Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I can smell a bargain...

Well, I could smell this one every single time I opened my trunk on Saturday. When BellaMomma and I pulled up to the yardsale on Saturday morning I quickly spied this old quilt laying on the ground. They wanted $2 for it. Sold. But it didn't smell so good- sort of musty, sort of doggyish. But nothing I didn't think a little Tide and Febreze couldn't handle.

So, it soaked and soaked and hung on the line all day Sunday. I am so glad I didn't leave it behind.

I can definitely smell a bargain...it smells like a summer breeze and sunshine.

26 comments:

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Lucky girl!

I keep my eye out for these but never spot them!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

No good deals here...*sniffy sniffy

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
(cute quilt)

Marcia said...

It's gorgeous! You are one lucky thrift shopper! I've been spying quilts for awhile now, hoping to put one over Grandma's couch. But the price has always been too $$. Yay for great finds and the fresh scent of laundry detergent!!!

Marcia

Songbirdtiff said...

TWO dollars?! That is a tremendous bargain!!! I'm envious.

traci said...

you and your bargains. i am so jealous. how do you get so lucky. that is really nice. i love old quilts. my grandma made quilts when she was alive. i have 2. one went to college with me. it's pretty worn and ripped in places, the other is in good shape. they just make me think of her. have a great day.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Very SWEET deal!!!

xx
Becky

ST. MICHAEL'S WIFE said...

I am sooooo proud for you! Woo-hoo!

the wild raspberry said...

wow! what a bargain indeed!
chas

Living on the Spit said...

Jealous...I guess that is what I deserve though.

You're a quilt hooker..you know that right. I'm telling on you.

Brenda said...

Two dollars! You could use it on a sofa or "slip cover" a piece of furniture that's seen better days by tucking it around the edges. Throw it over a table. Oh, I could go on and on! Two dollars!
Brenda

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love it! I want it! LOL!
It is so hard to find quilts around here. Must be my demographics...it doesn't get to cold here :p

Small House said...

It's a beautiful patchwork quilt. How fun to sit on at the fireworks this summer.
Have a good day.
Sandra

Becky said...

What an amazing find. And only $2. Seriously you should get a prize or something...I guess you kind of did. The quilt!

Carrie said...

Great deal!

Linda said...

OMG~ that is truely the bargain of the week......
Reminds me of an olf crazy quilt from Grandma's....

Marcia said...

Kim,

Thank you for your great comment on my blog. You are such a sweet, beautiful soul. I am so glad to have met you. xox

GeorgiaPeachez said...

That was a no brainer purchase! xo, suzy

Marydon said...

What a fantastic bargain. TTFN ~ Marydon

PS Pop over for a visit.

littlebyrd said...

That is awesome!

Sarah said...

That is gorgeous and I love the photography. It screams summer in the air to me!

Big Hair Envy said...

**stomps feet** You find all the good stuff!!!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

$2 ... amazing! I know you're doin' the happy dance. Sunshine, fresh air, and febreeze outta do the trick.

laurie - magpie ethel said...

That is a cool quilt and great price to boot! i have a bunch of old quilts as well. My favorite one is the one that the little old church ladies made for my mom when she was a baby (it is a smaller size). Glad the nasty smell vanished...nothing a good cleaning and a summer breeze can't take care of!

laurie - magpie ethel said...

That is a cool quilt and great price to boot! i have a bunch of old quilts as well. My favorite one is the one that the little old church ladies made for my mom when she was a baby (it is a smaller size). Glad the nasty smell vanished...nothing a good cleaning and a summer breeze can't take care of!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh what a wonderful find and it is pure poetry hanging there on the line :)

Hugs,
Dena

Dawn Gahan said...

So lovely and full of someone's life (in the quilt squares and the smell!). So glad you didn't pass this one up. $2????????

Dawn