I’ve had some quilt luck at the thrift shops lately, but I actually almost didn’t buy this beauty when I saw it at the thrift shop for $5 (I know, not sure what was wrong with me!) It was wrapped up and taped, so I couldn’t open it up, and so I stood there debating it until my sister told me that I needed to buy it, and I am so glad I did. It has beautiful hand stitching, and is so big and cozy. It has easily become one of my most favorite quilts to snuggle on the couch with. Life Lesson–when you see a handmade quilt for $5-you always buy it. always.
I have a collection of small tin doll sized dishes that hang on my wall, and I am always on the look out for more to add to it. Imagine a plate wall, but doll sized dishes instead ;) I saw this particular swan set online somewhere. Someone was selling one of the tea cups, and I fell in love! I set up a little search on ebay and finally found this set priced very reasonably and with no bids…because the photos were super dark, blurry, and made the whole thing very hard to see.
Now besides plates, I’ve been slowly collecting the little tin tea cups and have a plan to add hooks to a doll hutch (which I’d hang on the wall) and then hang all my cups from.
My friend Molly
and I have been tossing around the idea of sharing a booth at a local antique shop. It’s the perfect excuse for each of us to clean out our attics, and maybe make our love of thrift shopping make a little more sense. We have a few more shops to ask about prices, before we decide where to do it…but I went ahead and started making some tags as a start. Of course I used the name “the vintage heidi”, and an image from the front of a vintage coloring book. Whenever we finally get a space up and going I will be sure to share the details with local folks.