Friday, June 5, 2009

Time machine

Oh, man. Did I ever hit vintage sheet paydirt at my mother-in-law's house! I don't know why I didn't think to ask earlier. Maybe because I have enough damn vintage sheets, and I've yet to use them for much.

I was over there today to help with a garage sale. I got there late because I'm no early bird. It was slow all afternoon, save a few lonely people who talked our ears off. Mark and I made less than $20, and I've already spent it all. I bought lunch at Blake's Lotaburger up the street, and then I stopped in at a nearby thrift store while I was on that side of town. I needed more vintage sheets, see. And I found a set of canisters still in the box that looked unused for $10.

OK, so I'm figuring my MIL is in her 80s AND she is a packrat holds onto stuff. They all like to hold onto stuff, that family. I ask her if she has any vintage sheets she doesn't need anymore, stuff older than the 1980s. And she finds all these perfect pillowcases! Some of them are a bit bland, but some are fantabulous!

Warning: if you think my normal photography is bad, I used my phone for this here.

vintage sheets

Would you like to see them up close?

The top one is a set of two pillowcases, and I think I'll use on my bed. They're pretty:

vintage sheets

These two have three each, and they are so vivid! I love them. Actually, the second one also has a pair still in the package.

vintage sheets
vintage sheets

These are thrift store finds:

vintage sheets
vintage sheets

These are from MIL, but a bit bland:

vintage sheets
vintage sheets
vintage sheets

And this one looks just like a pink version I found at a thrift store. I've also seen it on eBay a lot. It must have been popular:

vintage sheets

I guess this means I need to start making a quilt out of this great collection. But who to make it for? That's the question.

3 comments:

Marissa said...

Nice, your phone takes better pictures than my camera. (It has nothing whatsoever to do with ME, of course.)
I'm loving these sheets. I'm almost sad that you're going to cut them up. But I know the quilt will be the coolest thing I'll ever have seen, so I'll live.

Robyn said...

Oh, to use my phone, I had to set up by the window AND shine my Ott-Lite lamp on it.

MLE said...

Wow! I'm so jealous!! Those are all fabulous. I have that bright pink floral sheet and have used it in several quilts...It's so bright and pretty. I've never seen the blue version of it before! Can't wait to see what you make out of these!!