11/13/10

The Vintage Sheet Collection

Folding and Packing
We're sort of packing.
Folding and Packing
We should hear if we're getting the rental that we both like on Monday and are hoping to be out of this house by the end of the month. That's not much time for relocating a family AND enjoying Thanksgiving festivities AND getting that overdue hair cut AND celebrating a bestie's birthday AND finishing some big ol' projects AND keeping up with the housework, etc., etc. You've got your own laundry list (no pun intended) of things that need to get done, too, right?

Folding and Packing
I've been chomping at the bit to get the packing started but since we haven't yet secured our next home I thought I should at least wait until the ink had dried on the lease. However, I couldn't completely resist starting in on parts of my studio space that I know I won't be using in the next month.

Pillow Cases
These beauties are currently sitting in large plastic tubs and will no longer be spilling out into the walk space on the way to the kitchen if we land this next rental. I'll have a designated studio with huge windows and hard wood floors and...wait for it...a door!

A door to shut when we have company come over!

We can have company!

I'm kind of excited, thus, the stacks of folded vintage sheets. I have to say I was surprised at how much this pile has grown since the last time I sold my quilt kits but I'm looking forward to sending them out into the world again in quilt kit form sometime in the early part of the new year.

Surely you have a strange collection of something. Do tell!

xoxo,
Rachel

27 comments:

happy owl erin said...

so jealous of your collection! and cannot wait to see how you decorate the new place. you must do before and after pics. too fun!
xo

mandiegirl said...

I'm jealous of your collection, too!!! I haven't had a great time finding old sheets like you!

ringmaster said...

i to must confess that i have a crazy collection of vintage sheets and fabric! i also collect vintage ribbon and have over 75 vintage children's patterns! and i am slowly getting a nice collection of vintage floral suitcases!!!

sweet european dreams said...

yes, my to-do list is totally random and never-ending! I can't imagine how cute your quilt kits are - these sheets are amazing! I find them now and then at Estate Sales, but not near as often as I'd like to! have a great week! -diane

jorjiapeach said...

such a lovely collection.

pinksuedeshoe said...

I am a total nerd and have a collection of about 75 model VW bugs, all colors and sizes. I fell in love with that car when I was about 8 and just started picking them up when I saw them. They are from all over the world, and range from a 1/18 scale model to a teensy silver charm. So weird, but I can't get rid of them.

Erin said...

so beautiful! i love the greens & blues :)

Jessie Fincham said...

oh my gosh, I am so unbelievably JEALOUS of your vintage sheet collection!!!! amazing! good luck with the move :)

Kristi said...

it's not strange... just a closet full of white hippie blouses.

ps. i really w-a-n-t that yellow picnic fabric.

Gingiber said...

I have a strange accumulation of clothes that used to fit me before I had a baby.... does that count as a collection? I kid..


Yay for moving!

Bron said...

Oh wow! I love your vintage sheet collection. It's simply gorgeous!

Nikki said...

I think those stacks of vintage sheets look lovely!!! I even spotted a piece that looked similar to a set I had as a kid! Love your blog and your vintage style!

Amanda said...

Oh can't wait to see the decor pics of your new place! We are moving again too in February but since I barely unpacked for this house it won't be much of a problem to pack again.

I have a growing collection of vintage telephones and embrodiery hoops. I have big plans for the hoops but in the meantime I snatch up all that I can find.

Addie said...

Your collection is lovely! So many pretty patterns & colors! I love all the stripes! Makes me want to run to Goodwill on my lunch break!

Just this weekend I brought home a collection of old thread (100+) and vintage patterns (70) that use to belong to my grandma!

Carolina Bernardo said...

nice collection of fabrics!

ricebabies said...

I have a few...a collection of vintage sheets, wind up toys and fabric with characters so cute I cant cut them...oh and three vintage doll making books..its a strt .ha ha

Katie said...

It's so funny - I have at least 8 of the sheets you have in your collection! It makes me think that maybe there was only about 20 sheet designs produced from 1955 to 1979 in the midwest.

harmonybatham said...

HAHA! I know all about your door issues:) we are actually in the process of remodeling our house and our new bedroom is about to get its own door!!!! FYI doors on bedrooms? necessary.

Lexi said...

hee hee--I just folded all my vintage sheets last night. Reorganizing/purging craft space and it feels SO NICE!! I need so little really, yet have accumulate TOO much! I have a vintage polaroid camera collection that I just reduced to 3 white rainbow ones. And then there is the growing owl/deer figurines.
I sound so old lady-ish!! ;D

Fingers crossed you received good news on the rental. I am convinced being able to close the door to your very own creative space is better than gold!

Waffellebelgium said...

i really cant wait for your quilt kits the last time they sold out before i could buy one!
xoxo
Erica

Kristen said...

I cant wait for your next quilt kit!! They sold out to fast last time!

Trina Curran said...

Oh, my...I am drooling...I have a tiny, tiny stack of vintage sheets compared to yours, but I love them. So pretty!

rachael said...

good luck! i long for the days of a separate art studio! for now, i live in a 375 sq ft stupid apartment. ha.

Desiree Fawn said...

What a fabulous collection!

Anna said...

I love that your collection is all color sorted! i am obsessed with my vintage sheet collection & the boyf just doesn't get it. your new studio sounds amazing!!

Anna said...

are you going to do quilt kits again? i want to buy one!!

Meg said...

wow, that is quite a collection!! so very lovely! i really need to get one of those going. congrats on getting the rental - yay!