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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Pink Saturday And Old Quilts

Hello and Happy Pink Saturday to all of my pinkie blogger buddies. What you are looking at is a very old quilt. A couple of years ago, my husband and I were visiting his mother in CO when I spied something of interest packed away in the garage. Of course I had to inquire about what it was, why it was and why it was being stored away in of all places, the garage. When she proceeded to pull out this gorgeous quilt, I about fell over. She told me my husbands grandmother had brought it over with her when she came from Norway. That was a very long time ago, believe me! My mother in law had no interest in the quilt, but certainly didn't want to throw it out either. I told her I would gladly take it home. She was happy and I was delighted. This quilt is in great condition, no wear marks, no holes and no damage of any kind. The only request I was given is to not give it away. No problem there, believe me!!

Here is a close up of the fabric. Both sides are the same and it measures the size of a double bed. I have no idea what was used for the batting inside and no where on the outside of this beautiful quilt can anyone tell. If I have to make a guess, I would say some kind of animal hair, horse maybe? The one thing I do know is that it is heavy and would keep you very toasty on a frigid night. I wanted to hang this beauty on the wall over these two beds, but am so afraid of damaging the fabric or leaving holes, so for now.......

this is how I have it displayed and that will have to do. At least I can see and enjoy my prize every time I climb the stairs.
Now for what I have been doing this week, here is another sample of a tassel, pink and white with a watering can on top. So shabby and sweet. This can be found in my website HERE. I would ask that if you don't mind, could you please click on the link in the upper right hand side of my blog and vote for my shop on shabbylaneshops. Every vote would be so appreciated.
Now, I would love to thank Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for all her hard work to make this possible for us every week. Please visit as many blogs as you can to see what some very talented pinkies have been up to. You can simply just click here. I thank each and everyone of you for dropping in and leaving such nice comments, I love mail.
Tin watering can has been given a shabby make over and pink rose decals. Lots of pink and white trims and ribbons, along with feathers. Too cute. Enjoy and see you next week!!

55 comments:

Lisa said...

Love your quilt! It did look good in your pink room!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Lisa T. said...

Oh wow, I am so happy for the quilt. And you, of course! That's such a prize.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the watering can tassle. So precious!

Smiles,
Lisa

Ginger said...

What a treasure your new quilt is. Just beautiful, I am very partial to roses and it is just amazing. Love your tassel also.

Ginger

Grace said...

The quilt is beautiful but the watering can made over is my favorite so cute! Happy Pink Saturday Grace

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Char, What a lovley story and what a beautiful quilt. You must love it so and it looks beautiful in your home, Maureen.....

Elyse said...

how wonderful that you now have the quilt! my MIL gave me some china from her grandparents and she's so happy to see that i appreciate it, and that it's not just packed away in a box someplace.

your watering can is so sweet!

happy PS eve!

xo
elyse

Nancy said...

Oh, Char, I like this one the best of ALL, not all of yours, ALL! I have seen.

The ribbon loop adds a softness that is not possible with the wider ribbon. I just LOVE it!

(should I order more pink? :-))

LOVE IT!!!!

Vicki said...

Oh, Char, I am so glad you spotted that beautiful quilt and then got to take it home with you. It is gorgeous! Love, love, love that sweet tassel, too. Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend! Vicki

Mimi said...

Hi Char!!!
You are lucky to have been given that quilt!!! That is indeed a family treasure!!!!!
How wonderful!!!!
We are headed to snow country in the morning!!! Yeah!!! I hope to see it snow lots on Sunday!!! Keeping my fingers crossed, the storms are coming!!!!!
Hugs,
jamie

Elena said...

how fortunate that you ended up with this lovely quilt - it's very pretty plus it will always hold a special bond.

Have a happy pink saturday & a great week.

ciao for now,
Elena :)
PS: I've voted for your blog - all the best with the voting.

Teacup Mosaics said...

Love that fancy pink watering can. Happy PS!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Now that is one great family story. I love hearing them :-)

I like it laid on the bed. (I love the whole room. I think I'm in love with the room LOL).

