On Saturday I went to an auction. Hubby wanted furniture to refinish but had to work so he sent me. Friday night we went to the auction preview and he gave me a list of things he was interested and a suggested amount to pay….I didn’t mind, but I also couldn’t resist a few things for me too.
I had seen this old wool quilt. It was folded up and hanging over a head board. I hadn’t opened it up. I was trying really hard to stick to Hubby’s list. The things he wanted were potentially going to add up to quite a bit of money so I was trying to stay in a budget. Then, the auctioneers opened up this quilt.
AH…it was in a barn raising setting which is my all time favorite.
The bidding started. The auctioneer called for a $50 bid. No takers. $40-no takers…$25 no takers then I thought really…well I’ll bid. Just as I was raising my hand the auctioneer said $10 and I had the bid.
Then I thought…oh dumb Jo…you don’t even know what shape it is in….Oh I would risk it-right?? The bid rose. Now it was $17.50 and it was my bid.
I was happy…would it go higher???
It is only a quilt top. It’s all hand stitched. The fabrics that were used for foundations are awesome too. The bidding rose and I ended up getting it for $22.50. Ruby was outside with me when I was taking pictures and insisted that she pose on the quilt but she was so distracted outside and wouldn’t look at me.
I am SO happy with the purchase. This quilt is definitely a keeper!!
About the other things at the auction….Let’s just put it this way, I bought enough things to showcase on Vintage Thursday’s for LONG time. Today I am hooking up with Colorado Lady’s Vintage Thursday and No Minimalist Here.
Jo, That is just way too cool!!!
Wonderful quilt! Lucky you.
Great find and at a fantastic price too.
I am always amazed by all the treasures that you find—–the quilt is stunning——-I love this pattern too….
It’s lovely! Another treasure to be loved.