June 28, 2011

Tuesday Display Chain ~ Quilts

After Misi, at 1890 Gable House Musings, chose quilts as the theme for this week's display chain, I was wandering a flea market and my eye kept going to the quilts. It got me to wondering how these handmade pretties end up in a flea market and thinking about who made them and for what bed. I'm sure whoever made them would be happy to have them included in our little game of show and tell.

My favorite with little patches of velvet and hand embroidery . . .



A stack of traditional patchwork . . .




A couple of more recent examples . . .




And a log cabin design . . .



Such fun finding the quilts, but these are what I truly lust for ~


A display case of antique dolls . . .




Porcelain Half Dolls . . .



Quirky little toys . . .



Seems everything I love is always locked up tight . . .




Sorry for wandering off today's theme, but I couldn't resist sharing a few of my heart's desires. Thanks for hosting Misi.

12 comments:

cottageprims said...

Funny we both took pics at fleamarket this week,mine aren't posted yet.Yours has much prettier treasures..smile..I too love the locked pretties.Oh to dream...

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Quilts do tell a tale, don't they?
Lovely selections....
★Linda★

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Madalynne
thanks for taking us along to the market~ pretties!! Wonderful pictures!
smiles
Teresa

bettyj said...

I am saying, "Thou shalt not covet" after that red and green quilt!
betty

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

oooh I love the very first quilt...I know Madaylynne: wonder how these precious textiles (quilts) end up at flea markets and not treasured in cupboards somewhere..guess people don't know how priceless they are! I only have one vintage quilt that I own so far...but am looking to collect more.
great pics!!
patti

TheCrankyCrow said...

You're an absolute stitch Madalynne! Love it!! I would lust after those dollies and toys too - if only I could afford them! (I must say - you have much classier flea markets in your neck of the woods than we do!!) I truly enjoyed the photos you chose to share....I wanna go fleaing with you sometime! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

lilraggedyangie said...

O Madalynne thanks for the journey , I needed a good daydream today ! I too seem to like only the things that are locked up tight , and its sad cause Im a touch it feel it kind of antiquer ! lol thanks for sharing . Hope you enjoy the chain and your day ! hugs lil raggedy angie

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

COOL photos!!! That case of dolls is somethin' else!!!!!!
COOL

Beckyjean said...

Hi Madalynne~

Love the flea market quilts. I wish I could find some at flea markets by my house. I don't think I've seen so many antique dollies in one place before. They are lovely.

Enjoy your evening~Becky

michelle said...

Beautiful quilts and amazing dolls!Bet they all cost a pretty penny as well!Have a great night!big hugs michelle

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Love all the quilts, but the display of antique dolls...oh my! OLM

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful quilts!
The flea market you were at looks like it was a fun place to be.
Oh the locked up treasures!
Prim Blessings
Robin