Sep 15, 2010

Vintage sheets...

I have to be honest, never in my wildest dreams would I have ever considered buying someone else's old used sheets if not for blog land.


Had I not seen them laundered, hanging on the line, blowing in the breeze and then neatly folded in piles of softness, I would not have looked twice as I passed them in Thrift Stores.


Now that I know, that's the first place I head...scouring through bedspreads and coverlets, afghans and bumper pads, hunting and searching for that hint of color and design that speaks to me.


So now, I have a growing pile of my own. Waiting to be used in a new dress for sweet Emily, an apron for a friend, a vintage quilt, a pillow or even as a soft, freshly laundered sheet to snuggle under.



There is an unmistakable beauty in vintage that cannot be produced in the new...

Just as there is a loveliness that comes with age...that has not been earned by the young.

Hope your day is filled with vintage loveliness,
Patty
I've linked up to Simple Pleasures...

20 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

You have found some real beauties! I really love the daisy sheet! :-)

Becca said...

The sheets are beautiful! Almost too pretty to cut up and use for something else, but I bet they would look pretty in other creations! Now you've got me wanting to look for some!

Kristen White said...

Beautiful sheets....love the florals!
Kristen

Atelier de Charo said...

Lovely treasures!

Merana Leigh said...

I'm feeling snuggly already! BTW, LOOVE-LOOOVE-LOOOOOOVE the fall porch!!! Hugs ~ Merana

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Yours are beautiful. I've been seeing them on blogs too and hunting for them...not in my area thrift stores. Guess someone gets them before me.
Love your fall porch. I've been away for a while and missed the transformation.

Carolyn said...

I love the sheets....had not thought to make something else out of them! Great idea!!! Also love how your quilt is coming along in previous post! I love quilts but have never attempted to make one!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Tina Eudora said...

I love the thrift stores too Patty!
Last year I found a wonderful old chenille bedspread that I wouldn't have given the time of day a few years ago. I am getting the urge to head out to the local thrifties tomorrow, uh oh!
Have a great evening!
Tina xo

Heather Jensen said...

Oh these are so pretty Patty. I love vintage sheets. The cotton is so soft and the colors so sweet. :)

NanaDiana said...

Patty- It's a sickness,isn't it? Who knew all the new addictions Blogland would bring us? lol Love the sweet rose patterns! Diana

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love old linens too. So pretty!! You have some beautiful ones here. Enjoy!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Dayle said...

Patty, these are fabulous! I so love vintage linens and sheets and tablecloths. This would make a perfect Simple Pleasures post. Would love you to link up. We're a friendly bunch.

marie said...

Your sheet collection is so pretty! I hope you'll share your creations with us!

Kathleen said...

How lovely, the lace edged ones are gorgeous. It's a pleasure just loking at the pictures of them!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely indeed and you have relayed it so eloquently. There are so many things I have done and tried thanks to blogland. Have a wonderful weekend. :) Tammy

sarah said...

these are so feminine...and soft looking. Enjoy them.

Debbie said...

"There is an unmistakable beauty in vintage that cannot be produced in the new..."

Amen.
The same holds true for linens and dishes and buttons and books and...

And vintage people are among my favorites too!

Dayle said...

YAY! Glad you linked up, Patty. Hope to see you often.

Deb said...

Vintage linens are one of my greatest passions and every time I go thrifting, I make a bee line to that part of the store.

cottage feel said...

what a beautiful family and wonderful home - i love the cottage feel - i love your decorating ideas - thank you

maria - cottage feel -
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