The large quilt behind the bed and dresser is antique. Several years ago, a quilt historian dated it to the late 1800s. Like many of my own personal antique quilts, I have reproduced the pattern.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Today, I took a rare day off to meet my longtime friend Anne, who was in town visiting from Alabama. We'd been planning this visit for the past few months, so I was very excited to finally get to see her. We met 14 years ago as magazine editors at Meredith Corporation, publisher of Better Homes and Gardens. What a fun day we had lunching together, then shopping a bit. On my way home, I stopped by one of my favorite antiques shops and found this little vintage doll dresser. It's a wonderful companion to my vintage green doll bed featured in an earlier post. In that post, I'd promised to eventually show the bed with its quilt (which was made by a friend as a gift to me). At the time, my cat Teddy had commandeered it as his sleeping post, so I wasn't able to show the quilt! See that post here.
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