Thursday, November 18, 2010
The leaves have fallen and the forecast says SNOW! We will be warming up to a blazing fire and mugs of apple cider, while we decorate our homes with wonderful pieces of the past.
Imagine Christmas when this quilt was made in 1856....before the country was torn in two by the Civil War.
Homemade gifts were made, including quilts, laces, wood boxes to hold your treasures and handmade linens to delight you.
This year, we have a nice collection of antique dolls from the 1800's, wonderful quilts dating 1800s to 1950's. Laces, Linens, and Christening dresses for that special day.
Come see what VintageBlessings is up to!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
As well as antique quilts, quilt tops and quilt blocks, we found needlepoint, victorian and edwardian dresses, samplers, early fabrics, feedsacks, and extraordinary french laces.
We hope you will check us often!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I couldn't ask for a nicer group of young, hardworking women!
We are always searching for, and finding the best antique quilts, fine laces and linens, as well as vintage cottage decor.
Come and visit often, you never know what you will find!
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Fortunately, my passion is also a business, and all but the family quilts are for sale. That is how I can afford to buy them--I have to sell them! It is okay, because for a little while, I get to hold them, to admire the fabrics, to be in "awe" of the tiny stitching, and I dream a little about what the maker was like, what her life was like.....
I love my job!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Well, just when I thought my stress level was going to give me an stroke, my
sister sent this to me --and I want you all to watch it, not only will it put a
smile on your face, your blood pressure is guaranteed to go down 20 points!
It so reminds me of being a young Mom, and letting my little girls enjoy the
unexpected treats that come their way....
Monday, June 28, 2010
First and foremost, I am a Christian and love the Lord Jesus. You know the footprints poem? Well, that is the foundation of my thoughts about the trials and tribulations that life has given to me, and how I have, as a weakling wreck of a girly girl (most the time!) have gotten thru some real ordeals.
For those of you who aren't familiar with this poem, here it is:
Footprints in the Sand
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.
This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”
The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”
Mary Stevenson, 1936
I will write more later....I just wanted to get this started. Feel free to ad and comment, I would love to hear from you! ~trish