Friday, November 18, 2011

More Thrifting

You all know I have the thrift store bug. As I told you in my last post I took a little detour of some more thrift stores on Tuesday. I made a haul!!! My hauls are much different than most unless you are a fabric hoarder like me. I will be honest I am actually using up some of my fabric. YES!!! I am actually cutting it believe it or not. The things I am making from it are not even staying here at the homestead. They are going on to better homes where others can admire their beauty. Which then leaves empty spots to refill. AND when I can refill them for less than half of their original prices per yard why not? Yes that is the hoarder talking lol. It's called justification of spending money on fabric. This truly is my weakness. (sigh)

Anyway, I'll show you some other things I got too. The 4 napkins will be great for Spring and Fall decorating. The towel I can leave out year round. I like using textiles instead of doilies in my decorating.

The top thing is a repro tin cup. Again another mold for wax pouring. I think it is awesome!

Bead garland. The red ones may be for sale. I think I already have some in my Christmas stuff, but I'll let you know for sure. The top are "pearl" beads and the bottom are silver. I'm thinking I need a Christmas tree in my bedroom to use these.

Now you will not believe how much fabric I got. These are not just pieces. They are at least a yard if not more. This is all from Goodwill.

These reds are much darker than they appear.

I'm thinking I need some doves made out of the grey/white on the right.

All of this fabric I got at a different thrift store. They are different sizes. Some less than a yard and some more.

Not sure you can see it, but 3 1/2 yards for $7.00!!!! What a steal!!!!!

I bought some Christmas tree lights and a couple ornaments. I will show you some of them another day. I need to repaint them first. I will tell you they look very folk arty. I know arty isn't a word, but you know what I mean :) lol. I also got some more pewter and fake pewter that I will show you another day too. I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to display all of it first. I like it in the red corner cabinet, but I now have way too much for that. I'm actually in a bit of a quandary because I'm trying to decide if pewter belongs in the living room. When I see pics of other homes normally it's in the dining room. I like it there BUT I have another collection that is growing redware and yellow ware. Right now I have those in the living room, but am thinking they belong in the dining room too. I don't have space for both in the dining room and sometimes I don't like seeing them both together in the same room either.... (sigh). What to do... what to do???

Well, my friends I need to get all this stuff put away before everyone comes home. That way I can say I've had it all along. LOL. I also need to pick up my daughter from the food pantry where she is volunteering. This is part of her class at the career center. So, stay tunes I'll be back with a few more things after the weekend is over.
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Carmen and the Primcats said...

Great Finds Mary. I like the dove idea. I rarely find good usable pieces of fabric at my stores.

I like pewter on mantels in living rooms... do you have something like that you could pull off?

Carmen and the Primcats

Sheila said...

Mary, you always seem to hit the jackpot when you go to the TS! We went last Saturday to a few around here-should have stayed home! Over priced and nothing but junk and not even good junk. lol
Need to save my $$ for a trip to Ohio in the spring.
Have a great weekend.

Betsy's Basket Blog said...

All I can say is WOW! I made a trip this week to my local Goodwill Store and just about gagged before I could get out of there. It reeked of strong urine. Yuck! I quickly scanned the housewares before darting out the door. Ours NEVER has fabric! You're so lucky and I'm jealous!

annie said...

Great finds, lucky you to have space to put more things! Love seeing what you're up to!

~Jess said...

You got some great finds!

Becki said...

Nice haul Mary! I'm sure you will find something to do with all of that material hehe....

TheCrankyCrow said...

Great score Mary - love the towel and napkins - and those reds and oranges. And I have the PERFECT solution for your "quandary" - Just package up some of that "excess" pewter, redware, and yelloware, and ship it off to ME! Voila! Problem solved, and you will have made for one very happy cranky crow! NO? You say NO?? Oh well, it was worth a shot. Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Mary, you really do find the neatest things at your Goodwill. I've never seen fabric at any of the thrift shops that I've been in; guess I need to look a little harder! ha ha


renee said...

I so LOVE hearing your thrifting tales! LOL! I sometimes will score some decent fabric from the thrift stores, but it's not as often as you!
I have plenty of issues with the things I "collect"! LOL!
I seem to find way to many pictures and baskets! I did get some things sanded though that are ready for a makeover! So I was thinking I could maybe make a display with them in my hallway.
I have to get through work though, and I just want it over already!
Have a great day creating!
Renee ( I am still not well) UGH!