I promise I'll get to the thrifted items, but thought I would show the only update on the kitchen. I know this is sad that all I have gotten done is to put something on each shelf, but it is the truth. I quite like my jaunty rooster on the shelf rather than on top of the cabinets, I can see him so much better. I had thought a grouping of small items would be good, but what I have is short and you can't see them well with the railing in front.
Hopefully I can get more done this weekend but I am not holding my breath as it is supposed to rain again and what I need to do next needs to be done outside when it's dry!
And the tablecloth is completed and has been used. Here's the first side with the 9 patch.
Here's the 2nd side with the toile squares. I rather like its homely wrinkles ;-)
And a closeup of the border I added. My quilting is not the professional kind you will find elsewhere in the quilting world. My stitches are not even nor are they small. Quite honestly, I would go blind and bored doing that. Mine stitches are random sized, homely stitches and I enjoy the quaintness of them.
Speaking of homely and quaint, this is one of my thrifted treasures from last weekend. A pretty red embroidered tablecloth just the right size with a running stitch reminiscent of my own quilting as the hem stitching. The fabric is feedsack material, I just love it!
I have more dresser scarves than I could possible ever use but I can't resist ones with pretty embroidery and crocheted lace. I mean, I know how much work went into it, someone used their spare time to do this incredibly fine work only for someone to throw it in the charity box. I guess I should be grateful they didn't throw it away and that I had a chance to save it. Really, I have an overflowing container of this type of thing, but I have to save them from uncertain futures. This one has quite a few holes in the main fabric, but I think I can replace that part or at the very least use the embroidered ends on something else.
Here's a doily I also picked up in excellent condition. I got all these at one place, I think perhaps it was a cleanout of someone's grandma's stuff and nobody liked or wanted it.
And just to prove I don't always buy old stuff, I picked up this runner with gold machine embroidered angels too. It looks homemade so maybe grandma took a class at some point. Anyway, I will be using it for Christmas.