Tuesday was the “Great Day of Junkin” here at Chez Depre. It has become tradition that Paul and I spend a day exploring an antique mall, or two…or three in search of a treasure for our abode as a joint anniversary gift.
This year we chose to venture to Beloit/Rockford area to explore. This meant we were up and on the road by 7:30am. The fog was pretty thick but nothing was going to stop us from our day. It’s really not about the item…it’s about the hunt and spending the day together. Give us aisles to putter and we are happy campers.
Unfortunate no one item stuck out and yelled “BUY ME I am what you want” to either of us …and that happens. And that’s ok. This house is pretty full and we have been actually decompressing it the last six months so we are getting very picky about what we bring in.
But of course EVERY quilt that was happened upon was looked at.
And I saw the orange sashing/borders of this quilt the minute we turned the corner into a new aisle. This antique mall was HUGE! And the aisle were pretty long. But there it was midstream in the middle of a stack of quilts. It took all my self control to continue the mosey until we reached it. A good 20 minutes. But when just two stalls away I couldn’t wait any longer and I beelined to the stack. I started to remove the quilts from on top of it. They were lovely but nothing called my name. I did glance at their price tags and my heart sprung with glee as I knew this was a vendor I would work with.
Check out those stripes! LOVE!
But where is this price.
The tag is missing!! (this seemed to be trend for the day, everything I liked was missing it’s price. Those aisle walkers/watchers got their workout running items to the desk to price check for me) Ok a few items came home but they were clearly “for me” items…so more about them later.
Back to “Orange Crush”…yes I named it immediately in my head.
Wait there’s the price tag…on the floor. As I stooped to pick it up Paul came into the stall and began to unfold it entirely so I could have a full look.
He knows when a prospect is a hot ticket. Oh and the price ticket..it’s in my range…oh goodie.
I turned to look at the quilt full on…and my heart sunk.
you can already see the problem a bit in the picture above.
Yep a full on full fade area…nearly one fourth of the quilt. This quilt sat on a self or chair by a window for years I suspect.
it is not trunk show worthy.
So refolded it was and we continued down the aisle and then off to a few other places.
and Orange Crush kept swirling in my head.
and on the way home I came up with why I should of bought it. It was trunk show worthy. It could help teach the lesson of always rotate your quilts monthly.
drats and triple sigh.
Tomorrow starts the “10 Days of Swag Giveaway” on the blog. The post has been written and is scheduled to load early so look for it. I need to unload this large box of swag and find new homes for all of it so please check back for all the details!
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