Oh how I love thrift stores! And what do I love about them? Well, for this post we shall focus on their wonderful selection of curtains. Especially if I can find silk curtains! Silk Dupioni is not cheap. It can be found at JoAnn's for $24.00 a yard...if you have a 50% off coupon that makes it $12.00 a yard...aaaaaand it is only 45" wide. Sometimes I can find it for $8.00 a yard, but that is rare. So, when I find a silk curtain panel for $4.00...I get excited!!! Last week I found another set of silk curtain panels at Deseret Industries and thought I would put all of my silk panel dress ideas here in this post.
1884 Stripe dress by Charles Worth, Chicago History Museum
Dupioni silk Drapery panels from JCPenney found at The Idaho Youth Ranch for $4.00 a panel
Gold silk matched with black and dark ivory fabric also found at a thrift store!
1912 dress found on etsy.
Linens and Things silk drapery panels found at Deseret Industries for $4.00 a panel
Silk matched with a brown velvet dress also found at DI and my mink stole.
Wojciech Kossak - Portrait of Sophia Hoesickowej 1909
Silk Drapes by Pottery Barn found at The Idaho Youth Ranch
Lace and netting to go with the silk
Teens Era Sailor Suit
Linens and Things White silk drapes found at Savers. I will be pairing blue silk with it for the collar, tie and cuffs!
So, now you can see why I love thrift stores and every one I go to I check out the linens department! You never know what you will find!