Monday, December 25, 2006

What do you thrift for?

Fabric is not the only thing I find thrifting.
I post a lot of fabric here, and other linens, because it's easy to scan.
But I find ALL KINDS of goodies.

Like this fun crocheted rug, handmade and basically felted.
The owner must have not liked the outcome, but I love it.
Crocheted rug

Miscellaneous stuff, like these apple ornaments that match my apple wreath and apple garland (those were full-price deals).
Decorating with fruit, even faux, just feels fresh.
Thrifted apple ornaments

Sewing notions and patterns (duh)
I have paid as low as 10 cents, sometimes 35 or 50 cents, but usually 95 cents.
Rummage sale prices are usually at a quarter.
Raggedy Ann Dress Pattern, 1970

aprons (detail of the pocket here because it's so precious)
Thrift store price for this apron: $2.50. No, I take that back--I think it was $1.50. And it's in mint condition.
Apron pocket detail

I also love stoneware, and I have a soft spot for canisters and dishes.

I regularly find clothing, and of course supplies for art work.
I've mentioned old games and books, but I also like tins. I am learning about crafting with metal, and these can be cut up and used to make dolls, etc.
Thrifted tins

I have found toys for kids (the ones who don't care it's second-hand). And every once in a while, I score furniture.
Thrifted bookcase
Bookcase that I may eventually mosaic.
Thiftstore price: $7.95.
I have a similar one I found in an alley on trash day.
Nothing wrong with either one.

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Anonymous Kristen said...

I love thrifting!I go with my mom and sister here in Maine. I thrift for..oil paintings...I have loads of them! Framed and unframed...all have been under $10. Some of them have been paint by numbers. Cool!I love old patterns, vintage cookbooks from the 60'-70's (my era!), quilts, fabrics and little pitchers. We have a blast at yard sales and rummage sales. LOVE your blog because I love dogs too! I have 2 and in my next life.....I am going to be a dog sitter!

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