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Spent some money...

March 8th, 2015 at 12:41 pm




Yesterday was a nice day here in Central Illinois. We decided to go to Springfield and do a little shopping. So, I'm going to admit, we spent some money.

There is a Kohls there which is larger than ours and they had something I wanted to purchase for a friend's birthday. Our Kohls didn't have it. So, I bought it and will give it to her in a couple of weeks. It was on sale and we had a $5 off coupon from the loyalty thingy the company has.

We went to an antique mall. I'm going to tell you upfront what we bought was a want, not a need. There was a beautiful hand pieced, hand quilted quilt. I looked at it, and walked away and then went back. It was the size to fit a queen size bed. It was marked $195 which is pretty cheap for hand made quilts here in Central Illinois. I started to walk away again, and I saw the sign said half off of everything in the booth. DH walked over, saw me looking at the quilt and said he really liked it. So, we opened it up to see if it had any tears or stains. It didn't. So, we decided to buy it.

Now, I could rationalize this and say we haven't bought a new quilt or bedspread for over 12 years. My mom used to quilt and I would order one from her and she would make it and I would pay her for it. I have some quilts and I paid more for these quilts than what I paid yesterday. Most of my quilts are over 20 years old. Most are in good shape. I did not need this new to me quilt.

But, I wanted it. It is a different pattern than any I own. We brought it home, washed and dried it, and slept under it last night.

I posted a photo of it on Facebook last night and someone even offered to buy it from me! I had to chuckle over that!

So, I'll admit I spent money. I like what I bought. I am not going to rationalize buying it. But, I don't want to get in the habit of doing this either.

7 Responses to “Spent some money...”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    It's lovely Smile

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Good quilts last a lifetime. It might have been a splurge, but it was still a good purchase.

  3. NJDebbie Says:

    Beautiful!!!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It's gorgeous! And $100 for it is a steal!! I would have gone for it myself - I do not like the color/style of my comforter I have (hand me down) and would LOVE a handmade quilt. Someday if I find a deal like that ... Big Grin

  5. snafu Says:

    Handmade quilts are now looked at as heirlooms and it looks like a lot of love went into the planning and execution of your new, antique quilt. I hope you enjoy it in good health and happiness. I wondered if there was any way of learning it's history.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    What a shocker! Your quilt looks so much like one I have I started to wonder if I gave it away! Nope, I still have it! Needless to say, I like it!

  7. TD Says:

    It's beautiful! And there's nothing wrong with treating yourself here and there. What's the point of money, if not to enjoy it? I'm sure you'll appreciate it well Smile

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