Thrift store finds, again

I indulged in some thrift shopping this morning, and was very happy with what I came home with for just under $5:

This pretty runner, which I intend to take apart for its tatted middle

I don't know why I felt I needed this veil -- but I did.  It's new in the package.

Just in time for Oktoberfest -- these tiny paper party hats!  They originally had feathers attached, which I might replace since these came without.

This extra large pad of hangman pages -- I thought it would be the perfect thing for hanging out with my son next week.  We used to love to play that when he was little!

Even though these transfers are intended for punch needle, I think I can just as easily use them for regular embroidery.

Some handwritten letters, a prayer card, and an old postcard.

Did you notice this under my pile of ephemera?  I had to have it!  It desperately needs cleaning...

but it's PINK and I think it will be fun to craft with.

This party centerpiece is incomplete, but I still like it -- especially the purple night sky.
I'm having a hard time getting in the Halloween mood -- maybe this will help.

I also found seven of those Indian Tree dishes, which thrilled me because I love that pattern.  And I love buying dessert-sized plates, and mixing and matching.  Also -- do you see that little plastic basket?  It will go in a fun assemblage!

Then, on a recent visit to Taos I was in a great little craft shop called Creative Taos where I bought these fun old cigar labels:
I loved that store.  I could have stayed there all day!  They had new and used craft supplies, antiques, and even a bowl full of old Barbie dolls!
I also got this empty tin frame with a window to make a little ex voto, that I can't wait to decorate!  I couldn't resist the tiny tile cuts, either -- so New Mexico!  What should I put in my ex voto?
In Phoenix, I found a Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, and came home with this wooden wall hanging; I think it looks pretty against this mirror.  It's hand carved and made in the Black Forest of Germany.

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!


Comments

Lorraine said…
Great finds! Happy thrifting.
Junque Seeker said…
You found lots of great things! Can't wait to see what you do with that corset. I have a longer one in the same pink fabric. The garters are stained so I've not tried to sell it, but I also haven't figured out anything to do with it.
Marrianna said…
A crafter can NEVER have enough corsets in great shape like this one (clean or not) plus handwritten cards and letters. I mean, really, if I had found a corset like that, I would have grabbed it, slapped down $20 at the cashier desk, and ran out of the store. I wouldn’t care if it was clean or the color. You got real lucky, lady. Congratulations!!!
Pallas said…
I love the linens and the ephemera. It is so fun to find things on an antique outing.

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