Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The fabric I wouldn't let go of

I had already walked two full aisles of the flea market with my crabby kids without buying a single thing when what did I spy with my little eye?

Bundles of vintage fabric scraps.

There was a lady sort of standing in front of them discussing a pair of scissors and I had flashbacks to all those records I lost a few weeks ago.

I was not losing all the fabric so I sort of reached around and started picking them up. (Why yes, I am that rude person. Ahem.) She didn't seem to care (the scissors weren't sterling, so she was leaving), so I scooped every last one of them.

There are only a few big pieces, but I don't care, even old scraps are gold to me!

There is a fair amount of this one, my favorite!

I love these towels so stinking much. I wish I had a little window I could use them as curtains for. Must find a good use for them.
There is probably a yard of this print.
This vintage juvenille print is what caught my eye in the first place.

And part of a feedsack.
See? That flea always treats me well!


  1. Isn't it amazing how you can train your eye to spot that? (I once spied a Gurley witch candle from across a parking lot.) The juvenile print is great - I like that one with fall leaves, too.

  2. My favorite is the fall leaves in orange, turquoise and gray. Cool color combo!

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  4. Nice! Some very pretty fabrics! (And you are right, how cute would that towel be in a little window! :)


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