Thursday, November 21, 2013

This Tops them ALL! My BEST Thrift Find!

I find a lot of fun things at the thrift stores here in Florida. And every once in awhile I hit the jackpot.

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Which to me, means I find something on my ‘wish list’!

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I love quilts and always search Etsy for redwork embroidery quilts. 

My eyes lit up when I found this crib quilt at Hospice Thrift Store.

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But what could be better than a redwork crib quilt?

Another one the size of a lap quilt.

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I almost felt like…that’s it….it won’t get any better than this!

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But of course I’ll keep ‘hunting for treasures’.

I’m joining Thrifty Things Friday!

Also Katherine’s Corner,

Ivy and Elephants and

Jann for Share Your Cup

and Home Sweet Home.

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Do you have something that stays on your wish list, something you always look for?

55 comments:

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

The Redwork quilts are absolutely gorgeous.. A very great find indeed.. I like finding 100% clothes so I can recycle them into my art.. Hugs Judy

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Such a gorgeous thrift store fine.

Montanagirl said...

I like those Redwork quilts. Great find for you!!

appliejuice said...

That is a lovely quilt!

Jill said...

Oh my goodness!! Beautiful! I can't imagine ever finding anything that nice at a thrift store! Lucky you!

Kathy said...

I have heard several bloggers mention having vintage wish lists and never really thought about it. I guess I don't have one. I think, for me, it is finding that perfect thing that I didn't even know I wanted until I found it.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

How do you spell "THAT JUST TOOK MY BREATH AWAY"??
Girlfriend, A Redwork quilt!!!
You definitely did hit the jackpot.
I have always wanted to make one of those, and if I ever do, it will look like this! A RED ROOSTER!!
I love it!

It's Just Dottie said...

Oh! You were so lucky!
Smiles,Dottie

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

That is one lucky score. The quilts are beautiful.

Julie Nichols said...

Beautiful quilts. They look like they are in very good condition.
Lovely finds!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These are the cutest things ever! Love them and lucky you to find both!! Thanks for sharing the ultimate in thrift finds at TTF!

Vee said...

Oh! Wow! You blessed, blessed gal! That is a beauty. It doesn't appear to be vintage so is in great condition. Love the fabric and all the embroideries.

Susan said...

Red work is one of my favorites too! Great find, Sis, XOXO

Diane said...

Wow! How wonderful! Ever wonder if a special find like that was not luck but meant to be?? Intriguing thought.

TexWisGirl said...

wow, it really is sweet. :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

That was an amazing find! How wonderful. I am always looking for French confit pots that I can afford.

Debby said...

Great find. I love the little squares.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Oh, my, you DID hit the jackpot! The quilts are gorgeous...love the redwork, too!!! I'm always looking for jade-ite. Maybe I'll have your luck one day!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Diane, Oh my word, how exciting, you must have been over the moon to find such lovely treasures. I cannot imagine how anyone could part with the quilts. I adore redwork, I love the simplicity of the embroidery stitches, but when the blocks are stitched together they look amazing.
Enjoy your fabulous treasures.
Best Wishes
Daphne

PatC - All is Bright said...

How beautiful. I love redwork. Great fine!

Hugs

Pat

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Nice find!! A lot of hand work went into making this!!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a sweet find, Diane. A lot of stitching went into those panels.

cucki said...

Oh dear it's so sweet..I am jumping with joy here too :)
Big hugs x

Linda H said...

What a great find! Are you ever lucky!! Woohooo!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Wonderful red worked quilts. Treasures. Love seeing them.
Joy

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh lady! I do redwork and know the hours that have went into those quilts. Amazing to find not only one, but two!!! Always on the lookout for transferware. Just scored some. Lucky gals are we! Hee-hee! Hope over from Thrifty Things Friday, but happy to see that you linked it to SYC.
hugs,
Jann

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

AH what a treasure! It always amazes me when things like this are not kept in the families as precious heirlooms but then again the ones like you that DO end up with them appreciate them and the maker of them much more than whomever discarded it.
Just lovely!

Lynn said...

You did hit the mother load. Those quilts are absolutely beautiful! Love them.

Crafy Lady said...

Oh my goodness, I love the redwork. I wish I could find things like this, I just need a good thrift store. Lucky you, enjoy
Barbara
xoxo
craftylady08

ann said...

Wow, I'd say you hit the jack pot. Who would donate such a beautiful quilt? It is wonderful. I don't really have a wish list--when I see that something, I know it. hehehe

Cranberry Morning said...

I'm so glad for you!! But don't you just wonder sometimes how some things end up at a thrift store! I've found handknit baby sweaters that should be family heirlooms - lying for sale at a thrift store. Makes me sad.

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

How wonderful! So glad you rescued this lovely needlework, it always makes me sad to see "some poor lady's" needlework in a thrift store, as I've written about many times on my blog. I'm always looking for Pyrex & other vintage kitchen glass. That's my thing. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
-this would be most welcome at my We Call It Olde Link Up, Tues-Saturdays :)

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm so happy for you. What a wonderful quilt that definitely needed a good rescuing.

Cozy Little House said...

I LOVE redwork. Don't have any, but I so admire it.
Brenda

Simply Shelley said...

That was a jackpot indeed...very pretty...congrats....hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving dear friend

20 North Ora said...

Great finds!!

Judy

Peggy Sue said...

Oh I am green with envy! Lovely I would of scooped them up too!!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Great finds!! I love red work on quilts. I found a queen size quilt at our local Goodwill for $9.00 a few months ago.
hugs,
Cindy

Incipient Wings said...

Congratulations!
It's beautiful.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful find! I look for vintage red and white crocheted potholders and old wooden cheese boxes at flea markets. At thrift shops, usually I'm looking for books, among other things. I've scored 3 of Susan Branch's books in the last year or so.

Art and Sand said...

Oh, my!

What an amazing find. I am so envious.

robin lorraine williamson said...

love the finds. I always look for majolica and weiss jewelry thanks for sharing following from thrifty groove hop. I'm lorraine at http://lorrainesresources.blogspot.com

Margaret said...

Oh WOW! That is so great! I am a huge fan of sunbonnet kids and squirrels and chickens too! Love it! You hit the jackpot! Maggie

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Lucky you, I can feel your excitement!! You were definitely in the right place at the right time.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Diane, that has to be the grandest of all thrift store finds! I am so happy for you that you found it! It is wonderful! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! I love all kinds of quilts!

Susie said...

You know that quilt was made with love. So sweet. Enjoy your weekend.xoxo,Susie

Barb said...

So beautiful! I just love your finds!
Enjoy,
Barb

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a wonderful find Diane, love red work! Deb

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

I also enjoy shopping in thrift stores, but never have something I am really looking for so it's a surprise to find something.

Donna said...

What a great find! I am so jealous of the thrift stores in your area. Ours are the pits. There was a LOT of work that went into that rework lap quilt, and it looks beautiful!

Red Rose Alley said...

Isn't this quilt sweet? My sister sews quilts, and I have always thought it was such a talent. I especially love the color Red, so this made me smile.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Love,
~Sheri

Katherines Corner said...

It's lovely. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. See you on Wednesday ( early hop this week because of the holiday and a big surprise) ♥

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Great find!
Sherry

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Great find!
Sherry