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A few finds in Omaha…

A few finds in Omaha…

Fire King bowl and scrap fabric

Old Market is a fun area for vintage shopping in downtown Omaha.  Our daughter is a great searching partner, we both look for different things so we don’t miss anything fun!  She treated me to this pristine Fire King bowl, sweet!


We found a few quilt shops to check out around Omaha, too.  I bought a couple scrap bags and my granddaughter selected a mystery bag of $1 fat quarters.   The funny thing is the scrap bags I picked out were mostly green and the mystery fat quarters were green!!  And I might have embarrassed my daughter when I noticed some fabric in the trash and asked if they were going to throw it away!?  Well, yes and she gave it to me!  That’s the fabric in the bowl.  Fabric in the trash is not safe around me!

The countdown to Festival begins!  Are you going?  Have you been?

Thanks.  Linda 🙂


Latest Vintage Finds

Latest Vintage Finds

Vintage Aprons


Last Saturday, was the largest flea market in Iowa and of course, I was there with my best quilting buddy looking for vintage fabrics, quilt tops and random stuff!

I didn’t find any unfinished quilts on this trip but I scored 2 vintage aprons.  When I bought them, I was thinking I’d cut them up for the fabric, but they are so pristine and well made that they might stay aprons for awhile!



Vintage Flea Market finds


I also scored a random hunk of purple and white feedsack material and a yellow-orange Fire King soup bowl.  I love the color and how it matches the apron.  The yellow-orange apron has a cute scalloped edge, too.  What do you think, would you cut up the aprons for the fabric?



Sangria Pitcher





This was the best find!  My sister requested a cheap Sangria pitcher and look what I found for $1!!!!  It’s a perfect size, has a lip to keep the fruit from spilling and is in perfect condition!  I looked the rest of the day for another but didn’t find one this nice for this price!

I’m linking with Suzanne at Vintage Thingie Thursday!  Check out other vintage finds here.

Thanks!  Linda 🙂


Design Wall Monday (on Tuesday!)

Design Wall Monday (on Tuesday!)

30 vintage blocks


Last night, my quilting buddy and I deconstructed one of my vintage UFO flea market finds.

flea market ufo





I decided to trim each block to 10″.

Once we started laying them out on the design wall, the light and dark pattern became obvious.  With some rearranging, here’s the final offset layout.  I love the solid fabric framing the shirting fabric.  We’re guessing the fabric is from the 70’s, looks pretty “modern”, right?!

We’ll be going to a quilting retreat soon, hopefully, I can sew these blocks together!

Check out other Patchwork Times – Design Wall Monday  projects here!

I’ve deconstructed two old quilts, are we seeing a pattern here?

Thanks!  Linda 🙂


Vintage Bath Mat – too awesome for the trash!

Vintage Bath Mat – too awesome for the trash!

Vintage bath mat


Today is all trash day in our city and I saved this old cotton chenille bath mat from the landfill!  I have no idea how old it is but it belonged to my hubby’s parents.

I just can’t throw away awesome vintage finds!  What about you?

I’m linking to Coloradolady: Vintage Thingee Thursday.  Check out other vintage posts!

I’m off to work at Rainbows and Calico Things quilt shop in Williamsburg, Iowa today.  It’s also my favorite place to buy fabric so it’s a good thing I work there, too!

Thanks!  Have a great day!  🙂 Linda

Vintage Coffee Pot – revived

Vintage Coffee Pot – revived

original coffee basket

Quite a few years ago, I acquired this coffee pot at an estate sale.  Coffee is brewed by pouring boiling water over the grounds.  This is my favorite method for making perfect coffee and I usually use a Melitta Cone Filter Coffee Maker.  However, when you bang the glass pot against the sink, it breaks!

So, out comes my vintage coffee pot, which  holds the cone filter perfectly.using melita 6 cup  filter  The pot looks great on my counter and I’ve got my excellent coffee every morning.  The original brewer works fine but I prefer using the filter for less sediment.

I love it when I can use vintage!



Check out other Vintage Thingies Thursdays at Coloradolady!

What’s your favorite vintage?  🙂  Linda

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