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Wall Hanging: Nostalgic School House
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The details in this small wall hanging are fabulous.  The sun is shining on the late summer/early Autumn day but the wind is brisk enough to keep the schoolyard flag fully unfurled. The trees are still lush with leaves and all the apples are ripe deliciously red.  Both apple trees are accessible through the white picket gates but it is firmly closed to rambunctious children with "five-finger blight." The oversize beribboned lamb (Little Mary's lamb?) and basket full of just-picked apples are purely for decorative effect.  The architecture of the school building is interesting. Arches are played with repeatedly.  The word "school" arches over the triangular arched glass panel over double doors. Arches appear over the two-over-two double window sashes, and four more arches appear in the double cupola bell housing. Ahhhhh, for the love of the simple "good ole days" in a one-room country school house!  The charm is not diminished by the fact that the design is commercially printed and it was machine-stitched.  Fabric, handcrafted in U.S.A., ca 1994.
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