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


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

  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.

    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.)

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

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

  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.

  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 :)

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

  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.

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

  10. The quilt is even prettier in person!