Monday, May 2, 2011

Recent Fabric Thrifting

Because I'm a fabric whoreder, I will try to be more diligent in sharing the sparkly goodness with you...well, that's if you're interested.

This iron is a Black and Decker Classic I picked up in it's box, it was probably used twice...maybe. Since I now have 4 vintage irons, I guess I have a collection? This style is still sold today but my box showed that it was probably from the '80's. They call the '80's vintage now, which I have a hard time with, so I'll call it '80's vintage'...distinguishes it in a whole different category, if you know what I mean.

There are 3 vintage sheets and a pillowcase in this pile -- the vintage sheet collection is getting larger weekly it seems. The yellow/white floral sheet is to become a skirt for one of R's girls. The two floral fabrics are probably from the '90's and the ant fabric is really a duvet cover and is within the past few years I imagine. Wouldn't it be awesome to make a retro style dress out of that fabric? ooh, that reminds me that I have a very cool mini dress, simple go-go style with huge paper clips as the print. I picked it up years ago and I still love it.

In this pile there's a vintage sheet, 3rd from bottom, a heavy weight lime green cotton - upholstery fabric? a cool rusty orange with yellow nubs, another orange with yellow I believe is vintage and a couple vintage floral fabric remnants. On top is a scarf that I'll cut into because I like it's stripey goodness. The fabric under it is a cute novelty print in a Pennsylvania Dutch style. 

1 comment:

  1. That "vintage" sheet, 3rd from the bottom in the second picture, is the sheet set I had as my first apartment sheets for my first double bed. That was around 1978. Vintage? Well, I guess I'm vintage now also. I think I still have those sheets, up at the ski house.


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