Yeah! I just finished posting all my vintage linens in my gingercake shop. That baby is sorely neglected since I love to thrift but don't really love to list. I don't know why- etsy has made listing a LOT easier. It's just all those dang tags!!! Etsy shop ladies know what I am talking about- right??
These 2 awesome pillowcase sets sold quickly!
I just read this excellent post on thrifting if any of you are interested. A great read and really good tips. It is true that small town thrifting can be A LOT more successful especially for vintage sheets and retro finds. Cute kid clothing? Not so much.
Cal is a great companion at the thrift shop although I admit that my time is pretty short. Another reason I rarely go into the clothing section- he just doesn't have the patience. Once he has found his .50 cent truck/ army man/ sword/ tractor, he is ready to go! But I have plenty of time to cruise through the sheets, crafts & knick knacks.
Here are 3 adorable 40s/ 50s apron patterns I found some months ago~
If only I looked that cute in an apron! And here is some amazing fabric that I thinking about making an apron from. I have 10 yards of this fabric!!
The fabric actually came from another vendor when Karen and I did the Fleatique last summer. It was her mother's and although I wish I could use it myslef, it is just not going with my turquoise, yellow & red thing I have going on in my kitchen.
I also regularly find bunches of rick rack, elastic, bias tape, and fabric that I use for trials and kids clothes. What about you? Are you visting your thrift store?
My VERY BEST FIND EVER were these 2 chairs that I realize I never shared here…
Those are 2 original Charles Eames/ Herman Miller chairs. I bought them for $2 each about a year ago. I knew they were valuable but not until I got home and looked up their history did I actaully feel guilty for paying so little for them.
Honestly, Cal and I usually find a whole lotta nothing at the thrift store but some days seem to be non stop treasure!! Check out my shop if you are interested in any of these items (ahem- not the chairs though!).
Lastly, next week I am going to try the Kids Clothing Week Challenge again! Who wants to join? I need to make some PJ pants, shorts and simple dresses. NOTHING fancy- just a couple of easy useful things that I have been putting off and need to be done!