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Thread: I think I have died and gone to Vintage fabric heaven!

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    Super Member oldswimmer's Avatar
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    Ok...You many know that I am an antiquer and love vintage fabrics. I used to have a small antique mall and I went to every auction I could... always looking for vintage fabric and notions. I also ended up bidding against a lady & her husband who now make their living by buying estates. They go in and make a bid on everything in the house after the family has taken what they want. So she calls me last Saturday and tells me that she has just bought two estates that had alot of fabric and says I should come look. They have a second hand store that is only open on Saturdays and it is where they sell all the estate items. I went to look and
    OH MY GOSH..... this is what I bought! All of this is 35-36" wide vintage fabric. I was just giddy!!!!!!!!!

    Bear with me, I have alot of pictures! Im going to post more than the original three pics, so come back to look if there is not more than three when you view this.

    some great old florals!
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    Beautiful ombre daisy!
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    left is a beautiful asain dragon print, has 39 cent price tag still on it from "Newberrys" store, and a raggedy ann & andy border print with 59 cent tag from "Totem Dept. store", right is a large piece of bark cloth like fabric
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    The piece in the upper right is a blue and orange paisley.....love it!
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    The great pinks and reds!
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    Ok, just to be fair... I did buy something besides fabric... a great bird book with illustrations that are exactly 8 X 10...Can you guess what I am going to do with these? I am doing a bedroom in all vintage items.
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    My favorites... border prints.. I see some cool aprons in my future!
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    Love the purple roses and the orange/gold/brown stripe
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    reach for the stars 2's Avatar
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    Oh My!!!

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    Senior Member Twilliebee's Avatar
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    Jun 2010
    PEI, Canada
    Fantastic! I especially love the three red fabrics, and of those especially the one on the lower right. Wonderful find!

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    Power Poster dkabasketlady's Avatar
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    Lakeland, Florida
    I'm GIDDY right there with you!!!! I love the border fabric for aprons also!!!

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    May 2009
    La Pine Oregon, USA
    oh wow -- vintage.....One of those fabrics is the same design as something I had on in high school..........vintage.....yeah

    What a great find! congrats!

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    Super Member Colbaltjars62's Avatar
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    Gladstone, Oregon by way of Washington(the state)
    You hit the Motherlode!!!!
    Very cool that they called you.
    Good for you!
    Very pretty.

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    Senior Member RatherB Quilting's Avatar
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    New York State, but I will always be Canadian!
    Wow...I have no idea about vintage fabric, but boy...I sure like some of those! Great haul!

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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    Oh no, I have a dilemma! I'm a vintage junkie and I'm getting very jealous!! hahahah
    GREAT finds!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D

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    Super Member oldswimmer's Avatar
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    Well if you ever come this way... this place is in Overton, NE.... about 20 miles west of Kearney... just off of interstate 80. Opens at 8 am on Saturdays, or you can call and if they are working at the shop they will let you come in! It is called Tiedes (pronounced tee dees)

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    Super Member SharonAnne's Avatar
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    Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA
    You sure won the fabric lottery!!!!

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