Tuesday, June 05, 2007

vintage chenille


I found these three chenille bedspreads at Saver's half-off Memorial Day Sale! I couldn't believe they were still there when my sister and I finally got to the store. I paid $4.00 for the full size yellow, $4.00 for the full-size pink and $2.00 for the twin-size blue. They are all in perfect condition!



And then during the week I found these two chenille pillows at Goodwill for $3.99 each. They are like new, perfectly white. And they will stay that way. Cuz...


... look where I put them! High atop my hutch in the guest room with the chenille Easter basket from Target and my chenille bunny I got at a thrift store for a dollar. Loving all my fluffy chenille!


When Randy & I married in 1979 we were given a homemade tied quilt made from two sheets. It is without a doubt the softest blanket we own and my three kids have fought over who gets to use it for years. You know what I'm talking about, those wonderful vintage sheets from the 60's & 70's that we are all starting to collect because they are sooo soft & dreamy. Well, I recently found that exact pattern in a top sheet and three pillow cases at two different thrift stores AND in excellant condition! In all these years I had never seen that pattern. Gotta love it when your favorite bedding comes together after 28 years!

14 comments:

Becca said...

eegads! the chenille covers are lovely! excellent find. I only have two white ones (one for 10 dollars, one for free) I never knew I liked them until I actually saw one. Your pastel ones are so beautiful, Linda!

Rhoda said...

Pretty chenille, Linda!

I just went back & read about your youngest graduating & how your life will be changing. What a sweet post! I know your kids must have loved you being at home with them. My mom stayed at home too.

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality

see you there! said...

Chenille is so tactile isn't it? I have a pretty throw pillow covered in vintage chenille. No whole coveres tho.

Darla

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oodle-lolly golly what a day!
I'm thinking of a jacket made out of one....

Heidi said...

Ooh, you lucky duck! Those are a fabulous find. Are you going to leave them as is or cut them up to sew with? Hmm, decisions, decisions! LOL

Sandy said...

Chenille brings back memories of my Grandma's bedspreads:)
Happy Monday, Linda!
Sandy
For Reluctant Entertainers

Kerri B said...

You should introduce the blankets to Shaquille (Chenille)...they would get along famously, I imagine.

miranda said...

LOVE THE NEW LOOK OF YOUR BLOG!!!

Amy said...

I can't believe you found such great bedspreads! I've been after similar ones for ages but people know they're popular here so they are really pricey!

Lizzie said...

What a great find with the chenille! I love the pillows from goodwill- they have such a quaint cottage look to them. I have a few chenille things- a vintage bedspread, and my moms chenille baby quilt- my sister and I used it, too.

oliveoyl64 said...
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oliveoyl64 said...

Hi,
I found your blog through "an odd duck" and I would like to add a link on my blog if you don't mind.

I love all of your thrifty finds and look foward to more stories.

I read back quite a ways and noticed you had a Lady Banks Rose bush. So does my mother and you are correct when you say it can take over an entire house. We thought my dad had killed it when he cut it to a stump, but NO... it came back with a vengence. Sad it only blooms once a yr. b/c it is gorgeous to look at.

NanAZ said...

On our trip to Ohio, my aunt's cottage was completely furnished with vintage sheets, linens, furniture and bedspreads. I'll be posting some pics soon. LOVE them!

Natasha said...

First I thought I was lost when I stopped by, the banner looks great!!

Then I became quite jealous of all that amazing chenille and what a good deal.

Then I had to laugh at the bedding finally coming together!! You are the best!!