Flea Market Find {Using Vintage Fabric}

Hey everyone!
I finally had the time to devote to some minor sewing projects the other day and figured I would share a quick update!

Several weeks ago, I scored some super cute fabric from a flea market. It had the original Lord and Taylor tags on it, but was such an odd size, it was definitely a remnant. For dirt cheap, and because it was certainly my colors, I couldn’t pass it up. Who can say no to vintage, floral fabric? I wasn’t even sure what I could turn it into! But that didn’t matter! I just took the plunge.

After delicately cleaning it and allowing it to air dry, I lightly ironed the edges and let it sit for a while. Eventually, I decided to update the pillows on our bed, moving many of the others into the guest room and making room for new funky pillows. I pulled one of the colors from the print of the vintage fabric and found a perfect, solid color backing fabric. I decided to split the fabric and make two pillows, the length of a sham but narrower in the width.

After measuring, cutting, and pinning the edges, I was ready to sew. These were actually a quick project with my handy dandy sewing machine and I was done in no time. The prep took more time than the actual sewing, of course! I just made a simple form, rather than a cover, filled with polyfil, and sewed up the last hole. What do you think?

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I think they fit right in!

Xoxo,
Ashley

Treasure Hunting {I wish I was a picker}

Once a month, I head out with the hopes of finding some new interior inspiration or cheap finds to add to the house. And though I didn’t buy anything TODAY (I may head back tomorrow…), I did find some fun things to ooh and ahh over which I thought that I would share with you!

What a gorgeous vintage owl print. It looks like something from an antique book’s pages. But, it was a bit out of the budget at $55.

LOOK at that pillow. I mean, LOOK AT IT! It’s great. It was squishy and comfy for a bolster pillow, but it was also a bit too much money ($42). Come on though, wouldn’t it look awesome in our living room?

Another fantastic accessory! These two vases are so graphic and awesome, it’s hard not to take them home with me. But again, the price wasn’t there for me. The one on the left was $28 and the right $39 (not sure why there was the price difference).

Now he’s just adorable. This may be one of those things that I go back for tomorrow. He was just jumping out at me from his small spot on a shelf.

These were BIG floor pillows in black and white. I’d love to have them, to just toss them around on the floor, but…they were about $69 a piece. Yikes!

Now, some of those things above may have to eventually find their way into my house. Or at least I will take the idea and try to make my own version (huge floor pillows? printed vase? hmmm…). I’ll do whatever it takes. But there were some things at the sale that were, for sure, way out of the budget. These are the splurges that were too gorgeous to NOT take a picture of, but did not (and will not) come home with me.

This sucker was about $300, but wouldn’t it look AWESOME on a wall in the family room?

Entrez et buvez un Coca Cola. So beautiful! I’ve seen a lot of old Coke memorabilia but never a French sign. Too, too cool. And too, too expensive ($289).

So it was a fun morning searching for inspiration. And it may have to happen again tomorrow. I just love searching for new/old things to add to the home. What do you think? Is $300 reasonable for that Coke sign? I think so!

 

XOXO,

Ashley