Before the restoration/remodel began upstairs I found some time for some thrifting. Not much, but a thrifting I did go. Recently my thrifting goals have changed…I’d head to the dish section…and buy more that I just didn’t need :-}. It wasn’t a conscious decision but more of a transition. To be honest Mr. C would kill me if I brought anymore in!
My vintage linens are nestled in 17 drawers at the Charmer…and many overflowing…so its not like I need any more linens! But, I just keep bumping in to some beautiful pieces at can’t say no prices! I certainly don’t need anymore runners, tablecloths or napkins..But can one have too many quilts? Or for that matter there’re easier to store than dishes :-}.
A vintage, handed stitch quilt. Its a lap quilt size and fits nicely over the back of a love seat. It reminds me of some kind of bird? Swallow pattern? If anyone knows the pattern let me know. It was found just before Independence day and never was able to take photos to share. $35.00
Even though not vintage as soon as I spotted the quilt I thought of it as my Independence day quilt. I had planned on using it but never got around to…it sat in the living area by our front windows waiting to be used. Score: queen size for $5.99
The score of the day was this gorgeous hand crochet bedspread…
I wondered if it was tatting? But tatting rarely has straight lines like one. Don’t hate me now but it was only, are you ready? $10.49!!!!!! I knew it would look beautiful in the dressing/guest room but won’t know until the upstairs work is done.
The project was to be completed in 3 weeks, with all the restorative work needed the completion date is now 7 to 8 weeks, ugh! Its been so dusty which really takes a toll on my breathing! We’ve moved out to Minnie (our vintage trailer) for sleeping and getting away from all the noise. Since its been so hot I’m spending more time inside so Minnie has come in really handy.
Over the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to stubble upon a few quilts tops…this one was $8. One day I hope that I can complete their journey of becoming a quilt..but for now I use them as chair covers especially at the vintage trailer rallies. This one is an old size, its longer but not very wide. Almost as if she stopped a row short width wise.
Lastly, but not least, a vintage wicker bed tray. Being that I love wicker and never seen one like this before I just had to buy it….that’s the price of loving wicker! More was spent then I should have but I had to have it.
Demolition finally was completed on Friday….now the rebuilding begins. I can’t wait untill it done! I’ve decided to share what’s been going but I needed to get past being overwhelmed by all the problems that were found.
Enjoy your weekend…P.S…its another beautiful weekend here again. So great to be cool enough to get outside.