Sunday, March 24, 2013

Plucky Fun

 I had the pleasure of visiting one of Pam's Plucky Maidens events this morning.  She does a fab job of bringing together the best vendors and I spent my wad quickly!  My first stop was French Cat Studio [no blog].  I got a big pile of laces and trims from her booth back in November and I was hoping she would be there again.  I got another big pile of her "pole sacks" today and was sad to hear this is the end of her studio de-stash, although I can't blame her for wanting to focus on the beautiful bird feeders she makes. Bless her heart, she even let me crawl under the table and paw through the treasures she hadn't put out yet.
 Gorgeous floral hankies - one of my "accidental" collections.  I never seek them out but they seem to end up coming home with me anyway. Love the set with the blue, red and brown leaves.
 Two vintage cabinet cards, one of three sweet little children and the other a rather scary young woman.  Another satin glove box in the back, a needle card and that silly coffee pot lid.  I had to have it for the glass top.  I have no logical explanation for that.
 Many vintage patterns and up there in the top corner you can just see a baggie of buttons.
 Until a couple weeks ago I had never seen or heard of cathedral window quilt squares and was amazed when I found this group of 14 in beautiful condition.
 Each of them has a separate muslin piece that must be for finishing the back.  I do not know how the squares are finished so hopefully someone else will.  These will be headed to Etsy.
 I love the vintage fabrics used in the "windows".

I ran in to Amy from Into Vintage while I was there and she gifted me with the baggie of buttons I mentioned earlier.  Stay tuned because good things come in small packages!

16 comments:

Annette said...

I looked all over for you!!! I saw Amy, too. I was there from about 10 till 2. How did I miss you?? I am so bummed!!! Amazing that you found those quilt squares.
Looks like you did well.

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Hi, Such wonderful finds! Thanks for sharing...Connie

pam said...

LOTS of goodies! I have a quilt made by my grandmother with the cathedral pattern. Glad I know what it is called now! I also did not know that those boxes were for gloves, I have seen a few at Estate sales and wasn't sure what exactly they were for...Thanks for teaching me a few things this morning!

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh wow, so much good stuff! I love the pretty buttons and the cathedral windows.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wowza! Look at that table full of treasures. I noticed the bag of buttons and the glove box right away when I enlarged the photo. BTW, no logical explanation is ever necessary for what we collect:-)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG, you have just showed me all of my favorite things!!! I have never seen those quilt squares either, each one looks like a work of art!

Carol

Laurie said...

All that and a button gift, too! What a FUN sale!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

You got a ton of stuff at Plucky! Glass top...no logical explanation...LOL.

vintage grey said...

What fun!! Love the hankies and cathedral window blocks!! xo Heather

Into Vintage said...

Those quilt squares are amazing -- I love the selection of prints that quilter chose. (gingham!) I have no doubt you'll come up with some very clever use of that coffee pot lid.
:-)

Always fun to visit with my vintage-loving friends in our natural habitat!

Annette said...

Oh gosh, you have me drooling once again! I just love the quilt squares.

The Junque Seeker said...

Don't see a thing there that I would have been able to leave behind. What a fun day for you, and buttons to boot!

Maureen said...

Okay, I LOL'd at

"I have no logical explanation for that."

Logic? Where the heck does logic fit into our hobbies? Nowhere... ;) I LOVE that we are illogical. It makes it all the more interesting.

I love all your new treasures too! (and your "scary young woman" photo is a hoot!) Those hankies and quilt pieces are wonderful.

Wish I could have been there too - sounds like you had a great time.

CATHY said...

So jealous, but happy for you that this was in your "neighborhood". Wow it looks like a GREAT show!! Love everything you got...but the coffee lid? Now you need to make something to show us you are not losing your mind : )

Curtains in My Tree said...

Good Stuff

I am really liking those plastic rhinestone buttons in your previous post

Sandra Kaye said...

I am SOOOOOO drooling over those hankies!! I do collect them on purpose and can never find them...so jealous:):):) Great collection my dear!! hugs