Monday, August 22, 2011

Coverlet crazy!!

My early 1800's basket and coverlet!!

OK, I admit to some sort of degree I am addicted to many things. My latest craze is antique coverlets. I am obsessed with them. Completely. So, last weekend I go to a sale (Estate sale) in Brentwood Tenn. I flipped when I pulled up in front and saw that it was an old Log cabin .1800's no doubt!!!Initially I try and remain calm as I drive past a ton of cars there already!! Walking in at a steady pace I roam the room with cool eyes looking for Primitives. There were several rooms to explore so I manage my way to the back room after snagging an Early 1800's basket. THEN!!! My AHA moment. There it was smack dab in the middle of the room. Large Antique Blue Coverlet $175/ Belonged to a museum!!!!!OH dear God I can not spend that kind of money right now. I literally could not breathe when I saw this coverlet. It took my breath away!!Ok remain calm. So, being the half way conservative that I am I decide that if it is till there tomorrow it will be 50% off. OK I will wait. If it's still there I will get it. If not it was not meant to be. Needless to say I had plans to go to KY that day and could not get my mind off that darn coverlet. My Husband says what is a coverlet anyway???? What?? This house has tons of them !!haha. So, Saturday arrives and Lloyd and I go out to breakfast and he goes with me. I am not that concerned. Dear God please let that coverlet be there. Amen. There was hardly anyone there as it was early so I make my way to the back and low and behold there it WAS!!!!!! OMG!!!!!I can not believe eyes!!I snapped it up praying it would be half off. After we finished shopping we walked up and I asked what is the absolute lowest price you will take? The two women standing there talking and one says I was going to bid on it as it is so beautiful and has been in a museum. Not impressed. HOW MUCH?Well, I have to have at least $90. SOLD!!!!!I dole out the money. Happy person. I could not believe I got it and I know this is one that will stay with this PRIM GIRL a very long long time.




  1. Love your fall decorations and the coverlet. Don't you just love it when that happens? You know it was Divine intervention! Enjoy. You have a beautiful home

  2. Love that coverlet great price you did good would have loved to seen that log cabin very neat i bet lol it would be scary if we went shopping together you like the exact same things i do love your blog..

  3. What a great deal and I also collect coverlets, along with a lot of things I see in your home. How lucky you are to find so many great treasures. I haven't been to TN. is a few years but grew up there and sure miss it. Happy antiquing in the days to come.

  4. I just LOVE your home, I want to stay in it, like a B&B, it is so inviting! You have done an AWESOME job decorating!!

  5. Hey Candi,
    Glad you posted your blog on FB. I can't wait to take a look around your home. I see some post titles that look very interesting.
    Have a blessed day,

  6. That coverlet is to die for! Congrats on such a great deal!

    Carmen and the Primcats