What you did to the watering can - makes me think of fairies fluttering by with the can. Perfect, yes? WEll maybe a mini version of it :-)

Mizpah,
Li

Marilyn said...

Your quilt is exquisite!! I just love the watering can tassle.... How beautiful!!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Pam said...

What a wonderful family "treasure"!It is beautiful and has such a story. Love the pink watering can.

Happy Pink Saturday

Gracie Jewellery said...

How lucky you are to have rescued that quilt. Such a treasure. And how great that it is such a beauty. You were sooooo lucky to have spied it.
Nancy

Mumsy said...

Your quilt is so pretty! And the watering can is absolutely delightful!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I voted for you! At the time you were in the lead at 17%~ woo hoo!

BethieJ said...

Oh the quilt is BEAUTIFUL! and your watering can is so PRETTY!! I went and gave you my vote!! :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Happy Pink Saturday!!

colorexpert said...

I love the quilt! Such a great find and I think it would look perfect over the beds.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Maia said...

Your quilt is very beautiful, I have seen this pattern or something alike used as background image on websites.
The watering can is pretty too, I went over to vote bur I couldn't find any voting means, sorry.
Instead you have a piece of code on the left top corner.

♥Mimi♥ said...

♫Happy Pink Saturday♫

Gloomy and gray over in my neck of the woods today so all of the pinks shared this Saturday are so special and cheerful. They remind me that there are more colors than just white, gray and black.Your pinks are wonderful! My goodness - so special☺ Everything you make is just so adorable!

I hope your weekend is filled with sunshine surrounded by the laugher of those you love.

Please pray for the people of Haiti. May God bless each and every soul.

Shabbychicdiva said...

The quilt is beautiful. Lovely post! Thanks for stopping by. Happy Pink Saturday!! Winona

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

You are one lucky woman to have that quilt! It is gorgeous!!!!

Happy Pink Saturday,
Jacalyn

Mary said...

Great post today. The quilt is gorgeous. I hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday.

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hi Char,

What a find on the quilt. A pice of family history saved from the garage. I LOVE that watering can with all of its girly embellishments. Nicely done!

Wishing you a happy Pink Saturday!

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie

GypsyNurse said...

Love your quilt! How I would love to snuggle in one with all this exhaustion!
Happy Pink!
Hugs,
Cat

sissie said...

I love your quilt. Usually they are all pieced but this one looks different and quite unique. It's amazing that it has stayed in such excellent shape given its age and all. Good thing you spied it in your ML's garage and she was kind enough to let you have it.

I also love your watering can tassle.

Thanks for visiting my Pink Saturday Post. I love it when you do.
I'll be back to see you soon.

Sissie

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Char! Oh my gosh, I'm so glad you found that quilt before any little critters or any possible leaks in a garage roof might have!!! It's beautiful! Love your watering can tassel too! Very sweet!.. Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Mollye said...

That is an an amazing story and can you believe the luck in you spying that beautiful old, old quilt. How blessed you are to have it and I bet your hubby is tickled too. Hope your weekend and next week is wonderful for you. XXMollye

Ruth said...

Love that quilt! What a fabulous family heirloom.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

What a wonderful heirloom to treasure always. It looks wonderful hanging on the stair rail. Who knew a watering can could be so pretty! Super job! Thanks for visiting today. Have a great Pink Day!

Sares said...

What a score you found in that quilt! It's perfectly pretty! I am headed over to give you my vote, Happy Pink Saturday and have a loveleigh weekend!

Our Back Porch said...

Oh, I adore quilts so much!
Love yours!
The watering can got a wonderful makeover!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Dogmom Diva said...

Char, I love the quilt, what a treasure to rescue from your mother in law's storage! I love how you hung it over your stairs not to damage the quilt.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Barb

Kelee Katillac said...

I love these soft quilts! So warm and charming!

Happy Pink Day!

