Saturday, September 20, 2008

Lactating Finds

When I was visiting Rechelle last week she drug me to a sweet little town that has a creamery and I bought some yummy cheese that made me want to have a milk cow so bad I almost started lactating. I threw in that lactating bit just for my sister, because I try very hard not to leave out bodily fluids in any of my posts. You're welcome, Rechelle.

We also stopped at an antique store. Rechelle stocked up on Nancy Drew books and I spent one American dollar on this;



Old Curtains, not the dog hair and leaves on the porch.
I couldn't stop looking at the pattern. And the colors, don't you just love the colors? Or is it just me?
These curtains were obviously used for quite some time because two of them are very sun faded, but I love that part too.
Now, what am I going to do with it? I was thinking a cute apron. Maybe embellish some towels. Or recover my office chair. Or, or, or.. what? What can I do with this?

26 comments:

Stephanie said...

Love that pattern... I'm thinking they would look great as pops of color - on teatowels or pillows or even a whole chair.

Molly said...

That pattern makes me think of Dr Seuss for some reason - it's whimsical and bright. How about upholstering an ottoman?

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh... I see a tablecloth, with matching napkins and turquoise and white Fiesta Ware!

Alisa said...

You could mail it to me. That would be very sweet of you.
I'm loving the apron idea. The tablecloth and napkins sound neat as well.
It is very pretty. Good find for $1!
A cow would be neat as well.

Mama Hen said...

Love the pattern and colors. I like the table cloth idea. What a great find.

Fran said...

I love these curtains!! The material is gorgeous! Don't you need curtains? Or is that your sister?!!!

ps - actually, I would make an apron and a tablecloth, but I am fixated on aprons right now!!!

ISO (In search of) said...

Okay, so when I read the lactating part I was just sure you were going to make some of those cute little nursing cover no peek aprons. I would so wear one of I was nursing. Of course my kids have outgrown that. Very stylish though. What a bargain!

Alicia said...

I'm going with an apron as well. I think it would just brighten up any time spent in the kitchen! And, I was thorougly thanking God that my stone was not as painful as it looks. When it actually came out, I wouldn't have even known if I hadn't of been peeing through a strainer. (And I'm sure you're one of the few people who will not think that's TMI!)

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Bargains are the best!
A chair covered in that would look really tops.
A day of bargains and feasting on cheese...
Ain't gonnna get much better than that...
Mabey add a little chocolate and coffee???

Estir_BunE said...

ooooo the office chair would be scrumptious!

Donna said...

Ah, but nobody can lactate like Ree.

cndymkr / jean said...

ok, unless you are pregnant, no lactating talk.

The pattern is great and would look wonderful as an apron.

Young Snowbird said...

Along with that apron, make some pot holders and oven mitts to complete the outfit.

ladyfi said...

Make a cushion cover or an evening dress and handbag...

Sharon said...

I think you should hang them up and invite your mother to see. She will take pity on you and get making some new curtains for you!

Jenni said...

As soon as I saw those curtains, I thought, "Apron!" And then I thought, "Gawd, I hope she's not actually going to use them as curtains!" They'd make a really cute apron (or several) though. I just bought this pattern:
http://montessoribyhand.blogspot.com/2007/12/emmeline-apron.html
The pattern is not that thin, nasty pattern paper, but a nice, sturdy paper and the apron is adorable. I think that fabric would be perfect for it.

Rhea said...

Very pretty colors and pattern. I like your ideas for it too...a cute apron you might giveaway on your site? hehe

lmerie said...

The apron is good, but then you need to make a grey gardens head piece :)

Nikki said...

Sometimes just HAVING the beautiful fabric is enough. Just drape it over the back of a chair and admire it whenever you walk by. Or maybe dinner napkins?

Milah said...

I see bedskirt and pillows. I would buy a silky ivory comforter to go with it and be sure to add lots of fringe to those pillows. Yeah...that's what I see.

Lori Radcliffe said...

Maybe you should make play clothes for your kids just like Maria von Trapp.

Linda said...

I think it would look pretty as a cushion cover for outdoor furniture. Especially something wicker. Sitting on a front porch perhaps. Or indoor throw pillows. Or placemats for your table. Oh yeah, and the apron would be pretty too. I love it when there are so many possibilities!

rechelle said...

If it were me, I would do a poor job of folding the material up and then I would put it on top of my dresser to "age it" for a year or two. Then I would get really tired of watching the fabric "age" and so I would move the fabric to the top shelf of my closet where I would never see it again.

Mama Dawg said...

Totall recover your office chair. That's gorgeous!

Living on the Spit said...

What a great find. I love the fabric.

Beata said...

What a beautiful, whimsical fabric. I think chair and a cushion!