Sunday, July 11, 2010

flea market finds

Eleven days ago, I was forced to accept that I would not be able to sneak my way in to the big Vintage Sheet Swap, for the simple reason that, despite my efforts, I was vintage sheet-less.

Of course, since then, things have changed (does anyone else find that you can only find things at the op shop when you're not looking for them?) ...

From bottom to top - the orange one came as a full single bed set, and reminds me of wallpaper when spread out (funnily, after removing wallpaper from much of our home a few years ago, I quite like the stuff now!) - it will probably get use as a sheet set!

The yellow flowered flannelette is rather worn, but also pretty snuggly - and also came with pillow case.

I really like the next yellow flowered sheet in small chunks, but it's a bit much when spread out, so I'm a bit more confident about cutting this one up - especially after seeing how Beck's used the exact same fabric - what a beautiful bunny!

Finally, I wasn't sure about the blue faux japanese print sheet (which came with a coordinating "fitted" sheet that has lost all its elastic, and 2 pillowcases) - it's 50/50 polyester / cotton and doesn't feel as nice to touch, and not exactly vintage, but it's growing on me...

At least I have some consolation sheets to tide me over when enviously admiring everyone's swaps....

Pop over to Sophie's for more finds.

11 comments:

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

yep! i know that feeling (and also abundantly finding what you're contemplating too, way after you were actually looking - or that's perhaps the same as what you've just said?) :)))

Make mine Mid-Century said...

I've only just cottoned onto vintage sheets! They're fabulous, aren't they? I'm cutting my first one now! So many things can come from it.

I didn't know about the Swap idea ... that's a wonderful way of getting your hands on some more.

Can't wait to see what you make ... I need some inspiration.

I've never really known how to make the best from Fat Quarters!

Jennie said...

They are very handy things, sheets like that! They all look great.

I mainly use them for lining purses, but have made a cushion out of several different sheets.

That swap is a great idea.
You'll be prepared for next time!!

recycledrose said...

these are so beautiful! i have started my own 100 day challenge to wear op shop clothes for the next 100 days

http://recycledrose.wordpress.com

Renee said...

Totally agree - when you are looking for something from the oppies you can never find anything, then just when you stop looking you find it! Love your sheets!

Steph said...

Gorgeous finds! I have a whole list of things I'm on the hunt for in no particular order and I always seem to find something off the list! Maybe be greedy like me and make a bigger wish list :) Hope you have a spectacular week :)

mylittlebirdie said...

my list more than not goes uncrossed but i do occasionally find something that i just didnt know i so needed until that time : ) those sheets are gorgeous, must start rifling through the sheets a bit more if this is the outcome! : )

beck said...

Nice finds! I think I left it too late for the vintage sheet swap unfortunately! I was signed up but missed the date. Boo hoo. Silly me. Hope you have a happy week xo

Susan L (lily40au) said...

it's so hard to find anything when you're looking for it. i know exactly what you mean.
My Flea Market Find

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Lovely sheets. Lucky you!

Kate said...

Great finds! What a shame you missed the swap deadline. I didn't join up as I was using mine quicker than I was finding them but of course I just came accross a couple of ace ones at the oppy last week.