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