Monday, September 27, 2010

Flea Market Find

Happy Monday all. Last weekend I just happened to arrive at my local oppy when they were just opening their doors. There is something to be said about that lovely phrase "an early bird catches the worm" because I spotted these two magnificent vintage sleeping bags as they were being dropped off. 

Very 70's, mint condition, with great big industrial sized zips. I love them but other than using them as sleeping bags, I'm not sure what to use them for. The kids would get a good kick out of them but we are not really the camping type (hubby has two wonky hips and I have a wonky neck) so I was thinking perhaps I could convert them into giant sized cushions for the kids to use or maybe use them outside in our entertaining area and line the bottom with canvas to keep them water proof. 

What do you think?

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15 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Oh my goodness - they are op shop gold!
Can you cut the zippers off and repair them and use them as quilts or doonas?

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

What a lovely find - if the beautiful quilting is all round on one side, I would open them out, take the zip off and put a border around of something sturdy and use as a bed cover, otherwise I would open them out and use them as throws. They are too good to be out of sight!

sue said...

Yep I agree - ditch the zippers and use them as quilts - heaven!

Vic said...

OMG! You've got two big (sleeping...) bags of oppy awesome there...! *drools*

I wouldn't be able to bring myself to mess with them if I'd found them... I'd just have to camp in the loungeroom every second night...

Sarah said...

Fabulous find and perfectly timed. I love the idea of lining with canvas for outdoorsy garden throws, how magical and toasty to curl up on with a cup of something mulled while star gazing... x

littlebetty said...

I found a sheet exactly like that this year. Not mint condition. Made an outfit for the babe, PJs for me and gave the rest away - definately well used in the end!!!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i just think they're gorgeous.
My Flea Market Find

handmadehappiness said...

love love love i would go for quilt or outdoor snuggly!! x

Little Ted Canvas said...

They are just gorgeous! What a brilliant op shop find, I really thing you should keep the as sleeping bags, for dragging into the lounge to curl up in or to use for sleepovers..they are really beautiful.

Rhiannon said...

They are AWESOME!! What a find! I would totally open them up, remove the zips if you wish, and use them as bed/furniture covers.

Mogs Designs said...

WOW, Fabulous find, Yep I'm with the others, remove the zips and use as quilts,
Have a great week
Melissa

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous sleeping bags! There's always no too much if it's a beautiful thing! Kellie xx

Sharon said...

They are definiately from the 70's.....I had that fabric on my bed!! In fTalk about a blast from the past!

Pretty Little Paper Love said...

You could always send them to me if you can't figure out what to do with them :D I've never found anything that awesome! THanks for following me & I'm following you back :D

Allana said...

What a fantastic find!! I love them, probably wouldn't be able to mess with them either but would be awesome for outdoor picnics and maybe outdoor cinema nights :)