Girly shirt and sneak peek!

July 31, 2012 § 2 Comments

$2 Boden shirt. I do love these branded items. First because there is a certain assumption of quality that can be made about the better brands. And second because I love looking through the catalogs that come in the mailbox but choose not to afford the clothes in them. So I really love getting a good brand at thrift store prices.

Also, can you spot the new finished sewing project? Stay tuned!

This morning

July 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

I didn’t buy anything today at the thrift shop. And have you noticed that when you are looking for something you never find it?

Here is an awesome paddle ball set. I love the graphics. $6.

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I might regret not buying these foxes. They were cute and clean and what  a lot of work someone did!

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Embroidery the beautiful

July 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

I completely love this needlework pattern. Though this embroidery piece is from the 1970s and seems to be quite common, (I’ve found two of these bonsai beauties), the colors are vibrant and the little tree is perky and pretty, especially in this wooden frame. I’ve hung two bonsai on my gallery wall, but this one is for sale.

Here are my bonsai:

Skirted

July 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Thrifted this week: a Laura Ashley skirt. I seldom have time to try things on while shopping, so clothes for me from a thrift store are a rare thing. This makes me feel feminine and I love the medallion fabric. I’ll make it into a dress for my girly when I tire of it. $6.

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More of the ties

July 17, 2012 § 1 Comment

I had to. They are just so beautiful, and $1 apiece. Just look at that texture! I like the toile-like horseback scene one. And the one with Roman soldiers. See more of the ties here.

Found in Kentucky

July 14, 2012 § 1 Comment

While visiting my parents recently I spent an hour in a really truly junk shop. Exploding overflowing overwhelming piles of all kinds of flotsam. I didn’t find anything I wanted. I could really see anything for all the stuff in the way!

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Trend alert- chenille

July 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

Seen at Home Goods. Chenille bedspreads. The old fashioned ones grandma had with textured designs.

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