I don't go to many garage sales
, but my mother does. She goes garage saling almost every weekend. You never know what you're going to find at them - sometimes nothing worth bringing home, other times treasure!
(This picture was supposed to be landscape, but Blogger decided otherwise!)
My mother found the white shuttle in a box that was given away at the end of a sale because they didn't want to have to take it back in the house. They may not have even known what it was.
I put it beside a clover shuttle to show the size. I should have put it next to a Boye shuttle (found one in my stash after I took the picture) as it's similar in shape and only about 1/4 inch shorter than a Boye. It's smooth and light. As you can see it is extremely over loaded with thread, which looks to be size 80 in a variegated white/pink. The tips are together at both ends, so the over-loading has not damaged it yet. I tatted a quick ring with it and found it to tat quite nicely. There are no markings on it to indicate a brand. I also don't think it is an antique. But it is a really nice find!
"A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff." George Carlin
Labels: find, garage sale, shuttle