Have you ever been in a thrift store and saw something highly desirable and someone else was looking at it? What did you do?
I went into a local store that is slightly more curated, and has somewhat higher prices than the place I usually shop. But, I’ve gotten some real gems there. Like my vintage, Made-in-Pakistan corduroy and velvet tote bag that I picked up for $10.00.
Last week, I saw a woman sorting through a large bin of linens and fabrics. She had taken one piece out and placed it aside. When I saw what it was, I HAD TO HAVE IT.
Had she taken it out because she was going to buy it? Was she just trying to make more room in the bin to see what else was there? I was tormented and had to come up with a plan of action.
I decided to befriend her, figuring that in the event she did want to buy it, I could convince her why it had to be mine. I moseyed up next to her and started chatting about what nice things were in the bin, blocking her view of the one she had set aside, hoping she would forget about it. It worked!
I also picked up these textiles.
Now for the pièce de résistance. At first I thought it was just heavyweight cotton yardage.
This fabric is identical. I got it home and took a good look.
It’s a shower curtain!
Even weirder – the grommets for the shower curtain hooks are at the bottom.
My guess is that there was a run of ‘seconds’ in this print, all manufactured upside-down. Some clever seamstress turned one into the dress that I now own.
I haven’t decided yet what to do with the shower curtain. Maybe…use it as a shower curtain?
This little discovery is definitely Ta-Dah! Tuesday-worthy.