After seeing this post that uses vintage linens to make shoe bags, I have been really obsessed with finding some cool vintage linens. But much easier said than done.
I did hit a few thrift stores, but most of them were too “nice” to even have old sheets. Here are some of the treasures I found:
Fenton milkglass hobnail footed covered compote dish:
Milkglass hobnail vase:
A really great old drawer that we will hang on the wall with some curios on the little shelves:
All three were discovered at the Guild Shop of St. John the Divine – it really is a nice thrift shop. And it is always hopping! I got there a few minutes after 10am (when it opened) and there were already a lot of folks there, with more arriving every second!
I got some really cool vintage napkins at my next stop, the Blue Bird Circle Resale Shop:
They remind me of vintage Vera prints. I don’t think they are official Vera, but still very cute.
And I did find a couple vintage sheets:
The top green linen tablecloth is a vintage find that I carted down here from Richmond. The other two were found at the Salvation Army here in H-town. The little blue flowers is just a hemmed piece of fabric. The lattice print is an actual vintage sheet! Yay, finally!
I am wondering if Mumsie and Dad still have some of the old sheets they used to have when I was growing up. I will investigate when we go up next month.