Monday, August 24, 2009

Amour pour Vintage

Vintage Linen Love

I happened upon a blog one day (perhaps Modern Acorn, perhaps not it has been awhile) and she had a post about her vintage sheet collection. It was gorgeous. I was so very envious. I thought to myself "How come I never come across such beautiful sheets in thrift stores?" All I ever came across was pilly flannel sheets that were not even covered in a cool cartoon character.

Anyhoo, today, today I scored. Big. I popped into Value Village to pick up a piece of blue material for a thing I am doing for Wednesday. I had hoped I would find a silk blue scarf. Unfortunately no silk, but I did get a couple yards of dark blue sheer. Perfect for what I want. I also found a couple yards of purple tulle to go in a tutu I am making for Sidney's birthday. I also found a sizable piece of black polar fleece. All pretty good for the five dollar price tag for all three. But wait, there's more!

I also found eight beautiful sheets. Some vintage, all gorgeous and coincidentally somewhat coordinating. They are all so pretty! I want to make quilts and clothes and shopping totes and doll clothes etc. etc. and so on and so forth.

*Squee* have a look!

Vintage Linen Love

Vintage Linen Love

I don't know if I can pick a favourite but I do love the second from the bottom aqua-green-blue floral. The bright pink and white gingham is great too. It is a no iron muslin, and I am not going to lie I really don't know what that means.

You watch though, I won't use these at all thinking no project is worth cutting up such pretty fabric.

Definitely going to make doll clothes for the Waldorf doll I want to make Wednesday. I have some natural bamboo velour coming that I want to use for the head and hands of that, but that is another post for another day.


Unknown said...

Would you believe I actually had that set of beige sheets with the red-pink flowers when I was a child. Memories! I wonder what ever happened to them.

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Melissa said...

That is awesome. I love vintage sheets for that very reason (and the aesthetic qualities of course) but I look at them thinking about my mom's and grandparent's linen collections. And every now and again I see something I recognize and it makes me happy. I still have my strawberry shortcake sheets from my childhood but they are flannel and have gotten a bit pilly. But are so going on Wednesday's bed when she has one big enough. :)

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