Friday, January 14, 2011

Garage Sale III - Spring Linens

Let's talk linens, shall we?

I adore fabric. I am besotted by fetching patterns, especially flowers. My years-long fling with Ebay only made the situation worse. It enabled the madness.

But there's only so many curtains, tablecloths and throws a farmgirl can handle.

Item 1) 2 valances
Update: Sold to Chris!
Sewn of what appears to be Cath Kidston fabric, though don't hold me to that.
14.5" x 57"
There is a pocket for a curtain rod in both panels.
Some very minimal fading on the back side of the panels, which is a solid, light blue cotton.

These hung in the kitchen of our old house the entire time we lived there and I loved them. There is something very beautiful about pale blue mixed with pink. My Mama once declared them her favorite thing in my entire home.

Price: $20 (free shipping)
Local pick-up: $15

Item 2) Yo Yo Table Runner Length: 68"
Update: Sold to Rebecca!

There's something about yo-yos that I find so very farmy. And these colors are scrumptious. Alas, I only used it once, at a family Easter meal.

Price: $15 (free shipping)
Local pick-up: $10

Item 3)
Crazy-Cool Vintage Curtain Panels
33" x 82"
Update: Sold to Alli!

When I bought these, I was told they were "bark cloth", but I don't think they actually are. They are not nubby at all. They are cotton panels with the most vibrant floral pattern. There is no fading and no stains.

Please, someone buy these and do something insanely cool with them! Color, people. Color!

Price: $30 (free shipping)
Local pick-up: $22

Item 4)
Vintage Tablecloth
Large size - 58" x 66"
Update: Sold to Sherry!

This has no stains or tears, but it does have an area in the middle that is darkened, almost like glue or something dried on it? I have no idea. I have never used it. Because that's just the kind of sickness I have.

It would be perfect as a cutter, for pillows! The white is still very white and the colors are the perfect combination of faded-by-time and vivid.

Price: $15 (free shipping)
Local pick-up: $8

Item 5) Martha Stewart reversible blue and white matelasse throw
45" x 56"
Update: Sold to Keisha!

This is in perfect condition!

Price: $20 (free shipping)
Local pick-up: $12

Item 6) Vintage chenille bedspread
Update: Sold to Sarah S.!

I bought this to make curtains made for Ruby's room. And then I remembered that I do not sew. This is sized for a double bed, or maybe a twin, if you wanted it to hang down to the floor. It's very large.

Mint condition!

Price: $45 (free shipping)
Local pick-up: $30

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  1. yo yo table runner, right here!!! please tell me that my stalking of your blog & being almost creepily on top of your garage sale is paying I first????

  2. Oh, that yo yo table runner was stunning! Lovin' the garage sale posts! :)

  3. Crap! (sorry I was going to make that much more emphatic and cursing-like) I think I've missed the one I want and I have been stalking the site for the past 24 hours. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR...I'm tempted to take the throw b/c it does remind me of you so much. Or the curtains but it's so hard when I don't have house yet and have to store all this stuff up. Am I like the most lukewarm buyer or what? JFlo needs #1, I'm sure of it!

  4. Ummm....yeah...I just want to say that you have the best garage sales....EVER! My worn, ripped, faded, ragged old linens that make it to my garage sale never looked this cool! Girl, when you are going to take a break from being so fabulous?

    I'm goin' to hit those other garage sale posts to see if there is anything left!


  5. Shannan,
    Next time you need something sewn into curtains, CALL ME! (love that chenille)
    Silly girl!
    Your Personal Seamstress

  6. Ooooooh! Was it me that won the chenille bedspread? Tell me it is so!

  7. oh my groceries! how does everyone else get on here so quick like and buy up everything?

  8. I want the curtain panels! Item 3 I think... this is alli Cline btw

  9. what a crazy morning...first I cry my eyes out at Melanie's post at Pretties and Posies, now I'm laughing my butt off at your comment about buying the chenille to make curtains and then remembering you don't sew! That is so funny, and sooo something I would do!

    Great garage sale Shannan!! Fun idea!! All the bloggers should do this!!

  10. I keep missing out! I am so curious now as to the "cause" for all of these garage sales. You have inspired me to have my own yard sale, but I am doing mine on Facebook. :)

    You are such the role model.


  11. is Keisha referring to your sis? If so, that's a crack up b/c I almost commented that maybe she could get the blanket since I have you the comforter that she wanted me to will her so badly.

  12. It's all gone!! I would have taken the yo yo runner. I have the cutest yo yo belt. I would have taken it apart and made belts and put some on lollibag's... oh well

  13. Shoot dang it is true... You snooze, you lose.

  14. You're having great success with this online yard sale. I'm way impressed! Good for you.

    Hope you have a very happy weekend.

  15. do i have to take a sick day from teaching to catch your sale items?
    how about a moonlight madness sale??

  16. Man, I missed the Farmgirl garage sale yet again!
    I have a tablecloth in the same fabric as your curtains. White background though. So, technically not the same, just similar.

  17. Authentically similar, I should say.

  18. I love that table runner, I recently decided I want to make the decor for my kids room, although I don't know how to sew, I plan to learn. I haven't been able to find the styles I have been looking for so I just figured, it couldn't be that hard, so I'm going to give it a try.