I was chatting away to a friend about bargain hunting and happened to mention I'd picked up quite a pile of bed linen and a table cloth for next to nothing from a charity shop, she shuddered and said she couldn't ever buy sheets or fabric second hand as 'you don't know where they've been'. Good point I suppose but who buys sheets, new or old, and uses them without bunging them in the washer first? Well - excepting the other half who got a reputation (unfair) for painting himself blue to get out of lectures when really he'd just slept on new sheets without washing them while suffering from Fresher's Flu and had some dye transfer issues!
I like having a good rummage through the fabric rail as there are often some pretty pillow cases or even odd curtains, this tablecloth was £1.50, a little small for our kitchen table but I loved the light blue colour and the white detailing.
I picked up a single flat sheet for £1 in light blue which I'm planning to butcher for some bunting and cushion covers when I've dusted off the sewing machine and a double fitted sheet in the same shade for £1.50. The biggest bargain, quite literally, was the king sized floral duvet cover and pillowcase for £1 - I like florals but I'm not the world's biggest fan so I was surprised when it jumped out and screamed 'pick me!' - any ideas how I should use it?
Is it wrong that I love the softness of old sheets? It seems to take forever to get the same texture with new bedding!