I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thrift Shop Finds

Hi! Too hot still for the flea market, but I've been enjoying the thrift shop. It's near the big Stop-and-Shop, so I reward myself for doing the weekly big shopping, with a stop at the thrift shop.

Some days I find nothing, sigh..and some days I just cannot gather up the enthusiasm to stand in line to pay...but I do find treasures.

A tiny terrarium!

A pretty blue and white serving dish...

It will be used for forcing bulbs next winter! How cute with red dwarf tulips!

And then there's always a LOT of cooking molds,lol.

What was this for? Cake? A very large jello salad? (Mmm, my mom made a retro but good one, cabbage in lemon jello with some sort of layers of cottage cheese and horseradish?)

This too will be for bulbs, paper whites.

I saw a mold used for daffodils in a prim display somewhere...
Then a wonderful [handmade in USA I think] Shaker-style basket.

It's big and deep to hide The Porch Quilt's makings...

And it has faded blue stripes. I love it!

Some tiny dresses...one for a snow girl angel doll, one for a harvest rag doll.

Such sweet hand embroidered details...

Of course I buy textiles...this white thing. Lovely white heavy cotton and Battenburg lace.

No ironed but you get the idea....

It has a strange casing and buttonholes on one side..Is it a shower curtain? A regular curtain and valence?

I bought it because sometimes I get orders for multiple lavender hearts, maybe bridal shower favors or birdesmaids' gifts. Lots of hand made lace here to work with.

And more blue....the blue roses, and a blue linen homespun.

The rosebuds far right is a two yard length of fine cotton batiste...found on the beach, in the tide! I brought it home a few winters ago, washed it carefully [a few times!]. It'll be nice with the French blue roses for the planned summer throw, won't it?

An unusual find!

I went back that Monday after I saw the turquoise rag rugs and they were still there! I've left them in my car so no pix.

Two were on the shelf, one in a woman's cart. I grabbed the two unclaimed ones. The lady wanted them! I wanted hers....neither of us budged. But I really only needed two, so I was happy. They were not so cheap, $14.99 each...but  they are like these:

The Company Store

($129.oo!) so the price is right. (Oooo! I'd love to have the bittersweet...and that grey....The indigo! oh and the rose, for Xmas! I love rag rugs....)

Any fun finds? Did your football teams win? LOL.



gone to the beach

Saturday Sept 9...the storm