Working with all my vintage linens has given me the itch to thrift. Perhaps it's spring, or maybe I'm panicking a little bit as I use up my stash, I don't know, but I hit the thrift stores three times in the past week. My main focus was on sheets, but there were a few surprises....
like these napkins and tablecloth. Oh my, isn't that tablecloth fabulous? The gray + the roses is perfect. I always get excited when I come across a vintage tablecloth.
I found some pillowcases - my favorite is the yellow one at the end. I have that print in both blue and pink, so it's nice to add the yellow to my collection.
And some floral sheets.
And more sheets + a cheapo poly blend tablecloth (at the top).
Lily has been requested some nightgowns lately, so I thought some of these sheets would be perfect. I was a little bummed that I didn't find any bold, colorful sheets, but these more delicate ones are growing on me, especially that blue floral one (first sheet photo, far right). I may have to make myself a pair of lounge pants from that one. The pants I bought from Chris get so much use that I need another pair to wear when those are in the wash.
I don't usually check the housewares because I never find anything, but today I was lucky. How about that lamp and vase? I've been looking for a blue lamp for a while without much luck. This little prize was a whopping $3.88. I plan to scrape the flowers off even though I kind of like them -they come off super easy and a few big chunks are already gone. The white drum shade with silver trim was purchased a few weeks ago at Ross for $2.99. I think they go together perfectly. Not too bad for about $7. That vase had to come home with me too, even though it is missing a top, because I've started collecting blue & white plates for my kitchen/dining. I don't have a plan for it yet, but I'm sure I'll figure out something.
All I have to say is 'yippie' for spring cleaning. I always seem to find good stuff at this time of year. If you haven't been thrifting in a while, get out there, what are you waiting for?