Saturday, June 30, 2007

Cute china plate


I got this painted mice plate while thrifting the other day.
The handles are painted gold.
The maker's mark says Rosenthal, and beneath this it say Bavaria, and Donatello.

So I guess I have a Bavarian china cheese plate.

I just love whimsical items, so I couldn't pass this by despite the fact that it was not inexpensive, especially by thrift store terms.
But I had just gotten paid, and the cash was burning a hole in my pocket.

I paid $16. The plate had a tag that said 'rare'.
I wonder if it originally had a matching cover?
All I know is that I like it.
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Friday, June 29, 2007

Anthropomorphic Carrots


Cute linen dish cloth I got at an antique store yesterday.
Not sure if it's hand or machine stitched.
But it's cute!
Only $2.50.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New summer bag

Maxx NY bag
I love my new bag!

From my retail job, I know that this brand, Maxx NY, usually runs a couple of hundred dollars.
Even at discount stores, it still creeps toward $100.

I got this woven straw with leather accents bag at a thriftstore recently.
It was in mint condition--never used.

Thriftstore price: $9.95


Monday, June 11, 2007

Beachy Fabric

Cabanas fabric
I found this fabric at a thrift store the other day--they had a table of new flat folds, and this caught my eye.

It reminds me of Coronado's Tent City
Vintage Postcard, Tent City 3

Fun beach cabanas might provide a good fabric for my beach tote.
It's upholstery fabric, so perhaps not practical for a bag, but it sure is cute.
It's very textural--as if the cabanas are embroidered.

Two and a half yards of wide yardage.
Inexpensive if I were to buy it in a fabric shop, but expensive thriftstore wise.
I got this for $8.
It was haunting me. I had to have it.
I can't believe it was still there when I went back.


Friday, June 01, 2007

Another vintage apron, and some great fabric

Poor neglected blog.
It's not that I haven't been thrifting, that's for sure.
Thrifting gives me life.

I found this amazing vintage apron recently
Vintage flocked apron
Sheer and beautiful, with a pink flocked floral pattern, and a sash that runs through buttonholes.
It's gorgeous.
I can't remember if I paid $3 or $4.

I enjoy finding funky novelty fabrics, especially juvenile prints.
Sometimes the source is unusual, like this 1960's children's curtain panel in a circus-themed print.
Thriftstore price for two matching panels: $3.50
Vintage circus-themed curtain
God bless thriftstores...

I found some other linens that are for a swap partner, so I'll show those after she has received them.

Check out the small quilt I got too (posted on my craft blog).

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