To those who know me, it is no secret that I LOVE LOVE LOVE thrift shops! I am normally not a shopper but a thrift shop or tag sale provides for me the thrill of finding the ultimate treasure :).
This past week, I hit the jackpot! First, I found 6 feedsacks for $1.00 each! I got so excited I forgot to take pics. Silly me. Here are a few other treasures:
I found this little enamelware refrigerator dish for $2. Admittedly, it is not in the best shape but I love it and will put it to use in the sewing room.
I also found this wash board for $5. I always wanted one and this is a great small size to hang in my laundry room. It is called the “Zing King!”
I foind this cool 1934 Royal Touch Control typewriter in nearly perfect condition for my daughter for $15!
I found some other great vintage sewing stuff and 5 needlepoint pieces that I also forgot to take pics of.
But here is the best piece of all. The treasure of the week, month, year…..maybe more! Are you ready? Here is a peek:
I saw even less of this when I bought it. It was folded to the inside and wrapped in MASKING tape! Yikes! I saw enough of it to know I had to have it but really didn’t have any idea what I had until I got it to the car and freed it from its sticky prison. Here are a few more peeks:
Don’t you love those horseshoes?
This quilt top is entirely hand stitched. Here is a look at the stitching:
Now, do you want to see the whole thing in all it’s gorgeous loveliness??? Here you go:
Is this not breathtaking? I had to pinch myself when I found it in with the kitchen towels, wrapped in masking tape with “fabric” written on it. The condition is excellent. I am guessing it dates to the late 1800s. It measures 72″ x 72″ and except for a few slight ripples in the border, it lays very flat.
Sorry for the pic quality. I am still working on how best to take pics of these. I have folded and refolded this beauty and still cannot believe I own it. So sad that it was unvalued by others but it has a good home here now! I may have to get back into handquilting…..
Hope your travels lead you to treasure as well! Until next time….