Monday, April 21, 2014

Linens and Fabric…thrift store finds

There are always certain areas of the thrift store that I like best. Of course you never know what you’ll find.

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Linens is one area I always search (and cloth napkins are only a dime).

I often go to the big thrift store first and then drive down the road to Hospice Thrift Store (a quick stop at the library and my morning is complete).

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One day I found a pretty cloth napkin (10 cents) at the big thrift store and this beautiful fabric at the other thrift store ($2.50 on half price day) that matches! Isn’t that amazing? The fabric makes me think of tote bags, cosmetic bags and pillow covers. I have all kinds of ideas and lots of fabric in this bundle. (go back up and look again!)

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Don’t you love the fishes on this tablecloth?

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Very fun for Florida!

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And isn’t this a pretty ‘old fashioned’ design?

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I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!

Have you found anything special this week?

I’ve enjoyed some thrifty shopping!

50 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Lovely finds!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane and good morning. I love the fabric of the flowers and they will make beautiful cosmetic bags and tote bags. Have a wonderful day and I do hope that pop over to my blog today when you get a chance!
Julie xoxo

September Violets said...

I love the flowers in the napkins & extra fabric! The pink fish are very retro and summery :) You do get some good finds in your area! Wendy x

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your thrifted linens! You sure get them for cheap there too. Up here they'd be at least a dollar a piece and up to 3 dollars. The table cloths would be 5 to 15 dollars depending on where you get them. They aren't that plentiful here either. I like the pink fishes table cloth. So cute. Have a great week Diane.

Stephanie said...

Oh how lovely! I have not found anything exciting at the Thrift store, but maybe it's because I haven't been :) I think I will make a trip this week. I hope you had a blessed Easter, friend!

kathyinozarks said...

I love thrift shopping-great finds too!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

The fish one is so beachy. You find the best things.

I found a nice tablecloth and matching napkins a couple weeks ago. I washed and ironed them but haven't decided what to do with them yet.

Debbie Koperski said...

Oh....I collect linens, too! The ones you found are lovely. I have the rose set from your second photo, with pillows to match!!
thank you for visiting Seashells and Lavender this weekend.
I see we have a lot in common.
Debbie

Cranberry Morning said...

What lovely linens, Diane! I especially like those sweet florals! Beautiful.

Susie said...

I love the floral fabric. The fish print is so Floridian. I too love old linens and fabrics. Enjoy this great day, xoxo, Susie

Montanagirl said...

Really pretty assortment of items that you found! I haven't been shopping at all lately.

It's Just Dottie said...

You always find the most wonderful things.
Smiles, Dottie

Pat said...

Love the tablecloth with the fish. What a wonderful "beach cottage" find. I have a drawer full of lovely old linens that were my Grandmother's.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Linens are one of my favorite places to look in the thrift shop also. Love the pink fishes tablecloth...so cute. You did find some gorgeous fabric. Hugs to you Sis!

Linda

Art @ Home said...

LOVE the fabric on the tablecloth. I rarely buy anything at thrift shops unless is vintage linens. You are my soul sister!

cucki said...

Very sweet finds :)
Hugs x

Dee Lapin said...

Those are all so pretty.

Christine Vandormolen said...

Hi Diane, I wanted to drop you a line and thank you again for commenting on Susan's blog MUST LOVE JUNK and leaving me a sweet comment there on being in the Saturday Spotlight! xoxoxo Christine from http://littlebrags.blogspot.com

Acorn to Oak said...

Those are great finds! Makes me want to head out to do some thrift store shopping today!

Geraldine said...

those are all very pretty Diane.

I like browsing thrift stores, especially the fancy old china, dishes. I pick them up quite often to keep for food photos. that way, getting only one bowl, plate...is not a problem! ;-)

I hope you had a lovely Easter.

Hugs, G

Diane said...

Love that tablecloth. I don't think I ever saw a vintage one with fish. Fun, is right! Years ago, a friend made me a tote bag from cloth napkins. Good idea!

Jean Berryessa said...

Diane, I love the napkins. We only use cloth napkins at this house. I wish I could find some of these. I have made most of the napkins that we use. What a find. I need to go on a treasure hunt soon. Happy Monday.

Debby Ray said...

Oh wow...you did find some cool things! I love vintage fabric too and am drawn to them. Thanks for mentioning the Hospice thrift store...it reminded me that I haven't visited ours recently...I need to go check it out soon!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm anxious to go thrifting, haven't been in a while. I, too, love to look at the linens. Love the Follow Your Dreams piece!

20 North Ora said...

Great finds. That fishy tablecloth will be perfect in your Florida home.

Judy

Olive said...

Love the fish. I always go to the linens too. I am soaking a thrifted shower curtain now. xo, olive

Incipient Wings said...

great finds!!
love all these goodies!

Karen said...

I love that last bunch, pretty blue hues

Amy Jo said...

I love that fish table cloth! What a great find.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

You did get some lovelies there! :)

podso said...

It does pay to visit those shops frequently to see what's there. I use napkins for pillow covers. Your finds look great. I also actually enjoy using cloth napkins on our table. fun post!

Beedeebabee said...

You did good Diane! :) I love all that rosy stuff! Wish you lived close so we could go thrifting together! xo

ThrifterSisters said...

That fish tablecloth is so sweet! I would love to find one of my own someday.

~Erica

Donna said...

Beautiful!

Maggie Ann said...

Hi Diane, I love the rose napkins! Thank you, yes....I got your card today and hubby says you should get your book tomorrow. I thought he had told me Thursday...oh well. Its coming! Hope you had a great day. We had a peach of a day here...82 and heavenly. I opened up the french doors to the patio and scrubbed them up. =)

Deborah Montgomery said...

Lovely finds! I never find anything like that for 10 cents! I love old linens, and you found some really nice ones.

Jill said...

I do love the fish tablecloth - it's sweet!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Love that fish tablecloth!!

cynthia lee designs said...

I have 2 pillows on my sofa made out of the fabric that is on the cloth napkin you got. Also have a lampshade with that print too.
hugs,
Cindy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm a linen lover too! Love the vintage fish table cloth and that fabric was a steal!!!

Carol

Inger said...

You found some lovely things. I know you will make beautiful and useful items from the materials.

Poppy said...

They're all so pretty; love the red floral one!! Lucky you!

Poppy

NanaDiana said...

Great finds- I love linens,too. That red and white rose pattern on the right is a Waverly fabric that is still available. I had it for curtains in one of my kitchens and it was paired with a red check/plaid (inset). I made table runners with that fabric, too. They went with the house when we sold it. You find GREAT things!!!! xo Daina

Kathy said...

3 for 30 cents, seriously?? I want to go shopping with you!

BeachGypsy said...

those are gorgeous!! Love! You always find THE BEST THRIFT SHOP STUFF!!!!
I see you're reading another Diane Chamberlain---aren't her books the greatest??! I am zipping through them!!

acorn hollow said...

Great finds I can't wait to see what you make with them.
Cathy

J said...

Your fun finds have me putting "thrift store stops" on my list of things to do when I have a day to myself. They are always something I've overlooked, but you and a few other of my favorite bloggers make me realize that great bargains can be found and besides - it's fun!

Maria Brittis said...

We have so much in common... I love vintage fabric and vintage linen I have tons of it.. What era is it from you think 50s

Maria

Sam I Am...... said...

I love when you show what you get at the Thrift Store and what you have planned for it. You get great bargains there. I think ours is a bit pricey actually that's why I don't go there very often. They raised all their prices a few years ago and that spoiled it. I love the rose fabrics...I have a "thang" for those lately. I went to a garden club sale though which I'll post about tomorrow along with the lemon bar recipe. You scored with all your great bargains!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Lovely linen finds Diane and how amazing you found the fabric to match the napkin! It was meant to be apparently!