Hi! Almost felt like spring today! Wishful thinking? Guys were surfing! So it's not just me.....
The other day my friend B came to visit and we went thrifting, had a great time. Spring-like weather makes me yearn for the flea market to open but truly the thrift shops have been lots of fun.
We went to a new place, very $$$, mostly fine vintage clothes, not my usual junk I like. I saw a lovely rose velvet blouse, to make more strawberry pinkeeps, but at 32.oo, I just couldn't buy it. And anyway it was too pretty to chop up.
The regular thrift shop had a big batch of white porcelain dinnerware.. with lighthouses! Like this
15 dinner plates, at least 12 each of soup plates, salad plates, dessert plates; plus 2 decorative plates with large pictures of famous lighthouses. B wanted me to buy it..and I love it. I think all the pieces, with my discount card, would have cost under 40.00! But I just bought a dozen plain white IKEA-style plates, my everyday plates, a few weeks ago. 2.99? So...no. [I don't want to find myself featured on Hoarders, do I!?].
Here's what I've picked up in the past few months, plus what I did with some of the items:
a possibly tacky souvenir seashell box....
became a sailors Valentine/ sewing box.....
Set of 4 repro transferware plates. Love the black....
a nature/ guide book.
I love the big warning banner: life-sized poop! Is it a joke? Or a come-on for potty obessessed kids, or what?
Neat pieced and handquilted Flag pillow cover. I had planned to use it as a patriotic wall hanging, or as an outdoor pillow for summer. But it is pretty great! May use it in the living room next summer, for a fun pop of color/ graphics.
[oooh, that silky Ralph Lauren cotton, yum!] to piece into a quilt backing?
Stick on sew thru quilt patterns, for doll quilts....an experiment.
Little purse, also for experimenting.
I want to make small purses like these [but you know, not copies, my design] from Hen's Teeth:etsy shop here
photo from Hen's Teeth etsy shop
I love hers but they don't have loops or strings...and I lose stuff if it's not attached to my wrist....
So far I haven't even figured out how to undo the frame!
A beautiful conch shell...
for my collection, or etsy shop....
[my beach does't have this type of conch, just the big whelks behind it]
A Fall find...now with mini daffodil bulbs blooming...blue and white small serving dish, c. 20th century.
Pretty, not valuable...French or German, I couldn't turn it over to refresh my memory.
Hope your weekend was fun too!
hinting at spring?
gone to the beach.......