Sunday, February 1, 2009

Goodies of All Kinds :)

Yesterday was a day full of surprises. :) In the morning my Dad called me to help him move some things home from his antique booth. On the way I asked if he'd mind stopping at a quilt shop for me...and boy was it the right day to stop! Apparently, every now and then to make room for new bolts of fabric, the owner will bundle up 3 yards and sell them for $10 just to get them out. (Yay for me!) I bought the golden floral fabric (Benartex/from one of Eleanor Burn's Season's lines), and the purple with teensy golden flowers on it (Thimbleberries, 2006). Yay! There were a bunch of bundles, but I'm trying to buy things I know for sure I'll use. Trying...well, that and I've already bought nearly 40 yards of fabric for 2009. In the middle is a more solid purple, it's a yard and half of Thimbleberries Subtle Solids I picked up from another quilt shop - also on sale - 40% off. Woohoo! :) I LOVE me some bargains!!!

My Dad also let me swipe these two things from his antique booth...isn't he generous? That's one thing about my parents - they would give you the shirt off their backs if you needed it...or even just thought it was really cute and wanted it!!! I am always coming home with goodies from our visits. My Dad does some amazing woodwork that you should check out if you haven't. He makes these garden benches, and over the summer gave me one (aren't I lucky! I love it! So do all my neighbors! Lol* They have all popped over to make comments about it, and ask where I got it!), and ever since then I think my Husband is hesitant to see what I might have in the trunk when I've come back from my parents house. Lol* My parents are collectors too. We like old things, and espeically people's old junk. Lol* But back to the goodies Dad gave me...

a gorgeous vintage floral print...
and a little pitcher (or creamer?).

In case you're curious (and even if you're not), the little pitcher (Or is it for creamer? I don't know but it's cute!) is resting on one of my many collections...

Among other things, I collect McCoy Pottery. I am from Ohio, and if you're not all into pottery, McCoy is an old Ohio pottery company. They seem to be really popular these days, I'm always seeing them in Country Home, and Country Living magazines. I like them because of the Ohio history, and they just look so darn cute in a grouping. I pretty much only collect vases & planters, though I do have some other odds and end pieces. I think I have about 35 McCoy pieces so far. I have some Hull, Hall, and Shawnee too, but I am drawn more to McCoy. I find it so interesting that they are so collectible too - the McCoy - because my Grandmother tells me they weren't considered anything special at one time. Isn't it funny how things change? OH - and when I purchased my very first Thimbleberries book, guess what I noticed Lynette Jenson decorates her home with? Lol* McCoy!!! I was so happy, I thought, gee, I must have good taste! :)

7 comments:

Bob said...

Thanks for the kind comments about your Mom and Me. And thanks a heap for helping me with my Antique Mall Booth! -- Dad

Zannah said...

OOOh - you lucky bargain hunter! I have to say that I also love your little tally on your blog of what you've bought so far this year - are you ever tempted to'forget' to add any purchases to it? I think I probably would - probably because I'd be so embarrassed about the amount that gets into this house somehow or other.....

Anyway, fabric is a good buy - it doesn't go off / lose value / contain calories.

But well done as well on restricting yourself to things that you'll actually use!!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Where are you located in Ohio.I am flying up to Sharon, PA on Friday for my mom's birthday. Don't even know if there are any quilty things in the area. ????? Have a great day. Your 4 patch posey is turning out very nicely.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Valerie, what a bargain.I love the Thimbleberrie fabrics.Love the pitcher. Warm Regards Lyn

Quilt Hollow said...

I love a bargain too....but it is rare....seems I'm always a day late and a dollar short!

Angela said...

My family is all collectors also. We love depression glass, dolls, fabric, yarn....stuff in general. LOL

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