Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thrifty


Early last week I snuck off to my favorite local thrift store. Not expecting much I was again sweetly surprised. Wish I knew if it was my "never get a basket rule" or "don't expect much law"? Either way I had an hour of fun for pennies in my pocket.


Just a small lot but pretty none the less.


Vintage cards and game pieces. Whitman checkers...never used.


Buttons on cards. I have this need to save every last one.


Hello, my name is Renee and I am addicted to vintage embroidery transfers.


Vintage books oh how I love their covers.


Just a few more treasures. Some to keep some to send away.


Hidden on a shelf in a plastic zip lock I found these amazing sewing books. 
(My second copy of the blue Dressmaker book.)


Folded up in the middle of the lot was this January edition of Needlewoman.
1927


Super cute (never used) Baby Book and a yard of this cute juvenile print.


Poor Santa. He needs to be "Magpied" but I love his face.


Geometric print tablecloth in bright red.


I always pick up these old tool boxes. They hold anything from cards to tape, tags to trim. Most of the time they are cheaper than the plastic ones.
How nifty to bring it all home in my new old picnic basket. 

Tomorrow I have a very long overdue mail post of all the recent postman packages. Come back and see what's new.

33 comments:

Sinta Renee said...

I am a new follower of your blog... and I have got to say that I wish I had been with you on your thrifting trip... I would have been thrilled to see all of these wonderful things... I might have had to arm wrestle you on a few items... okay, all of them!

CraveCute said...

Amazing finds! Love the Santa! I have that same picnic basket!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I was hoping you would show what Golden books you found...love them! What fun goodies. I went to the thrift store today....where's the camera! heehee! Hugs!

Barbara said...

I was sitting here feeling button envy when I was hit with a wave of yellow juvenile print fabric envy, followed quickly by vintage tablecloth envy. I think I just have a big ol' case of good thrift store envy.

Diane said...

I laughed out loud at your "Hello, my name is Renee..." comment. Also got a chuckle out of "Your Wardrobe Needs." I needed that after a loooong day! Thanks!

Dorothy Prudie Vintage said...

Oh Renee...love to see all of your finds. It seems as though we would have the same items in our baskets if we went together....I guess we would fight over the items...lol. Anyway, love the Hippity Hop book...too adorable. Of course I love all of your finds. I never thought of looking in the our thrift stores books section for sewing books. I will have to do that on my next trip. As for the juvenile print, swoooon.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Fabulous finds Renee!! Everything is so pretty and cute!! Lucky girl you!! So many new treasures! I'm hoping to get out and do a little thrifting in the next couple days :) :) xo Holly

Carly said...

Holy cow Renee! What amazing finds! I <3 the sweet Santa,lovely vintage buttons and the iron ons! What a score!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a Suneday!
Carly

craftyles said...

You had another great haul. I love the baby book and the picnic basket. Great finds!

Creative Breathing said...

Hello, My name is Elizabeth. I am addicted to squirrels. Oh my gosh, you found the cutest items today! I love all your addictions, they make me so happy! E

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, Renee, what a great thrift store you've got! I never find any vintage things like these at our thrift stores, but sometimes the local antique mart has some good stuff. I love all the books and the sewing books. Those transfers look great!

Sandy said...

Renee,
Once again you have hit the jackpot! Love it all....but that fabric...oh dear.....I am getting the tags out this week, I finally have enough cardboard to protect them! :) Sandy

Kim K. said...

What a fabulous pile of perfect treasures. I'm so glad you rescued that precious Santa.

Perfectly Printed said...

Wow!!! Not sure I have ever seen so many treasures at the thrift shops in my area!! So much fun, not sure which is my favorite!! I do love the fabric though!!

chris

vintage grey said...

What sweet finds!! Love the adorable juvenile yardage, and the tablecloth!! The Needlewoman looks like it was a neat magazine! I am there with you on the embroidery transfers, but you really can never have too many. ;) Your pennies got you far with these treasures! xo Heather

GardenofDaisies said...

What a wonderful day of thrifting you had! Love the green metal tool box and the woven picnic basket!! And the squirrel embroidery transfer designs are so cute!

Tammy's in Love said...

Holy Socks you hit the mother-load! I would never find that much vintage in the suburbs! Lucky girl! The sewing books are your kind of fun!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I don't even bother with thrifts as I NEVER find anything anymore...evidently I need to drive to Kansas to hit a thrift.
Love the term "magpied"!

Sandie said...

Oh my stars! What great finds! It would take me six months to find that much here shopping each week! A little jealous, but so glad for you! ;)

janice15 said...

I love it all!!!! looks like you had a great time indeed...lovely books and cook book..love the basket...looking for one myself..happy Wednesday with love Janice

Into Vintage said...

Is this a magical thrift shop? You find more in one store on one day than I find in a week. :-) You seem to be a magnet for all the best vintage sewing books as well!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

LOL Is this one of my posts, or yours???
And NO, never get a basket! You assume you'll find nothing, be thrilled when you do, and go get the basket when your arms are full!
That fabric looks like it was meant to be yours.
Also, I have to show you this stack of embroidery transfers I got at a Garage Sale the other day! I'll give you one. You'll laugh!
Erica :)

vivian said...

great finds! I love that little santa and how you said he needs to be magpied! thats a perfect perfect word to describe what you will do with him. have a great day REnee.. I'm off to the beach!
xoxo

TammysVintage Finds said...

Congrats on your finds, you found some awesome things. I love, love, love the tablecloth! I also pick up embroidery transfers when I find them. The childrens print fabric is adorable too!

LBP said...

Wow! You really did hit the jackpot! Most days around here there's nothing but ugly clothes in the thrift stores but every now and then you get lucky, and you had a very lucky day!!

Blessings

Linda

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Ooo-wee! What a haul of awesome finds! I need to go thrifting! ♥

Jacqui Wise said...

Lovely finds. I particularly like the buttons and sewing books.

Adrienne said...

"Vintage books oh how I love their covers." --What is the book in the middle???

Kathy said...

Great finds! Keep your expectations low - it appears to be working. You even found buttons - yipee!

Tazas y Cuentos said...

I love all your finds!! Those vintage children's books...they are wonderful.
Oh! I want to tell you that I saw a very nice porcelain doll in an antique's shop and I think it's the one you have, one that is sitting down and reading a book, with a red ribbon on his hair. The owner told me it is from Japan, it is a stop for books together with a boy, do you think it can be the same one? When I saw it I inmediately remember yours!
Besos from Argentina, Silvina

Holly Loves Art said...

Such fun! So many special goodies... you always seem to find the best treats!

Corey Moortgat said...

I am loving that Santa!!! The thrift shops haven't provided me much loot lately around here (other than the dollhouse, but that was out-of-state). But that's okay, because it keeps me from going quite as frequently!

Chenille Cottage said...

Sweet Renee,
You have this uncanny ability to find the most delightful vintage treasures! Just look at that cute little Santa...and those old timetable books...that wonderful red floral tablecloth...Need I say more!!!!
What fun you will have incorporating each item into your creations!
I hope you have a great day!
Hugzzzz,
Carolynn xo