“Amvets is open now on Sunday’s, “I reminded The Geezer with a grin. “And I want to stop by the Discovery Shop to photograph two bedspreads that came in Friday.”
Why didn’t I photograph them then. They had been in storage so long that they smelled worse than musty. We hung them outside to air.
This Sunday morning, were we thinking clearly? No. The Rock and Roll Marathon, San Diego’s big run, went right through the area of the stores. So we found ourselves at Amvets Thrift store….”Under new management,” one employee told me.” No problem with access, and three sweaters and two T-Shirts for me in my size. The Great Geezer found two only half way offensive ties. We had a ball in a very empty store.
Breakfast before photography. Again we didn’t think, but luckily we were only stopped for a short while until shuttle busses moved when we got to move up too. I had my usual, no wonder I’m fat. G’s usual got confused, and he didn’t like the frittata that did. “That’s one way to get portion control,” he told the waitress.
Driving a bit around the block got us to the Discovery Shop. The top weaving should really be in a museum. Woven by Michael Eichman, there are two areas with his name, the date of 1841, and the location listed as Juniata Co, Penn. As the piece began disintegrating, someone backed this two sided cover with a solid blue piece of cotton. The center seam of the weaving is coming apart. Mr. Eichman had a loom only four feet wide on which to create this double bed cover. Two strips have been sewn together.
The second piece isn’t as remarkable age wise, being made perhaps in the 1920’s, but it’s a king sized spread in a day when there weren’t king sized beds. It’s amazing, in marvelous shape, but no one will ever know who created this beautiful piece. Thanks to G and two helpers, I got them both photographed and up on Facebook. A good thing to do on a half sunny Sunday.