Monday, March 19, 2012

Good Things Come in Wrinkled Bundles....

I love stopping in Habitat Restore.  It's nearby so I usually stop there once a day just to see if there is anything wonderful waiting for me.

Well today was one of those days.  I noticed a bunch of white sheets all wrinkled and bundled up at $2.00 per bundle.  The price tag said, two flat sheets and 2 euro shams.  Okay.  Upon closer inspection I found they were vintage......my heart skipped a few beats, I looked around to see if anyone noticed my excitement, (because if they did they would surely want to fight me for them!)....just sayin.


There wasn't just one bundle, there were several.  By this time I was so excited that I was sure someone was going to trip me, grab them and run.......

On the way to pay for them a lady stopped me in my tracks.
"What ya got there?" she said.  Me..."Oh just some wrinkled sheets and pillow cases...."
"You'll have to iron them." she said.
Me...."Yeah, I know.  What a pain. (evil Snidley Whiplash laugh)   They probably have holes and stains too, but I could use the fabric." 
She was trying to trick me....I could feel it.  But, they ain't no trickin this old gal.  I know good vintage linens when I see them.  Ha, I'll show her.
I paid and made a bee line for the door...


I washed and ironed them and all the time I'm ooohing and ahhhing....I'm noticing all the pretty embroidered edges, the lovely touches of lace and the beautiful woven cotton patina that only comes with vintage.  And, oh, the buttons!

There were even sewn in laundry tags where they had been washed and laundered most likely on a regular basis.
Definitely well cared for....

I still have two more euro shams to starch and iron.

Mr. Sissie saw me carrying them in.  He says, "What are you going to do with a bunch of old sheets?"
I just smiled to myself and said, "why wash and iron them of course, Darling....."

Dear Lord....thank you for fine, old linens, Habitat and Oxiclean.....

~~hugs~~
Sissie



39 comments:

Kate Lewis-Driver said...

what a great score Sissie! don't you just love those"my heart skipped a beat" finds! well done. the linen is just beautiful. Kate x

Sue said...

Oh you DID get a bargain!! The store in our area has nothing but doors and old hardware and 1979's light fixtures! LOL Nothing good, IMHO! You are very lucky to find these linens. Does your store typically have home goods such as this? Wowie- I am impressed if it does! I put you on my LF list- my GFC widget still isn't working correctly. I appreciate that you're following along with me, Sissie.
:-) Sue

Denise said...

Yes,This post is very pretty and chic and all, but you really cracked Me up.I could just see you,you described us thrifters and lovers of fine vintage so well.I've been in that situation many times.I find myself laughing in the car with delight at my find.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...I would be in heaven! They are gorgeous! I love deals like this. The other woman really cracks me up!

XO,
Jane

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Such a great post--I feel the same way as you do when I find something great at thrift store. Once I found this awesome mirror at Goodwill and felt like I needed armed guards all the way to the register. Several people stopped me and ask, "Are you going to get that?" I felt like saying "No--I just love pushing it around in the cart:)"

Gail said...

OMGoodness Sissie, how fabulous is that! They look beautiful all ironed up with that pretty pink ribbon you added.

Busy As Can Be said...

What a Lucky day!! And I agree that woman was trying to trick you...way to hold your own. Geat find!

Theresa said...

Oh my you lucky, lucky girl! Those are wonderful... I could feel your excitement through the screen! I totally would feel the same way, and would have made that same beeline for the door :) t.xoxooxo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie you made some wrinkled old sheets look lovely! The edges and details are amazing. You have the eye for vintage my friend! Hugs, Linda

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Sissie, love those sheets! We don't have a Habitat shop near here...at least I haven't know of one. The embroidered details are heavenly!!

NanaDiana said...

Hey Sissie! There for a minute when I saw your post title I thought you were talking about me~ Well, I knew I liked you because you were a smart, sneaky devil! LOL SOOO glad you got them. They are just beautiful. xo Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You lucky girl!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I know that excitement...they look wonderful. And seriously, you just answered a question for me. I often ask my hubs...why do they talk about what I choose to buy...so they really are trying to trick me! I got it NOW!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are really lovely, Sissie! Your regular visits paid off for sure this time! I'm always afraid someone will say, "Oh, that's a mistake, they shouldn't have been put out" or "that's not the right price".

