Sunday, May 7, 2017

Thrifty finds

I have been finding stuff that I love in thrift shops lately.  I don't go very often at all anymore -- but when I do, I always seem to find something that has made the trip worthwhile!  I guess when that stops happening, I'll stop going.
This came from an estate sale: a very kitschy music box topped with glitter and a plastic nativity!
This huge bag of someone's de-stashed fancy yarn/ribbon stuff was so much fun to go through.
I found this needle-pointed panel irresistible!
What a sweet kitty!
Another estate sale had some hand-crocheted doilies -- and the pink was perfect for a page in the Jane Austen fabric book I am making.
And this silk handkerchief, found at a thrift store, had such interesting fabric I had to bring it home!
I thought this tiny framed picture was such a treasure!  When I showed it to my husband, he said it had probably been in a bomber over Europe during WWII.  It's made of glass, reverse painted, and then edged in chrome.
 I hit the jackpot on vintage Vera scarves -- some I'd never seen before!
 Hankies too sweet to pass up!
I fell in love with these two "essay" medals that I found at another estate sale!  I jut adore the quill and pen motif!
Have you ever gone thrift shopping and ended up with a few items that all seem to match the same color scheme?  This happens to me often, and it did at a Denver thrift store where I found this greet Berggren tile, and three more Vera scarves!
Including this one that was "new" with tags!
 And these two lovelies:
this one is a Vera Sheer; it reminds me of looking through a grated, stained glass window.
These are the simple, very inexpensive things that give me such hunting/gathering pleasure; thrift shopping really relaxes me.  And boy, do I need to relax these days!

3 comments :

Sami said...

What great finds from the thrift shop!
The scarves are lovely and that bag of yarn and ribbons looks fabulous too!

Kelli Davidson said...

I just love those sweet little nativity scenes!

Beth Leintz said...

Wow what a great score with those Vera scarves. I love the patriotic reverse painted frame. I used to collect "home front" items from WWII and had one a lot like it. I put a picture of my Dad in his Army uniform in it.