last night on Ebay. 
I haven't sold there in years, 
but I have to say it was easier to list merchandise than
I remember it being years ago! 

Did I save any for myself?
Yes, although it was a tough decision what to keep. 

I don't have them all listed yet.   
You can see them here:





2 comments:

Ann Thompson said...

Wow. What an awesome find

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What a great find! Love these!

Sandi