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

What a deal Sissie! They look beautiful! Isn't it fun when that happens?

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Oh wow! You are so lucky! Great find at habitat! We have a fairly new one but it doesn't look like it would have such pretty things but then I have never been inside the building. I might have to check out one day soon. ~Hugs, Patti

Cindy said...

Oh... SCORE!
I don't think you find these gorgeous linens, i think THEY find you! Because they love how you appreciate and ohhh and ahhh and make a fuss over them! Good for you Sissie, such a pretty find...

Cindy

All Things Chic 2 said...

Lucky Lucky Lucky !!! You can sure use an iron , love how you layered the linens...Best find I seen in awhile...Blessings Lori

Vicki said...

Hi, Sissie,
I can see why you wanted to keep those beautiful linens under wraps!!! You just don't see this kind of quality any more. You did a wonderful job of laundering and pressing them! Have a happy week, my friend~blessings always~Vicki

Polly said...

lovely! great find!!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Oh Lord Girl,

Bet your heart was beating 90 miles an hour til you got out of there. How on earth did you keep from giggling? You know that giggle when you are trying to act nonchalant? What a find!!!

They are so gorgeous!!!

Jane said...

The linens look gorgeous! What a lucky find....I would have grabbed them all too :)
Jane

Donna said...

Lucky you! Those sheets are just gorgeous, and an unbelievable bargain, to boot! I've never found any good buys at Habitat! I bet it felt like that woman was following you all the way home, love your reply to her:)

Dorthe said...

Dearest Sissie, what a wonderful purchase, thay looks beautiful-and for no money at all!
Thankyou sweet freind for your dear comments to me those last weeks- they are so apreciated-thankyou- HUGS
Dorthe

Bente said...

Oh, they are just beautiful. What a lucky girl you are.

Hugs from here

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Major, Mega, Mambo SCORE! How pretty, Sissie!

chateau chic said...

Wow! What a score. That bunch of old sheets is beautiful! !
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

Sandi said...

OK, I'm jealous. White on white is my favorite.

Okio B Designs said...

Good for you! First for your find and second for not letting the other lady scam you out of them. They are so lovely!

Jeanine

Melissa said...

We have a Restore but I have never seen anything like that! I will have to start going more often. What a great find.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Those are gorgeous!! I laughed at you looking around to make sure no one saw your excitement! I can just picture it!! I love your new blog header photos too!
Hugs, Cindy
Buster says a special "thank you" to Gabby and Gizzy for stopping by his post!

Karen Harper said...

Wow Sissie, those are the moments I live for when thrifting. I'm going to the Restore soon. Mine is about 45 miles away. I wish I could visit regularly like you do.

Revi said...

They DO look lovely, and I know what you mean about the feel of old 100 percent cotton linens. Things these days just feel thin and get pills on them so easily!
What a good eye you have, you sneaky girl!
-Revi

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sissie,
What a grand find. You hit there just right. What a pleasure to wash and iron such elegance.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Happy Spring.
XO Celestina Marie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Okay I'm late, but thank goodness I didn't miss this. At the RESTORE?? You never know where you'll find things. You have made them delicious!

bathroom tiles said...

Hey
Good Things Come in Wrinkled Bundles....
Saying thanks will certainly not simply be sufficient
This sort of clever work and coverage! Keep up the good works
Thank you!

CHERI said...

You lucky girl you! These are absolutely gorgeous. So glad you got to them before someone else. I know with you they will get lots of love! I do love old linens.

HeartVintageDesign said...

What a great find! I found three pillowcases yesterday for a song. Not really vintage like yours but great to stencil with a feedsack stencil. I'll dig a little deeper in the linen racks : )

Transformations By Jacqueline said...

The good luck is with you! Gorgeous! Love all them!

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