Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Happy Thrifting



Finally discovered some great fabric at the local thrift store! I love soft faded florals (small motifs)...sort of the Shabby Chic esthetic. Actually the quilted one (my kind of quilting...predone!) is a Shabby Chic pillow sham. When purchasing it, I had a tiny panic attack. While waiting for my money to be collected, the clerk kept folding and refolding it, gently stroking it...and I started wondering if she going to pull out her employee privileges and buy it. Not sure what project will be worthy of it yet....

The fabric on the right were "back-up" ones at Joann's, just in case I struck out again at the thrift store. I know it's silly but with gas over $3 a gallon, I want to have fruitful shopping expeditions! I would love to use the striped one as some sort of laptop sleeve, but hubby wants a more masculine print (go figure). The black and white floral...a nice way to still have black (where I live every year the new black is...black) in the warmer weather.

4 comments:

caitlyn said...

Pretty fabrics! I haven't tried thrifting yet, but hope to someday soon.

lindiepindie said...

Congratulations on the successful thrifting! The pinks are beautiful-what a great find. My hubby is picky about his stuff looking masculine as well...I'm sure those stripes wouldn't fly over here either. I dropped a little something to you in the mail this morning. Let me know when you get it! Thanks.

blair said...

Nothing like a good day thrift shopping. I had one of those today, but it was housewares I lucked out on today. Very satisfying!

Megan said...

Those faded florals are gorgeous! Whaddya mean, thrifting is better here - I've never managed anything like those.