nostalgic daydreaming

3.31.2010

I may have mentioned that I was doing a bit of spring cleaning in my last post. Actually, that is somewhat of an understatement, just ask my garage full of things I've set aside for a yard sale. A Clean House style yard sale. Well, almost. (You try cramming 2300 square feet of stuff into a 1400 square foot house, that's all I'm saying.)

In the course of sorting through my things, this sweet little doll appeared, who I believe was made in France, and given to me at the age of 8 or 9.

The name Elizabetta is penciled in on her bloomers and I think she is delightful.

I'm not a frilly sort of gal, and I'm definitely not a doll person (is it something about the way their eyes follow you??) but I think Elizabetta will be a nice companion in my sewing room.

Getting rid of lots of things sort of cleared out some space in the house, and...well, I might have brought in a few new/old things as well. I found myself in a thrift shop yesterday (don't ask me how these things happen, I swear I was only going to the fabric store for thread), and was strolling along the bedding aisle when my feet came to a sudden, involuntary stop. Apparently I had just stumbled upon where vintage sheets go to heaven. Well, I was in heaven, anyway.

I found this lovely number



And these



And then I let out a little schoolgirl squeal when I came across this one



For two reasons:

1. I immediately recognized this as my beloved bedsheet pattern from childhood. (Yes, Mom, you read that right, I was quite enamored of those flowers, for whatever reason)

2. Almost immediately after this, I did some mental math which told me that my childhood sheets were now considered vintage. Very vintage.

Now I just need to decide how I want to use the sheets. I daydream about this bunting, which might be just the project for my thrifty finds, and the perfect addition to our Spring decor.

Well. In that case, I'd best get sewing!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday,

Kim

20 comments:

  1. Love the cheery prints on the vintage sheets. I just started a small collection of them last fall.And about adding the dolly to your sewing room? Im still looking for the perfect spot in mine to house a few "vintage" toys from my childhood in the 80's. They make me happy just seeing them and then Im able to escape back to simpler times. Life is good but the memories of childhood are really precious.:)
    Sarah

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  2. i LOVE finding sweet vintage sheets. you can't beat the price per yardage and best of all, very few have the same fabric you do!

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  3. Your doll is adorable! I love her bright and cheerful face and clothing! Never been lucky enough to find pretty bedding at a thrift store, but my eyes are always open - hopefully I will have better luck soon :)

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  4. LOVE it! I'm redoing my girls bedroom right now and wish I could find such lovely vintage fabrics. Have fun with them!

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  5. Love all that fabric, just gorgeous, looking forward to seeing what becomes of it all.

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  6. Beautiful post! Love the pretty little doll.
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    Grata,

    Luciana Onofre

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  8. what a nice blog ... do you sell what you design ? i will read more ... you have new follower...

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    Greetings from Europe

    Petra

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  9. Great finds. I have that last sheet. Let us see what you do with the sheets.

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  10. Your childhood bedsheets must of just got put in the wrong section - not 'very very vintage', they'd been moved from 'the good taste section' by someone accidentally ;)

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  11. Life is good but the memories of childhood are really precious.:)
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  12. Lovely finds. Those vintage sheets are adorable. Would you not team them together for a gorgeous quilt.

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  13. I'm trying to get into this floral print thing-this post helps. :p

    XO
    Carly

    All this is Grace and Charm
    http://allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

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  14. OH my goodness! Did you move into my house?!? I know what you mean about cramming 2300 sq ft into 1400, ha ha! We moved over the winter from 1800 sq ft plus a barn into 1200 plus a two car garage.

    I LOVE the "vintage" sheets! Our thrift store is remiss when it comes to old sheets. Think polyester blend sponge bob and power rangers, and you have our selection. But I hit the mother lode this weekend at yard sales. Complete twin sets w/ pillow cases for $2... Yep you read that correctly! Aren't they just grand!! They are so doggone cheery!! :)

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  15. Hello! I love your blog!!
    I lived in Brazil and i have two blogs. Would you like visit me?
    Bye and good morning!
    Kisses,
    Lila

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  16. fabrics and colors perfect!

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  17. Ah, spring cleaning is such a good feeling--you've inspired me! It's also such a good excuse to acquire new fabrics ;) Those vintage ones are lovely.

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  18. Just stumbled upon your blog (about a half hour ago) looking for fabric eggs and now I can't stop perusing it! It's great! Tons of cute and adorable fabric pieces! I just had to comment though on the flower bedsheet pattern from your childhood. I had the same set! It may even still be on my bed when I visit my parents' house!

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