I have a path I follow at my thrift store. Sheets, sewing patterns, pillow cases...skip the bras and slips. But one time a slip caught my eye. It had a lace trim that said "love". Loved.
I knew I'd use it for something and it eventually was the inspiration for an apron...combined with the coolest piece of a linen tea towel, some vintage seam binding, and fringed cotton muslin. Love.