The love supreme

28.10.11

"Far out.....check out what I found!!" - Friday

I'm still pinching myself....
I cant believe I was SO lucky!!
Apparently it had only been on the shelf a few minutes when I walked in.....
Thank you 
Thank you 
Thank you

I always head to the linens first.....
in our local Op shops I have more luck finding linens than anything else.
I spotted it from about 10 paces away....
and almost broke into a jog....

At first I thought it was cot size or maybe single quilt...
Far from perfect.....but made from the most wonderful collection of vintage fabrics....in MY colours...
which made it in my eyes....TOTALLY PERFECT.

I paid my $8.00 and rushed it home....
I didn't unfold it until I got inside and could really enjoy the moment...
Thats when I realised it didn't have any wadding....and so my single quilt was in fact a KING size.

Its divine!!!

Here is is on the line after a long refreshing wash...

and some close ups of the fabrics.... 





Then I was up early this morning....
Ironed it all neatly...
and tried it on my bed....
What do you think?







 I'm still doing the happy dance here.....love it.

34 comments:

  1. WOWEE Mardi, what a find!! It is DIVINE with a capital D. Seriously, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I am so glad you found something so perfect for you and your home. Love it!!!

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  2. Wow Mardi! The op shop Gods were shining on you! It's fabulous!

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  3. Totally and utterly fabulous... and it looks gorgeous in your bedroom...

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  4. oh! i am soooo jealous! i have one nearly identical on hannah's bed that is a single size and i payed 100 dollars for it on ebay!! the find of the century for sure :)

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  5. wow love it, looks great on your bed.

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  6. I am the definition of JEALOUS!!!! you lucky lucky lucky thing......
    j

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  7. Lol! I am so very happy for you Mardi! It's GORGEOUS!!!

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  8. Sensational Mardi! Right place at the right time... the universe must have been conspiring to do you a favour! :)) oh, and I love the colour on your wall! total yum! :) xx

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  9. That if FANTASTIC Mardi!! it looks right at home on your bed too. Obviously it was meant to be.

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  10. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!
    That is simply divine and oh so perfect for you Ms Mardi - well done!!! It looks very "meant to be" sitting on your bed!

    Have a great weekend (if you ever stop dancing!!!)

    Lee

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  11. How gorgeous!! What a find!! It looks so fab on your bed, you can tell you are happy by the amount of photos from all angles!! lol! Bless those Op Shops!! I love them too!

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  12. What an amazing bargain :) Looks gorgeous in your room!!

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  13. That is SO COOL! What a great find! I totally love your excitement too - I had a big grin on my face reading your post. :D

    Any idea how old it might be? All the fabrics I see look old! How exciting! And what's on the back?

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  14. Wowee Mardi you lucky lucky girl! What a fabulous find...and it looks so perfect in your bedroom too! So happy for you!!

    Sheree xx

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  15. ooh mardi, what a find! That is absolutely beautiful and it looks so amazingly good on your bed. How could anyone not value that?

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  16. mardi it looks SENSATIONAL!!!!! you are one lucky chicken:) it sure was meant to be,,,,,congrats on the find....once again it is awesomeXX Ps i start my new job on tuesday:)

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  17. Thatis an awesome find!
    it looks as though it were made for your bed - especially!

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  18. Meant to be Mardi! Wouldn't you love to know the story behind it?

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  19. WOW that is so beautiful. I think everybody dreams of finding something this special at an op shop!! It looks awesome on your bed too :)
    Mel x

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  20. Amazing! Great find Congrats!

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  21. i love it so much it hurts a little...

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  22. i love it so much it hurts a little...

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  23. Love the quilt, it is so beautiful. It reminds me of the quilts my Grandmother made.

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  24. imagine someone got tired of this patchwork top to get rid of it before finishing it... that is a heartbreaking story and a HAPPY salvage op for you!!!! very well done, you lucky bird.
    n♥

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  25. Theres only one word for this find.
    Perfection!XX

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  26. Oh Wow! What a a fantastic find! I love it, and it looks great on your bed :)

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  27. Wow... i too would have broken into a run at first glimpse! Excellent find, it looks so perfect.

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  28. oh WOW! What an awesome find! Right place, right time! Hooray!

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  29. Absolutely divine! I could go on and on about how delightful it is but I just want go gaze adoringly at it: stunning find!!

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  30. Its absolutely divine - well done!

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  31. holy wow! that is the most excellent score EVER!!

    (nice place you have here, it's my first visit!)

    rachel

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  32. Lovely! I'm inspired to actually do something with my scraps in 2012! (Have to wait until after the holidays, to be sure.)

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  33. Hi Mardi, I don't think I have commented here before but I am drooling over your op shop patchwork quilt find. That has to be the best find ever! Your blog is gorgeous - I'll be spending hours here! Dee

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