Friday, March 9, 2012

Vintage Oilcloth! Mod 60's Graphic! So Tim Holtz!

So you never know what you will find at an estate sale, right?  I tend to shop for the same things, vintage fabric, ribbon and paper, just things I like!  The tag sale yesterday was in River Forest, Illinois, a four square home built in 1912.  I shopped in my somewhat organized way, walking through the house just to see everything quickly, then back again to the areas of interest and then finally one last walk through to see if I missed anything.  And there it was, so innocently sitting in a plastic bag in the basement with stuff piled on top of it..... a bag of vintage oilcloth, so I grabbed it!  I didn't even look inside, the price was just too good to pass on.  I checked out, came home and finally remembered hours later, oh yeah the stuff from the estate sale is still in the car!  So here is my find......over 5 yards of graphic FUN Mod 60's Oilcloth!

Imagine the possibilities!  My first thought....a fun market tote bag!  What do you think?  What would Tim Holtz think?  It's right up his alley, yes?

I wish I new the manufacturer, just for some more history.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Have you ever thought about how do you like your colors?  Not just what colors you like, you like your colors, separated or all mixed up?

I first started to think about this when I was planning flower beds for our landscape clients, they would choose their flowers, but where do we plant them?  Some like to plant in a very organized way, block style, masses of one color here and another mass of color there.  Then there is the client who prefers more of a cottage style, all mixed up.  Certainly two unique approaches to how do you like your colors.

So this started me thinking about the quilts I am drawn to.....the quilts that really catch my eye are all mixed up, the more mixed up the better!

So, taking it a step further, are you left brain?  very logical, organized and good at math?  or are you right brain, very spontaneous, unpredictable and a dreamer?

Have a great week!