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!


  1. This is so funny that you mention wanting to find the manufacturer. This exact print is a wallpaper in an old local restaurant in town and I've been trying to find it online when I stumbled upon this picture from your blog. It's interesting that it was printed on oilcloth as well.