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                                  EMBROIDERED BAGS

These wonderful bags are hand stitched with an initial or date of your choice. The perfect accessory for an early collection and  sure could be used most anywhere in that setting.  I know of nobody that does these. They are fabulous.


Another version of the bags, this one just slightly more primitive and larger in size. Comes with a patch and your choice of  holes  or stains and/or any combination of these.


                          TABLE SQUARES

Yet another incredible piece of work are the table squares. They are ready to be ordered. YEAH! The picture above says it all. The perfect table cover and the William and Mary on it is just the right touch. I love the one I got which I proudly have on my table above. Contact Charisse for linen choice. All of these wonderful squares are completely hand stitched with two" W and M" on each one.

$190.00 each

                              GRAIN BAGS

Sharing something I had Charisse early grain bag with the farmer's initials. History behind the name on the bags was when a farmer took bags to the mill he not only wanted his own grain but wanted his own bag back. Thus, the name or initials written or embroidered on the grain bag. 

A fantastic new item that Charisse is now doing.......a Sleep Cap.  These are impossible to find as antiques and the few that remain are in the many thousands of dollars. This is the one that I had made and proudly sits on my pillows.


And.....saved the best for last.....a poppet that Charisse made for me out of old materials I had saved over the years. What talent!

Contact: Charisse Goforth

989 640-9510 or email:

                VINTAGE  HOLIDAY RESTORATION  by Shari

Specializing in Antique Santas,Rabbits, Candy Containers,Blown Glass Ornaments, Waxed Angels plus much more.....

Exquisite Quality Workmanship with over 30 years experience.

262 695-0027     or email:

                               FURNITURE RESTORATION

 Butch's Antiques
 330 W. Pleasant Street
 Freeport, IL  61032
 815 233-4437

                             PEES RIDGE FARMS

Book Pillows are centuries old and used to support valuable books. Sherry Pees of Pees Ridge Farm reproduces these pillows in linen, all handstitched in 3 sizes with choice of straw or feather fillings.  Other reproduced textiles from Pees Poor Ridge Farms are linen bed sheets,pillow casings,linsey woolsey bed curtains and covers, window curtains, toweling and storage bags. ALL HAND SEWN.

Contact: Sherry at Pees Ridge Farms 

419 759-2661  or email: