Monday, July 07, 2008

Quite possibly the find of the decade......Wait 'til you see what I found Saturday!! Well, I found several things, but one of them is quite possibly the find of the decade!


First of all, I found this pretty vintage stand, already the perfect shade of pink, and perfect amount of *chippiness* for my studio.


But then I spotted this old quilt...... I'm not sure why I gave it a second look; it's not my colors or my style, but something caught my eye ......
What's this? Little edges of heavenly blue and roses peeking out from the other side? Could it be?
Is it backed with some pieces of this beautiful fabric?
NO ~ the ENTIRE back of this quilt is this GORGEOUS GORGEOUS unbelievable beautiful old fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The owner of the shabby antique shoppe couldn't believe it either ~ she said she had NO IDEA that this beautiful fabric was hidden under that mundane quilt top! She went on to say, that had she realized, she would have bought it herself!! :)


Thanks for visiting my Bluebirds & Roses Cottage!!


May all your finds be lovely ones.......



23 comments:

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

wow, that is beautiful fabric! Who would have thought that would be under that dark patchwork?

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Becca! Wow! I can't believe they used this backing on the back of that quilt! Lucky for you though because this fabric is gorgeous! Even if you didn't use it as a quilt just having this fabric to use for projects is a deal! Love it! Have a great day - Jeannette

SweetAnnee said...

Oh great finds..and I love your hollyhocks and roses..divine~~
deena

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Holy cow! Good eye Becca, good eye!! How awesome! And that shade of pink on the cab is just heavenly! You lucky dog you!
Nikki

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a nice surprise hiding there, just waiting for you to find each other!! It's perfect for you!

Katherine

Cottage said...

Becca, how sweet that table is! Love your dainty suitcases and that quilt backing, for goodness sake, you hit the jack pot!

So pretty,
Melissa

Brook said...

Wow you really did find some pretty vintage things for your studio. That quilt is gorgeous in fact. Have fun decorating!

Blessings
Brook

Joanne Kennedy said...

Just goes to show that we shouldn't judge a book by it's cover. Pick up those items and check them out.

I wonder how many people passed up that quilt thinking it wasn't pretty before. You sure showed them!

Great find!

Hugs,
Joanne

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Becca.....I have to agree that fabric is just gorgeous and what a great find! Loving that pink cabinet too.....~XO~ Janet

Bettsi McComb said...

Kitty Bartholomew showed us how to turn old menswear suits into quilts like that on The Home Show back in the early 90's! I wonder if your quilt dates to that era? I adore the back!

Back Through Time said...

that is totally yummy!!!! I Love it! You are so right, best find ever!
Michelle

Lori said...

Becca,
Hi dear! I hanging in there but still miss my son! So glad to see you found some goodies. I am shocked that that dark plaid had such pretty colors on the opposite side! Maybe a his and hers quilt? Take care, Lori

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

delicious!

La Tea Dah said...

A beautiful and fantastic find!!!! Love that fabric!

LaTeaDah

Jillian said...

WOWIE! Who would have thought to put the two together...great find!!!!!!

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Wonderfully Shabby Treasures!!! The quilt was an excellent surprise!!!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH MY GOSH BECCA!!!!!! I LOVE them both!!!! You are so lucky, what gorgeous finds!!!!! Arent you so glad you flipped that quilt over?? Awesome!

Hugs,
Amy

Linda said...

This is an absoulte jewel! I'm so glad you took a closer peek... it is a wonderful treasure. Hugs, Linda

karin@creativechaos said...

That fabric is gorgeous!!!

Lallee said...

I think the fabric is gorgeous. It's all the more fun to find these treasures when there is a story to go with it. I think you'll be enjoying this for years to come.

Hugs,
Lallee

The Rose Cottage said...

What an amazing find, that quilt is to die for, and I love the shabby pink stand, you don't have to do a think to it :)

Just Between Us Girls said...

OOOh so nice to hear from you.
I am loving the back of that quilt. I would love yards and yards of this fabric. You lucky girl to have found such a treasure.
So happy you like the award. I love your blog.
With all good wishes.
Pat

Summer Gypsy said...

Look for the "silver"....so shabby chic rose lining!!! You found it. I love the pink stand, too! Makes me want to go thrifting today.
:)Marilyn