Thursday, December 11, 2008

M & M....& Y

Two different thrift stores in two different towns. One day and one perfect letter. Okay, I know I probably don't need any more decor for Sweet Girl's room, but when I spotted the vintage plaster of paris (?) "M" I couldn't pass it up. To my surprise, later that same day I came across the wooden "M" plaque. I guess it was meant to be.
In keeping with the letter theme - "Y" is my mom making me hold a stencil? I will show you in a future post.
With temps hovering right around 30° last Saturday, I ventured out to some garage sales. I found a few things here and there, but this quilt top was by far my best buy. It was folded up in a box without a price. When the lady told me $1 (is it weird that I'm always telling you what I paid for things?) I almost jumped for joy. I was on the lookout for things to sell in my booth. I figured even if it wasn't in great shape it could certainly turn a profit for me.
When I got home later and took it out of the box I really did jump for joy (okay, not really)! But seriously, this quilt top is fabulous. And big. It is at least queen size. And in great shape. There are a few spots on some of the white fabric, but I bet they would come out in the wash.
Look! Pink and chocolate brown! One of my favorite color combos! You've probably guessed by now that this probably won't be ending up in my booth. How can I part with something so beautiful?!

I was walking through an antique store (not where my booth is) earlier this week when a lady stopped me and said, "Are you Vanessa?" Turns out she "knew" me from this blog. It was so nice to visit with her. She used to live close to where I used to live and recognized the name of one of my favorite thrift stores. She said her husband moved her hear kicking and screaming several years ago. Sounds like we have some things in common. LOL! Several weeks ago I met another lady here in town who reads my blog. Thank you, ladies, for reading my ramblings and introducing yourselves. That brightens my day!

{Jesus got them all to sit down in groups of fifty or a hundred—they looked like a patchwork quilt of wildflowers spread out on the green grass! Mark 6:39}


Jill said...

Goodness, what a find!! Seriously-only $1?! I'm happy for you. I love that feeling.

Don and Dixie said...

Looks like vintage fabric in the quilt! Guess you will have to take up quilting! When? I don't know. Martilee Mae and You?

Don and Dixie said...

Looks like vintage fabric in the quilt! Guess you will have to take up quilting! When? I don't know. Martilee Mae and You?

Molly said...

I've decided you must wear "rags" when you go garage saleing to get such amazing prices. You'll have to set up a quilt rack on your porch next spring so you and the boys can get that beautiful top quilted for next winter! Love the M & M for sweet girl.

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Get outta dollar? Yes, that would be a keeper! Love the "M"... Reminds me of m&m's candy! Ha~ Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Heidi

karri said...

i am so jealous!
finding that gorgeous quilt for $1!
i have dreams like that!
happy holidays!

Brooklyn said...

The Y makes sense after reading your facebook post :)