Friday, June 17, 2011


You are NOT going to believe this...
Mr. Nook and I were on our way into town to have a bite to eat and pick up a few groceries.
It was probably 6:30 pm. I spotted a pile of goodies, including a suitcase (you know I am into the suitcases these days!) by the roadside with a sign nailed to a tree that said "FREE". Well, Mr. Nook turned the car around. Upon closer look I determined the suitcase was not for me, while lifting the case I thought, ghee this seems like it has something inside. I opened the case and it was full of linens, is this a mistake I thought. Looking at the sign again nailed to the tree, it did say Free.
I could hardly believe my luck.
I have been to this yard sale several times over the years, it is actually an antique shop in a barn. A few times a year they bring some of the stuff out onto the lawn and call it a yard sale.
As you can see, there is still the price tags attached.
I so love these dish towels.
These dish towels are very large size and they are quite different. I do not know my fabrics to well, they seem to be of a soft burlap so to speak. Does anyone know??
What to do with all of my lovely finds?
Well, you know I love to use doily's and such in some of my art work. Some of the towels I will probably keep myself, they are after all right up my alley.
I am thinking, I would like to try my skills at making some bags with the linens. I should just DO IT!!
Do you think a vintage dish towel would make an interesting bag??
Let me know what you think.
Thanks for stopping by.


Sandi said...

What a find! I believe the bits that you ask about are linen. Love to see what ever you create with them. I have curtains in my laundry area that are vintage linen towels hung with clips.

Linda said...

Hi Michelle, I think those towels are a linen. I have tea towels similar and they came from Ireland.
Wow what treasures!! Lucky girl.

Faye said...

I agree, I thought linen too when I read your blog. They would make great bags...I'd say go for it!

Carla said...

Awesome find girl! WOW lucky! I dont know my fabric either, but im sure whatever you create will be darling!

Lululiz said...

Amazing! All those treasures, for free, by the roadside, how lucky can you get? Wonderful finds, especially the beautiful linen towels.

Donna said...

Wow what a great find.
Love old linens.

artistamyjo said...

Wow ! What a find and lucky you!
Towels sound and look like linen.
Bags would be cute or curtains,
hugs, Amy

outjunking said...

Gosh, this makes me want to jump in the car and ride around the neighbor hood. Once I found an old soda shop chair by the road, I kept waiting to here sirens.
To much fun,

Sassy Marsha said...

Oh, boy, what a FIND!!!!

We are partners in the shoe swap!! I sent you an email but thought I would post here as well in case it ended up in your spam or trash folder!

You have a beautiful blog!! Let me know if you there is a certain color you would prefer for your shoe!