Sunday, September 27, 2009

Last Weekend's Flea Market Finds

Sorry for such a late post on these newest vintage fabric finds, but I was having a devil of a time with uploading pictures to blogger. I finally figured out the problem after a few days of searching help threads. :-)
Anyway...Last weekend Mom and I headed to Springfield, Ohio for the big Springfield Antique Show and FleaMarket Extravaganza. A big turn out of dealers and great weather for Friday and Saturday (Sunday was a bit rainy for them, I think). There were some great prices on furniture pieces, but sadly, my house is too full as it is, so I had to walk away from the lovely tables and cabinets.
I, of course, focused my attention on the fabrics. This cute 50's pink and grey leaf print was the first purchase of the day.Then, I spotted this awesome orange leaf feedsack. HAD to have this one!A couple of fun 35" width geo-floral prints from the 1950's...these always remind me of snowflakes.
I don't buy linens as often because I have so many already, but I couldn't pass up this pretty pink dogwood linen towel.A couple more 36" width fabrics; I think these both date to around the 1960-70's. One with with pink roses and the other shows off brown and tan leaves and apples. What a perfect fabric for fall projects!
And then this last piece was just too cute!Its a happy turtle border print and looks to be from the 1970's, but since one selvage is missing and there are so many retro prints in this same style, I can't say for sure.
Some of these are on the website and others may make their way on to Etsy in the coming week.
I hope everyone is enjoying the begining of fall!

13 comments:

Melody said...

Hi Kim! What great finds!I love the Geo-floral.

Stephanie said...

I just bookmarked the Springfield show for next year. I didn't know it existed. LOVE the pink and grey piece and what a fun turtle print.

KitschKrafts said...

Terrific finds! I love the fall leaves print.
-Erika

Nan said...

The vintage linen with dogwoods is fabulous! All great vintage fabrics that would coordinate well with your hardwoods.

janet said...

Great finds KIm! I have the leaf print fabric but in turquoise rather than orange (with the same dark brown accents). Mine is yardage, though - much too long to be feedsack.

{kimmymade} said...

That turtle is too cute!! Love that orange feedsack, too :-)

goldenbird said...

You picked up some gorgeous fabric! I love that turtle, he sure does look like a '70's baby. I like the pink and grey leaf print fabric, too.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Cute fabrics! Oh, I just love the one with the turtle. Great find.

rochambeau said...

Great score Kim!!
Constance

Lizzie said...

I love all these. Aren't vintage fabrics wonderful!?

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

Wow - I am pretty sure my mom (who passed away 35 years ago) used to have a dress (or was it an apron) made from this material - amazing the great memories/feelings this brings back!

Hugs from Michigan - Diane

Anonymous said...

P.S. - Oops, the pink and gray leaf print!

Hugs from Michigan - Diane Fay

pollyanns said...

Glad to have found you! I am a 40-something, self-employed fabric lover, too! I wish I could put a zipper in... everyone says it's easy, but I'm not easy to teach. Fun, fun stuff... I'll be back! Polly