30 January 2013

Latest Vintage Finds

One of the things I enjoy most about the summer is car-boot season! I love venturing through the aisles of cars, peeking through boxes and eyeing up the candy on offer, most of the time it's not great stuff but I can usually always count on bringing one sweet thing home to treasure :) ... Unfortunately it's not summer here at the moment, so I have to look forward to that in the coming months and raid the local charity shops instead, which is exactly what I did last week! In my favourite local one I scored these little beauties. 
Some amazing retro curtains with a cute kitchen print! (I loove anything kitchen design related!) I think they definitely date back to the 50s, but are in really good condition and have a great texture to them. I also got another great purple vintage sheet and matching pillowcases to add to the vintage fabric shop section. And not forgetting these pretty sewing patterns; vintage nightwear to channel my inner Doris Day and stuffed toys, just because ;)
Have you found any gems recently? p.s I've finished my Scrappy Trips quilt!! I'll be photographing it tomorrow so look out for a post very soon ;) Jessie, xo

10 comments:

  1. You just made me want to go shopping! My last find was an embroidery book (I think for the 60's) but that was too many months ago.

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  2. My sister bought me a vintage sewing stool and when you lift the seat I has storage for notions and such , It has Sony trasures in it!! My favorites is a a needle book very retro made in Japan and a pack of English needles as well! I will be posting it on my blog soon! I just love your finds!

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  3. I love that sleepwear pattern! It's always a good day when you score some great fabric at the charity shop.

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  4. Great finds! That Simplicity pattern would be perfect for all the lovely voile available today.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your finished Scrappy Trip Along quilt. Exciting!

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  5. Jess I am a lot older than you so you may not then be surprised to know that I owned that toy pattern many, many years ago!!! I made nearly everyone of the toys- the elephant was my favourite! I am jealous that you have it! I hope you use it to make something from it!

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  6. Pretty new finds!!! xo Heather

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  7. No fun finds or me, but that would be because I haven't left my home in weeks! =) Great sheet!!

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  8. Great finds, the toys in that pattern look so quirky, especially the camel! The nightwear pattern looks like a good one too, although I initially thought it was a summer dress pattern when I first saw it. I suppose you could use it for either!
    No new charity shop signs recently, but a couple of years ago I got an entire bolt of thick pale blue satin-like upholstery fabric for £3. I used it to make a dress for a costume and I've still got loads left.
    Alex

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  9. I officially feel old. That stuffed animal pattern is the first sewing I did in home economics class. I made the rabbit. Thanks for the memory! Hope you have fun with your finds!

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