Vintage Bazaar great day Saturday, rainy day Sunday

We were so busy setting up and selling stuff yesterday I really didn’t have time to take a lot of photos. 

one side of the booth during set up


too many linens in one small spot


quilts, chenille, sheets and more, much more


We loved having lots of shoppers!


less than half of our booth fits in the photo


Right out front–our fabulous, never used vintage grill


Too much stuff for two people! I hope the rain stops so we can sell more on Sunday!

Obies, the fabric hoarding store of your dreams

Goodville, Pennsylvania is just a blip of a town. You drive through it before you realize you even arrived. Its biggest claim to fame is the legendary hoard of quilting fabric in Obies Country Store, an unassuming clapboard house with a 1960s sign over the porch.

A friend and I went fabric shopping there last week, like going to Fabric Mecca on Holiday. I was overwhelmed just by stepping inside. This is extreme hoarding without the bad smells or squashed cats.

obies fabric hoard

Come on in!  This is what you see when you open the door. Be brave! Keep going!

Click here for more!

How I made a four-year-old happy with vintage sheet scraps

Several months ago I was delighted to get a gift from Amanda at Vintage Sheet Addict. She sent me a stack of beautiful vintage sheet pieces after I’d made a comment on one of her Instagram photos. (Check out her blog to see what she did with the same fabrics!)

vintage sheets from Adabea

Fat quarters of lovely vintage sheets. So 70s! Aren’t they just wonderful together?

I knew right away I’d want to do something special with them. Then one afternoon while the grandkids were jumping around the house an idea suddenly clicked: I’d make a dress for my four-year-old granddaughter. Click here to see more!

I put a vintage quilt in my washer and it didn’t die

I didn’t die, either (though you wouldn’t know it from my prolonged absence from this blog). Thank you, faithful readers, for coming back to look day after day after day!

A few weeks ago I bought a vintage quilt on eBay. A crazy colored quilt. A cheap quilt that no one else wanted. But I think it’s flat out wonderful.

red orange black vintage tumbling blocksquilt

Of COURSE red and orange and teal and black go together. Love at first sight.

Technically this is a comforter, not a quilt, because it’s tied, not quilted. Click here to see more!

On the Fourth Day of Christmas: a too-new vintage tablecloth

Last night I pulled out a new-to-me Christmas tablecloth and draped it across the dining room table.

vintage Christmas tablecloth

I’m tempted to use some goofy eBay description like “perfect except for” or “nearly mint”, but it’s neither perfect or mint. The fabric isn’t crisp so it’s been washed at least once in the past, but boy, the gold areas have so much texture they’re almost crunchy.

Yep, there’s more!


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