Monday, January 20, 2014

RAKES...yep, another treasure!


Start looking at things you find in flea markets differently and they become treasure!  I always knew they would make a fun quilt display.  I quickly tossed a few small quilts on to show you my idea.
My formal dining room is anything but formal!  I love it!  I turned the photo so you could see the great trim work my builders made.

51 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Love your rakes, love that idea but haven't see any good ones around here.

Debbie

Lesley said...

What a great idea! A super way to display quilts!

The Civil War Quilter said...

I love this idea! Your dining room is beautiful and homey.

Loris said...

Well, How cool is that?! It looks wonderful. Love the wainscoting too!

Elaine said...

Your new house is so wonderful! Love all the pics. Mope your husband is doing well.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love this idea!! I would never have thought of it, I always get ideas from others

JoAnne said...

Pretty house and brilliant idea! I love those old rakes, but didn't think I had a use for them.

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

Yep! There you go again! Taunting me with that beautiful house! Ironically, we are replacing trimboards in the kitchen of our 1911 farmhouse today! Just waiting for paint to dry. I love the character of those old rakes!

Lori said...

That is so cute! I need a decorator!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a great idea! And such a fun way to display your little quilts. :-)

Leeanne said...

Oh love that! We don't have cool old rakes like that here in New Zealand, well not that I have ever seen

Diane said...

This is awesome, I love this idea!

Sue said...

How clever are you ;-) What a great way to display your quilts 1 LOVE IT !!!!

Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for the laugh...who knew old rakes could be the ultimate in décor...LOVE them.

Jeanna said...

Genius!!!! Perfect decor for your dining room and the trim is gorgeous! I'm enjoying the photos on the new house...keep 'em coming :)

Cheryl said...

What a clever idea! Love it. And your new home looks so pretty, especially all the detailed trim work!

Sandy D said...

Great idea can you imagine the history behind these finds. If they could tonly talk.

Chelle (Dana) said...

Looks great! I love the trim work and putting the berries vine across really sets it off too. Can't wait to see more pics of your new home.

andsewon said...

Your quilts look wonderful on the old tools! A very inviting dining room!Pretty trim work too.

Cindy Sharp said...

Awesome display ides.

Janet O. said...

Oh, that looks GREAT, Mary--and I love your dining room. My kind of "formal". : )

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Awesome idea!!!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Looks fabulous--great idea

Sharon Eshlaman said...

What a neat way to display quilts. Thanks for the idea.

Lynn said...

What a wonderful room. It looks like the perfect place to enjoy a meal , so warm and welcoming. Very neat idea , the rakes!

Jan said...

Very cool idea; it looks great!

Wendy said...

Your dinning room looks warm and cozy. The racks make nice display pieces for your quilts.

Michelle said...

That's totally awesome! Love it!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness you were right - I do LOVE IT. That's a beautiful display and those rakes look awesome together. Your rocking it Mary - keep up the great work and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful home.
Hugs - karen

AnnieO said...

Just warm and cozy and beautiful! Hope you enjoy many family meals there! Love all those little quilts on the rakes. Fun idea!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a fantastic idea...

Kaaren said...

Can't wait to see more of your new digs, Mary. I LOVE everything about it that you've shared so far.

Did I tell you I'm moving in?

QuiltSue said...

What a clever idea. I never think of anything like that - lack of imagination here obviously!

Shelley said...

NOW I know what I'm going to do with that old hay rake I've been lugging around with me for 27 years lol...David has threatened a couple of times to toss it and I've threatened it'd be the last thing he'd toss lol :) See, I was just needed some inspiration:)

Abby said...

Beautiful! What a great idea. Glad you're settling in and getting everything put together. Hope all is well. The trim is gorgeous!

Little Penpen said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the rakes and quilts together. I love that we are getting sneak peeks of your new home. I pray everything is going well.

Darlene said...

Fabulous idea, Mary! Your new home is beautiful.

Still sending lots of healing thoughts! Hope everything is as good as it can be.

Valerie Z said...

Wow, what a great idea! Never would have thought of it! Your room is just gorgeous and perfect! Love all your photos of the new house! Heard you've been hit by a blast of winter weather and hope you are staying warm and cozy! Always thinking of you!

Nancy E said...

Your new home is so beautiful. Love seeing how you are decorating it! I hope things are going well, think of you often.

Carrie P. said...

great way to display your little quilts. very pretty dining room

Diane said...

Everything is just wonderful in the room. Beautiful detail on the trim. It's nice to see that you can get somebody to make a house look like it's been there along time.

Anne said...

Very clever. Love the mill work. I used to have that dining table. :)

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Just got caught up. Sending thoughts of healing and hugs to surround you and your family. Love your home and your ideas. I am with Kaaren - I am moving in too. :0)

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

It looks awesome!!

Karen said...

Love, love your dining room. I don't have a place to hang quilts in my dining room. Yours give a warm and cozy look to the room. Well done.

Salem Stitcher said...

Those rakes are awesome!

Jo said...

Mary it's so good to be seeing pictures of the house and quilting machine. It makes us all know that although things might not be perfect, you're at least finding some time to do some of your things. Hope everything is going well.

Bari Jo said...

Your home looks amazing! And the rake idea? Genius! It's perfect!

Bari Jo said...

Your home looks amazing! And the rake idea? Genius! It's perfect!

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a wonderful and creative way to display your beautiful little quilts!

Deb said...

Love, love, love that antique-y idea for your quilt hangings!!! Thanks for the inspiration!