Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Remembering Carol....

Love this Old Pie Safe.... Bought it...Many years back... while Julie and I were doing the Monticello, Iowa, Show...that Pete and Cindy Hall Promoted....{what an Amaziing Little Show....! I didn't realize it then... just how Great, it was...oh my...}from our neighbor, Carol Timmons...It hadn't sold during set up...and made it, through several hours, of the 'one day' show.... I kept looking at it.... Carol....said it came from an Old Bakery... in Eastern Iowa.... It was made for a Commercial Bakery...{1880's} the top lifts off it's base....very...very cool...it was near Christmas...so...I bought it...to keep... John's Christmas Gift, to me...tho, he didn't know it, at the time...{ I introduced him, to the Old Pie Safe...and Thanked him...for it.... when he came to help us load.... he actually Liked it! always a Plus....{but...even if he didn't.... it was going in the house....I'm bad....}We moved it into our booth, at the show....Seemed...  EVERYONE Wanted it!!! One couple got pretty mad, that I wouldn't sell it to them.... they offered me a substantial profit.... but....Carol had given me a very good price... I told her how much I loved it.... and I wasn't about to sell it....
It has rested in the kitchen....piled full of, dusty Ironstone....and some of my most favorite serving pieces... I see Carol...at What Cheer Flea Market..... and always tell her how much I Love that Old Pie Safe....and how it's filled to the Brim... with my Most Favorite Things...! How...it's one of my Most Favorite Cupboards...and...Thank her...for selling it to me... 
Carol has a Darling booth....filled with great things she has rescued...and repurposed...as well as Great Antiques...She has an Amazing Eye...
Had...an Amazing Eye...
While visiting with Wanda, yesterday, {gatherings} she asked if I had heard that Carol had passed away... I about dropped...I just saw her... she looked great...She had cancer... and no one knew... guess she wanted it that way...
I'm going to What Cheer, this weekend.... I am so... going to miss her....
She was a Kind...and Gentle Spirit...
The Old Pie Safe...means all the more to me... I see Carol...her Sweet Face... I guess...as I always have...when I look at it...{I only buy from people I like....for this reason...}
I said a Prayer for Carol...last night....
'til we meet again...
Love to You...Sweet Pea....
Barb C.

5 comments:

Gatherings said...

AMEN!

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

I was shocked as well when I read it in the local obits, I had just seen her too, it's always sad to lose one of our own, so full of life and the thrill of the hunt...she'll be missed!

simplyiowa said...

Carol will be so missed...by many...
My Prayers go to her Loved Ones...

Anita said...

I had some great conversations with Carole at shows. We had much in common- teaching and antiques and daughters...she will be missed....

simplyiowa said...

Yes...she will...