Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Some Thrifty Calico Finds

Told 'ya I'd write about calico again.
Today, it's a few more thrift finds - like this pretty vintage tablecloth in a calico patchwork print. It's a big one, and it has a nice ruffled edge, to boot:
And colors straight out of the 70's:
I also found a great craft book from 1977 with this sweet lion placemat on the front cover; he's a calico cutie for sure!
 And I really could not believe my eyes when I saw this red "Calico Critters" boot stuffer kitty sitting on the floor (waiting just for me) at one of my favorite thrift stores! I've written about the Calico Critters Puss In Boots before - well, now I have another, and I picked him up at a very reasonable price:
I got this "pattern" of iron-on alphabet transfers in calico prints:
There aren't a ton of letters remaining, but I may be able to spell out something!

I find calico yardage and remnants like those shown above at thrift stores all the time.
Fabric doesn't get much "cheerier" than that!


Tina Dawn said...

I also have many little remnants of calico, it is such a happy fabric. Love the lion placemat. Glad you found another "Critter". Love T

GardenOfDaisies said...

OH , these are so fun and take me back to the 70's. :-) I love those calico cat boot stuffers.

jelly andrews said...

I am pretty much in love the Calico Critter boot stuffer. It is so cute. Oh! I want to have it for my boots too. Thanks anyway for sharing these adorable stuffs.