Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Deal of the Day

I have missed sharing my deals! While I may not blog about it often enough, I do hit up a lot of estate sales. And, although I don't always buy, it's still fun to see homes in different towns and just generally take a gander at what that person had. One of my most recent deals was this vintage quilt, which I am thinking dates to the 30s or 40s, due to the feedsack fabric. I bought a lot of stuff at this sale, about 10-12 items, for which I paid $50. So, I paid about $5 for this quilt, if you average it out.
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I found it in the basement. I swear, my best finds are found in the basement or the attic. It really pays to check those areas! It was on a bed down there that had tons of boxes and things laid about on top. I had to take most of it off to free the quilt and some nice old gentleman helped me to pull it off the bed.
Most of the squares are a bit wonky and don't follow a ridged pattern. From the contents of the home, I could tell the lady of the house was a seamstress, so this might have been one of her first projects? There were also several other quilts, but they were up front with the people running the sale and were pretty pricey. I was quite surprised that I got this one for the deal I did. The sale also yielded me a large picnic basket (maybe a Redman?), a set of 60s silverware, vintage fabric, a metal bathroom shelf, and a lot of other smalls.

This is the third vintage quilt I have added to my collection. Coincidentally, all three are roughly the same size (twin). I blogged about one of my other ones here. I would love to someday have a whole chest of vintage quilts. Until then, I will continue to pick them up here and there when they are $25 or less.

Emily

4 comments:

Mrs Amber Apple said...

Oh wow, you got some lovely items! I've yet to go to an estate sale! I really want to!

Lauren said...

I've gotten out of my estate-sale groove lately. I need to get back in the saddle! Vintage quilts are the best--especially when they're less than $25!

Betty Crafter said...

My husband and I always say the same thing - the best stuff is always in the basement! Usually that's the first place we head :)
That quilt is lovely!

Erin said...

Hello! I just found your blog and I am going to "follow" you :)

I LOVE the quilts! I am learning to quilt myself and I am drawn to the 1930's style fabrics. I want to make a quilt for my bed in 1930's reproduction fabrics, but I am such a procrastinator that it will probably be done next summer! :)