Treasure hunt Tuesdays: a feed sack with some history!

We have a fairly new antique mall in our town. I haven’t been there in several months, but the last time I went there, I scored a really neat find, and for only $3.

But first, a little background: our town used to have a feed mill downtown, which opened sometime in the early 1900’s. The mill produced livestock feed and pet foods, but burned to the ground in the late 80’s. I went in search of some historical info on the mills, but came up empty. My husband, who has lived here his whole life, says he remembers the mill fire.

We were excited to find an old feed bag at the antique store for only $3. We quickly bought it. My cousin gave me a Michael’s gift card for Christmas, which I used to buy a reclaimed wood frame for the bag. It was a standard size poster frame, so I didn’t have to pay for a custom frame.

Apologies for the highly reflective glass. No matter what angle I tried, I just couldn’t avoid the reflection.

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We hung the framed bag in our dining room. I love how it looks, but I especially love the history that is tied to it.

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