Thursday, March 24, 2011

I Make Up Words.

Really, I do- all the time.  Apparently it's something I've always done.  I've been told that for the first four years of my life, I insisted on calling all beverages, ogendagens.  Despite knowing how to say milk, water, juice, etc.  I was just stubborn about it.  Me?  Stubborn?  Go figure.

Well, I've coined a new one, folks- Fabriganza.  Fabric + Extravaganza.  And that's what I had this past weekend, a super fabriganza!  I thrifted a bunch of vintage goodies, check 'em out.

I'm not exactly sure what kind of fabric this is.  It's got a bit of a sheen to it and it has some give to it.  Maybe rayon?  Well, whatever it is, it's fab!

 This one makes my eyes go a little crazy.  Not sure how well that's going to work out when I go to cut it and actually make something.  (It's a thick cotton, very sturdy.)

The one on the left is super crazy.  It appears to be dual-layered and woven together.  Check out the close up below, it's it great?  It makes me wish I knew how to make clothes.  I totally want a jacket made out of it! 


I'm a sucker for prints, can you tell?!  Especially that blue one.  I have something pretty similar in red, green and yellow!

I got these two pink things for 50 cents.  I can't tell if they are napkins or hankies, but what I do know is they are crazy.  They have little people on them!
 
See them?  These second photo is more true to the color too, not so bright.

I also found an unopened bag of stuffing.  Yay, I was getting low.  Phew.

I saved the best for last!  I was so excited about these last finds that I'm still grinning from ear to ear.
I can't believe I finally found one those ridiculously kitschy vintage sheets.  They're always on the top of my list when I go thrifting, but I've never had any luck until now.  As for the velvet, it was the first thing I picked up when we got to the store and I knew it was going to be a spectacular day.  Baby, I've got one word for you- PRINCE.  Oh, hell yeah.  Some royal embroideries coming at ya soon!

What's the best thing you've thrifted lately?

5 comments:

artymess said...

Great finds Jacquie.....x

Vanessa said...

Awesome finds! That vintage sheet is amazing. I love that you make up your own words! ;)

Nicky said...

Hey... I'm a sheet collector too, great for the beach! (More vintage pillowcases actually) cause I keep thinking I'll make something super cool out of them! And... they continue to pile up- hahah! Oh well. Last super finds while thrifting were cute gingham girls dresses for my girls! I blogged about em recently. I was going to sell them, but they fit so well. :D Happy Thursday!

Sara said...

Great finds!

MafiosaGrrl said...

Thanks, guys! The thrifting mojo was good that day:)

Nicky- I saw the pink and yellow ones? Those were so super cute, I wouldn't have been able to give them up either. I think I'll be holding on to that sheet for a while, it's too precious to cut into yet, lol.