Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Few Good Finds.

I had a few things I needed to get done today and Froggie was off work so we decided to do our errands together and maybe hit a thrift store or two. We picked a good day for it. I picked up some nice little treasures today.

These are 4 of the 5 aprons I snagged today. My favorite is the one the on far right. They all look vintage with the exception of the one at the bottom. It's not a very pretty fabric but it's cute once you get it all tied up. I'll have to get Ms Thang to model it properly in the daylight.

I also got lucky with some fabric. None of them are really big pieces but each one is plenty big enough for a small bag or other small project. I'm still in the practicing stages so I don't need anything big at this point.

I definitely see this as a small tote bag. I love the print. It has a serious country feel to it and I couldn't resist. I paid $1.00 or less for every one of them. I love a bargain. :P

I have absolutely no earthly idea what I will do with these. I found two of these little handkerchiefs in mint condition...except for the creases. They're so pretty and they satisfy my love of vintage so of course I grabbed them, too. Any ideas on what to do with them?

One more little goodie...not sure if this one is a handkerchief or a scarf but it was too cute to pass up. I loved the little strawberry design and not until I got home and inspected everything did I see the cute little snails. Another one that I have no idea what to do with. For a whopping 25 was worth snagging. :)

This is the other apron I got today and then decided to give to Froggie. She loves green (frogs) and I thought she should have this one since it's such a pretty shade of green. I'm also thinking maybe she'll get the "apron bug" too if I force this one on her. :P It has green apples on the pocket and the price tag still attached. She was crazy....I mean...NICE enough to model it while waiting for school to let out.

Big Thanks! to Froggie for the sewing goodies she brought me today. I'll post photos soon. She gave me and my Mom a ton of sewing stuff she had from her family members...the cases and all! I was pretty shocked that she meant for us to keep it. Thanks, Froggie. That was a super, awesome thing for you to do!!

I'm off to go digging through all the dewing stuff....I have no idea what she's got in there.



Aunt Kathy said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot

kadezmom said...

I see J-A-C-K-P-O-T!!

~RaenWa~ said...

I love hitting the thrift stores you can always find some cool deals. I am new to sewing to I really need to start practicing

Carol said...

Wonderful finds!

kadezmom said...

Mel ~ thanks. You're so right. But it's SO HARD to remember.

hakucho said...

You are so lucky :) Great finds!!

Tea said...

Okay, we got the tote bag & apron BUG!! I love them aprons & the fabric, too! Those are all really good finds. I hope to make a few aprons next week. Youngest brought me a pattern over the weekend. This week has been so crazy & got a yard sale to participate in me, Calgon!

Now, any southern gal knows what to do with them hankies...keep 'em folded nice in a drawer, of course & thank the good Lord for tissues. That's what I do with mine, anyways.

Wendy said...

Mel go check out my blog........I have tagged you and I think you will like the subject....BY THE WAY....what is the puppies name, you still have not disclosed that info.....
Big HUgs
and hope you are SAFE from Hanna..........

Sandy said...

You did really well on your shopping venture! Love the little aprons, soooooooo cute. Don't forget to wear your pearls when you put them on. You know, the day to day pearls, the single strand ones. lol

The hankies...could you make a pretty pocket with them on a dress, or even a solid colored apron?

You're really getting into your sewing!

Have a super week