Tuesday, July 7, 2009

To Buy or Not To Buy

I have a question for you. If you saw this quilt neatly folded with a $3 price tag on it, would you buy it?
Maybe. Maybe not.

Okay, what if you unfolded it and saw this on the other side?

Yeah. That's what I thought.
As far as intricate design goes, this quilt doesn't have it. What it does have is absolutely gorgeous fabric. Can someone tell me what era this is from? I really don't know.

When I bought it I told myself I could make some money on it. It is worth a lot more than $3. But by the time I got home I had convinced myself to keep it. It is beautiful and worn to a wonderful softness.

I haven't been doing a lot of "junking" lately. With three kids home for the summer it is hard to get to the thrift stores. I'm also trying not to spend extra money on anything. I did have a really good month in my antique booth, so I felt okay about hitting a couple of garage sales last weekend.

I found this feed sack....
....and this one. They might end up in my booth, but I really like them, too.

Here are a few more goodies. Several months ago I found some old jigsaw puzzles. Last week I found a couple more. They are now in my booth along with those red bowls. The jar is for my collection and the child-size wooden shoe form became party of my living room decor. If you enlarge the pictures you can see a little box in the bowl. It is "1 Triangular Bandage" still folded up in the box. I did a little search and found that it WW2 medics carried these in their bags.

Time to get off the computer. I am trying to get this house all in order. If I didn't have to do laundry, cook, make important phone calls, etc. maybe I could get the really deep cleaning and organizing done. Unfortunately, the day-to-day things still have to be done. I better get busy.

{She knows when to buy or sell, and she stays busy until late at night. Proverbs 31:18}


Colleen said...

The quilt is gorgeous and a keeper. You were very lucky to find it and $3 is a steal.

Cindy said...

I love the quilt! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I'll bet if I had the honor of meeting your daughter...her giggle would be one of my favorite sounds as well!

Jill said...

The quilt is wonderful!!