Here are just a few other things I bought at that estate sale that I showed you the other day:
I just cannot resist grab bags of old lace; I have become pretty picky about what I buy, and I could tell that all that was in here was pretty old, and that equals my kind of fun!
There was the crochet-edged fabric that was salvaged from a dress, some really interesting rainbow-colored trim, and machine made, but still fun, handkerchief-edged white lace I liked.
It's hard to see, but there's a dark blue velvet embellishment from someone's old dress at the far right of this photo, and lots of nice lace edging and colorful crochet.
This is just a bit of what I salvaged from a box of sewing stuff; the rest of it is going back to the thrift store, and it was easily 3x as much as this! But some of this will be sold and I will more than make up for what I paid for all of it at the sale. That's what I call recycling!
I also enjoy some of the oddities that you always find in sewing stashes, like this hand-written pattern. It's instructions to make a fabric Christmas tree, probably from the 1970s.
These crochet instructions, in another hand, are fun because they are actually written in fountain pen. They must be from the turn of the century or thereabouts.
Another very old, "square" plate for my collection; this one shows pretty multi-colored irises, and has a nicely ridged, gilded edge.