Week of March 10, 2019 – Garage Sale Season

On Friday I was driving my car and I saw a Garage Sale sign.  I was so excited!  To me this is the first sign of spring.  This year it has come even before the tulips and daffodils have peeked out their little heads.  As I drove on, I didn’t find the garage sale but something even better.  It was trash day, and someone was throwing out a dismantled wooden baby crib.  I couldn’t help myself.  I stopped and picked up one side of the crib and took it home.  It makes a perfect “rack” on which to hang doll quilts.  After cleaning it up I hung some of my favorites (it holds 8) and put it in my laundry room right under a few other doll quilts that are mounted on the wall.  One of the most precious things I found on it as I was cleaning it up are little teeth marks.  Made, no doubt, by the little toddler standing up in their crib and teething.  I can only hope they also had a nice quilt to keep them warm at night.

The space is a little narrow but since I live alone and I’m the one who does the laundry – I love it!  Now every time I go in there, I get to admire my little treasures.  I think I will also switch them out with the seasons.  I can just see my new rack with patriotic quilts in the summer and Christmas quilts in December.

I thought I would share with you this new decorating “find”.  I hope it will inspire you to keep your eyes open and your imagination running.  You never know how you might repurpose something in a new way.  This last picture shows you more of the room, but I thought you might enjoy the first two which are a bit closer so you can see the quilts.

Just for You – Quilt Quote: “Well behaved women rarely quilt!”

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