February 19, 2009A Gold Mine Of Vintage Fabric – Vintage Sheets
Ok – so I may be completely behind everyone here, but has anyone noticed how awesome vintage sheets are? I was wandering around in my local Goodwill yesterday, and I stumbled upon these great patterns:
Ummm… yeah. I took a furtive look around me and then grabbed all the sheets I could carry. The thing was, no one else even seemed to care that all these great patterns were just laying in the housewares section. Sure, people were all over the fabric section, digging through the folded peices and holding up sections to their arms trying to figure out how much fabric there was, but no one was looking at sheets.
Which I think is a total shame.
I have been looking for a good, cheap stock of vintage material lately for a bed cover or a quilt. And my new house lacks curtains in the most embarrassing way. What a better alternative to vintage fabric then…well..vintage fabric?? Sheets are perfectly good, and the patterns are amazing. And with two trips through the washing machine they lost all of their funky smells and dirt and just became regular, crisp clean sheets. And now I have yards and yards of fabric to do whatever I want with. In fact, I picked up the most amazing gray and pink floral full sized set from the 50s that is just begging to be made into matching twin bed duvet covers. And for under $5 for the pair, who can argue with that???