Thursday, May 26, 2011

It’s time for Beach Balls and Flip Flops...

Remember the last week of school

and the anticipation of summer vacation?

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Summer is my MOST favorite season!

I love everything about it!

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But when I shop...

I usually buy things that are on clearance

OR ‘out of season’!

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I was so surprised to find a lap quilt at the

thrift store and I scooped it up!

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Not great for these 90 degree days

but won’t it be perfect in the Fall?

And it has ‘summer time’ colors!

It’s hand quilted...OH MY! That makes my heart sing!

Time to relax and enjoy these last few days of May!

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I’m joining Vintage Thingy Thursday

and Time Travel Thursday

and Thrifty Thursday

and Thrifty Things Friday

and Sunburnt Cow

for all of the FUN linky parties!

What makes your heart sing this week?

49 comments:

Sherry said...

Oh, I read the Bobbsey Twins with my older Aunts. I saw this very copy of the series at the thrift store and passed on it, now I wish I had got it. Fun finds and really pretty lap quilt.
Sherry

Shellbelle said...

I do remember the anticipation of summer vacations! No school and lots of time beach camping with my family when we were very young. Still my favorite thing to do, but it's too hot and humid here for summer camping, Now I'm more of a Spring and Late Fall gal, perfect beach weather for this old gal.

I LOVE that book and if I saw it at a thrift store, I'd snap it up faster than you can say, "Let's go to the beach!"

Love your lap quilt and the colors are wonderful. Hand-stitched? You lucky girl!

Hugs

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I have not seen that book in forever! There is an excitement about summer that's like no other. You scored big on the quilt. I always buy things out of season including clothes. It's the best way to shop.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Fun post...I remember the summer time anticipation. The quilt is perfect for summer holiday decorating!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love summer also! Great quilt! It will be perfect this fall. I also buy on clearance and out of season and then try to remember what I have when the time rolls around to use it!

Vee said...

Very pretty! Sometimes AC gets so cold in the car that I want a little lap quilt. That's a wonderful one!

Honey at 2805 said...

Lucky you for finding such a pretty quilt, and such a cute picture of the squirrel. I'm ready for summer and already have my flipflops on!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful lap quilt!!

Jemm said...

What a great find! My girls had their last day of school yesterday. They were ready! It rained all day here though, so it wasn't a very "summery" day. Today though, the sun is shining and the birds are singing, and a softball game tonight!! Let summer begin :) I don't like the heat and humidity of summer though. I'd croak without my AC! LOL :)

DearHelenHartman said...

Never read the Bobbsey Twins but whenever my best friend and I would all follow the same trends my mom would tease us by calling us the Bobbsey Twins! Thanks for bringing back that memory. Th lap quilt - perfect for laying in the share of a tree and reading...
Thanks for commenting at DearHelenHartman, am happily your newest follower.

Lynn said...

I have not seen a Bobbsey Twins book in forever, I had that one!! I loved those books and had everyone I could find as a young girl. I came over from Mennonite Girls Can Cook.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi LD, happy summer and beach weather to you. I'm with you, summer is my favorite, followed by spring. Even if it is too hot outside in summer, I stay inside with the air conditioning then. I just love the cheerful weather, blooms, the sun shining, which always makes me happy.

I so remember being let out of school on the last day before summer...my most favorite school day of the year. ; )

Ruth

Carol @There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

ha, great post, I remember those Bobbesey Twins. Used to read Happy Hollisters, too, similar kid mysteries, loved it. Thanks for the smile.

missbmckay said...

I love all the excitement summer brings. Great post. What an awesome thrifty find. That quilt is wonderful for any season!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Now I watch my kids going through the same thing....the countdown to summer bliss!

Love the vintage book, the artwork is fabulous!

Ciao Bella!


CREATIVE CARMELINA

KAT said...

happy summertime. 80's and 90's already here but loads of storms and rain too. I would love it to dry out now! Love the sweet quilt congrats on finding that

Ms. Bake-it said...

Oh wow! I have not seen the Bobbsey Twins in so long! I think I must have read every one of them when I was little. Spring and summer are my favorite seasons! I love your new quilt! Great colors. I too would have scooped it up! Squirrels crack me up with their determination and antics to get into any and all bird feeders!

Hope you are having a great day!

Hugs,
Tracy

Vicki said...

The anticipation is building at my house. Kids have already checked out! I have to push my son to study for middle school exams. lol Love that quilt!

laurie said...

makes my heart sing??? Not this computer problems we're all having thats for sure,, I would say the sunshine that finally found us,, yes that makes my heart sing,,

Micki said...

