More cozying

13 Nov

I have been haunting the Value Village and vintage clothing stores lately, hoping to find some thick blankets or quilts to make into dog beds.  This week I hit the jackpot…but not for dog beds.

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I picked up this thick, hand-quilted twin size quilt at Value Village for a mere $9.99. It was clean, no stains or smells, and in really good shape. I’ve washed and dried it and it’s a beauty -  all ready to cozy up a bed at the cottage.

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I found this quilt, done in the Dresden Plate design, at a vintage clothing store for $17.99.  This is a lighter weight quilt, I think it’s a double.  Just look at all that hand-stiching!  I don’t think the quilter was an expert because some of the “plate” designs are ever so slightly puffy (you can see that in the photo below) but it’s still quite a find. 

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In the spring and fall, when the cottage is pretty chilly at night, these babies will keep us warm.  In the summer, they’ll provide a comfortable cover to lie on. 

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I’ll take both of the to the cottage when I go in the spring and figure out which beds they will grace.  Cozy, cozy, cozy!


4 Responses to “More cozying”

  1. Kelley Johnson November 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    Nice bargain hunting!


    • artfuss November 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

      Yup. It was great finding these – some of our existing beadspreads are a little ripe and really not so great to look at. I love quilts – hand-stiched and rustic, the give a little extra personality to the place.

  2. andrea November 13, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    Oh Man! You are the best!!!!1

    • artfuss November 13, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

      Nice eh? I think they’ll be great at the cottage. Bit by bit, I’m trying to replace all the old, stinky, holey, tired stuff with things that are nice and have a cottage feel to them. You’ll want to come and visit once we get the big-ass deck up!

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