Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thrifting Tuesday

It was a good week at the thrift stores this past week. My husband picked up a few vintage sheets for me while he was running errands, and he mentioned a set that he wasn't sure about at Goodwill. I had an appointment the next day in that section of town, so I stopped in to check them out. As you can see from this picture, I got them. I also found 4 packages of brand-new quilt batting for $2 each:

They are various sizes. Two of them are full-sized and two are queen-sized. I have never run across a deal like that before, but it was perfect timing, thanks to all the quilts I need to make in the next few months. (In case you haven't bought quilt batting in the last 25 years, this is a great price!)

Here's a closer view of that sheet set. I already have this design, but I really like it. I wasn't going to pass it up. It's a fitted sheet and two pillowcases.

I was thrilled to find a little over six yards of this space-themed fabric for $3 at a Goodwill. It looks vintage to me, but I haven't been able to track it down online and there is no information printed on the selvedge edge. Does anyone recognize it?

Does anyone have good ideas for using it? I was thinking of a child's apron, but I'm not sure. My son loves astronauts and such, so I'll probably end up making him something from it. The rest of it just might go in my Etsy shop, so stay tuned.

Here is another length of fabric that I picked up for $2. It's a full yard, and it appears to be a decorator-weight fabric. It had a small flaw on it, but I'm thinking about using it for aprons. I really like it!

I did manage to find some more vintage sheets. I haven't seen this one before, but I love the delicate flower sprigs on it.

Here's another one I haven't seen before. It has rainbow pastel colors with butterflies in white resist. Here's a closer view of one of those butterflies:

I found two pillowcases in this fabric:

It has a light blue background, but it's a little hard to make out in this picture.

Lastly, I found these two fat quarter bundles at a thrift shop with great prices. They are burgundy homespun quilting quarters. The full bundle was $0.50, and she gave me the second one for $0.25 since it was missing one of the four fabrics. These quarter packs retail for about $8, if you can find anyone that has them in stock.

As you can see, it was a great week of thrifting. Did you find anything exciting this week? I'd love to hear about it.

If you really like any of these fabrics, I'll be doing a significant update to my Etsy shop sometime early next week. Some of these may be making their appearance! :)

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Susan Being Snippy said...

Oh boy, I am green with envy! you really hit the jackpot with those batting packages! it is rather morbid but i always think when you or I find those kind of treasures -- someones gramma must have died and they are clearing out her house -- or maybe she just had to move into assisted living home??? Thats a better thought, eh?

Sophia said...

I often think the same thing, especially with the vintage sheets. I guess their grandma would be happy that her supplies were being used instead of just stuck in an attic to mold somewhere, right? :)

Shore Girl said...

Great deals on those pretty fat quarters and that batting!

Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Hi Sophia :-)
those 'vintage sheets' you found which have the delicate little flowers on them, well, it made me chuckle that you referred to them as 'vintage'. See, those are exactly like the sheets Brian and I had when we first got married, and had, and had... still have the top sheet. At the time, we also had matching bedroom curtains out of the pattern.

I realize that this month will mark our 31st anniversary, but from my perspective, that's not long enough for things from our wedding to qualify as 'vintage' o;-p

You and 'Susan Being Snippy' are both right about the sad thoughts of where that stuff probably came from. But your also right with how happy the person would be that somebody else is happily using it!

Sophia said...

Hi Cheryl,

Yes, you're right. It doesn't seem possible that things I grew up with are now considered "vintage", either.

Generally, any sheets from the 60s and 70s are now considered vintage linens. Not that *we* are antiques yet, of course ... :)