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Monday, July 16, 2012

OLD QUILTS REPURPOSED

I decided to do a table with my newest finds. Yesterday I  posted about these place mats, they are pieces cut from an old quilt-not even hemmed. I picked them up at Dwellings, a shop owned by another Ms blogger.
I just love them.Wish I had bought more.

I picked up these dishes a couple of weeks ago. They are very thin, you can actually see your hand if you hold them up to the light-almost like real milk glass. These have arcopal and France stamped on the back. I don't think they are old at all, but they sure are pretty.Of course I am a sucker for blue and white.I used my white milk glass goblets,they seemed old fashioned and right with the old quilt placemats.I am joining Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at http://www.astrollthrulife.blogspot.com  Also Meg at http://www.nutmegplace.com  for the Blogger Party.

9 comments:

Angela McInnis said...

May I be the first to say that your table is great?!! I loved that old quilt (and somebody was going to throw it out!) Not on my watch! Loved all the different little fabrics which I am pretty sure were flour sacks!thanks for the "great press"! Come see us again!
Fondly,
Angela

Apple of His Eye said...

What a great idea with an old quilt!
I love dishes too! Last week someone I know had an 8 piece setting with serving pieces she had bought years ago and was just was going to throw them out! I said, heck no! I'm taking them and I did!

Hugs,
LaDonna

The Japanese Redneck said...

I like the table scape.

The quilts look fantastic with those dishes.

Carolyn said...

I think using pieces of an old quilt for placemats is a wonderful idea. The blue and white dishes are just beautiful. What a lucky find.
Carolyn

racheld said...

Stunning blue dishes! Arcopal was one of our first purchases wen we moved up here 22 years ago---not those gorgeous ones, but an everyday little silver-rim/pink streak pattern. We got service for 12 for about $20.00 at a flea narket, and the plates and bowls are still our everyday dishes.

And only one breakage I can remember in all those years. The guy took a dinnerplate and sort of Frisbeed it out onto the bare floor, and when it didn't break, we bought a set.

Full Circle Creations said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

Holly

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

I love this idea so much - what a great way to use old quilts. Thanks for sharing this at the All Star Block Party.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Vickie,
I love your old quilted place mats. I see old quilts all the time at the auction that I attend. Now I know what to do with them even if they are damaged. Yipee!

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

Love those placemats! They are just beautiful!