Monday, July 25, 2016

A Day At The Auction

This weekend, my mom and I hit the road for some auction fun. In our neck of the woods, estate sales are unheard of. Instead, auctions are a common place occurrence - farm auctions, liquidation auctions, antique auctions, estate auctions..... This particular auction featured lots of antique quilts, handwork, jewelry and dishes.

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But it was the quilts that stole the show! Beautiful old quilts, many hand pieced and hand quilted. A lifetime of handwork.

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Many were made with 30's fabrics and were composed of hexagon pieces, like this Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. There were even a couple of crazy quilts with dates in the 1890's embroidered on them.

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We didn't come home with any of these beauties as the prices were all higher than we wanted to go, but it was nice to see that these quilts were being treasured and valued. We did come home with a few treasures from the auction and a couple of antique shops we also visited.

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Here's some of our finds - some feedsack fabrics and an assortment of vintage sewing kits. Now I'm trying to decide how to display the sewing kits. Got any ideas?



  1. How wonderful to hear that the quilts were really being valued!

  2. I love the feedsacks. Do you have a plan for those yet? So pretty😊

  3. Display the sewing kits as a mobile in your sewing room or corner

  4. How about a shadowbox for the sewing kits?

    1. A shadowbox made from yardsticks is the idea I've been toying with. Thanks for the suggestion.

  5. Oh I loved reading this post. I take it this is a house clearance sale , here that would be in a general auction house sale not specific to a property . Very interesting. - and I love that those beautiful quilts have found a new home . And I am so jealous of your purchases . Fantastic


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