Thursday, 30 May 2013

Bargain rail find ..... and jellies

On the way home today from meeting Jean for a coffee in town 
I spontaneously thought I'd nip into the Age Concern charity shop.
It amuses me since by weekday its a large Age Concern Centre and the charity shop is within it, but having driven past it in the dark hours once on my way home from the cinema....
I realised that by night, it has a couple of ladies of the night patrolling outside its shuttered windows lol
I wonder if they give OAP discount to Age Concern members!!

Anyway the bargain rail was packed and this quilt was folded up on a hanger and priced at £1.50!
It's handmade, hand quilted here and there and has in its day been rather nicely done.
My size 6.5 foot will give you an idea of its size.
(Eagle eyed amongst you might even notice that my big toe which once had a bunion below it ............. 
now sticks up and out like a mini erection ....
proving that the NHS has varying degrees of success on bunion ops!)

There is some stitching coming adrift in the central area and there's batting seeping through in places and you can see the quilting was very hit and miss, but there's very little of it thankfully.

What I've done, already lol, is taken it apart so I can wash the front and back through, discarded the wadding and I will
 try and repair the skew whiff log cabin bits
 then see how best to use it next.
But at £1.50 ......... I couldn't leave it on the bargain rail could I!!

Oh and look what else I bought today ...........
and no, there was no OAP discount on these!!!
(Jean had seen these before, but I had begun to believe she may seen them after much wine consumption LOL)

jellyatrix - OAP jelly 'babies'  

spot the zimmer frame!


  1. what a brilliant find, lucky you. Yes, everytime I went through to Derby visit daughter at Uni....I bought a packet of Jellyatrics...I like the man with the knotted handy on his

  2. Which reminds me I have to go thrift shopping one day soon, it's been such a while... I always look for old quilty things too! I don't think I've ever seen such a bargain as this one however. Good for you Liniecat!!!!

  3. Great thrifting find! Isn't it fun when you stumble across something that's so pretty and a real steal besides!! (btw - another shipment left via slow boat yesterday).

  4. What a great find!! It's such a great design. Good on you for giving it a good clean.

  5. I forgot to say those Jellyatrics are so funny. I haven't seen them for sale in Australia.

  6. I haven't seen those sweets before. What fun! I had to chuckle thinking of the OAP's getting a discount!



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