Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thrift store score

I love a cozy quilt, don't you? Even better, a vintage handmade quilt. These are fairly expensive and aren't easy to come by unless you happen upon one at an antique store.


A few months back I was checking out a thrift store and saw this quilt. It has a beautiful star design and is in really good shape, minus the "age stains" that you see, which I should be able to remove. No matter, it was worth the $20 I spent on it (talked down from $35, which would have been a steal anyway)! It's entirely hand stitched. I just love it.


8 comments:

Nancy said...

That's really pretty and I agree, you got yourself a real deal.

I remember all the quilts my grandmother stitched by hand. I have a couple, but many I grew up with eventually bit the dust.

Nancy

the undomesticated wife said...

I saw a lady at a garage sale selling her family quilts because, as she said, she had all boys and none of them or their wives were interested. :(

Gwen said...

Oh, very pretty! And a great price!

I was thrilled this week to find a Matelasse Coverlet 3-piece set which retails at Target for $100 at Goodwill for $25!

Score for us both!

Dina said...

Glad to see you're blogging again! Love the quilt!

Carrie said...

beautiful I love quilts so much

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Oh my goodness that is a steal! I've been hoping to come across something like this for years but no such luck. You're right they are super pricy!!!

Awesome, awesome find!

Ps...Thank you for your last comment! Hope you are doing well!

Kendra

Disneypal said...

I can't believe you got that for only $20, what a steal! Very nice quilt !

Michelle said...

So pretty! Thankfully my husband's grandma makes tons of quilts so there is not short supply here :)