Sunday, February 15, 2009

SecondHand Treasures: Quilt n' Hats

We're back in suburbia for the day! But before we head back to the cottage, I wanted to show you a few treasures I purchased in January before I forget!

A handmade quilt $5
I was really afraid the cashier would try to raise the price, but she didn't! Its ripped and lightly stained, but I'm looking forward to mending :)


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2 pillowcases $2.80
I found these at Goodwill and thought they were beautiful
(although they don't quite match the quilt)
...I'll figure something out :)

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Vintage 19th century bonnet $20
I was looking for a bonnet online, and found this antique gingham bonnet for sale on Ebay. It was on sale for $20, and I was going to buy it, but the next day, the seller doubled the price!
I wrote to her, expressing my desire to purchase it (for $20 not $50!) And to my surprise,
a few hours later she returned it to its original sale price, so I quickly bought it!!
I was so excited--this bonnet is worn and stained, but its FROM the 1800's. Love it! :)

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Vintage Straw Hat $2.50
I bought this vintage style hat from Goodwill along with my 2 other wide-brimmed hats (seen in other posts). It's like a straw bonnet--I love it, although straw hats do tend to snag your strands!
I haven't worn it out in public yet, but this is the hat I wanted to wear to the conference :)
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Happy belated Valentines Day!

Roses from my garden last year

19 comments:

Jenna said...

I love those second hand shop finds Mia! They're so fun, and on a side note, it's nice when the price is "usually" low:)

God Bless,
Jenna

Miss Jen said...

Mia...what LOVELY finds!! ;)
You must be super excited.
I always love to find second hand treasures for such a great price.
The quilt is just beautiful...and I can't believe you purchased it for only $5....that is just amazing! Happy Belated Valentine's day to you, dear friend!!! ;) Hope you had a delightful day.

Many Blessings,
Jen

Rebekah said...

Wow! These are all very beautiful!

Allison said...

Hey Mia!

Those are great finds and I love the quilt and the bonnet! :)

Love,
Allison

Sloan said...

My family and I are HUGE yard-sale people! :) Just not too long ago we found a bonnet and got it for ten cents! We were so excited, it is beautiful, red, and JUST LIKE NEW! I love these special old-style findings! Beautiful pictures, as usual! :) :)

Sloan <><

Ella said...

I love when I can find those great bargains. My mom was the good one--a pair of $80 pants for $3!

Madison said...

How neat Mia! :) I wish I could find great deals like that. ;-) The quilt is beautiful!
Oh wow, a bonnet from the 1800's? That is really neat! :)
Enjoyed the pictures!

~Madison

The Pilgrim Pundit said...

Miss Mia,
I am a father to 9 children, one of whom is a 9 year old girl, who loves your site, ( along with her mother and father). We have been meaning to write for some time, in order to express how thankful we are that our daughter can find suitable role models in this world. We love knowing that there is a 'safe' place for our little girl to rest her heart while learning to be a follower of Christ. She has enjoyed your encouraging testimony!
Thank you and keep up the wonderful blog.
Mr. Mothershed, a thankful father

Dayna said...

The photo in the vintage straw hat is incredible! Just lovely!

Laura said...

What lovely finds! I hope you enjoy them:)
May God bless your week ahead,
~Laura

Rachel and Jessica said...

Hello Mia! Wow! What great finds! I am happy you could find such lovely vintage treasures! =:)

Blessings!
~Rachel~

Lady Laurie said...

Dear Mia,
You found some beautiful treasures...especially love the quilt and hat!!

Diane said...

Dear Mia, You found such wonderful treasures! You have a good eye! Your blog is always inspiring to me.
Hope you kept the kitty. =^..^=

Diane

Susannah (Farmgirls) said...

Hello Mia!! I am also 17 and I share a blog with my 6 sisters. Although, only 5 of us are old enough to blog:) We found your blog through Emilys blog (simplyvintagegirl) and really like it!! I love all of your "old fashioned" things/pictures/clothing! I was wondering, if you have an edwardian apron? Because I noticed in one of your pictures, that you have an apron that looked a lot like an edwardian apron. We have several of them and love them!!!
I love the music you have on your playlist! We added the Canon in D to our playlist after hearing yours :)
It was really neat to find someone who blogs and has a lot of the same interests as me :)

~Susannah

Wren Cottage said...

Congratulations on your finds!!! Isn't it so much fun?!!! That's great that you got the bonnet for the original price, you don't know unless you ask... good job!
xo Madai

Miss Hannah said...

I Love the quilt and pillow cases! The bonnet is very pretty too. Where did you get the quilt from? Oh, and your floweres from you garden!
Blessings,
Miss Hannah

Mia said...

Thank you for all your delightful comments!!

Mr. Mothershed,
I was so encouraged by your comment--I'm so glad your family enjoys my blog! Thank you :)
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Ms. Diane,
Thank you!!
Yep, we get to keep the kitten; we named her "Faith" :D
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Miss Susannah,
I'm glad you found my blog, I think that's wonderful that you blog with your sisters! My sister actually made the "edwardian style" apron from an old jumper dress. That's the only one we have though--hopefully I'll be able to sew a 'crossback' apron in the near future! :) I'm glad you like the playlist, and thank you for your comment!
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Miss Hannah,
I found the quilt (by lucky chance!) at a local rescue mission. They sell a little bit of everything, and I'm so glad we stopped by! Thanks :)
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Many Blessings,
Mia

Trinity Mommy said...

What wonderful treasures you have found! I am not usually as blessed when I go out treasure hunting :)

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