Sunday, May 2, 2010

Flea Market Finds - Fabulous Fabric Finds Friday! (FFFFFFF)

I have been manically op-shopping this week, mainly in an attempt to get some fabric to make some items for my very slowly evolving market stall. Truth be told, I am very scared to put my stuff out there and am using the Etsy shop to test my big toe.

Happily, I got my first sale this weekend which boosted my morale.I think I can go forward now!

I bought an awful lot of vintage sheets, teatowels, tablecloths, fabric remnants, curtains, bedspreads this week. You name it I bought it. If it even had a whiff of vintage, I snaffled it. It wasn't all quality, but boy I sure got the quantity! There were a few jewels though, and I thought I would show you those.


This barkcloth was made into a couple of laundry bags and a pillow case. I have made up a story that they were for a girl who was sent off  to boarding school, and her loving mother made her some pretty things to make her feel at home.


I was given this at a garage sale...but it is very smelly. It is a nice medium weight.I haven't washed it yet. I am too scared the smell won't come out! I know that doesn't make sense, but I have a fear of failure!


I think this is a reproduction of a vintage pattern. There is nothing written on the selvedge.  It was used as tablecloth and I can't get some stains out. Yes, I have washed this one!


A vintage sheet. It is very difficult to find sheets that were for boys, everything is florals. This reminds me of the Brady boys bedroom. I think they had a similar wall paper. I have already used it for a banner that I will show you tomorrow.

Pop over to Sophies and have a look at the treasures that everyone has found this week. xxNick

17 comments:

  1. Wow so much fabulous fabric! Just gorgeous! I especially love the boats and planes.
    Sophie x

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  2. Vintage fabric score! What fun! Go on, wash it, you never know! :)

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  3. Have you tried putting a cup of white vinegar in your wash? It makes everything smell floral. I love the first sheet with its background tiling.

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  4. OMG you certainly did score..i LOVE it ALL!!

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  5. the boy print is fabulous!

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  6. They are great, I especially like the last one with the vintage cars, trains & planes. I can't wait to see what you make with them all...exciting!

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  7. Gorgeous! I especially love the top one, those leaves are just beautiful!

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  8. Lovely fabric finds - what are you going to make? I picked up some lovely 50s tablecloths - see my post!

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  9. What a haul of yummy fabrics! And best of luck with your market venture...just keep swimming, just keep swimming! Hope you have a brilliant week :)

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  10. I like those fabric designs. If you have a stall, I'll probably buy a thing or two

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  11. Great finds! Hope the wash removes the smell. I haven't seen barkcloth in a long time.

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  12. Gorgeous finds. I swear by Napisan now called Vanish! It's a wonder on unknown stains and smells - you won't regret a soak or washing in it - forget the detergent. Hope this helps and good luck with your stall ;)

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  13. Love the fabrics. I can never find barkcloth, well done.
    x

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  14. Great finds. You have done well. I never seem to find interesting fabric. It will be interesting to see what you create with them.

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  15. I can't wait to see your market stall collection, Congrats on the etsy sale! Those train shhets are fantastic, my husband's Nan has that wall paper in an old bedroom, they call it the train room!

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  16. I've been keeping an eye on your evolving collection and it's starting to look really good. great finds this weekend.

    My Flea Market Find

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