May 30, 2009

$1 Vintage Tablecloth

My friend, Wendy, and I frequent all of the local thrift stores weekly. Our favorite is the Salvation Army in our town. We are both in mourning because we saw the local headline which informed us that our Salvation Army is closing. It may have been our saddest day ever. Now we'll have to travel to hit any Salvation Armies. The closest one is about 3/4 an hour away. Whaaa!!!

Last Thursday, we went to a bag sale at a nearby church and found this beauty. Actually, I thought it was butt-ugly, but Wendy saw some charm in it, so we bought it for $1.

A vintage tablecloth:

Today, I cut it up and for just about $13.50... including the lining fabric (~$9), the corduroy shirt I cut up for the apron strings ($1) and the tablecloth ($1), the belt I got at Sally's ($1), and the ($1.50) D-Rings, I made the following....

{a pretty purse}


{an apron with funky fringe}

{the back}

How fun is that?


Cupcake Mama said...

L-O-V-E the purse especially! My mom told me about some Goodwills closing in her part of the country as well...too bad for everyone!

Housewife Savant said...

which is French
"Holy cow, that's lovely!"

{Katie Lane} said...

What?! You are so talented, I wish I could do that.

melissa s. said...

that is very, very fun! what a great find. thanks for visiting my blog!!

charonfamily said...

Thanks for entering the giveaway! I will be having the drawing tomorrow morning, and I will let you know. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Thanks for stopping by the blog, and PLEASE come back again... and again.. I am always adding new fun things that I make.

Have a great day!


Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Sew creative (pun intended)! I love the purse and apron...I think I would have had the same initial reaction to the tablecloth as you...but when made into smaller pieces it looks great!

Becky said...

You are a marvel! Very cool creations!

Thanks for topping by my Giveaway!

Noelle said...

Cant find your email so I'm Leaving you a comment to let you know...YOU WON the baby blanket at Please email me with your address so I can send it off to you!

Thanks again!

PS Your not crazy for having that song stuck in your got it stuck in mine for a week!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh, I love what you did with that! I am so impressed, all the "re-do's" are adorable!

Small House said...

Wow, look how far a vintage table cloth can go. Everything is cute as usual.

Have a great day.

Mom said...

You go on with your bad crafting self! Good job! What cute ideas.


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