Saturday, August 18, 2012

Some Vintage Sheet Goodness and a Ponds jar

I was just walking into the barn with the camera and this stack of vintage sheets when clever son's lovely girlfriend arrived to pick blueberries.  It was lovely to spend time with her in the patch!  She is an excellent blueberry picker!

The ladder to the loft in the barn is a most excellent sheet prop.  The pink and the stripes are courtesy of Mum who always has an eye out for sheets for me and the two others were picked up the other day when I flew in and out of a thrift shop in record time.  Scored a couple of packs of rick rack as well!  Woo hoo!  For those of you who wonder and even for those who don't, vintage sheets come in very handy when quilting.  Not only can you make a great quilt from just vintage sheets but they often make really great quilt backs.  I use them in all sorts of ways too like bag linings or bags.  A stack of vintage sheet charms or fat quarters makes a handy draw prize at a quilt guild meeting too!  There is a lot of fabric in a vintage sheet!

 I found this 1920s milk glass Ponds Cold Cream jar at the local thrift shop the other day for 25 cents!!!!!  Are you kidding me?  I love it.  I could not be happier to have found this!  It is surprisingly heavy and without any chips.  It is just missing the lid which apparently was aluminium.  It is happily residing on the bathroom shelf next to some other vintage goodness like...  Noxema jars.  Mum credits her life long love of blue glass to Noxema jars!

Have a lovely Saturday!  We have a thunderstorm forecast. I think our heat wave may be at an end and we are okay with that!  Off to do a bit of evening sewing!


  1. Love your vintage linen finds. My daughter and I just found a quilt at a thrift store made of vintage 4.5 inch squares backed with a vintage sheet. Price $9.99 and she didn't even hesitate when it came to buying it. It needs a little love and a good cleaning but she now has the perfect picnic blanket. So much work to just be donated.

  2. What fabulous sheets - they will be amaazing as quilt backs

  3. I LOVE sewing with vintage sheets. You made some great finds!!

  4. Ya, that little jar is so cute! You and I have so much in common, its crazy to me...those sheets are really pretty...I have started to get nice sheets in any color for backings...they are just the way to go pricewise..