Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Thrift Finds - Vintage Sheets & Fabric
Most thrift stores run sales on holidays. Quite often it's a 50% off sale. Some stores will offer this discount for the whole store & others it is just for certain departments. I was happy to learn that my favorite local thrift store chain (Savers) was offering 50% off for Presidents' Day & lucky for me the bed & bath department was included!
The stores tend to be very busy on these particular sale days, so if you are going shopping, you'll want to be there as soon as the store opens, so that somebody else doesn't walk off with all the good stuff.
I hit up 3 stores on Monday morning & felt quite happy with my finds. It was a good day for finding basic polka dots & stripes. I love, love, love finding these in good colors & in good condition. These basic prints when mixed in with vintage florals in my projects really update them & give them a modern feel. All three of these polka dot sheets are originally from Target, that blue stripe makes my heart beat a little faster & the orange stripe is fabric yardage from the 'material' rack.
Here are my vintage sheet finds of the day. Love that first blue floral. I think I've only ever had that print in pink. The yellow is lovely & that last floral print is so sweet + cute.
Found a few pillowcases too:
And a cute piece of green floral, again from the 'material' rack. I think this needs to become a cute summer skirt for one of my girlies.
So pay attention to the sale calendar at your local thrifts. If you enjoy finding treasures & getting a good deal as much as I do, you'll really love hitting up the stores on special sale days. :)