Friday, August 17, 2012

Fun Friday Finds #10

Today's Fun Friday post is going to be short and kind of quick because my husband's parents are here visiting and I haven't had time to do any treasure hunting.  We've been having too much fun doing other things.  

But instead of leaving you with nothing, I'm sharing a quilt top I found a few months ago before I started doing my regular Friday posts.


I found this towards the end of my morning and my money had run out, I only had $1 left in my pocket and she was asking $20 for it.  $20 was more than a fair price for such an intricate, handmade, OLD piece like this.  The lady said her great-great-grandmother made it, and she herself was probably in her 60's.  So if you count back two "greats" from there, it's a lovely antique.


Anyways, like I said, I only had $1 and I was despairing that I would have to pass this up.  I am a LOVER of quilts and I really wanted this one.  So I asked her if I gave her my name and phone number and if by some miracle it didn't sell, could she call me and I would most definitely buy it.  But I knew in my heart of hearts there was no way it would last.

But she was SUPER nice and said, "Oh, no problem, I'll just hold it for you."  I said, "REALLY?!?  Without any kind of down payment....you would really do that for me?!?"  She said sure and I promised her that I would be back the next day as soon as I could.  I half expected her to sell it out from under me, but she didn't.  And it was a good thing she held it.  Not long after I was there someone else swooped in and bought up all the rest of them she had.


I just love all the tiny little pieces and how it's all so intricately fit together.  

So, now I'm off for a morning of baking Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins with my daughter (who is turning 5 on Sunday!!!) and Mom-in-law, and then they're taking us out to Texas Roadhouse for dinner tonight.  Can't beat that with a stick.  : )

I'll be back sometime next week when things get settled down and back to normal a bit around here.  
I hope you have a great weekend!


                                                 

7 comments:

  1. Isn't it wonderful how some know an honest person when they see them? She knew that about you and was willing to accommodate...what a beautiful work of art! Great find. Wishing you a nice weekend with family!

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  2. That quilt is totally awesome! And, what a great story to tell when you display it, you are keeping it right? If not, let me know...

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  3. I loved seeing this quilt. I bought a half finished one at an antique store earlier this summer and am finishing it piece by piece. The pattern is called Job's Troubles. It's a beauty!

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  4. Stop it! That's the sweetest quilt! How kind of her to hold it for you. Glad you snagged it. Adorable.
    Liz

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  5. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. The winner of my HomeGoods Giveaway will be announced Aug 23rd. Good luck :)

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  6. You found a real treasure, looks like 1930's

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