Day 284 – Fabric from a swap!

Last weekend I had the privilege to attend a fabric/pattern swap that Mena Trott, the creator of the Sew Weekly blog, hosted. A dozen women brought piles of patterns, fabrics and notions to trade in hopes that our “trash” would be someone else’s “treasure”.

There were treasures and this was one : ) A very light-weight cotton, I couldn’t tell you if this was 50’s, 60’s or 70’s. The large flowers remind me of the Flower Power flowers of the 60’s while the small ones in the border have an Asian influence. I tend to think late 50’s, early 60’s.  No matter, the colors are gorgeous!

We’ve got vintage, we’ve got modern!! The blue and yellow Fiesta are vintage, the “turquoise” is modern. The yellow bowls are not Fiesta (shocker!) but 79 cent IKEA finds. The little napkins are NOT from Nadine (shocker again) but came with the tablecloth with the cacti.

I couldn’t make up my mind about the silverware – french ivory or…

…yellow set from IKEA? Your choice.

If you aren’t a facebook fan of ours yet (LIKE us, we’d love to have you!) you may not have seen the recent story highlighting Fiestaware on CBS news. The most poignant part of the story, in my estimation, is the owner (fourth generation!)  of the company talking about how important it is to make the dishes HERE, “to provide jobs to people who live here”. That’s a nice goal.

You can see the story here:

(There are about 30 seconds of commercials at the beginning, just let them play and the story will come up)
Now all I have to do is figure out what outfit to make with this fabric…
Tomorrow – A tropical breakfast in the rain
82 days to go!!

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