Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thrifting Tuesday

It was another good thrifting week, although I didn't devote a lot of time to it.

At one of the best stores for vintage sheets, I found several vintage white sheets in super-soft, pristine condition for my quilt backings. I was thrilled with those, since it's really hard to find white sheets that aren't stained.

This beautiful bright sheet was a fabulous find. I'm in love with the bright colors and the pretty flowers!

This was another great find. To put the size of these flowers into perspective, I have the sheet draped across my 6' chest freezer. Yes, they're big. This would make an excellent quilt backing, but I don't know if I could bear to hide them on the back of a quilt. It would make for some big blocks, but I'd be tempted to fussy cut them to frame the big flowers.

Lastly, I found two complete twin-size sets of this print that goes perfectly with the fall wedding colors I'm working with for some custom Etsy orders. They're in excellent condition, too, so it was a great find!

Well, that's it for me this week. Did you find anything great at the thrift stores? I'd love to hear about it!

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Lyssa said...

You are so lucky to be somewhere where vintage sheets are stocked all the time! aha ha I love that BIG printed sheet. I agree with you. It would be hard to hide that in the back! Thanks for linking up!

Bonita Rose said...

I found some great finds too today, come and see my blog http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com

Kiley said...

great florals!!! i've visited your site just a few times. i've just started using vintage sheets and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quilt you made with large pinwheels. that is high on my "to do" list! i'll be sure that if i do make it and post pictures, i'll link back to your gorgeous one!!!