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Friday, October 29, 2010

You Can't Always 'Trust' Thrift Tags

vintage white 'hobnail' bedspread

It pays to be patient when 'thrifting' :)
Today was 'date' day with Mr. Mac.  We were supposed to go to the hardware store (hey, it's raining;) but decided to stop at a few thrift stores on the way.  My favorite hangout was having half off the entire store .. so that was the first stop.  A few more USA made vintage diner pieces were picked up (plates and bowls @ 2 for 25 cents and 2 for 50 cents :) .. afterward we ventured to the Goodwill and I spied a hobnail (double) white bedspread.  Impressed, I checked the tag .. it read 'Dog Blanket' .. $1.99.  What?  I had stumbled on a rack of older bedspreads that the store thought would make good pet bedding.  Well, I checked the bedspread over pretty well (no fleas;) .. just a few small surface stains near the top edge.  After treating the spots and adding a smidgen of bleach with the blanket in the washing machine .. viola .. a perfectly good spot free bedspread .. with just a few minor snags.  A similar spread was priced at $58 when this bed was added to our guest room.  What do you think?  Is it a keeper?

10 comments:

Maria Stahl said...

Most definitely! That room is getting more and more charming. Dog blankets, indeed!

Sandy said...

It looks lovely to me. It so reminds me of
all the ones my mother used on our beds
when I was a child. I loved them.

FlowerLady said...

It looks like a lovely addition to your home to me. Don't you just love deals like that? They are little gifts from our heavenly Father. :-)

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Rebecca said...

To be SURE! This IS a keeper--and what a deal. I'd be doing cartwheels (in my head, of course)!

Mr. H. said...

You did good, really good...that's a very nice bedspread.:)

Jada's Gigi said...

gorgeous! and it does look like the ones my Granny had on her beds.

MAYBELLINE said...

DOG BLANKET?! Some needs to guide your thrift store. You scored a great spread.

Pat said...

This one of my favorite style of bedspreads, along with Matlesse, Chenille and of course quilts. You got a really great deal, and it looks great.
It's so inviting, that soon you'll have to start taking reservations! Me first!!

Kay said...

Definitely a "keeper"! Take a look at the chenille spread I recently found.

Margie said...

love it!