Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thrifted Linens (Finally)

Finally, after reading on all of my favorite crafty blogs about thrifted sheets, I find some at a local flea market! I am so excited! Even though these aren't my favorite colors in the world, they have the soft feeling of "lived-in" sheets (okay, used, I know they are used), and check out the price in the next picture.

$5.50 for the twin set. I'm not sure if that's a good price or no (I'm new to this), but I felt like it was a decent price when considering the prices of fabric (usually $6 to $8 per yard). Here's a closer look. I actually think there may be an extra pillowcase or something in there (thus the third pattern, the fitted sheet is mostly white with flowers). Why am I not sure? I haven't untied them yet. I'm not sure I'm ready, I may want to take more pictures of my "find."

Now, I know that some just can't live with the used sheets. And knowing me, the self-confessed germophobe, you are probably surprised that I'm okay with thrifted sheets. What can I say? I am also a totally-devoted library user. Of course, sheets are different from books, but I trust in the strength of hot water and laundry detergent. And these sheets are for sewing pajamas or pillowcase shirts or dresses or something. So, there you have it, my first thrifted sheets. Let's hope there are more finds in the future.


mel said...

I'm so jealous! They look awesome!! I love yellow though, so there. I can't wait to see what comes from them. I've been looking for a good flea market to hit too...I'll email to find out where you scored these sheets.

The library thing still trips me out. :)

gardenmama said...

Great finds!
I am so in love with thrifted vintage sheets!