Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Heavy Linens

Bed sets, linens, thrifting
I have been heavy on linens here lately.

Both buying and purging my own extensive collection.

Sometimes I do buy modern linens.

IF they have a vintage vibe.

OR a great price I can pass on to my customers.

Which was the case recently.

At an estate sale I found stacks and stacks of custom Waverly bedding and drapery sets.

I only had to pay the dry cleaning fee.

What a great deal.

There were comforters, duvets, shams, pillow cases, valances, pillows, and bed scarves.

Bed scarves?!?!

What the heck is a bed scarf?

It is a half comforter folded across the bottom of the bed.

It is either just decorative or a great way to keep your tootsies warm.

At another sale there was a box of lace panels.

Slightly brown with age even after being soaked.

But I loved them.

I tied them into sweet lace bundles of joy with torn cotton ribbon.

Blue and yellow striped India cotton spread.

Soft and blue baby blanket.

PB quilt with shams.

Not vintage, but look vintage.

There was a huge box with this peeking from it.

A dark brown - almost black - and tan cotton toile thing.

I pulled and I pulled as I was huffing and puffing.

UNTIL I unleashed a king PB quilt with two ginormous shams.

Luckily it was washable.

So all of it went into the washer.

Can you imagine how heavy it was when wet!?!

I yelled for Chucks.

We pulled and we pulled as we were huffing and puffing.

UNTIL the whole thing came out of the washer.

I cannot even remember how long it took the dry it.

It does look great tied up with its ribbon.

Also found two wrought iron old lamps - both rusty and crusty.

The shades were cheap ones with no ribs so they were tossed.

Not sure what I will do with these two.

Thinking of stripping the wiring and making them candle holders.

Deciding between a creamy white or a turquoise.

Maybe black.

Need to decide.

Need to have them out of the living room.

This toile rooster was so crazy I bought him.

Along with four decorative shelves in need of gloopy paint.

Yes, you do spy dirty caulk guns.

I have a collection of eight.

Have an idea.

They are on a very, very long project list.

I am going to leave you hanging as to what I will complete next.

I am going swimming.

See y'all!

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  1. Great linens and love the lace panels.
    Lamps would look nice as candle holders.
    Have fun with what you do!

  2. Donna, I love those linens - Waverly (and PB too) both have a knack for making some really terrific looking pieces. Lucky your washer didn't go off the deep end and break on that king comforter! Big score, in classic, Donna style!

  3. Heaving those things out of the washer is no easy task...and then the drying!
    All these thign s are going to the exploding pink booth? Get over there, locals!

  4. Great finds! You should do well with the bed linens! Folks love Waverly! Never heard of a bed scarf, either, but I keep a throw on the bottom of my bed that I drape. I have to have some weight on my feet while I sleep.

  5. That sounds like my kind of estate sale! PB and Waverly linens.....swoon! I love them all, but the black and white it my fave! I am totally curious about the caulk gun project. We have sure used our caulk gun lately. I am hoping to share our huge project we completed yesterday. I have never been so excited about a project in my life! Hopefully I can get some decent pictures in the natural light today and post later. Have fun swimming, thrifting, and crafting! Wish I lived closer cause I'd come over and swim with you often. Hoping to put in a pool someday!

    Blessings, Vicky

  6. Oh you are killing me with that fabric, the one in the photo, the blue one. Oh be still my heart. Linens so not sell at my booth, I'm hoping they'll sell on etsy! You always get the best finds!

  7. Oh my goodness.. what a haul. You hit the linen jackpot.. I love the black and white and the older brown lace.. Enjoy those pretties.. Blessings!

  8. Oh... I so envy you going to estate sales. We don't have them here, and you've found so many amazing things. I love that toile quilt... it if was pink or red... oh be still my heart. You have me so curious about the caulk guns. That toile rooster would go perfectly in my master bedroom. It's pretty funky!

  9. How do you find so much amazing stuff?!?! I went to an estate sale once and the big draw seemed to be old tractors, very disappointing. Love the Indian Cotton spread you picked up~

  10. Hello Donna,
    How was your swim? I saw your link on Must love junk and wanted to come for a visit. Love your projects. I can just imagine how hard it was to wash that KS Bed spread. I have a king sixe myself and I have not yet to wash it. Afraid to...LOL...
    Love the bundle of old lace. Very nice indeed.
    I'm looking forward to see what you do with your last bunch of stuff...LOL
    Marie Antoinette

  11. Donna, you are just as delightful as Diana over at Adirondack says! You've just given me my first smile of the day -----> :-)

    Great finds on those linens there chickee! And, oh, the bed scarf - my dog loves mine. Always falls on the floor and she makes a bed from it.

    And gloopy paint? Is that a technical term?

    Looking forward to what more I can see/learn from your delightful blog! (following now) Thanks for the smiles, Donna! (and Chucks!)

    Cindy from

  12. Love all of your great finds! I'm a new follower from Adirondack Girl @ Heart!

  13. totally scored on those linens! bought a crazy rooster! LOL!

  14. Nice linens...and I think those two iron lamps might make cute little bedside tables, with some round tops and Chuck could build little square lips that would sit over the iron part so they wouldn't slip around...Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life!


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