vintage quilt blessing ...
Tags: Vintage, vintage quilt top, vintage quilt, vintage fabric, 1940s fabric, thrifting, thrift store, cottage style decorating
I had to run to Pottery Barn yesterday to check out
a couple of rugs my brother and sister-in-law are
interested in for their living room.
I'm helping them re-decorate their downstairs.
I was soooooo close to Amvets that I just had to stop.
You know how it is ...

Look what I found tucked among the
old bed sheets and shower curtains and afghans ...

This D.A.R.L.I.N.G. vintage quit top was marked $4.98.

I was beside myself with pure giddy-ness.
(That's a pretty bad sentence but you get my drift.)

Here she is laid out on my dining room table.
As a lover of vintage fabrics, I'm pretty pleased
with my thrifty purchase. 

I'm thinking of asking my mom to teach me how to finish it.
I know very little about quilting but sure appreciate the workmanship.
Someone else must have appreciated the work that went into this
too because it's in lovely, clean condition -
obviously stored carefully for years and years.

What else is new, you ask??
Well, it's COLD outside,
the creek is freezing over with just a band
of water still flowing,
and I'm finally almost over the virus I had.
I didn't get the flu, just a bad respiratory virus.

It's Wednesday and that means pizza with my
parents at our local Italian restaurant. 
Tonight my little brother is meeting us to pick up the rug samples.
I love living in the cottage-by-the-creek.
I consider it a huge answer to prayer and a huge blessing.
Stay warm, Friends, and continue to count your blessings.
That's what I'm striving to do each and every day.

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Reply from: Linda@Itsy Bits And Pieces on 1/23/2013 5:07 PM
 A wonderful unexpected find like that is like a gift...makes your whole day better! Beautiful! Pizza with the family sounds like a perfect evening! Have fun!
Reply from: LaVoice on 1/24/2013 4:37 PM
 I am no authority on fabric, but I would say you found a good deal. Any quilter maker would love it.
Reply from: Michele on 1/24/2013 7:32 PM
 OOOH I love these fabrics!!!!!!! I hope you do finish it off:) New follow and on fb too!
Reply from: Katie on 1/24/2013 7:33 PM
 Following you back. Cute blog and cute quilt!! I can't wait to see what you will be up to in the future.
Reply from: Sally on 1/24/2013 7:53 PM
 Great find, Lynn.
Reply from: Sue on 1/25/2013 8:19 AM
 What a great find and for underf FIVE dollars. I'd have grabbed it up in a heartbeat, too. I am a quilter with many thrifted vintage tops that I've finished, restored and remade depending on their condition. Yours looks in great condition and will make a wonderful bed quilt. Visiting from VTT.
Reply from: coloradolady on 2/10/2013 9:04 AM
 What an amazing find.I wish we had a amvet store around here, we do have a vet thrift store but the owners have everything marked so expensive, a piece like this would have been 50.00......so I don't go there much any more, no reason the prices are to high for a thrift store. What a lucky find. it is beautiful!


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