Thursday, December 9, 2010

Countdown to Christmas!

2 Weeks to Christmas Eve!

We have loaded the store with 250+ gift quality items.

Come see!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Christmas to Remember!

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

Octoberfest SALE on Vintageblessings!

Just launched, a great sale on all our fixed price listings. This includes antique quilts, vintage quilts, antique samplers, laces, linens and cottage finds. Shop early to avoid disappointment, items tend to go fast!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas

We are stocking up on the best antique quilts, vintage quilts, linens and laces that we can find. We will be listing a Museum quality Point de Gaze wedding veil this week. Check out the new applique quilt find - a great cherry tree and yellow birds from the 1930's. A lovely piece. We also have quilts dating into the Civil War era. Be sure and check us out!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just Returned From An Excellent Buying Adventure!

Chuck and I are exhausted but giddy, we found quite a few treasures and will be listing them on ebay, etsy and of course, our website. Here is an 1880's turkey calico red schoolhouse quilt, crib or wall size, perfect for decorating. It is on the website, so check it out!

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

Buying Trip Coming Soon!

Getting ready to go on a major buying trip -- this time I am meeting with an antique fabric collector who is ready to part with their collection. We look forward to bringing you some great 1800's fabrics. We will also be buying quilts and fine linens from an estate that we have been invited to--so stay tuned! Christmas is around the corner, and fall is in the air!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Autumn days

Cozy up with a book and an antique quilt. Summer is almost over, and the relaxing days of fall are upon us!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Getting Grandma

Just returned home from a six day trip to Missouri to bring my beloved Grandma Hartley home to Idaho. She will be living with my Mom and Dad, just 40 minutes from me. It was a hard, but fun trip, and I am so excited to report that Grandma is doing great. She will be turning 96 in November and I never thought I would have the chance to really have her live near us again! Christmas this year will be the best ever! Grandma taught me so much about antique quilts, she is my number one source for information. My family is so blessed to have her with us. I will be posting photos soon.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Our Team

We had a ball today, taking photos for our website. We have a great team, Taylor (my daughter) with her daughter AveryLayne, Nora, Cori and myself.

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!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Antique Quilts

What a passion I have --antique quilts! I think I need an intervention, as I cannot stop myself from constantly searching, estate sales, old farmhouse sales, antique shops....I leave my name with anyone who might possibly come across one someday, pleading with them to call me if they spot one. My dream is to turn the corner on the way to a sale, and see quilts hanging on the line, from the porch railing, stacked on blankets on the lawn. Okay, my heart couldn't handle that so God hasn't granted me that one (although He has given me so many blessings, I cannot even begin to count them?!)

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

Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Hello all!

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

Welcome Home

I love blogs. I love having a peek into another person's life, so here I am to share a little about me, and I hope I can offer some interesting thoughts and ideas along the way.

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