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Saturday, May 12, 2012

My Mother's Day Present To Me

I went to a few yard sales today. I could have came home after the first one and been very, very happy.

I told my husband that these were my Mother's Day presents to me.

A hand-quilted Dutch Boy quilt. (I think that is what the pattern is called) I just love, love, love it.
It is full size and cost me $5

A Fenton Spanish Lace with silver crest footed cake plate. I've always wanted one of these. They say they were one of the most popular pieces that Fenton made. $1
I'm making a strawberry pie for tomorrow, I think I will display my pie on the cake plate.

A Fenton Birthday Bear and Fenton handpainted cat. $2 each

I am not a very high maintenance girl. Just take me to a yard sale and I am happy.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!

Posted by Janet F. Smart on Writing in the Blackberry Patch.
© Janet F. Smart


  1. I went to yard Sales today too Janet.Didn't find the pretty treasures you found..That little Dutch Boy Quilt, my sister in law makes one for every baby that's born around here..If it's a girl then she makes a Dutch Girl Quilt and vis versa..Your treasures are beautiful..

  2. Happy Mother's Day to you. Our day, we call it Mothering Sunday because it was the one day of the year when the serving girl was allowed to go home to visit mother, is on another day.

  3. Oh yes, I love yard sales. I am happy with my purchase today, too. I found a musical, animated Hallmark Snowman that plays carols on the piano for $2 I have always wanted on and they are no longer available. Made my day. That quilt is priceless.

  4. I can't think of a better Mother's Day present than finding some good yard sale treasures. You hit the jackpot...Happy Mother's Day!

  5. Wow! Happy Mothers Day to you.

  6. You find great bargains! Don't you love gifting yourself? Today Popa took me to Atwood's and bought plants, seeds, and a big ol garden hat to protect my face. Not a dozen roses, but hey, things I needed. :0

  7. Hi Janet! Wow! What a great find. I have never seen a quilt like that before with the little boy design. I'm so glad you got it for yourself. You will always be glad you did. What a nice collector's piece. My neighbor down the road has a wonderful collection of quilts from the 1930's and 40's. I love looking at them. She lives in a perfectly restored white farmhouse with big live oak trees and spanish moss. Each room is authentically decorated. It is like walking back in time. I hope you have a lovely afternoon ahead! With Love, Delisa :)

  8. Janet what some wonderful finds! That quilt is so sweet.

  9. You got some great bargains. Love the quilt and the plate. What treasures and a wonderful way to treat yourself!

  10. Thank you!
    And it looks to me like you had a great Mother's Day! Even if you did have to find the treasures yourself.

  11. Wonderful finds, Janet! I love that Dutch Boy quilt! I can't believe you got all your treasures for such a small amount!

  12. You find the best ever yardsales!!! Someday I'm going to come up there and go with you : ) And with the good things you find-I better bring a uhaul LOL!


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