Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Vintageblessings Website


Please visit our new website and let us know what you think! :)

Antique Crib Quilt Vignette at Vintageblessings
A Beautiful Antique Crib Quilt is the center of our Vignette

Here Comes the Bride!

 With the bridal season here, I thought I would share some ideas for the most memorable wedding!
Antique Cantu Bobbin Lace Handmade Tablecloth

When selecting the linens for your wedding, why not consider an incredible, antique lace tablecloth? Perfect for a cake table, brides' table or gift table. This can then be cherished for a lifetime, and handed down to your child for their wedding someday.

If you find that you don't have many cherished, family heirlooms....it's time to start your own collection today!

More great ideas on my pinterest page "the most memorable wedding"


Friday, May 10, 2013

Feeling French Inspired

Here we have a classic blue and white cotton, used for duvet and pillow covers
Timeless, early 1800's block print. You just cannot emulate the real thing!
Today has been so gorgeous, I couldn't help but to peruse thru the antique french fabrics that are waiting on me to put up for sale....perhaps I cannot part with them? I just don't know, as I have been procrastinating (which is just not me!)

So, I started a new board on pinterest, called "The French Chateau" and am showing a lot of what we already have in our shops, as well as peaks of goodies to come... I hope that you will visit, and enjoy an hour or two in the countryside of France!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Oh for the love of antique linens!

These gorgeous, antique linen sheets where custom and completely handmade for a wealthy family

They are a treat to see and hold. amazing quality that you just don't get today, at any cost.

Be sure and check them out quickly, they will certainly go fast!

antique linen monogrammed sheet for the french chateau

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Antique Fabrics

Antique Fabrics at our Vintageblessings store
Antique Fabrics are stocked in our store
Antique fabrics are one of my many weaknesses, and this latest collection that I have acquired has left me weak in the knees!

We have a mountain of 19th century cottons, wool challis and silks. From calico to brocades. Indigo blue, turkey red, strong, unfaded purples, chrome yellow, cheddar, double pink and shaker grays. If you love the early ones, be sure and check in often!

We will also be doing some larger groupings at auction on ebay after May 1

A lot of our friends are "fabriholics" (I, myself, am in this catagory)  The art, the design, the feel and even the way the early ones smell, tickle all my senses!

Many of our friends use these authentic fabrics to restore antique quilts.  If you don't use fabric from the era that the quilt was made, it diminishes the value and appeal.

We have every kind of fabric to restore quilts, from Victorian fancy silks and embroideries to homespun plaids.

Vintageblessings is always on the treasure hunt for the best vintage fabrics, so visit often, we are listing as fast as we can! 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Just listed on Ruby Lane! A lovely Red and Fugitive Green Feathered Star quilt.  Shown here with another quilt of the same 1860's era, also available.


What a wonderful, antique quilt this one is! Be sure to click on the link and note the exceptional quilting. Recently acquired from a private collection, this one is sure to delight you!

Only from Vintageblessings Antique and Vintage Quilts on Ruby Lane

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

We are excited to announce our new shop on RubyLane!  You can visit us here:


We will be showcasing some of our finest antique quilts, vintage quilts, laces, linens and other fine pieces for your home.

Stop by and say hello! :)

Antique Red and White Drunkards' Path with a gorgeous Vintage Poppy Applique Quilt

Friday, February 1, 2013

Any Soon to be Brides out there?

We love the idea of the bridal handkerchief!

Some of the lucky brides have one that has been handed down to them, perhaps carried by a Grandmother in the 1950's or a Great Great Grandmother in the Victorian era!

Those of us who do not have such a blessing, well, it is time to start your own family tradition!

Vintageblessings carries many FINE bridal handkerchiefs that date from the 1800's to the 1950's. The prices can range from $22 to over $400 depending of the rarity.
                           Exquisite Wedding Handkerchiefs

I did not have this wonderful tradition in my family before I got married.  SO, I have chosen lovely hankies for my granddaughters to keep. They are sure to remember me, if I am not able to attend their future nuptials, and I hope that they will pass these along to their own daughters or daughter in laws (to be!)

These handkerchiefs make wonderful gifts.  Birth, Christening, Baptism, Sweet 16, and Bridal Shower.

Where has the time gone?

We have been so very busy, and now that Christmas is over, we are HOPING to feel a little spring coming soon!

It has been such a cold winter here in Idaho, but we are warmed by our friends and family. We are blessed and happy.

Leaving in a few days on a major buying trip, this is the start of the season! 

                                           Here is our new quilt cabinet, updated for spring