Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Recent Floral Fabric Finds








A few of my recent vintage finds.
Vintage rose sheets on 100% cotton.
Crisp and florally (such a word??)
Retro style pinks and brown floral.

What do I have in mind for these?

Perhaps a few more cushions for the daybed on the back deck... I love to change the look out there from time to time, so I use the floral sheets to tuck in over the mattress.
I find they are brilliant and very affordable as I am a bit of a changer!!

I also found a gorgeous linen tablecloth.
Chunky crochet around the edges and chunky butterflies inserted in each corner.
Handmade and so very different.

Pam x

23 comments:

Makeminemidcentury said...

Can someone pull me away from the computer? I've been stuck at it for hours ... and then this great post comes up.

Love the sheets!! Especially the top one. What are you doing with that?

You find the most wonderful fabrics ... and then give them new life.

Naturally Carol said...

I think I'll have to watch out for some of those georgeous floral sheets too. We have a couch in the front room that one of the dog sleeps on..and ideally needs a few sheets that can be washed easily and rotated. Thanks for the good ideas!

NessaKnits said...

I've been trying to convince my fellow creators at our Creative Gunning that floral sheets from the 70's are really in and we should drape the reclining chair that must stay in the room with a lovely orange/yellow sheet I bought this year, but they will hear none of it. Sigh ....

Kate said...

oh i just love your new finds. i too would have snatched them up if i had come across them!
crisp and florally? perfect words to describe your finds. i too use old sheets to tuck into my daybed, and love to use them as tablecloths too :)
have a lovely week. Kate x

The Pink Poodle said...

Fabulous finds Pam...
I think i am a tad jealous!!~~

xx andrea

jeanetteann said...

Lovely colours lucky you finding them. I am having trouble lately to find fabric like that. I think everyones in on the act these days. x J

fairchildstreet said...

So very pretty.

fairchildstreet said...

So very pretty.

Kym said...

You always have the most wonderful finds...those patterns bring back some memories. X

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Pam, such pretty fabrics and the linen tablecloth is gorgeous!

Thanks for leaving a comment about Mrs Tiggywinkle, to answer your question is a resounding NO! They're more of a friend. They forage in the soil and eat worms, beetles, catapillars and other invertabrates - though should they find a birds egg they certainly wouldn't ignore it. They do eat slugs too, but I've discovered that they would only be a small percentage of it's diet - which is be a good job as slugs carry a type of lung worm that can kill hedgehogs.

Have a great week!

Rose H

Sarah B said...

Those florally sheets are gorgeous. I had some similar ones I used as painting dropsheets. I really wish I hadn't!!

Kate said...

My what a pretty blog you have. What wonderful florals you found. Especially that top one. And I just adore that photo further down of your couch with your gorgeous cushions on it. perfect.

Tiff said...

Yummy scrummy florals Pam! Pleeeese take me shopping!!!! Ha! I love those fabrics, and they are getting hard to find down here... I feel a visit coming on, I need to make some more cushions!!!! X

La Dolce Vita said...

what fab finds especially the vintage sheets! oh gorgeosity! and linen cloths are my favs... xx

Deb said...

You do find the loveliest fabrics!

Mandy said...

What gorgeous finds. I love the blue florals. Yummy:) x

delia hornbook said...

Hi Pam,

what wonderful finds. I love the vintage pink and red flower one that is stunning and remind me a bit of my bedroom curtains ;-)) Have fun using them all to make cushions ;-) dee x

Carmel's Closet said...

All so delicious Pam. Great finds. Good sheets are getting harder to come by in op shops in these parts. Enjoy your changing.
Carmel
x

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh pretty!!! Nothing like a crisp cotton vintage sheet! Love those fabrics...you are the vintage fabric whisperer! Take me with you when you go with Mrs Tiff!
Kiss Noises Linda

Comeca Jones said...

I love the fun pink floral!

one denim bird said...

gorgeous floral finds. I too am on the hunt for lovely florally fabrics. They are so sunny!!!

Job Search said...

I love the sheets they are just perfect for throw pillows... and they are all cotton, I can feel the smooth and soft texture of the fabric..

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Oh how lovely! Just imagine all the pretty things you can make!