I don't know what it is lately, but I've been having the best luck finding things! Here is Minnesota the garage sale season is just barely starting. The Goodwill has been pretty "good" to me, though I've only gone to two garage sales so far, both turned out to be quite worth it! OK, two weeks ago I said I was going to show you my big find from my first garage sale of the season. Here is what it was!
There was a large box that looked like this. As I started to go through them, the woman said " I was selling those for .50 each. But you can have that whole box for $15.00". Hmmmm
She continued to say that in the bottom of the box was a quilt that her mother had started but never finished. I took a quick peak and decided it was at least worth my $15.00. When I got home I laid them out on the bed...(PS my grandpa hand painted that bed for my mom when she was a little girl. There's a vanity and a dresser to match) :)
There ended up being a total of 13 squares that she had hand-stitched, plus another 2 white squares to choose more hankies for.
You can tell they've been in a box for years. Lots of wrinkles! And I sure wasn't about to get out the iron!
Three out of four sides of each hankie are stitched to a cotton square. She's kept the fourth side open. My mom thinks this is because she planned on stuffing each one. I wouldn't do that if I was going to finish it.
There were a total of 59 Additional Vintage Hankies in the box!
They'll go in my Etsy shop soon. Do you find it's a hard to maintain your shop, and your blog? Right now I have a HUGE pile of things I need to list and sell! It's much more fun finding the things than listing them!
Some even have sweet crocheted edges.
This one with the Fox and Grapes is unique!
Reds and Oranges! Love the little Polka-Dots too!
I wonder who "H" was?
This group has a few I might need to keep! :)
I love the one on the far right! Lavender with Dogwood Blooms!
And of course the Christmas ones! But wait...
Just one hankie with a word on it in that entire box! And it's "NOEL"...my weiner dog's name!
I'm going to display it with her x-mas stocking this year! Haaa! I'm crazy!
There were a couple other odds and ends in that big box! There were two really old, linen baby gowns. A nice linen pillowcase, and that sweet little pair of baby mittens on a string!
I'm happy with what my $15.00 bought me. Do you all think I got a good deal? :)
OK now for the fun part! I've decided that because I don't sew (yet), I probably don't need a hankie quilt! If you would like to finish this quilt for $12 (shipping included), please comment on this post. I'll package it all up for you, and include a couple more hankies! The first to respond can have it. Erica :)
I'm linking up with The Colorado Lady for "Vintage Thingie Thursday"! See more great vintage over there!