Monday, June 27, 2011

Perfectly Imperfect.

For a while I was on a search for a quilt.
I wanted something with a lot of color, not muted tones.
And I wanted it varied, with no specific color scheme.
And I didn't want it to be mass produced.
And I didn't want to pay a fortune.
A bit of a tall order, but I knew I could find one.
So every time I hit the thrift stores I'd check.

And one day I found this.

It was pinned together so I didn't even know the size. But I knew I'd use it somewhere.
On the way to the register, three different women stopped me to mention what a beautiful quilt it was!

It's heavy on turquoise and yellow, my two favorite colors.
Other than that, there's no rhyme or reason to it.

It's random. It doesn't make sense.
The pieces don't match up. The colors are all over the charts.

It's Granny Chic meets Ralph Lauren.
It's homespun midwest charm.
It's wrong in every way, but made with love.
And it was $25.

Which makes it so very me.

Have you found any thrift store treasures lately?


yardsaleprincess1 said...

Ohhhh, I am green with envy! I have the same tall order...except the quilt must fit my king size bed. Since it was only pinned together did you sew it all together yourself? What size did it end up being? Wow! I really hope to get that lucky one day...soon! Congrats on such a great find!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

It was fully sewn, just pinned folded so I couldn't check the size. :) (I can't sew worth a lick!)

It ended up being a queen size.

Vicki said...

I love its wonky beauty! Great find!

kraftykash said...

That is gorgeous!! I love shopping at thrift stores.

Jessica said...

It's gorgeous :) What a great deal!

Hockeyfan25 said...

I love thrift stores you can find the neatest stuff! I haven't found any thrift store treasures but I have found some garage sale goodies! I found a Blue Willow teapot for $9 (I collect it) and a coach purse for $22 and a board game for $3 :) Sometimes ppl just don't know what they are giving away!
That quilt is Lovely Beki!

Kelly said...

LOVE it!

jonahbonah said...

I need to post a few of my thrifty finds. I love thrift shopping!!!

Lisa Holman of XSBaggage and Co. said...

"Granny chic meets Ralph Lauren." Love it! Thrift store shopping is so much fun, although I haven't been lately. Probably because it's garage sale season, and there have been a huge amount of garage sales in our area lately.
Great find!!

Kerri said...

I love it, and I love all the reasons that you love it! It's found a wonderful home!

Simply Created by Cole said...

It's beautiful!! Enjoy it. :0

Melinda said...

Score! Looks comfy and cozy.

Great find.


Sarah-Anne said...

so pretty!! what a steal, beki!

so jeles said...

that would be a lovely find..i just picked up a pure white, quilted coverlet for our bed for $18 (canadian too) ;0
when my daughter was born i made a quilt something like yours out of old hankies...nothing matched, but it looks awesome.

amy d said...

sweet score! love the colors!

Fairchild Farmgirl said...

Hey, I'll do anything to get skinny! =) I do love that quikt though!
Fairchild Farmgirl

sugarnuggets said...

I have a crazy quilt made by my MIL from funky left over pieces of stretch polyester, flannel bits, and's a snapshot of a generation, and now it's mine.

I thrift-ed two canvas botanical prints for .50 cents each the other day!

Jerms said...

I love it! I am on the look out for old quilts too! $25?!?!? That's crazy! You blessed girl, you!

jennifer said...

Oh my gosh, $25 for that gorgeous thing? I swear, anything that resembles an antique costs two arms and two legs in WA. So annoying. Love your good find!

Danielle said...

Love this gorgeous quilt! So colorful and happy.