12/27/09

Found!

These were found at my favorite flea market on I-44 between Mt. Vernon and Joplin, MO last week. We were on the way to spend Christmas with my side of the family but Brett agreed to let me stop and spend 'just 15 minutes, I promise' looking around. The first stall was full of vintage linens and quilts and even though I wasn't looking for a quilt this one was too beautiful and affordable to pass up. The vintage flat sheets and colorful needlepoint were in the same booth so I felt confident talking the manager down on the total. He was compliant.

It's finds like this that will always make me want to stop. Just in case.

xoxo,
Rachel

20 comments:

Elsie Flannigan said...

ooooooooh! that's so pretty!!!

Miss Wanderlust said...

jealous!!! you are the best treasure hunter ever :)
xoxo
janel

Art Wall Katie said...

Oh my goodness that quilt. I love. Flat sheets too, really the lot of it!

the whytes said...

ah, the 'just 15 minutes' shopping. my favorite.

Ashley said...

I am so jealous of all the great sheets you find. I am always looking and never finding. Serious great stuff there!

penny threads. said...

great finds! i agree...there is always "just in case" and you never know what you'll miss if you don't at least glance. :D congrats! that is such a good feeling.

my name is lauren. said...

what a great find! i love finding little treasures like this.

Jessica said...

I have the yellow/orange/pink flower vintage sheets! They were my mom's when she was younger, and I can't bring myself to cut them up for a project. I love the needlepoint find too!

Sophie said...

Always have some treasure there, waiting for the right time, and right person to stopped by.

HELLO TIGER! said...

Beautiful needlework!

Alli said...

Ooooo - gorgeous. Great finds!

Cat said...

Sooo craving thrift shops! We have small charity shops, but not the same. I love the treasures that you can find, especially in a really messy shop.

Lexi said...

ooohh...love it all! I am actually heading to Joplin thursday afternoon...maybe I should beg my husband to swing in one, because you never know, right?? :) I went to college in Joplin and was always driving back and forth to Springfield. Where do you thrift there? I never knew there was a good place!!

BuenoBueno said...

oh my goodness oh my goodness! thats amazing!

Big Yellow Dog said...

That quilt is so beautiful. It looks like one I have that my mamaw made. I love getting it out and putting it on our bed to keep us a little warmer in colder months.
Margaret

Valeri said...

Oh my Granny has those same yellow/pink/orange flowered sheets! She has tons of vintage sheets... She never throws anything away at all. Maybe I can snag some for you!

PonderandStitch said...

Oh, wow- I am beyond jealous. What wonderful finds!!! I haven't been to a good sale in a while. I am itching for some vintage treasures. :)

lesley kay said...

what's the name of the flea market? i grew up in seneca, so i drive by there every time i go to my parents!

Mandi said...

I guess we can still be friends. Even though I am totally and completely jealous. ;)

RachelDenbow said...

I think it's called Cimmaron Antique Mall and it's right next to one of those cheesy Ozark fudge and t-shirts stores. Not sure what exit it's on but it's my FAVORITE store.