Annie McCormick’s silver flower bowl: From birthday gift to artifact

Annie McCormick’s silver flower bowl: From birthday gift to artifact

  This silver flower bowl, a birthday gift for the matriarch of the McCormick family, is decorated with elaborate scenes from Rosegarden, the family‚Äôs country estate. Collections Advancement Project Curator Amy Frey nominated the bowl for this week’s Pennsylvania Treasure. Made by S. Kirk and Sons of Baltimore, the flower bowl is covered in a …

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Friendship quilts: One historic way to keep loved ones stitched together

Friendship quilts: One historic way to keep loved ones stitched together

These quilt blocks were constructed from patterns traced onto an 1854 newspaper and cut by the friends of a young woman named Sally Jane Vanartsdalen, sometime before her marriage in the 1860s. Sally Jane grew up on Playwicky Farm in Bucks County, and her quilt blocks were donated in 1970 by a member of the …

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