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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Thrifty finds


I found these pretty pillow shams at the thrift store and loved the pattern so much that I had to put them into my basket. They have that old faded look but I doubt they really are old.


           Even the fabric on the back side makes me happy just looking at it.

 Although I have a clothesline it is in the shade most of the day so for a few  items I use my little clothes horse.


Since I don't think I'll use the pillow shams for their actual use I thought I'd use one as a table topper.
I like the effect. The Sweet Peas are from my garden. The pink ones are from my perennial vines and the white ones are some  annual ones that I sowed this year.


The one other thing I found at the thrift store was another apron for what seems to be becoming another of my collections. The lilac gingham is adorable and just look at the cross stitching someone has done. In the next picture you can see it better.



It's a beautiful sunny day and  I think I'm about ready to go sit on the porch.

Thanks for visiting. Please leave a comment however short, just so I know you came by.


        Granny Marigold

14 comments:

  1. The pillow shams are so pretty! That apron reminds me of one I made in home ec class eons ago. We decorated ours with embroidery which I believe was called chicken scratch? Nice finds!

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  2. The pillow shams are beautiful, what a clever idea to use one as a table topper... and it looks so nice with the flowers. My great aunts used to do this kind of cross stitching... they called it chicken Scratch. I have two blue pillowcases that they made and I remember that they made my mom an apron similar to this one! You really scored at thrifting this time!

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  3. The pillow shams are so pretty, and my Mother used to have an apron very much like this-long ago. Thrift stores are lots of fun.

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  4. The pillow sham does make a very pretty table topper, and with sweet peas, perfect!

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  5. Pretty and fun finds. The sham looks lovely on your table with the flowers. They belong together :).
    Hope you enjoyed your porch time.

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  6. After garage saleing this morning we stopped in at BFM thrift store, they had everything 50% off. I like your pillow shams, they do have an antiquey look, whether they are or not. I got a kick out of you calling it a clothes horse, I'm not sure that many people call it that? but that's what I've known it as, from a child. My mum has a big three piece one that opened out like a room divider. We used to use it to make a tent as kids. I still have it. It's big, but I'm not ready to get rid of it yet.

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    1. I don't think I've ever found a thing at BFM thrift store.
      I've only ever known those hanger things as clothes horses. What do other people call them? I used to have a big family sized one but when we built this place we used the dowels and made a drying area in the laundry room, right by an electric heater. Works great in winter.

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  7. Great finds, the pillow shams are stunning. It looks wonderful been used as a table topper and the flowers are a delight.

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  8. Lovely finds!!!

    Those pillow shams are so beautiful, and the fabric is delightful! Look lovely, under the flowers.

    And that lilac checked gingham! It reminds me of a summer dress, my mother made for me! So many years ago. One summer, when I was going with a Cadet at West Point.

    In the summer, they had summer dances, at what was called Camp Buckner. More outdoorsy. Than those, at the Point itself, during the school year. :-)

    Thank you for the memory....

    Luna Crone

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    1. I'm so glad I brought that memory back for you!

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  9. I use pretty shams for table toppers too! I love the ones you found, they have a vintage look to them.

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  10. I love your idea of using a pillow sham for a table topper. What truly perked my interest was perennial sweet pea vines; I have never heard of them before. Do they live through cold winters . . . I just might have to look for a plant next spring.

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    1. I have never seen perennial Sweet Peas sold as plants but in Spring you should be able to find the seeds. I sowed mine indoors to give them a head start but that may not have been necessary. Once they're established they are real survivors. Hardy to zone 5A ( minus 20F)

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  11. You always find such great things! Love the fabric of the pillow shams, great way to use them!
    Hope all is good with you.
    Robin

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