I used to collect quilts. Years and years ago. I kinda hate that. THAT being the fact I can even talk about years ago!
Oh sorry!……..I kinda wandered off there for a second.
So….anywho……I had quite a collection. Then I was tired of collecting and sold some and so on.
Then…….one day at my Mother’s house, I discovered 4 quilts! Heather took home 1 and I took the other 3.
I THINK they belonged to my Grandmother. Not my Nanny, my other Grandmother.
So…..what is an heirloom? To me, it’s something that I use often or even daily and enjoy every time that I do. To some people it’s something that you put away in a closet and DON’T use so that it will???…….what……still be here well after you are gone. But what pleasure is there in that?
Heather my dear, you will probably inherit a bunch of broken, beat up, worn out crap!
So….still determined to continue chasing away those winter blues, I got my new quilts out and gave them a good look see. One of them had never ever been used! It is in pristine condition. So I thought “why not!”
Will it get dirty? You betcha!
Will I launder it? You betcha!
Will I put it through the dryer? You betcha!
I do promise to use a mild detergent. And low heat in the dryer.
What can I say…….
The different fabrics in quilts fascinate me. The older quilts that is.
Such happy colors, don’t you think? From so long ago.
I found these delightful vintage pillow cases at the Rink. I hadn’t seen any really nice ones in forever, and then a new vendor opened a booth at the mall and she had a HUGE stack of them! I was in heaven, digging and deciding!
I picked this one up from her yesterday. She and I did a little “trade.”
Love my little paper lanterns! Heather and I found 4 of them at……you guessed it, the Rink. They are definitely vintage and a little torn and stained, which is one of the things that I love the most about them.
The other two quilts (on the top) well used and hopefully well appreciated and loved.
But wait wait! I wasn’t finished yet! What to replace Christmas with?
I put together this little clear flower pot with some of my cuties. Nothing is glued or permanent, it’s just sitting in the pot and can be taken apart whenever.
The little velvet chick is happy in her new home! Wouldn’t something like this be adorable at a baby or wedding shower? Most of the little elements are vintage, with the exception of the chick and the paper flower.
As far as me, I’m feeling much better. The antibiotics are working! The only thing now is that I have about as much energy as a hibernating bear! But, that too will pass! My advice to anyone who has an infection like this is GET TO THE E.R. asap! It was a pretty scary thing.
Thank you, Lori, for all of your info. about MRSA. Poor Lori has had MRSA three times! That is the antibiotic resistant strain of staph. Bless her heart, she was so kind as to e-mail me back and forth with valuable info.
Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend.