Sunday, October 24, 2010

Vintage Sheets

Vintage sheets have been creeping their way into our house lately. I have a friend who keeps a lookout in opp shops for them and we have been known to share our finds.  Pillowcases are also a favourite too. And you wouldn't believe it, but my mum still had some of my old bedspreads in her linen cupboard from when I was a young girl!


They make lovely cool, summery dresses, skirts and tops for young girls. And perhaps big girls too!


Not to mention bags!

 

These 12 1/2" squares are destined for a vintage sheet swap over at Down to Earth forum to make a picnic/beach blanky. I'm very excited!

And this is my favourite that I can't bare to cut up yet. My bedspread. Just as I remember it!



What would you do with such a find?

12 comments:

  1. Was that a Holly Hobby bedsheet? I think I'm showing my age.. :)

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  2. I loved Holly Hobby when I was a little girl! And I love vintage sheets too! I have used them to make p.j. pants for myself and my girls! Flannelette sheets make great winter p.j. pants!!! I have also made a very simple blanket from thrifted/vintage sheets!! The list is endless when it comes to vintage sheets!!

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  3. Such lovely materials and gorgeous patterns. It's funny, I've been browsing Etsy this afternoon for vintage fabrics :)

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  4. Oh wow Holly Hobby, I so love that sheet.. I haven't seen her in absolute years... the options are endless... if there was a wee off cut, I would be tempted to pop it into a picture frame for a wee girls room

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  5. I looove retro sheets. Your bedspread looks familiar to me too, but what to do with it?...quilt it? But that means cutting it up...using it as is? I recently got some 60's flower ones, not sure what I will do with them yet.

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  6. It just shows it pays never to throw things out!!! I'm thrilled they might be put to some new use. Mum

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  7. Holly Hobby! That has really brought back memories.
    Thanks Christine.

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  8. Oh yes, Celia, I believe it was! :)

    Wonderful, Sharon! Great ideas there. I made a pair of flanny pj pants for my daughter and she wears them non-stop! :)

    Thanks, Amanda. What a coincedence!

    That's a really sweet thought, Wendy :)

    Hmmm, I had thought to make some sort of quilt, Brydie - the little pictures could be used in a special 'feature' square. Only problem is...there are soooo many patterns to choose from! Would love a peek at your retro sheets sometime ;)

    Thanks, Mum! I'm so pleased you still had them after all this time. :)

    You're welcome, Veggiegobbler! Isn't she such a blast from the past!! :)

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  9. We never had sheets with anything on them at all. I think I missed out on some serious fun :)

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  10. Oh those sheets, just so fabulous! I always keep an eye out too but I think in my neck of the woods, other people beat me to it. I'd be making a picnic rug with those ones just as you suggested... Perfect.

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  11. What lovely & coloured fab sheets of fabric. Maybe , I would make place mats!

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  12. Oh, poor Jo! I wish I could have shared my pictured sheets with you. It's how I got myself to sleep sometimes, looking at all of the designs, wondering what they were up to..:)

    Gina, I think for every sheet found, there were four unsuccessful searches. Not that it's really searching, it's always a pleasure to go on a little opp.shop crawl, successful or not!
    Glad to hear you would make a picnic blanky too...it is certainly the season for one, isn't it! :O)

    Placemats! Wonderful, Sophie. I could just imagine them in your kitchen ;)

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Hi there, so nice of you to stop by! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I love hearing what you are up to. Christine x

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