Vintage Finds: October 24, 2010
It’s been forever since I’ve documented my vintage finds. Well, it’s been forever since I’ve actually had any true vintage finds. Because of its tendency to (1) make me depressed (2) make me interact with jerks, I’ve avoided the estate sale scene for a good number of months. Krissy actually encouraged me to check out a sale on Friday and, while I had to deal with the usual sort of estate sale annoyances*, I found two great pieces of fabric for a steal of $7 total.
I’m particularly in love with the bright floral print. Five yards of this fabric for $4. Based on my dating fabric formula, I’m fairly certain that this fabric was from 1962 or 1963.
*I’ve written about all the things that annoy me about estate sales over here. One thing I’ve left out is the dreariness of the vulture culture. Estate sales are held usually when someone passes away and there’s something incredibly morbid about picking through the belongings of a recently-deceased person. While it may make me sad, most of the people who go to estate sales have gotten over this morose fact ages ago. On Friday, while we were all lining up outside in the rain, people were starting to get very pushy and anxious to get into the sale. In fact when one of the elderly neighbors of the deceased “jumped the line,” she was actually yelled at to go to the back. I may be fooling myself in thinking that I’m any better than any of the other vultures, however.