Not much to report this week on the thrifting front! I have been hunkered down in my house for most of the week, working on my novel and posting for you lovely readers, so I haven’t had much time to scrounge. However, I did have time to take a quick peek into the thrift stores on Monday, and I found the following:
I found a few yards of this great vintage cotton fabric. It is interesting because has a lot of different vertical patterns that alternate. This is just a sample of a few of them. This is another great candidate for pillows.
I also found a great rectangular tablecloth. I love the daisy pattern, and it is going to look great on the three season porch in the summer.
And I got both for under $2!
Here is some of the great vintage fabric that I got from Goodwill last week. This is upholstery fabric, and it is a little scratchy, so it is out for pillows. I wonder what I can do with it? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Also, I picked up some great blue linen fabric, which is incredibly soft and a wonderful robin’s egg blue. It was a super deal at $.49! I just couldn’t pass it up. I am going to start a quilt soon made of vintage bedsheets, and I thought that would be a great extra fabric to throw in.
Ok – so I may be completely behind everyone here, but has anyone noticed how awesome vintage sheets are? I was wandering around in my local Goodwill yesterday, and I stumbled upon these great patterns:
Ummm… yeah. I took a furtive look around me and then grabbed all the sheets I could carry. The thing was, no one else even seemed to care that all these great patterns were just laying in the housewares section. Sure, people were all over the fabric section, digging through the folded peices and holding up sections to their arms trying to figure out how much fabric there was, but no one was looking at sheets.
Which I think is a total shame.
I have been looking for a good, cheap stock of vintage material lately for a bed cover or a quilt. And my new house lacks curtains in the most embarrassing way. What a better alternative to vintage fabric then…well..vintage fabric?? Sheets are perfectly good, and the patterns are amazing. And with two trips through the washing machine they lost all of their funky smells and dirt and just became regular, crisp clean sheets. And now I have yards and yards of fabric to do whatever I want with. In fact, I picked up the most amazing gray and pink floral full sized set from the 50s that is just begging to be made into matching twin bed duvet covers. And for under $5 for the pair, who can argue with that???