Sunday, March 8, 2009

Flea Market Find

Well, my love for vintage linens has now crossed over to include quilts. I have been admiring many of my fellow bloggers' quilts and began to keep an eye out for one. I checked out eBay, but they seem to be super expensive on there. However, to my luck, I found one two weekends ago at the Royal Oak Flea Market and it was actually in my price range ($15).

While it does have a few flaws (some minor tears and stains, the pink blocks are faded), I am in LOVE with this quilt. I let it soak for about a day and probably should have let it soak longer, but I was so excited to wash and dry it so I could use it!!

Here's the whole quilt. There are pink blocks in between the tulips that have the tulip pattern stitched into the quilt. Its bigger than a twin size and smaller than a double bed size, but I think it could work well as a topper over another comforter.
These two tulips include some of my favorite material that is used in this quilt. I just love old feedsack!!

The economy here in Michigan has now begun to effect my booth. Sales have been down since the Christmas season and I have decided to temporarily shut down my booth at the end of April. I am thinking of doing a flea market this summer instead and listing more items in my etsy. Any thoughts or suggestions? I figured that since around here the flea market venue has become quite popular that I might do better at moving out some of my items.

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!!

Emily

6 comments:

roseylittlethings said...

great quilt, great price too! Sorry booth sales are not going well:(

Vintage Whimsy said...

Oh, I love the quilt. I have one that I picked up a few years back that isn't in great condition either but I love it just the same.

Sorry to hear about your booth. Hopefully the economy will turn around soon!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hey Emily :)
Love your new little "Pumpkin". She is just darling!!
Your quilt is very nice and that's a great price.
Try the flea market. Don't know how you will do until you try it.
Glad you are back :)
Give your little puppy a kiss from me.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Lisa @ The Hem Line said...

Emily;
Boy I feel your pain. The economy sucks here too. I am so glad I no longer have a booth. Flea Markets are a good venue, as long as they are geared toward Antiques and Collectibles . . . otherwise people think everthing should be dirt cheap! My gal-friends and I are contemplating having "porch sales" here this spring-summer. Each will have a sale on her front porch and we will go together and put on large ad in the paper with the addresses. Our town if very small with lots of tourists during the summer, so I think this will work well for us.

Amy said...

Awesome! What a great find!

Sonya said...

Loving the quilt. Sorry to hear about your booth...I have one of those here in Iowa and so far sales are still up. I keep hoping it continues.

In the meantime, I would do Etsy if I were you.

Sonya