Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's official .... I am an Addict!



Yep, I knew I had a serious case of the vintage sheet collecting kind but apparently I've gone over and beyond a mild interest!

While on our 4 night/3 day break down the coast I managed to scour not one, not two but NINE op shops!  I had ear-marked 10 - and don't worry I was busting my boiler to get to every one, only to find that St Brendon's Opportunity shop (my last port of call) was closed on a Saturday morning! 
The bloody cheek of it!

I have come to the conclusion that there can't possibly be anyone in East Gippsland with a passion for vintage sheets as I do, as here is a sneak peek at what I managed to score!

I also managed a good haul of pillow slips as well for vintage lovin craft!

I could have come home with much more but I was a bit picky and choosey!  Two op shops I visited had back walls full to the brim with sheets!  I was in heaven.  Like a mad woman possessed! 
And, I think I even convinced my Grace (12) of the pleasures of op shopping (and) re-crafting/styling at home!  (It's taken me a while!!!)  She is currently going through a "surf wear brand" stage!  I am trying to teach her if she finds a pretty fabric or top at the op shop and re crafts it she can have the look she's after at a fraction of the cost!  (and still have savings in her bank account!)
We have a mum/daughter project going at present to find pretty floral fabrics (of her choice!)  and make them into singlet tops with a lace (or doily) insert!  These babies are over $50 at the surf shops!  I am envisioning one made at home with love for around $2-5.
(we will keep you posted!)

Aside from that we had a great time, camping, fishing, eating, exploring and op shopping.  (although my body is finding the thin self inflating mattress a little unbearable whilst camping and am feeling the need to upgrade to "Glamping"!!! )

Happiness to you all,

Dee x0x


  1. So glad you had a lovely time - and just look at all of that splendid linen love!!! Oooh I wish I would hurry up and get a job so I can order one of your amazing frocks! (You're a better woman than I - you could not pay me to go camping.)

    Sarah xxx

  2. My eyes are 'huge' at the wonder of all those fab sheets & pillowslips ;-)
    I even saw one in particular that I remember from childhood...the big pink/purple floral with bright green leaves...very noice!
    How do you find the sheet/pillowcase prices in Vic op-shops? I find them pretty outrageous in SE Qld.
    Now that is my idea of a holiday...country op-shops & camping...Dad, we're coming to see you (Loch Sport)...hehehe.

  3. Dee it's the best collection ever!!!! So so happy you found such wonderful pieces.
    Love v

  4. Wow you have some great chairty shops for vintage sheet collecting were lucky if we find one sheet in say 10 shops. Enjoy them, dee x

  5. Oh my goodness, I am in love with your vintage sheet collection! Sounds like you had a great holiday too. x

  6. OH WOW!! You did so well, I love the bright prints!!! Sounds like it was a good trip. xx

  7. I cant pass up on lovely vintage sheets either

  8. Oh such wonderful prints! I thought I'd done well to find ONE 70s floral sheet in a charity shop last week, but you hit the motherlode! xxxxx

  9. Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful time recharging those batteries.
    What an insanely fab selection of sheets, I'd be in dressmaking heaven with those beauties!! xxx

  10. oh my goodness. these are AMAZING! i am totally jealous! great haul!

    Kel x

  11. Looks like you well and truly found enough to keep you busy sewing for ages Dee!!

  12. Hi Dee

    I just saw your blog come up in my stats, and I remembered following you. I've just checked my dashboard and you're not on it (although I show up in your follower) - I don't get your posts! I am going to try and unfollow and refollow - don't know what the problem has been.

    Lovely fabric stash by the way!

    ***Faith Hope and Charity Shopping first blogiversary giveaway open now***

  13. Oh my goodness!!!! I can't believe your success! I think I've only ever found two vintage sheets! They are fantastic and SO MANY! A.M.A.Z.I.N.G

  14. your fashion ideas are great!


  15. FANTASTIC sheets! They are awesome! Great find!

  16. love all your vintage florals. i am an addict too. you have tonnes of prints i haven't seen before. lovely blog:)

  17. I am both in awe, slightly envious and happy for a fellow vintage sheet lover scoring such an awesome haul!! wow!!


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