Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Thrifting Report: Vintage Linens
After organizing my fabric a few months back & realizing that I had way, way too much, I decided to put myself on a shopping ban. I put a hold on any thrift shopping for sheets & felt proud of myself for saving that money & for using what I had on hand for all of my projects. Although because I have such a big stash, it wasn't hard at all to use what was around.
Well, that itch to thrift has come back & I've felt that my fabric collection can really use some more colorful sheets. So I've allowed myself to start shopping again. Yesterday was a quick stop into the Savers near my doctor's office, which I've only recently discovered was there. I could have been shopping there every month!!
I first started in the material section & found this blue and red plaid that I couldn't pass up. I'm sure I can find a use for it.
I found some orange & yellow pillowcases. These are the types of prints that I'm looking for. I love to find prints that are mainly colored rather than a small print on a mostly white background. These colorful sheets add more pop to my projects.
I did, however find some white background florals that I just couldn't pass up. They are pretty & would make a lovely quilt backings.
And lastly, this green stripe....I already have one of these sheets on hand. But it was so bright & in such great condition & such a great price that I couldn't leave it there. And this one is a king size too! I don't think I'll ever run out of this green stripe. Too bad it wasn't pink or blue. I'm always on the lookout for those colors. The stripes & plaids are always really great to pair with vintage florals in my sewing projects. They really add so much.
I'm thinking that I may need to start selling some of my vintage sheeting fabrics by the yard in the shop. That way I can keep some for myself & still have room to store my stash! I really never will get to using them all in my lifetime. I just can't stop the hobby of searching them out & buying them. It's too much fun. :)