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Friday, August 20, 2010

Oh yes I did


buy 40 vintage sheets and pillowcases yesterday.  This is only a portion of them.  The rest are still soaking.

So sorry to everyone else in the Chicagoland area.  They're all mine! :)

Happy Friday!

39 comments:

  1. How cool...I actually recognize several of those from my childhood :)

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  2. I'll bet Chicagoland is shaking it's finger at you for being a sheet hog... LOL

    Di

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  3. Oh I'm jealous! I always check out the linen section at my local thrift store, there are NEVER any vintage sheets! I bet you were giddy. I would have been!

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  4. Oh WOW! They look so pretty folded up in that picture!

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  5. they don't have pretty sheets like these anymore. :(

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  6. Holy cow! How did you hit that kind of motherload?! I just joined a vintage FQ swap. Love them.

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  7. WOW. We are all wondering how you came by all those. And I am wondering what you do to wash them -- do you soak and handwash, or are you soaking in the machine before running it? I am lucky enough to find a good many vintage sheets at my local thrift store, but I always just bring them home and run them through a hot cycle. Is that bad??

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  8. oh, P.S. Please let us know what you do with them. I am always looking for good sheet projects, but lack creativity.

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  9. I am so jealous. like so so so soooo jealous.

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  10. Oh, my, this is like looking into my mother's linen closet. She has at least two of those exact patterns. Can't wait to see what comes of these.

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  11. Looks like you hit the jack pot. Did you find those all in one place? I live in Chicagoland, what are your favorite thrift stores? Like you'd spill the beans on that, right. :-)

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  12. oh, yes i am so jealous! first, that you live in the chicago area. second, that you scooped up all of those beauties!

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  13. Jenny...I soak them in hot water and vinegar in my washing machine for a few hours. Then I wash them in hot with detergent and bleach.

    I heart vintage linens. I do not heart vintage linen smells! :)

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  14. Cheryl, you are so lucky. Apprently you know where to shop. We just moved from the Chicagoland area to Louisiana. When we lived there I never found great thrifted sheets like the stash you have in that pic. Looking forward to seeing what you make with them.

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  15. Those are amazing! Why can't i find a gold mine like that here in California???

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  16. I recently found your blog and am absolutely hooked. Plus, I just became addicted to vintage linens...oh the things you can do!

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  17. Looks like you had a great time!! Congratulations!!!

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  18. I just love all the colors! I'm sure whatever you do with them will be adorable. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  19. Love the sheets! I wanted to let you know that I have made several of your 4 ruffle aprons, and people love them! Thanks again for the great ideas!! Sue

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  20. Hi Cheryl! I was hoping that you could tell me what you soak your sheets in. I've been collecting vintage sheets and I wash them in the washer in hot water but there is still an interesting odor. Oh and yes, I'm a wee bit jealous of your purchase! :)

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  21. lucky girl! I would be bragging too.
    have fun creating.

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  22. I know what these patterns look like up close, I know what the fabric feels like and I smell the fresh scent of my mom's linen closet when I look at them {I'm sure you had to pull some magic to get that smell back!}. Great find :)

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  23. I would have been hyperventilating all the way home, after finding that many sheets, LOL. My best day was 12.

    Blessings,
    jilly

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  24. Those are so fun! You sure scored on vintage sheets. :)

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  25. so is that why there is a vintage sheet shortage here??? um, er, are you sharing???

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  26. hehe...read your post title and immediately thought, "Oh no you di-int." Wow - that's a lot of vintage sheets! Can't wait to see what you turn them into!

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  27. Oooo, I can't wait to see what you are going to do with them.
    Hammer & Thread

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  28. Looks like we're all jealous, in all my time thrifting I've only come across ONE vintage sheet - I'm using it to make a blanket for my restored vintage camping trailer!

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  29. I hope you're planning to make some pillowcase bags out of some of those. I did! They are so easy to make and I use them all the time. Here are mine:

    http://thebrighterside-lisa.blogspot.com/2010/06/diy-vintage-pillowcase-grocery-totes.html

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  30. great finds...but honestly...it makes me feel really old when my childhood sheets are considered vintage...i guess i should be grateful they aren't antiques!

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  31. You got a lot of great prints there! I love them! How did you find 40 in one day? That is great!

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  32. How do you find so many! I can never find many/any at mine? Do you go to thrift stores? or another secret place? Please share!

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  33. Oh, I am super jealous!! I love vintage sheets but live in Podunk where the only place that MIGHT have one or two from time to time is an unimpressive Goodwill. Lucky you! :)

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  34. Oh my!!! I just scooped on one twin size on the weekend, but wow!! I am almost in tears over your find! Holy cow!!! Lucky lady you are!

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  35. Oh my goodness... seriously, 4th one down, yellow w white flower... I HAD THESE SHEETS as a child! Wow... brings back fun memories! THanks for sharing~~

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