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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

REDNESDAY~Lost And Found

I can't wait to see what's going on over at Sue's for REDnesday! When you're done looking at my reds, please head over there to see even more reds!
So yesterday I shared the big mess that's in my Vintage Tablecloth Cabinet.
This is all that I was looking for. Just my St. Patrick's Day tablecloth. But it ended up being like one of those crazy videos where 50 people climb out of a tiny VW Bug. Every time I tried to pull a tablecloth out, a zillion more fell out!
So I ended up taking everything out, and I discovered some things that I had forgotten about or that hadn't seen the light of day in ages. Like this handquilted, hand embroidered and cross stitched baby quilt.
If I had the room, this thing, with it's sweet little barn, would be hanging on a wall.
I believe this pattern is some variation on the pinwheel. All of the pinwheels are pastels, except for two red ones. Kinda strange, if you ask me, but since I can't make a decent quilt myself, I should just shut up.....
Another baby quilt, made with what might be some feedsack fabric, but I'm just not sure. Yesterday I was all set to bag these quilts up and donate them. I couldn't see them and enjoy them, so why keep them? Then I happened to read Leslie's post about all of the quilts she has rescued, and has them displayed throughout her house. Now I'm determined to find a spot where I can see them every day!~~~~~~~~~~~~So you've seen my messy tablecloth cabinet. And I bet you're thinking it's just chock full of tablecloths and quilts behind that other door too..... 
Well, you're wrong. It's full of junk! Lots of stuff that I put in there and forgot that I did it! I'm hoping to whittle it all down to just two boxes. That way there's room for more tablecloths. HAH! 
I finally found this sweet little Strawberry Days set that Elizabeth at Creative Breathing made. Can't tell you how happy I was to find them again!
Also found my Liddle Kiddle Locket. Is it cool that I have a toy from my childhood, or is it Proof That I Started Hoarding At A Very Young Age?!~~~~~~~Remember, if you'd like to see more reds, head over to Sue's!

38 comments:

Diane said...

I have my Liddle Kiddle Locket too! A brunette named Liz. Aren't they cute??

Zootsuitmama said...

I'm so jealous you have a St. Patty's Day tablecloth! But, you MADE my day because I actually never thought anyone else had closets like me! What a relief! But isn't it fun to find things? Like going shopping in our own house!

ThrifterSisters said...

I gasped out loud when I read that you were going to donate those quilts! Thank goodness you got your senses and decided to keep and display them:-) I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Happy Rednesday!

Erica

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

A Liddle Kiddle! I still have mine, even a carrying case. I have a locket too! So I am not the only one who forgets what they have..ok noted!

Michelle said...

I do so love those quilts!

Mecky said...

I don't believe I ever had a Little Kiddle. Waaa.

I am glad that you kept your quilts. They are nice ones.
I adore that SPD tablecloth!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I had a Little Kiddle too when I was "young"! Cool that you still have yours.
Warmly,
deb

Astrid said...

Your St. Patty's tablecloth is darling! Your linen cupboard looks very similar to mine! I have to grab what I want quickly before the entire lot falls out!
Happy Rednesday!!

Maureen said...

I loooove tablecloths BUT you still have a Liddle Kiddle! I loved those even more!

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Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh yeah, take one out the rest follow. Keep your eye out for a vintage ladder to display your quilts on. I love my tablecloth ladder!

I have that sweet Startex good luck tablecloth somewhere~better dig it out before I miss St. Patrick's Day, LOL!

Happy Rednesday! :) Pam

Kaye Swain said...

Oh what fun to find more cute St Patricks Day decorations. Very lovely! Happy March!

GardenofDaisies said...

I had some of the Liddle Kiddle jewelry dolls, too. They were so fun! That is an adorable Farmer baby quilt! I think your pinwheel quilt block might be called the Flying Dutchman.

Kim K. said...

I'm always happy when I find something from my childhood (or my mother's childhood). Love your locket and those quilts and tablecloths are just fantastic. I'm glad Leslie helped convince you that you need to keep them. Can't wait to see how you display them.

Margaret said...

I wish I had a cabinet overflowing with vintage tablecloths and quilts! Love them all! I love Liddle Kiddles! I had Skiddiddle Kiddle, the one on the bicycle and I had the perfume ones in the perfume bottles--I had Violet and Rose! :) Maggie

acorn hollow said...

What a great stash you have messy or not.
Cathy

Mary Ann said...

I have 6 Liddle Kiddles, but never had any locket ones. I'm amazed that I still have mine, because they are the only toys I have from my childhood. I think maybe it's because they were the only dolls that I had that weren't hand-me-downs or had to be shared with someone else.

TammysVintage Finds said...

Oh wow, Liddle Kiddles! I loved those when I was a kid! I remember playing with those around the age of five. I don't have mine anymore though.

Sarah said...

I couldnt help but think of the swastika pattern when i saw that quilt. This is interesting http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2543464/posts, someone has a yellow version of it there. (Although i think incorrectly identify as swastika because the center points are not at all the same, but interesting none the less.)

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Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those are some really awesome vintage quilts! Yes, display them if you can! Love how I start looking for something and find a ton of stuff I either forgot I had or thought I'd lost! Big Hugs, Linda

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Rednesday!! Adore your green cabinet - so cute! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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craftyles said...

Oh CArol. I can relate to your tablecloth cabinet I have one too. Love that cute Barn tablecloth. I wish I had my Liddle Kiddles, you lucky!

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Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...Carol! What a treasure trove of sweet lovelies! Your embroidered quilt is absolutely wonderful! Just look at all those vintage tablecloths happily packed in your darling green cabinet.
I'm a firm believer that we all need a "real" place to store/stuff our favorite things. You ought to see mine. Yikes!
Elizabeth has surely blessed you with the most darling Strawberry Days Sweetie Pies.
I'm so glad you shared, Carol. It's nice to know I'm not alone in my secrets.
Have a happy day, my friend and thanks for your many kind comments and visits to my blog.
Smiles,
Carolynn xoxo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol, What a treasure trove of goodies you have!! Love all those vintage linens!!

Thanks so much for always stopping by , mu friend!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Jacqueline said...

You found a Kiddle!!!! How much did you pay? I have a whole collection of Kiddles. It is and always will be a major collection addiction for me!

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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You'd better not let me dig through your treasure trove! I might try to leave with my pockets full! You have so many pretty things! You'll enjoy getting it all organized! Hugs!

Denise Price said...

Wow, you have a lot of tablecloths and quilts! Finding ways to display them around your home sounds like a great way to get more enjoyment out of your collection.

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Editor said...

I have what is affectionately known as a "Flintstone" closet--open the door, get in, grab, get out, slam the door shut...before the bowling bowl falls out. Maria

VintageBettys said...

I love those liddle kiddles....I don't have any of mine from my childhood but my sister bought me one last year for my bd :)I'm happy you found your treasures from Elizabeth :) Her creations are all so beautiful!

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Diane in the Valley said...

Oh I had one of those Liddle Kiddles too! I had forgotten about them, (don't have mine :( anymore) but thanks for the memories!