PLEASE NOTE: this Saturday only, I will be closing shortly before 4PM in order to go over to the Fundy View Hall where there will be a community supper. Lasagna, green salad, homebaked Italian bread, apple crisp and tea or coffee. I will be selling raffle tickets for the drawing on a lovely basket of Christmas goodies! You are all welcome to come over for supper before you head home!
Now for this week’s post! I am having a special on all my vintage quilts. heirloom quilts and the one remaining quilt made by me for this year’s inventory. All quilts will be 20% off the marked price, which varies from quilt to quilt, but I’m sure you’ll agree is already a very good price.
Above is an overall shot, and below a close-up for detail on this treasure! “Scattered Morning Glories” was put out by Home Needlecraft in the early 1940’s and measures 78×97. It is unwashed and unused and pristine except for one small amber stain on the reverseThis is a one-of-a-kind treasure almost 75 years old and yours for 20% off the tag price of $575 – – yours for just $460 while this special lasts!
Above is a very lovely vintage Star of Bethlehem quilt, probably made during the 1930’s. I have seen lots of these quilts made with white muslin backgrounds but one rarely sees a solid colour other than white or off white used. I haven’t seen one like this before, so again you’re looking at acquiring a one-of-a-kind item. The price on the tag reads $400 – so how about $320 to take this lovely quilt home either for yourself or a gift for someone special? 78×78 inches.
home for just $280!
very late 19th century or in the early years of the 20th century and is still soft supple and immaculate a hundred years later. Indigoes and double pinks have had a very long career and in reproduction form are among my favourite fabrics. 72×90 with the only wear at the binding which is still intact though fraying; I was asking $600 for this one, but try $480 with the 20% discount!! Still ready for display on your bed.
And above – a beautifully worked cross stitch quilt made from a Bucilla kit called “Acorn Harvest” – this quilt would look lovely in a bedroom which tended towards a more tailored look. The colours ae those staples of the 1970’s – gold and dark olive. The size is ample for a double/queen and it looks as though this quilt has never been used! I have a VERY SPECIAL price on this one of $400 after discount – it won’t last long!
Bear in mind that I have quite a few more lovely vintage quilts in stock which aren’t shown here, including a couple of darling baby quilts. In addition, this morning I was looking through some storage totes and my “Tickle Trunk” (Canadians who watched Mr. Dress-Up as kids know what that is!) and I found some striking things to add to my current display – new stock includes some French household linens (Including a set of 4 very festive, reversible placemats, a metis (linen/hemp) sheet, and a traditional large metis dish towel) several handworked North American tableclothes from the 30’s and 40’s; and an Inuit tapestry – handworked in Gjoa Haven and signed in syllabics it is called “Sednas” – this is the Inuit spirit which corresponds to our mermaid but has also religious connotations. It is worked in fine wool felt and beaded appliques applied using blanket stitch to a brilliant deep green wool duffle fabric. It is positively stunning and I have priced it at $325 for the month of December only.
Also take note that I am happy to mail any of these items out to you on receipt of your personal cheque and for the quilts you will pay no more than $20 with insurance and tracking anywhere in North America. “Sednas” will ship for $10, same terms.
COME ON DOWN TOMORROW and then slip over to the hall to join us at our community supper! Janet