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Treasures from Door County

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on October 13, 2008

We went camping up in Door County this weekend.  At Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek, WI.  The weather was beautiful.  I brought warm clothes because we thought it would be cold, but it was sooooo nice.  It must have set a record up there because it reached 80.  We’ve got a pop-up camper and like to camp several times a year, but this year has been so busy that we haven’t had the chance.


There’s an antique place near Sturgeon Bay that we like to visit on the way.  They have a great selection of furniture (the sign says $1,000,000 worth of inventory).  My big finds for the weekend was a curved writing desk (which Jim got me for my birthday) and a small, crude lithograph cup with the picture of a geisha in a blue willow pattern.  The cup isn’t that old, maybe from the 50’s but I’ve never seen a blue willow lithograph and it was inexpensive, so I picked it up. 

blue willow lithograph
blue willow lithograph

Oh yes, also found a Bavarian mug for Jim for Xmas (shhhhh).  His dad had some similar mugs so I thought he would like to have it.  It was signed by the painter and marked as Rosenthal china.  There were lots of dish blanks made in Bavaria that people then hand painted all over the place, so the china could be stamped with a maker mark, but have a different pattern on it  It’s probably 80-90 years old.  This one had a pretty berry pattern in greens and purples.  And in the time it’s taken me to write this one paragraph and take the photos, I’ve shown it to him.  I’m not good at keeping surprises and he saw me photographing it for the blog.  :\

















Nothing else is new; I’ve been busy knitting up more blanks since we got home because I promised a wonderful yarn store to have more for them mid week.  Getting together with friends tomorrow for a knit fest in West Allis, can’t wait to see them all!  Hope this post finds everyone health and happy. 




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