Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Quilts and Dolls

I love to ‘hunt’ for quilts and dolls!

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And even though you probably think I go to the thrift store every day, I only go about once every 2 weeks or so. But I’ve been so lucky to find some neat things. We have the BEST thrift stores here in Florida.

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I found this beautiful handmade lap quilt the last time I went.

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I couldn’t wait to wash it and really look at it up close.

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And look what I saw!

A heart stitched right in the center.

Won’t this feel nice to wrap up in next winter!

I also found these very old paper dolls.

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They have patterns to make doll clothes for them. I’ve never heard of that, have you?

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They were tucked in their original packaging, which was kind of like wax paper.

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

and Roses of Inspiration

and Ivy and Elephants.

Have you found anything special this week?

39 comments:

Art @ Home said...

SCORE on the lap quilt. I love the detail!

Zaa said...

OMG ... Aren't you lucky to find such gorgeous quilts...I would go shopping everyday to find those
beauties( ha Ha)..It's such fun ... and I love those paper dollies...and how sweet to have dress patterns for them..too cute ...Thanks and ENJOY YOUR DAY ...HUGS

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful find! My Granddaughter and I love paper dolls! I use to buy them in a shop in a doll shop in My. Dora, but they stopped carrying them.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What. A sweet surprise to find the heart in the quilt! The paper dolls are so darling and even patterns included. Yes, you find the most wonderful things while thrifting, Diane!

Arlene said...

You certainly found some treasures!!

Joyce Mayer said...

Love those paper dolls and patterns.

Hugs

Shug said...

You certainly did find some great items. I never seem to find treasures. Perhaps, I need to dig a little deeper. Always enjoy looking at your finds. Have a Blessed day

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the paper dolls! So cute. I love small quilts and that little heart makes my heart happy!
hugs,
Linda

Diane said...

What great finds! The thrifts here are rather lackluster but interesting nonetheless.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

You do have great thrift stores where you live! Unfortunately I'm not so lucky where I live regarding thrift stores. The quilt is adorable and the stitched heart is an added bonus. Love that the dolls come with clothing patterns. Enjoy your new finds!

Connie said...

These are wonderful finds. I did have a very special week of thrifting. I found a bed size hand-quilted quilt and just the perfect colors to go in my bedroom, for $20 dollars. Then I found 3 hand embroidered pillow cases with crocheted edging and two table scarves that were so badly stained that the lady gave them to me for FREE:) After some soaking a scrubbing the stains are gone:) This was not a normal thrifting weekend, but a glorious one:) Your quilt is adorable and those paper dolls are a treasure for sure.
Great shopping, girlfriend!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Stephanie said...

Good morning, beautiful lady! My, what a pretty quilt! And isn't the heart just too sweet :)

And paper dolls...oh, what fun! I used to play with those when I was a little girl :) Thanks for joining Roses of Inspiration this week. Hugs to you!

Patsy said...

You do fine the best treasures!

Red Rose Alley said...

The old paper dolls are wonderful, Diane. Jess used to love to play with paper dolls when she was little. To this day, I still love them hehehe. You DO find the cutest things at the thrift stores.

Have a nice week.

~Sheri

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I would love to go thrifting with you, Diane! Your quilt find is precious - I love the sweet fabrics and the paper dolls are wonderful with patterns to make the clothes! I could have spent hours doing that as a child! So fun to dress them up! Hugs xo Karen

Vee said...

No, but then I haven't been looking... The quilt is lovely and the paper dolls are so intriguing...have never seen any like them.

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! You do find great things at your thrift shops! The lap quilt is so pretty and the colors so soft. Love those little paper dolls. They must really be old. This was one of my favorite toys when I was little - paper dolls!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mildred said...

Hi Diane, I am envious in a good way!!! I love thrift stores and we go often! That is the sweetest lap quilt. Such pretty pastel colors. Love those paper dolls. How unique and amazing that the patterns were still in the pkg.

John found a Louisville Slugger baseball bat last week for $1.15 - a $40 value. He was thrilled.

A fun post today. Enjoy your afternoon.

Debby Ray said...

Who in their right mind gets rid of things like this?? Lucky for you, they do! These are just great finds, Diane...I want to go thrifting with you :)

Anna said...

Lovely blog !
Thanks for your visit !
Anna

NanaDiana said...

Great quilt but those dolls are a REAL find. I have never seen any quite like that. What a fun thing to find! xo Diana

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What neat finds! I love the quilt, it looks like it is in very good condition. The dolls are very interesting, I've never seen this type before now. Lucky you! I haven't been to a thrift store in too long. Hope to go tomorrow!

Susie said...

Diane, I think you have found a true treasure...I have never seen or heard of paper dolls with clothing patterns. When we were young we would cut pictures of the clothes from a catalog for one of the catalog women in a bathing suit. LOL. Try to make it work. Love the sweet quilt with the heart, so special. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Kathy said...

Oh, those paper dolls are a special find!!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh my gosh - that quilt with the heart - I'm more in love than words can express - simply gorgeous - lucky you !
xxx

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love your quilt, and that heart sure makes it extra special. Your sweet paper dolls sure do bring back a lot of memories. Thanks for sharing your thrifty finds at Vintage Inspiration Party.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, what a gorgeous quilt with the heart sewn in. Love that and the paper dolls are too precious. You find the best treasures.
Hugs my friend, cm

Conniecrafter said...

Love the little heart you found in the pretty quilt!! Those dolls are so neat!

BeachGypsy said...

Some of my happiest childhood memories are of playing with paperdolls! And do you remember the "Betsy McCall" paperdolls in each monthly issue of McCalls ladies magazine? I eagerly awaited each issue!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm just smitten with those paper dollies. How perfectly sweet to have dress patterns for them too! What fun you will have playing.

Lorrie said...

Don't you just wonder who created that quilt and why the heart? Sweet as can be. The paper dolls are interesting - and the idea of providing patterns to create a wardrobe is a brilliant idea. I would have loved that. I rarely go to thrift stores. I rarely shop unless it's groceries and such.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh the quilt is so lovely!!!! Perfect with the heart in the middle. I love love love those paperdolls. I've never ever seen some that you can make clothes for - what fun you will have.

Deanies Stash said...

Diane, I love the quilt! The heart is a bonus. The paper dolls are so sweet. I have never heard of patterns to make clothes for them. They are sweet!

Hugs,
Dianne

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hello Diane,

Vintage paper dolls are precious. It is great that you were able to find the whole set (dolls and accessories). Aren't you the queen of the thrift shop?
Paper dolls! They bring back some lovely memories. I used to make lots of them when I was a little girl, even during classes. Maybe I should make some again, one of these days.
Anyway, have lots of fun as always dear Diane.
Love,

Arlette

Ana said...

Oh Diane,
I just love, love, love paper dolls. I love them so that I have a collection...some from my childhood and some newer ones and some from in between. You have found a sweet little treasure my dear friend. Enjoy.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Pamela Gordon said...

The lap quilt is so sweet and I love paper dolls. I spent many hours playing with them as a little girl and so did our daughter. I have a paper doll book that is from the 1930's or earlier as it belonged to my mother. Your's is sweet.

Curtains in My Tree said...


I want to go to your thrift stores in Florida LOL
Love the lap quilt and those paper dolls
I use to have lots paper dolls and sold them once at a flea market set up
I hate that the area I live in does not have any great thrift stores, I'm whining LOL

GardenOfDaisies said...

Love your dolls! So cute that they have patterns to make dresses! I'll have to keep my eye out for some like that.

Nikki said...

Wow!!!! Those were some really great finds! Both things I like to find as well. :)