This Weekend’s Vintage Finds: 2/22/2010
This weekend’s finds are more about civilized antiquing than wild rummaging. Which means, I paid more for less and didn’t have the rush of adrenaline that comes with a super bargain haul. My husband and I were up in Healdsburg and Occidental for a weekend away from our toddler and, much to his chagrin, we hit a lot of antique stores. I had basically no luck in Healdsburg and only found fabric once we were one our way home and driving along the antique corridor in Sebastopol. That said, having a relaxing weekend is a pretty good thing.
Onto the finds:
Red rayon(?) print — I would date from the 40s or 50s. It wasn’t until I cut this fabric last night for a dress that I realized that one half of the fabric seemed to have a printing error of some sort — the white printing is much lighter. It was $5 for 2 1/4 yards.
Fruit basket print in cotton. Also from the 1940s, I believe. It’s about 1 1/2 yards and I think would make an adorable bathing suit. Also $5.
Red, White & Blue plaid. I’m not sure if I actually will do anything with this but I thought it would be nice to have come Fourth of July. This was $7 for about 3 yards.
Floral feedsack. About 1 1/2 yards or whatever the feedsack dimension is. Probably will be used for an apron for my daughter or a shirt for me.
I’m staying true to my Stash Bustin’ promise. I’ve made a shirt with some stashed fabric and I made a dress with the red fabric above. Having given away another piece or two to my friend, I’m maintaining a fabric equilibrium.