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Vintage Finds

Vintage Finds
flea market may 14

flea market may 14

Last Saturday was Flea Market day!  We didn’t find any vintage fabric or quilt tops to buy but I did bring home two nice Fire King pieces and a great vintage handkerchief.  I love the colors!

flea market may 2014

flea market may 2014

The azure saucer and opaque batter bowl will be added to my vintage collection that I use often.

tulip bowl

tulip bowl

While, I think this Fire King Tulip Bowl is very usable, I just couldn’t bring myself to peel off the cash to bring it home!  So I took a picture to remember it!

I’m linking with  Vintage Thingie Thursday!  Check out other things vintage!

🙂 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 🙂


Vintage Find – Feed Sacks and More

Vintage Find – Feed Sacks and More

Vintage Quilt


Last Saturday, I sold books, craft stuff and more at my sister’s yard sale.  However, some of my earnings went to the antique shop next door where I bought this vintage quilt!





Vintage Quilt with solid heavy muslin back



Half of the squares looked like feed sack fabric.  The back was a plain heavy muslin.



The quilt was machine stitched without batting.


feed sack fabric






I couldn’t resist some of these cute blocks!


feed sack fabric 2



And the border fabric was pretty awesome, too!  My plan was to cut the quilt into squares, right through the back.





Pioneer Feed sack



My quilting buddy, suggested that I take the time to rip out the stitches instead of cutting it through all the layers.

After a few minutes of ripping, the inside of the quilt revealed that the backing fabric was made of Pioneer Feed Sacks!  Cool!



Pioneer Feed sack 2






feed sack blocks




I now have a deconstructed quilt!


The other fabrics were probably from clothing or bedspreads, however, some look very modern!

unknown fabric



All of them were marked with a pen and cut with a scissor.


There are some minor stains but all the fabric is pristine and no wear on the seams.

For now, the fabric will be added to my pile of vintage fabric, waiting for a burst of energy from me to sew it back together!  Wish me luck!

I’m linking with Coloradolady: Vintage Thingie Thursday.  Check out other vintage finds 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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