Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Christmas Memories

Antique Quilts make wonderful gifts
With Christmas on the way, what brings back the wonderful memories for you?

Perhaps the fresh smell of pine trees and cinnamon.

The crackling of an open fire.

The joy and laughter of children.

The promise of a grand dinner with all the fixings.

This year, consider an heirloom gift to tuck under the tree. We have beautiful antique quilts to cherish, and are sure to delight the new owner.

Make it memorable and add a label to the back, commemorating the occasion. "I give this antique c1880 quilt to my cherished daughter, Christina, on Christmas 2017. Susan White"

We hope this holiday season will bring you many wonderful memories!

Trish, Taylor and Allison, Vintageblessings

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Make a Cherished Wedding Memory Using Vintage Quilts

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If you are getting married, or perhaps your child or a grandchild is getting married, you will be thinking about how to make this day memorable and special.

In the old days, quilts were made in anticipation of the wedding day. Special quilts, called whitework, Bridal quilts, had special meaning, of chastity. We have some of these special quilts in our store. This one has designs of doves and roses:

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This vintage bridal quilt features lovely quilting patterns of doves and roses

One way to have a cherished family heirloom from the wedding, is to use or gift an antique quilt. Many families do not have these in their family, so buying one and starting a new tradition is fun to do!  

If you decide to gift an antique quilt, be sure to have an embroidered label made up for it, stating the date and other important information. The label could look like this:

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Sample of a Quilt Label that could be applied to your heirloom gift quilt

Another idea to make an instant family heirloom, is to use a antique quilt in the wedding itself. Savvy brides have used great quilts for photo backdrops, canopies, and table covers. After the wedding, attach a photo with the wedding information to the quilt and be ready to hand down thru the generations. These kind of pieces can tie the future generations to the past. Imagine if you had a quilt that was photographed and used in your grandparents' wedding in the early 1900s! Yes, I agree, this would be an amazing heirloom to have!

Here are some photos to inspire you to use an antique quilt in your upcoming wedding:

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Fabulous 1930s Flower Garden Quilt used as a backdrop in this country wedding

 Beautiful vintage 1930s Grandmothers' Flower Garden Quilt is used for a backdrop. Perfect!

Here, one of the tables (the gift or guest book table would be lovely) is transformed with a gorgeous vintage quilt:

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Vintage Yo-Yo Quilt as a Tablecloth

Other sweet ideas include using as a wedding canopy (huppah):

Such a charming frame for this outdoor wedding, use for photographing:

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Bridal Couple on an antique quilt, photo idea

Even though I would have used a much prettier quilt😉 (see Vintageblessings Quilts) you get the idea that this would make a wonderful engagement or wedding photograph idea:

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Can you imagine how sweet this photo would be with the couple in the hammock?

In closing, if you have any wedding photos using Antique or Vintage quilts, send to us at trish@vintageblessings.com for a $10 coupon on your next purchase! We would love to see what others have come up with!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Patriotic Americana with Antique Quilts

One of the best ways to decorate in an Americana theme is to use antique quilts!  There are so many that are done in red, white and blue, and we think it has been a popular theme since the 1800s.
If you don't have a quilt in red, white and blue, use a couple of quilts in blue and white, and red and white to get the same look.
We also love vintage flags. It is easy to find ones that have a wonderful patina, aged over years of use or storage. These look the best with antique quilts. If you cannot find vintage flags, tea dye the new ones for a great vintage feel.
We have found some great, antique red, white a blue bunting from the early 1900s on some of our buying trips. We always snap it up when we find it! It is perfect for decorating with.

We love the USA and we love to show it! God bless America, and all those who have fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Spring is in the AIR

We have stocked up with the best, spring beautiful, vintage quilts! SHOP HERE:

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We love to layer vintage quilts to create a one of a kind bedroom. Here we have Vintage 1930s quilts, applique and patchwork that all work together.

Grandmothers Flower Garden, Robbing Peter to Pay Paul, Sawtooth and the classic Wedding Ring, all in yellow and purple. Beautiful!

We love birds, and the folkier the better!

Peach sets the stage for this incredible vignette!