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I went to an estate sale the other day and picked up some of those old netting folding covers meant to keep the bugs out of your food when eating outdoors. I found three of them.
I don't think they have been used and they are the most perfectly faded pastel colors. (polka dot dinner plate is for scale)
They have the most wonderful bump chenille trim and tiny chenille bumble bees and butterflies attached to the netting.
One of them still has the original price tag from Meier and Frank pinned to it.
Bonus was one of the netting covers is huge! It would cover a large portion of the table.
Two small, one big.
They are super delicate and really fun. I think they would be swell hanging from a bedroom ceiling or perhaps repurposed as some light shade.
Or perhaps just swinging from the trees at a summer party.
Totally in love with them. Smitten.
Posted at 08:14 AM in estate sale finds | Permalink
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Kerstie Pederson |
November 03, 2012 at 09:13 AM
Laurie, you have such a good eye! I love the way they look hanging from the tree but you are right, they would be beautiful clustered from a corner on the bedroom ceiling as well.
November 03, 2012 at 10:26 AM
Doesn't 3 of one thing officially make it "a collection"? I love the way they look in the trees.
Did you notice the way the price tag is attached? Were there people with a full-time job attaching these tags? They were very careful to bury the point of the pin. Seems like a lot of work on a dollar item.
November 03, 2012 at 10:40 AM
How funny that 'bees' were attached (although I prefer bees to flies) and I wonder if that was a design decision or to make sure customers knew what these were for. Either way, so stinkin' cute.
Into Vintage |
November 03, 2012 at 11:44 AM
They are just precious. I don't think I could use them for their intended use as I would fear they would get food gorp on them. Love them hanging in the trees!!
November 03, 2012 at 11:54 AM
What a special find!! And in such good shape!!
chris mckinely |
November 03, 2012 at 12:59 PM
You are so right - these were meant to be a light in a little girls room. VERY sweet.
November 03, 2012 at 01:25 PM
How fun are those!I've never seen ones with bugs already attached to them LOL. I'm sure you're going to find some fun way to show them off.They look pretty hanging in your trees too!
Have a great weekend :-)
November 03, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Oh my word...these are magical. Like something out of a movie. How come I only find the ugly avocado ones...They are perfectly at home in your home...smiles...Renee
November 03, 2012 at 02:39 PM
I am smitten by them as well. And just for the record, I think they look swell swinging from the tree. Whimsical.
November 03, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Oh my gosh ......... those are THE cutest things ever !! I have never, ever seen them with the bees before. What a find ! Good for you Laurie and thanks for sharing !
Lisa W. |
November 03, 2012 at 04:40 PM
And there's a blue one with pink trim !!! Wow !
Lisa W. |
November 03, 2012 at 04:41 PM
I'm smitten too. Great find!
November 03, 2012 at 04:58 PM
I can see why you are smitten with them. they are quite delightful!
have fun with them
November 03, 2012 at 05:41 PM
It's YOUR eye that puts a Magical twist on mundane everyday things. THANK YOU! That's why we come to visit your site ;))!!
November 04, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Let us know how you decide to use them.
Sheryl Remy |
November 06, 2012 at 05:42 AM
These are just amazing!!!
November 08, 2012 at 02:17 AM
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