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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tablecloths, a bedspread, and a quilt

Suzanne over at ColoradoLady hosts Vintage Thingie Thursday. Well it's still ThursdayI have an heirloom, a thrift store find, a yard sale steal, and an auction "no one else wanted it". My co-hosts today are Stitch a 4 month old tabby and Cowboy one of my 5 year old dachshunds. First is the heirloom. I have it. It is crotchet. It is a tablecloth. Probably 75 years old?? And the photo does not do it justice. That's all I know. Wish I had known who to ask before they were all gone!! The yard sale find is graciously shown by Stitch. The lady said it belonged to HER great-grandmother. I paid 5 bucks! It is a tablecloth. I like the edging/border on this one. I was told at the thrift store that this white one was a tablecloth. When I got it home and spread it out (the store was very dirty), I find that it is a bedspread. Why else would one short end not have the fringe that is around the other three? I still like it. Not sure it was the best buy but I can't make it for twenty dollars. Cowboy and my pearls I won over at ReadingRosie's is showing the quilt that my hubby found at the auction. It is stitched over another quilt using woolens from suits and such. The embroidery is a not so great herringbone. Primitive but I love it!

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Blogger fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow a 75 years old tablecloth? gosh.. that is awesome! looks pretty.. anyway you got beautiful tableclothes here.. have a great day!

June 11, 2009 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Coloradolady said...

What great finds...and I did not know you won those great pearls from Rosie!! Way to go...Cowboy is a good model. Love your tablecloth and quilt. Have a great VTT!

June 11, 2009 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Virginia said...

Lovely collection!

Happy VTT!

June 11, 2009 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

Lovely pieces. I wouldn't be disappointed that the last piece was a bedspread and not a table cloth.

June 11, 2009 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I really like that bedspread, and I think $20 was a very low price to pay for such intricate work and vintage, too!

I like the "models" you have helping you show off your vintage treaures!

June 12, 2009 at 1:46 AM  
Anonymous CC said...

Oh, you did better than great with all your buys. The tablecloth is just beautiful...if fact all your things are beautiful. Love that bedspread. Happy belated VTT..have a great weekend.

June 12, 2009 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I have this thing for table cloths. Once I went ga-ga over this white Irish lace (I think crocheted) table cloth on eBay. I was so taken by it I did not notice that I was paying in Irish money, not American. Kind of shocked me a bit as I saw it go through. But I love it. Your finds are beautiful!

June 12, 2009 at 4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very nice pieces especially the antique crochet tablecloth :)

June 12, 2009 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Roslyn said...

My granny had cloths just like the first one you show, & I have one my my Mum gave me -maybe 50 yrs. ago! I had forgotten it!

June 17, 2009 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Great finds Ruby! I love those crochet covers!

June 24, 2009 at 12:05 AM  

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