Thanks so much for your comments!

love, kelee

LV said...

I am quilt lover. You have a real treasure and keepsake with yours. I love it and the story behind it. You are very fortunate to have find it and bring it home. Thanks for sharing and visiting me.

BailiwickStudio said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful! Lucky you! ::Jill

Candy said...

Glad you got to rescue that great quilt. And it would look really nice over the beds. Maybe you could baste a 'pocket' down on end and slide it on a round closet pole. Just a quick thought.
And the newest tassel is just too sweet.
Thanks for stopping by my PS party and evening blessings to ya ;-)

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I cast my vote!

What a beautiful quilt with a wonderful history.

Happy Pink Saturday!

sherri@lavenderfields said...

What a beautiful quilt! You must be so proud t own something that has been in the family for so long! ANd your watering can is so special! Very beautiful! You're a very talented lady! I shall now be off to cast my vote! Happy Pink Saturday! : ) Sherri

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Lisa: I would guess that the inside of your quilt is an old wool blanket. Nothing was ever wasted so, when a blanket became worn out it would serve as batting for a quilt. It is a beauty for sure. You are lucky to have it. Blessings, Martha

Becs said...

Hi Char, Happy Pink Saturday (late) That is a belutiful quilt! I inherited hundreds of hand pieced quilt pieces and blocks, some with the pattern still attached and som unfinished quilt tops...OMG! SOmeday I want to finish one....ANd, that watering can tassle is adorable! BEcs

JJ said...

That old quilt made me wish I still had some crocheted blankets left which my grand mother made. O the folly of youth.
Your watering can is beautiful if not practical LOL
JJ

Susie Jefferson said...

My goodness, what a wonderful and extravangant tassel. And I adore those quilts. A suggestion for hanging - a broom handle, hung off cup hooks - or your wonderful tassels) with the quilt draped over the broom handle. Nothing to drag the fabric!

As you read in my PS post, I am very saddened that I've had to put word verification back on due to my email address being hijacked on Friday, so I spent most of yesterday doing damage limitation. So I'm now moderating AND have word verification (which I will take off again in a week or so, once the hackers get the message). So I apologise for that.

Of the two, I still think the Moderate All Comments is the best (and the one I'll revert to), as I have still seen spam on blogs where the word verification is on but then the comment allowed to go straight to the blog.

An apologetic and belated Happy Pink Saturday on Sunday!

Terry said...

What a beautiful quilt and the watering can is just so very pretty. Very nice post. Terry

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh my, that quilt is BEAUTIFUL! I can't believe it as been hidden away for so long! I am so glad it is in your hands now where it will be loved and appreciated!

Your tassel is so pretty!

Mary said...

Char, that quilt is like a gift from Heaven! My jaw dropped when I saw it and read the story behind it. You are one blessed girl. As if you'd ever part with it!

Your watering can tassle is sooo cute. I love it.

Happy Pink Saturday~

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

I think your display of the quilt is perfect. Everyone can view it. What a lucky treasure you have. Its gorgeous. And I love your tassel!! What a talented lady you are! Rosie

Shirl said...

Hi Char, Happy Pink Saturday! Love your post this week! Such a pretty quilt that you have found. How sweet of your MIL to give that to you! Tassie is adorable too!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Char, I love your quilt. What a great find in your Mother-In-Law's garage. I have hung one from my Great Grandmother exactly the same way! Plus, I have family from Norway too. Your husband and I could be cousins! Ha! Happy Pink Saturday.

Mermaid Debbie

dottydotty said...

gorgeous I would love to have a bannister to dislay quilts on but mine doesn't really suit

Icy BC said...

Beautiful and sweet quilt! The watering can is such a treat!

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your quilts, so pretty!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!!
Hugs
Charo

GWENDOLYN said...

Your quilt is quite a treasure. sounds like it is in very good hands. It looks lovely laying over the bed.
Blessings!
Gwen

Amisha said...

Wow what a gorgeous quilt! And your creation looks is so frothy and beautiful.