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Thursday, 19 November 2015

My Great Day

This morning my cousin called to say she was going to be in my area and did I want to go thrift shopping with her. Well, we all know what my answer was. We went first to a rather large store where she didn't find what she was looking for. Just down the street is the Salvation Army thrift store where I seldom go because the parking is awful. She was undeterred and we browsed a bit, found a few things and paid for them. As we turned to go I saw there was an area marked Vintage that we hadn't seen. So off we went and the first thing that caught our eyes was a lovely old quilt. She picked it up and had me help her open it to see how big it was and if it was in good shape. ( it is 80 by 68 inches, and needs a bit of repair along one edge). She decided she didn't want it but I don't think she had even put it down before I had it in my hands. The two tiny tea cups were what I bought first...


              and here is the quilt!  The different kinds of fabric are so pretty!!



 
                        This is the backing.  I have washed it and put it in the dryer. I know I was taking a chance on doing some damage but I have to wash everything I buy at any thrift store as soon as I get it home!!  It survived quite well.

So that, my friends, is what I did today. All that remains to be done is that daily job of making supper!   Although tomorrow is my shopping day I still have an assortment of veggies in the fridge which I will stir fry and DH has a Ham steak so that's what we eat tonight. Thanks for reading this rather long post.
        Granny Marigold

11 comments:

  1. The little tea cups are very sweet, and the quilt is lovely, with all those vintage floral fabrics. Good job!

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  2. I have a soft spot for quilts, so probably wouldn't have passed that up either, well depending on the price of course! I haven't been in the SA shop for quite a long time.

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    1. I hadn't been either for a long while and found the store much nicer than what I remembered but the parking lot is always so crowded! ( The quilt cost me $17 which I thought was a good price.)

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  3. Wonderful finds...I especially like the table teapot, very pretty
    Phoebe x

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  4. How exciting to have someone to go thrift shopping with. What a great find on the quilt. Lovely colors. Nancy

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  5. I can just imagine you "hoping" she would put the quilt down, ha ha! I would have grabbed it, too. It's so pretty! Wish we had some big thrift stores around here.

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  6. I would say that you had a very good thrifting day. Those tea cups are so elegant and the fabric in that quilt reminds me of an English garden. I think you need to plan a tea party :) beautiful finds!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Connie :)

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  7. Wow, what great finds! The quilt is beautiful.
    Have a great weekend.

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  8. What a beautiful quilt! I'm so glad you brought it home! You did have a good day! The tea cups so pretty too.

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  9. Nice quilt I would have snatched it up too! :)

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  10. The quilt is even prettier in person!

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