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Home established 1982

Decorative ladder by Rustik 122 at The Quilted Bear

Did you buy a ladder with holiday and seasonal decorations at The Quilted Bear in Salt Lake City? I have gone back to the booth several times and it is almost always empty, today they only had a few winter and fall kits.

I have wasted so much time and gas checking back every month to buy the additional kits. The store clerks told me that the booth is always empty and that the person that owns the booth actually buys the kits from a company in Japan and they can't get them anymore. I never would have bought the ladder, if I had known that the monthly kits would not be available. I have finally given up on Rustik 122 and won't be going back to that seller again.

You can see how cute the ladder would have been, if decorated with a theme for each month (right picture). I didn't have each holiday or season, so I was stuck with an empty ladder after a holiday. I have only been able to find Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day, Fall, and Christmas. That left 8 months when my ladder wouldn't be decorated! This is what I decided to do with my ladder, I painted the letters black to spell out HOME, made a family photo board, and painted a piece of wood black and added the phrase "established 1982" - I'm so happy with it!

Vintage Shadow Box - Angels Unaware poem

This is a beautiful 11 x 14 framed glass shadow box. The poem reads:

Angels Unaware

I know sometimes you wonder,
when you're feeling all alone,
when times are more than difficult,
and your cares seem all your own,
Just remember that I'm praying,
God will watch and care for you,
When you doubt his love and presence,
he will prove to you it's true.
He guards your every footstep,
though you do not know he's there,
when you find this angels feather,
know he's been there unaware.

by Cora Eelman

This was found in an estate sale. The back of the picture reads :
Country Patches
Original Designs by
Patsy Summerlini & Cora Eelman
Spring Hill FL 813-856-8447

It also has a price tag of $39.99