Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thrift Store Finds

As promised I'm back to show you my most recent thrift store finds.  I thought I may not be able to share today because we had a huge clap of thunder right in front of our home that knocked out my cable, internet, and phone.  YIIKKEESS!!!! NOOOOO!!!!!!  It even set off my neighbor's car alarm.   So I decided to give the cable guy a call and obviously we are back on track.  He told me it blew out the entire neighborhood. Shew!!! I have a lot of computer work I need to get done today.  So if you see things moving around on my blog it's me :-)  I'm also updating my selling blog a little too.  But I 'll share that in a minute.

Last week I got the urge to thrift shop.  When don't I right.  LOL I've been trying really hard not to go and just redo the things I already have.  Some of my signs I just painted were redo's :-)  But I hadn't been to the one I LOVE in Amish country for awhile and you all know what I buy there.  Yep, you guessed it fabric.  On an average I can get a yard for $2-$3  You can't beat that.

I also found some AWESOME cross stitch charts...

Then I went to the just regular old Goodwill.

I finally found some velvet!!!!  Woot Woot!!! Now I can make my velvet strawberries.  And of course vintage fabric.

So perfect for Spring!!!  I think I'm going to try coffee staining the birds a bit.  They are quite bright.  I think I want to try putting at least the nest and a bird in a jar.

 I saw a tutorial on Pinterest how to turn the broom into a prim broom.  And you all know my pewter infatuation!!!  I'm now buying it whenever I see it and if it is a duplicate I am reselling them.  This one has already gone onto a good home.

This gorgeous patina metal bucket!!! LOVE!!!!  Not sure if I will use it outside or inside.

I think I made out like a bandit!!!! LOL.

Now, as I said before I'm restructuring my selling blog.  I will be posting pictures of my booth when new items are added for my customers who shop there.  I will also be posting Web Exclusives on there too.  This means for those of you who can't shop the booth will now be able to buy goods only available on the web.  To my booth customers... you will be able to buy the web exclusives, but you need to make arrangements to pick them up at the booth or have them shipped to you.  So , with that being said I have posted both Spring booth pics and some Web Exclusives :-)

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Carmen and the Primcats said...

You found some great goodies too Mary! Love all those stitching patterns!

Carmen and the Primcats

Begging you to remove the word verification. On my knees. lol

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Love all your treasures - I am so jealous of the thrift stores some of you gals have...I don't have much luck at the ones around here.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I love everything but especially the red velvet was a great find for those strawberries.

Betsy's Basket Blog said...

Wow, $2 -3 per yard for fabric?? I have some of those same fabrics and paid 10.00 a yard! Yikes, you made out like a bandit. They aren't even out of style yet~ Woo hoo for you. Love the pewter as well, we are kindred pewter spirits!

jennifer768 said...

Yep ,think we need to start calling you Bandit Mary! Girl love all of your treasures! Can't wait to see what you make with it.Hugs,Jen

Anonymous said...

What great finds and the prices are unbelievable..Wishing I could get the deals you find..Have a great rest of the day..

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Love the fabric Mary - I love getting bargains. When I go to PA I go to a fabric outlet and the prices are incredible too. (Amish country).
Great thrift store purchases - oh for the Pewter!
Can't wait to see the re-newed selling blog!

Mary said...

You found some good treasures the patterns!!

frontporchprims said...

Wow, a thrift store in Amish country? Now that would be awesome to go to. That's all I would think about during the day. Your metal bucket is really neat. Good luck with all the rearranging and selling. Have a good weekend.

oldecrow said...

I'm amazed that you always find fabric at the thrift store! I have only found some a couple of times around here! But, we do have awesome thrift stores here for many other cool things. Gotta "Love" thrift stores!
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Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Great finds~

Sandy said...

Holy WOW, I wish I had a thrift store like yours :) You got yourself some pretty awesome things :)

Elisha said...

the "abigail colby" cross stitches look way neat.... better post a pic if you make those! :)