This morning I’ve been a thrifting. I mean, this is hardly different than a lot of mornings. But I found some really great things today. Things to add to current collections of great things. No typewriters or Pyrex, but some more vintage goodness.
After a few new additions, this is my current vintage sheet collection. All of them have been purchased at one of the few thrift store’s on my route. I have a few other sets, and they were cute fabric, so they came home with me, but they aren’t vintage. I think I might have obsessive compulsive disorder. I see something I like, and then I must have it in every single color. Sigh, it’s wonderful, isn’t it?
And now that I have a large rubbermaid tote full of sheets, it’s about time I figure out what I am going to do with them all. I mean, you know, before they start taking over my house.
The pinks are of course my favorites. The one in the bottom center was my first ever vintage sheet purchase, and it is still one of my favorites.
I’m considering cutting them up and selling them as fat quarters in an etsy shop. But that’s still a few months from being a reality. Creamie has officially stopped napping all together. (Except she is asleep right now. Horray!) And I need some time to adjust to our new normal before I start any more big projects.
The strawberries on the left I found on etsy, it was just too cute to let get away from me. My mom has a set of strawberry dishes and these two strawberry sheets remind me so much of her.
I clearly need more greens and blues. I found both of these stripes today, but now I’m on the lookout for more cool colored sheets. Of course, let’s be honest, I’m going to buy pretty much any color I find in good condition. See, I’m obsessive like that.
This was also a great find from today. It’s a queen sized flat sheet in excellent condition. For $3. When I got it home and laid it out on the floor I realized that it would be the perfect backing for a quilt.
Now I just need to get up the courage to cut into these babies to make the front. It’s going to take a while for that to happen. And I think I’ll need to find some solids to break up all those patterns. But vintage sheet quilt is now added to me 2011 To Sew list. You know, along with a gillion other projects.