Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Heirloom Fishnet Canopies

I know...I'm hopeless! Each day, I think I'm going to post and have pictures and do all these grand things with my blog... I used to be so organized! I'm just as tired of my excuses as you must be...LOL

I do have something good to blog about, though. Through a series of events, I have had the opportunity to meet Miss Eula Osborne and see her wonderful fishnet bed canopies. I have one from about 30 years ago and love it. For all you Colonial Country decorators out there, you know what I'm talking about. These canopies are handmade to fit your tall pencil post beds and can be made to fit any size.

Miss Eula is such a sweet lady and has been making canopies for over 30 years, here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina...actually just a few miles down the road from us. Who woulda thunk such a talented and sweet person was so close. : ) Anyway, Miss Eula has a lot of spunk and determination, as she deals with diabetes on a daily basis. She's limited in other things she would like to do, but each day, she gathers her supplies of string/twine and weaves the most wonderful fishnet canopies. They're called 'fishnet' because the weaving resembles a fishnet...

Her brother makes the frames for the canopies as well as other items and they have a website...

You can check the website to see the various designs and sizes Miss Eula makes, and I can tell you that she can make a wonderful, white canopy or my favorite, antique white.

The best part is, if you call Miss Eula directly (not through the website), you just might get a bit better price for a canopy. If you're interested, give her a call at (336) 385-2744.