Your lap quilt was quite the find!
Micki

PatC - All is Bright said...

Seeing that book brings back so many wonderful childhood memories. Among other things, I would spend my summers as a child reading a lot! Lap quilt is a wonderful find.

Hugs,
PatC

GardenofDaisies said...

That a really pretty little lap quilt! I remember reading the Bobbsey Twins!! And Nancy Drew too, of course.

missing moments said...

I had so forgotten about the Bobbsey Twins. Fun to see a picture of it. I, too, love summer ... maybe the last few days of May when the weather is still a bit cool.

There was always a thrill in the air at the end of school days and the excitement of summer vacation. Miss that feeling!

LaelShine said...

That quilt is amazing,what a lovely find! Lucky Lady:)

I used to read the Bobbsey Twins,loved those books..

LV said...

A very nice memory reminder post. I have been around long enough to know about these things.

Linda said...

That quilt is a great find...maybe you could use it for a picnic blanket.

BECKY said...

Oh my gosh, the previous post had a Nurse Nancy book, and now...The Bobbsey Twins!! Wonderful memories!

Liz said...

You have to snap up those great deals when you see them. That Lap quilt would set a darling table! :)

~Liz

Della said...

I've read a few Bobbsy Twins books. It seems like forever ago.

Ah, summer...my favorite season, too! I love the beach, and I live in flip flops! Even in the summer, if my room is cool enough, I will cover up with a light weight quilt. Your lap quilt would be perfect for nap time.

Hugs my friend xxxx

Kathy said...

Love the summer too - love blankets no matter what season - great find!
Kathy

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I love summer and that quilt :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh My goodness, what a throw back, I read those books. Have a wonderful weekend Diane. I love the quilt too.

Shelia said...

The Bobbsey Twins were some of my favorite books growing up! Love your items and thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweete,
Shelia :)

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

I love summer too but your "Fall" quilt will be perfect for cooler weather - it's always great to find good deals :O)

Happy Memorial Day weekend!!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

That´s so cute. :) Tina

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

That´s so cute. :) Tina

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a pretty quilt, Diane! You could use it as a tablecloth during the summer.

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!

Tina said...

I LOVE your quilt! It would be a perfect match for my living room!
Sad to say, we aren't visiting family in Homosassa this year to go to the beach, but we are going to N Carolina so I'll see some beach there! Summer time wouldn't be the same without a swim in the ocean!

Karen said...

Love that old book!... actually I love all old childrens books...

Cindy said...

Your quilt was a great find! I loved the Bobbsey Twins books. And the first days of summer vacation...heaven!

Lynn said...

Love your quilt. What a find :)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love your Bobbsey Twins book and your quilt!!! I keep a throw or quilt on a chair even in the summer...just in case the A/C feels a little too cool!!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

*cute post* I am so happy that school is out, and summer fun begins this weekend!!! *squee*

Diann said...

What wonderful things you are showing us today! I LOVE that picture. And the lap quilt was a great find. It always amazes me when I find hand made things like the quilt at a thrift store. I always feel like I have to buy it and give it a good home. thank yo for joining TTF and have a fantastic Memorial weekend!

FrouFrouBritches said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love the colors! GREAT find!

I remember the Bobsey twins. My dad and aunt saved some of their Bobsey twin books from when they were younger. Love that!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful lap quilt! I buy out of season too and then it is like getting a present when I pull it back out :)

ANNE said...

That last week of school was heaven!! and I loved the Bobbsey Twins, nice little memory jog there.

Screaming Sardine said...

Whoops, Bobbsey Twins were before my time, though I've definitely heard of them. :)

I definitely loved summer as a child cuz then I didn't have to go to school. Now, I prefer the cooler weather, though I do miss the beach.

Love that lap quilt, Diane!

Thanks so much for linking up to the party! I featured you over at the Sunburnt Cow.

Cheers,
Tracy

Wanda said...

The Bobbsey Twins At The Seashore - when I young, I read my copy of that and the other Bobbsey Twin books until they practically fell apart. It always amuses me when people refer to two guys or two girls as "Bobbsey twins", because of course, both sets of the Bobbsey twins were fraternal twins. When I hear someone say that, I always assume that they never read the books or they would know better.

Love the print, too. Did you get it at thrift shop?

I changed my pictures and mantel over to a summer seaside theme last weekend. It might look odd out here in the prairies, but it makes me feel a little closer to the east coast, so I do it every summer.