Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Couple of Sweet Buys


I've had the pleasure of an auction and quite a few garage sales over the past 2 weeks.  I haven't taken pictures of all the treasures, but just had to show you two of my favorites.

This table was holding items for sale at a garage sale.  Usually when you see a piece used for display and ask if it's for sale, it's not...but, this time it was!


It's has a beautiful rust patina and get this, it's collapsible!!  It's a folding table and the legs easily fold down into the top.  It needs a good cleaning followed by a spray coat of finish and will be just perfect.


On the same outing, I found a LARGE bag of vintage fabric scraps!  The table is 4' by 2' so you can see this a quite a pile.  They were all compacted too.  Once I started "fluffing" them the pile grew!


I picked out a few of the scraps to show you why I was excited.


A great variety!


Just some seriously cool vintage patterns. 

It is possible this may not excite everyone :)

Besides all the scrappy projects that I will use these in, I'd like to come up with some sort of display to just showcase vintage prints.  I keep thinking of small squares of the prints on a canvas.  I'd love to hear any ideas that you may have!

7 comments:

  1. Oh I love great garage sale finds! love that table!

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  2. OMG!!! that table! I am envious!
    and those scraps - you don't find fabric like that anymore! how about getting a bunch of embroidery hoops (maybe even spray painting all of them the same color) and then stretching the fabric within them and displaying the hoops/fabric that way...just a thought!
    enjoy the day
    amy

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  3. What a great table. And I'm a sucker for fabric scraps.

    I'll look forward to seeing what you do with them all.

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  4. Count me as VERY excited...the table and fabrics are absolutely splendid...you are a VERY good shopper Jill!

    oxo

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  5. You DID find a treasure Jill! And it folds up...that's even makes it more awesome. I can't wait to see what you do with it and the great vintage fabrics.
    hugs from here...

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  6. I almost always ask about display tables too! :) Oh and the fabric, amazing!

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  7. Oh my...LOVE that table! Lucky you :) Laurel

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