Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bargains

I have a friend who is like a bloodhound at sniffing out bargains.  She's a pro!  Her eagle eye has come in handy the last few weeks.  The week before I moved she arrived at my office with a bag - 65 pieces of assorted flatware for under $3.  And then today I came home at lunch and found a bag tied to my door.  Inside a cute little lamp.  The tag says $2.50


This will come in handy as there are no light fixtures in either bedroom.  Right now I just have 2 small lamps.  This one might look good in the hallway on a table. 

Auntie has been house cleaning too since I moved out.  Today when I stopped in she had this bag for me.  In it was an old quilt found in the bottom of a cedar chest.  She thinks my grandmother made it many years ago.


It's in perfect shape, just smells of cedar.  This weekend I'll wash it in a gentle cycle and it should be great.  I love old quilts and this one is extra special. 

Still struggling to get back into a work week routine. Today was a little easier. Just 3 more days to the weekend. Lol 


18 comments:

  1. What a treasure in finding that beautiful quilt! Your friend is a keeper! Looks like everyone's taking good care of you and your new home! Hang in there....hump day tomorrow!

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  2. I love the lamp and it will be great this winter to light up your hallway.
    The quilt is lovely - what a treasure. You might just try fluffing the quilt on the gentle cycle in the dryer with some scented softener sheets or you could lightly spray it with febreeze etc.

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  3. Such a sweet lamp. Already imaging you curled up on the couch this winter under your granny's quilt watching a favorite movie!

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  4. Sounds like good bargins from your friend and a lovely family treasure! Enjoy!!

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  5. Oh I do love a good bargain! What a wonderful gift from Auntie!
    getting your house all snuggly.
    Cathy

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  6. Your friend sure found a nice lamp. I love it, and I'm glad that your auntie gave you that special quilt. You house is slowly becoming a home. I bet your friend is keeping an eye out for more bargains for your home. It's fun seeing how things are coming together. I'm already thinking of the Christmas tree decorating party with friends.
    Hugs,
    JB





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  7. What a gorgeous quilt! How is Auntie doing, by the way? xo

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  8. What a great friend!
    Glad Auntie gave you the quilt. How special.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  9. Wonderful friend with a good eye...if you do wash the quilt make sure to put in a few of those color catchers...they work great...how sweet of Auntie to gift you with such a treasure...when you get a chance pop me an email with your new address please! Kelley

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  10. How very nice to have friends like you do. They are so wonderful. I love that quilt. I bet it will look nice in your pretty house.

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  11. Oh Kim, loving that quilt, so special. Great to have such sweet friends, Blessings Francine.

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  12. Very nice to have found the quilt! Cute lamp too! It's all going to come together!

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  13. looks like it is all coming together for you. its all lookin so good.

    too bad your friends didn't stay around longer.

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  14. Wow what a sweet quilt ! I do love quilts.

    Its almost the weekend. :) YIPPIE ! !

    Take care, Janet W

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  15. I have SUCH an admiration for bargain shoppers! I'm horrible at going through shops like that to find good items. I just completely freeze up!

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  16. Love old quilts!! We have a lot of quilters in the family and my mom's BFF is one, too!! My mom has a nice collection -- looks like you have a nice one and even more meaningful when it is passed down from family!!

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