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My New Treasures

May 9, 2011

My last few posts have been particularly philosophical and moody.  And it is definitely time for something a little lighter!  I’ve done a little thrifting lately.  Big surprise, right?  My greatest biggest treasure is still at the dry cleaners, but it should be back on Wednesday and then I can do it proper justice.  I kind of freaked out when I saw it…. and that’s all I’m going to say.  Until Wednesday… or Thursday, depending on which has a better hair day.

new sheets

I can never resist pretty sheets.  I look for them everywhere.  I was particularly thrilled to find some more with blues and greens in them, and that lavender one.  The blue and green stripe is actually a large plaid.  I think it’s too big to be used successfully in a quilt or any other small project, but I kind of want to make a dress out of it.  I love the colors together.

floral sheets

This floral is my favorite of the bunch.  I don’t know why, I’m not really a big weedy floral person, but I just love this one.  I don’t know if it’s the colors or what, but it’s a new favorite for sure.  (You can see the rest of my vintage sheet stash in this post.)

granny square afgan

Pink + Brown.  Granny Square.  Awesome.  I snatched this throw the moment I saw it.  It’s one of my favorite color combos, plus I have a secret crush on granny squares.  One day I hope to make myself a large blanket out of them.  First I need to learn to crochet, but I’ve got time, right? Right.  Good.  I have a never ending list of projects, and every day I seem to think up something else to add.  Man, if I could get away with not sleeping at all I would totally go for it.  But I become a grumpy crazy person unless I have 10 hours of sleep a night.  That 8 hours advice?  For the birds.  Ten is a hundred times better.  (For me.)

chevron throw

I just found this baby on Thursday.  And I love it.  I mean, come on, it’s chevrons!  Who doesn’t like chevrons? (If you don’t like them, that’s totally cool… we can still be friends and all.)  I didn’t even think about it at the time, but it goes with my couch perfectly.  And really, it might be the couches only redeeming quality at the moment.  OK, it’s still comfortable.  It has two things.  Our couches are almost 8 years old now and in my opinion microfiber doesn’t age well.  It’s also an overstuffed and squishy model, which is thankfully still pretty comfortable to lounge on, but my next couch will not be either of those things.  I am hoping for something a lot more clean lined and made out of a real substance, like leather, or velvet.  Or even good old cotton.  But no more microfiber in my house.  Ever.

chevron detail

See, those chevrons are just pretty.  I might have to take this one to get cleaned… it has a pretty strong smell of grandma’s perfume.  Ah well, at least it’s not grandpa’s body odor.  I’ve purchased smellier things and not worried about them.  Maybe if it stops raining I can just lay it out in the sun and let it air for a few days.  Alright, I’ve got projects stacking up on every horizontal surface in my house.  It’s time to do some serious straightening up and project knockdown over here.

*I am dreadfully behind in responding to emails and comments, and while I love to read them, I have a bad habit of procrastinating responding to them.  I’ll try and get to some more of those this week.  But thank you to those who leave comments and share a bit about yourself.  I love getting to meet new people and I really do try to respond to most comments… but not lately.  If you have asked a question, I’ll get to it sooner or later.  I promise.  Have a good Monday!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 9, 2011 2:12 pm

    Ohhhh, I have those floral sheets, aren’t they fun!

  2. May 9, 2011 2:22 pm

    Is that second from the bottom all blue? I have that same sheet but it’s colored in! Weird. I made a dress out of it:

  3. May 9, 2011 2:54 pm

    Love the chevrons (not that i knew that was what they were called).

  4. May 9, 2011 3:19 pm

    I especially love the polka dots! Fun Finds!

  5. May 9, 2011 7:21 pm


    Awesome thrifting, as usual. I love granny squares too. Unfortunately, I did not inherit the crochet gene. Good luck on all your projects. I have a million-and-one too.

    xo -El

  6. Lynda B permalink
    May 10, 2011 3:43 am

    I LOVE pink and brown too! And this blanket is fab, sadly crochet is something I have yet to master.
    I love reading your blog, your energy astounds me, I’m sure you wear your pants on the outside like Superman! Looking forward to seeing what your treasure find is…

  7. May 11, 2011 6:35 am

    i want to know more about the aqua and white floral sheet!

  8. May 11, 2011 8:45 pm

    All Hail Queen of Thrifting!!! What wonderful finds!!

  9. Katie permalink
    May 16, 2011 4:00 pm

    Oh my goodness…I can’t believe you have those floral sheets. My mom made my sisters and I blankets out of those sheets when I was a little girl, and although mine is falling apart (I have been using it for 25+ years), it’s still my go-to blanket when I’m feeling under the weather. If you ever want to part with it, keep me in mind!

    I came across your blog while looking for quilt market pictures…love everything I’m seeing!

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