Saturday, August 9, 2014

Thrift, Thrift, Thrift

vintage finds, thrfiting
I was so delighted to find this quilt.

It was a new one with fabrics chosen to look like vintage.

A lovely floral pattern.

Just fiberfill inside.

It was pieced by machine, but quilted with neat hand-stitching.

After washing and fluffing it, I was so disappointed to find the remains of a tag on one side.

Oh, well, still right pretty.

My thrifty detection sensors failed me here.

Found a heavy old wrought iron fern stand. 

You can usually tell the age of the stands by their weight and the forged seams.

The table came already distressed and curvy.

One of those "always buy" items - old tennis rackets with the presses.

I like these lined up along a wall as a border or as a headboard.

About a third bolt of this lovely green patterned fabric.

So retro cool.

I thought it would match something, but it didn't.

My loss is your gain.

It's at Riverfront Antique Mall.

"Always buy" rule applies here.

Found an original watercolor by an unknown artist of a farmer's market.

Love it for my kitchen.

Cute little pumpkins.

The strange thing is Cathy from My 1929 Charmer  had a photograph of a market similar to this.

Go over and see it.

This "Speedy Cook'n Peas" burlap sack will go perfectly with the painting.

My niece Olivia is coming to stay several days.  I am definitely looking forward to that.

I am definitely running around trying to clear a path for her.

Swap & Tell is starting at 8PM Eastern on Tuesday night.  Shop owners be prepared to swap an item from your shop and write a review of what you receive.  A great way to promote your merchandise.

See y'all!

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Every Wednesday Starting August 13!

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  1. Sorry about the quilt! Like you said, it's still pretty. All great finds and I love the little pumpkins in the watercolor. Enjoy your time with Olivia. :)

  2. Yes that watercolor does have a resemblance to the farmer's market. It would make a wonderful addition to your kitchen. Have fun with Olivia. There's nothing like an adorable niece!

  3. Any quilt is a good quilt.. its beautiful! You always find such great items! I love the pic with the pumpkins.. I have had Grands all Summer.. I am so ready for a break from kid zone. enjoy your niece. Have a great weekend. Blessings!

  4. That quilt was handmade by someone. Maybe not your or my grandma, but someone who spent lots of time putting those pieces together and then quilting. Cut off the label, if it bothers you. Sell it as handmade, since it was. Nicer than some homemade ones done on the sewing machine!!!! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  5. The quilt is lovely no matter what and the table is perfect!

  6. Great finds! That green and yellow material would work great with John Deere fabric.

  7. I love your quilt..I would have grabbed it in a minute, no matter if is was handmade or not!! LUCKY you...for finding it (I think)

  8. Donna ... You always find the best things. Burlap sacks are really interesting. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Great plant stand too. Never can have too many of those. The swap and tell sounds interesting.
    Have fun.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  9. What a fabulous watercolour. So vibrant and fun! Too bad about the quilt, but I agree it's still pretty. Have fun with Olivia.

  10. I love the burlap sack! Great finds as always!

  11. Love the burlap sack and that fabric!!!!!!!!

  12. I've done that before, think something is vintage only to find it's not. Still beautiful though, love the pea sack. Thank so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...


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