Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wonderful Finds While Junkin....er,uh, looking for treasures!

This morning I set off on my usual hunt for wonderful finds, or as some la-tee-das call "junkin."  Visited my favorite Habitat and I was about to give up when the delivery truck pulled in.  Decided to stay around for awhile to see what might show up.  While browsing a few of the bins I found dirty linens for 25 cents a piece.  You can see the pink embroidered girl linen runner; the white cut lace pillow sham; the floral pillow shams; and pretty placemats and a monogrammed napkin and a set of pillow cases.


Later on I went to another local thrift and found the sweet pink slip and the vintage white gown that you can make out in the background. The minute I got home I threw everything in some bleach and tide, fluffed them in the dryer and ironed them up.  Don't you think they all look beautiful?  They are now ready for my booth.
Ah, I love linens and when they are freshly ironed there is nothing better.



5 comments:

Tracie said...

Beautiful! One day I am going to learn how to embroider....just not today :)

Faded Charm said...

Thanks for stopping by. I too love linens. Your header picture is just beautiful. Is it your living room? Very inspiring.

Enjoy your evening.

Kathleen

Atelier de Charo said...

You find so gorgeuos treasures!!!

Margie said...

ahhhh! 25c apiece? and just look how lovely they turned out! I just LOVE finding treasures like that!

Like Kathleen above, I, too, was wondering if that is your living room? It's very beautiful!

Have a lovely evening!

sissie said...

Thanks to everyone for your sweet comments.
Yes, the header picture is my livingroom, I forgot to put a sub-header underneath. I'm new to this blog thing, so thanks for bringing it to my attention.

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup