SOLD! Vintage “Don’t Count Your Chickens” Framed Needlepoint


This is a great example of vintage, homey, folk art needlepoint!  Seriously, can anyone look at this framed rendition of the old saw “Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They’re Hatched” – and NOT smile?

Condition: It’s actually in pretty good condition.  The wood frame is basic, and the back is rather rough (see photo below), and one of the original metal chips holding the needlepoint itself in place is missing (so has been replaced).  But overall, it’s a wonderful piece.

Dimensions:   I’ll have to add the dimensions later but would estimate that it’s about 20″ H x 15″ W.

Price:  $24.00 plus 5.5% Maine sales tax.

Where To Find This Item:  It’s in our booth (#23) at the Hathaway Mill Antique Mall, 10 Water Street, Waterville  ME 04901.

Layaway Plan
:  Please see our “Details: Layaway Plan” page.

Payment Information:   Please see our “Details: Payment & Pricing” page.

Shipping & Delivery Information:  Please see our “Details: Shipping & Delivery” page.


189 Main Street, Lewiston ME.
Heritage Collectibles and Heritage Books & Maps have been combined into one shop: Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps.  We’d love it if you would follow our blogs!  (The Books and Maps blog isn’t as active as the Heritage Collectibles one.)

5 Park Street, Lewiston ME.
Papa’s Thrift Shop
 has re-opened at 5 Park Street (it’s in the same building as Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps but with a separate entrance around the corner from the 189 Main Street address)!   Papa’s website is:

10 Water Street, Waterville ME.
We now have a small space (Booth #23) in the Hathaway Mill Antique Mall!  Here you’ll find only items produced in or before 1965.

Other Ways of Finding Us:

Sign up for our Weekly Specials by Text club!  Just text us at 207 740 2247 with the message “HC Weekly Specials” and you’ll receive a single text every Monday morning with info on specials good through Saturday of that week!

You can also find us on Facebook at and, as well as on Twitter at


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In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
He loved our shops, especially the section we called Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – that was his baby.

He loved me, and oh how I loved him.

Follow our blog at, in honor of my husband, and all others who have been lost to internal demons that in the end, overwhelmed them.

All of the profits after expenses from Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps and Papa’s Thrift Shop will go to help fund The Warrior Project, a suicide prevention drop-in and counseling center in the process of being developed.

(Please Note: The Warrior Project is in no way intended to be reflective of, or piggy back off, Wounded Warriors which serves those military personnel wounded after September 11, 20o1.  Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.)

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