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Thread: My awesome antique-mall bargain!

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    Junior Member Ethel A's Avatar
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    My awesome antique-mall bargain!

    Yesterday, in my lunch hour, I decided to stroll through a nearby antique mall. I found this in a crumpled mess on the cement floor in one of the booths. No price-tag attached. I inspected it and found just a small stain (the size of a pin-head) but otherwise the threads were still intact and found no other stains or blemishes. I inquired about the price. I was really more interested in the hanger, since I was in the market for one; and I was prepared to hear that the quilt cost $100 or more (given the size, age and quality). So, the clerk called the vendor at home. Guess what she quoted me. You'll never guess. For BOTH the hanger AND the quilt........
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    OK, its bugging me, I gotta know! What did you pay for both??

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    I'm guessing $50, but I'm sure that's WAY low....

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    $20??? It is very pretty

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    LOL, it's bugging me too! You know, inquiring minds & all........please tell!
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    No guess, but it's lovely

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    Okay...just to keep this going until you give us the answer...my guess is $15.
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    For both items...... $15. I'm not kidding. Now, this may not be an old quilt (I have no idea how old it is) but I didn't care. It's such a pretty quilt and the hanger is in excellent shape. The vendor had no idea what to price it so she just took a guess. I wasn't going to argue with her. LOL! Oh - the stain came out. I took a bit of diluted oxy-clean to it and it came right out. I've hand-washed it; and it's now air-drying.
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    Great save! Pretty quilt, too.
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    I'll bet you were doing the happy dance all the way back to work. Congratulations it was your lucky day. Peggy
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    Very pretty quilt and an awesome deal!

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    What a great deal.....You did fabulous! I just picked up a wood quilt rack at an antique mall for $28 and thought that was a great deal. I love your quilt and rack.....Enjoy!!!

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    Very nice what ever you paid

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    Wow! Guess it was your lucky day again!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter View Post
    Very pretty quilt and an awesome deal!
    SCORE! That quilt is beautiful as is the hanger. And you can't beat a deal like that! I'm betting you'll be frequenting that antique mall over your lunch hour in the future! I know I would be!
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    Well, you certainly got the deal of the year!!! What a nice find! Congratulations!
    Go forth and sew!

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    Great find. Well done.

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    How sweet a deal! That walk paid off.... Great find on both counts.
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    It really is petty. I am glad someone who will appreciate it got it.
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    You didn't buy that you stole it......congrats it is beautiful
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    wow, you scored a great deal on those!!!! the quilt is beautiful. and a hanger in the bargain!
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    Wow, good score! It's beautiful!
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    I antique malls! Great find!
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    It is so gorgeous, timely, sweet, the quilting is nice.

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    Lucky you!!!! I'm sure whoever made it would be so happy to know that you rescued it!

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