Thursday, August 27, 2009

Vintage thingie Thursday and Thrifty Thursday

It is time for Vintage Thursday Thingee - and I've got some great things to share. Please join us at Coloradolady, where Suzanne is our hostess, to see vintage thingies!

And stop over at Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday!

We stopped at a yard sale last Saturday - a lady had put all her stuff out on the lawn near the ponds in our community. We aren't allowed yard sales here - so we were surprised to see her there. We asked if she was from the community and she told us she was from the apartments across the road, but that this was the perfect spot for a yard sale.

We knew that soon the management of the community would see her and scare her off - but we shopped anyway. I started asking prices -


for a nice serving bowl - 25 cents, two for the price of one. . .

a cute folding sand chair that the boys could use - 25 cents . . .


some pretty silverware - 25 cents for all of it. . .

a pretty little pickle fork - free . . .


a mandolin - 25 cents - lots of extra blades for this too . . .

Everything was spread out on an old quilt and Don asked - how much for the quilt - and she said - are you ready, maybe you'd better sit down - go ahead, ohhh you already are sitting down. She said - a quarter!!!!!

Well, we couldn't get that stuff unloaded off the quilt fast enough. She apologized that the quilt was in bad shape -but I said - I can always use parts of it - and for a quarter - well, what can I say - what a deal!!!!

I love the tulip design and the thirties colors . . .

Most of the quilt is in fair to good condition . . .

The edges are badly frayed on one end - I imagine that this was wrapped about some boxes and stuff in the back of a pickup on moving day and allowed to flap in the wind - from the extent of the damage I'd say it was a long trip. But most of the quilt is in fairly good shape, considering its age and the treatment it has gotten.

Ohh poor little quilt . . .


All raggedy and frayed . . .


But I shall clip off the frayed edges and find some matching fabric to rebind the edges and it will be a happy quilt once again. After repairs it will be a good throw size for napping on the sofa.


I'm so glad we stopped at that yard sale - got some other things there too - for 25 cents each, but they were't vintage - just great deals. On the way home we noticed that the lady had moved her sale across the street to a narrow strip of grass near the apartments. I hope she sold everything, and it is pretty likely - since she had such good prices. Glad we were first.

35 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow, everything for 25c each! Great bargains. Including the quilt!

I've got a thriftin' blog over at -
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/
Please come by for a visit.

Postcardy said...

The quilt has a nice pattern and colors and will be really nice when you fix it up.

Elenka said...

Aw, you're a good quilt mama! Have fun with it!

luv2quilt2 said...

As you said, it's going to be a happy quilt again, and you will provide it a good home.

xashee's corner said...

what FANTASTIC deals you got!!! i LOVE it!! and i especially LOVE that you will give that ole quilt a new life! :) Thanks so much for sharing the smiles! Have a GREAT day!

Candace said...

Definitely some fantastic finds! Maybe the tulip quilt was made by someone in LaConner!
Cheers!

Marilyn said...

Every once in a while a yard saler just happens along the deal of the century!!
Great Post!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

I cannot believe you got that quilt for a quarter...wow!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

jennifer said...

25 CENTS!!! You had an awesome thrifting day! The quilt is beautiful. You'll have fun using that.

jojo said...

You hit the jackpot! Please share the quilt with us after you have repaired it..it is lovely, with the colors and style. Lucky find..;p

Susie Q said...

Good Lord. That quilt is almost the exact pattern of one that my grandmother made back in the 30s or so...and I have never seen that pattern anywhere else. Going to have to tell my sisters.

Jane said...

What a deal. It sounds like it was sold to the right person....someone who can repair it and give it new life. Would love to see it when you are finished.

Crispy said...

Gosh what a bunch of great finds!! You sure couldn't beat the prices :0)

Crispy

Coloradolady said...

that quilt is so pretty, love the colors and the prices...wow. Have a great VTT!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Tres cute quilt, I would have paid more than that happily! Good deals!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

WOW how exciting to discover that darling quilt under everything..ssoo glad you rescued it :)

Fearless Nester said...

Oh I love that you ended up with the quilt, and all the other treasures too. It was meant to be!

Kathi Fly said...

Love the silverware! Fun finds.

CC said...

What a beautiful old quilt..I love it..and the silver pieces are gorgeous. Happy VTT..have a great weekend.

Dena said...

What a great find and it shouldn't take too much tender caring to revive the quilt.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What great thrifty treasures you have shared today!That quilt...some TLC should make it into a perfect quilt. Its so pretty. I love the design! Thanks for linking up, my friend!
Hugs!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
lbratina.blogspot.com

Ruby said...

Very cool quilt. Great prices! Glad you are going to repair it. Thanks for sharing.

Keetha Broyles said...

I love that quilt design!

Ally0005 said...

Love the quilt!!

Ally

Purple Pam said...

What great finds. I love the fact that she sold that quilt for $.25 and you rescued it before anyone else could. Good work! You are so lucky with thrifty deals!

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

Happy ending - the little quilt has found a happy home!
Evelyn in Montreal

June said...

You got some good deals at this yard sale. The quilt was a find for a quarter.
I was delighted to see that you stopped by. I want to thank you for the sweet message you left me. It always makes my day.
Smiles,
June

Teresa said...

You got some really nice buys. It is sad to think how some people don't appreciate the time, talent and love that goes into making a quilt. I am glad this one found its way into your loving hands.

Elenka said...

By the way, be careful with that mandolin....i loped off the tip of my finger after using a new one for the first time! Not part of the recipe.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wow -- that was some yard sale! That quilt is so sweet --love the colors.

I laughed at your comment on my Sunday post --about having "raw only" eaters come to dinner. We haven't faced that, but one of my nieces is a vegetarian . . . until Thanksgiving day, when she can't resist the turkey and gravy. Aunt Cassy's house is where she commits her sins!

Off to spray paint . . .
Cass

JoyceAnn said...

Hi JoAnn ~ Those are some great finds. That mandolin will come in handy , I've been using mine this week to slice peppers for pickling.

~ Blessings ~

~~Sew Happy Designs~~ said...

Wow, a whole quilt for a quarter...please post a pic of it when you are done making it new again, can't wait to see it...Hope all goes well for you!
Blessings~~
Cindy AKA Sew

Nancy Jo said...

Well I guess you didn't have to think too long about any of those great deals. The silver ware and the quilt would have been in my car in a minute! Show us the quilt when you give it its new life.
Nancy Jo

~~Carol~~ said...

That quilt is so pretty, and I think it must be the steal of the century!
I finally answered your question on my blog, about how many dishes I have. I need more cupboards!

*karendianne. said...

What a nifty quilt. You're going to feel even more blessed with this when you get it all fixed up. Oh the good feelings in this one. A real honest to goodness treasure!