I was poking around a local thrift store recently and found some pieces of linen carefully rolled together and tucked in a plastic bag.
And here's what I found when I unrolled them.
A bunch of linen calendar towels, perfectly preserved and never used (not a speck of anything on them) with beautiful vintage fruit crate graphics from the area where I live.
One of the things we're famous for here is the Fruit Loop.
This one is my favorite. I love that peek of Mt. Hood which I'm lucky enough to see in person every day.
I'm sure you can guess what happened next.
Must. Make. Pillows.
And please allow me to veer off topic for just a moment.
That white chair is my newest photo prop, purchased at the local re-building center for $5.
Do you have one of these type of stores nearby? I LOVE this place. It's an amazing source for all kinds of vintage, rusty, chippy, patina-ed, worn stuff -- parts and pieces of houses, buildings, machinery -- anything that could possibly be reused somehow. Amazing prices too.
Don't even get me started on the old chippy doors they have!
There's also a large shed filled with cans of paint -- perfectly good paint -- maybe an 'oops' color or just someone's leftovers that didn't need to end up in a landfill. Also bargain prices. I went for the paint and came home with the chair.
Maybe next time I'm there, I'll pretend I'm a blogger and remember to take some photos.