Monday, 15 September 2008

Vintage floral sheets

Well, I promised Katherine (and extracted a promise from her) that we would keep each other informed of our thrifting finds even after she moved. Now that she is living in a city a ways away it isn't as easy to ooh and aah over each other's finds. I mentioned in an email to her that I had "scored" at our favourite thrift store and was prodded to show my find.
I couldn't resist these. I often do pass up vintage sheets but after seeing all the cool things that Katherine makes with them, and thoroughly enjoying a pair of the pj pants that she makes with them, I just couldn't leave this set in the store. They might end up as pj pants, shopping bags or even a quilt. My friend, J, mentioned that I could just sew the two sheets together with batting in between, machine quilt it and...voila! A bright, pretty, easy quilt. Sounds good to me. (the problem is that I have such a hard time cutting into them so I hem and haw about how to use them).

7 comments:

Katherine said...

Gorgeous! Now why did this land in the thrift store AFTER I moved? Huh? Not fair, I say. ;o)

I'm glad you found them, Heather and I guess I've been such a *good* influence on you that you knew better than to leave them. You KNOW I wouldn't have left them at the store. BTW, if you need any help using these beauties... well, you know who to call! When you do get your courage up to cut into them, I may beg a piece of this vintage beauty off of you. ;o)

Thank you so much for showing me such an awesome find! Wahoo!

Joanne said...

Oh they are gorgeous!

Amanda said...

Those are so beautiful. I love the vibrant colours. I think they are screaming out to be a pair of pj pants.

Mary-Sue said...

isn't that so funny that i have a matching sheet? i haven't been able to talk myself into cutting into it yet either. it's just so lovely! i'd love to crawl into sheets like that every summer night! but it's time for it to become a skirt? pj's? something lovely...

affectioknit said...

I love those pink sheets!

Anonymous said...

Heather,

Flashback!

I had sheets with the same flower patterns and colour when I was 6 or 7 years old in Fairview, AB.

I loved them! I have never seen sheets like them since so it is so neat to see some on your blog!

Whatever you make with them, will be very pretty!

Sue Grant

Anonymous said...

Heather,

Flashback!

I had sheets with the same flower patterns and colour when I was 6 or 7 years old in Fairview, AB.

I loved them! I have never seen sheets like them since so it is so neat to see some on your blog!

Whatever you make with them, will be very pretty!

Sue Grant