Sunday, April 25, 2010

The curious case of ******** button . . .

I NEVER stop at this particular shop.  It is full of dishes and depression glass.  These items are very pretty but not for me -- too much dusting required!  But in my quest for finding white buttons, I stopped.  And found the best buttons in a little jar.  Now, this is just a fraction of what I need for a project I have in mind.  I need oodles and oodles.  But it is a start!  I'm not necessarily looking for 'old' white buttons, just white buttons - different sizes and shapes - but these are so perfect! 

And I found an old quilt.  Being a quilter myself, I know what it costs to make a quilt.  I know the cost of material, how much the quilting costs and the time and love it takes to finish.  This is a hand-quilted, hand-appliqued dresden pattern in almost perfect condition!  For cheap, cheap, cheap! I know, I know, how many quilts does one person need?  While the quilts I and others make are beautiful, there is nothing quite like a worn, washed, hand quilted quilt!  New, modern fabric just doesn't have that feel, ya know? 

Let it be said that I will not judge an antique shop by previous perceptions.  Oh, what a lucky, lucky girl I was today!

And speaking of how lucky I am, look what my sweet friend Linda of Unlimited Possibilities sent me.  Precious little girl fabric and the patterns to make something girly.  Just because she was happy for me when I announced we were having a granddaughter!  Blessings have come to me in threes -- a little girl to dress in tutus and who will carry around baby dolls by their hair, a good blogging friend who I believe is sincerely happy for me and a friend who is so thoughtful as to actually send a virtual stranger something so appropriate!  Thank you Linda!  You all need to visit her to see what a sweetie she is!

I'm off to visit other sweeties on the net.  Probably YOU . . .

xo  ~~  Connie


Debby said...

I love are your treasures. The quilt is fab and I am a button lover so they are awesome. What a nice package from your friend.

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you for your kind words about my daughters nest, she does DREAM BIG !!
in her nightly dreams.

She chose creams and whites not too much of each, she wanted it to be calm and a place to study.

Come by anytime we welcome you.
I love your inspiring photo's and of course the paper back grounds get to me! I just love working with paper as you do.

Keep inspiring us.

Linda said...

Hi Connie~ thanks so much for stopping by my blog and putting my giveaway on your sidebar! I have loved reading yours, too~ and how fun that you go to Junk Bonanza! Your quilt is just beautiful...a wonderful find! Looking forward to reading more~ I am your newest follower!

Rebecca said...

Hello Connie
You were very lucky with your finds... I often think the same and don't bother with some shops - there is only so much time and I am not as lucky as you.
Have a great week