Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bits and Bobs

Small treasures today while I slipped into a thrift store or two.  My first stop was a local fabric recycle store.  I hope this store makes it as it is such a gem of an idea to recycle fabric and notions.  I enjoyed slipping down the aisles and finding little do dads.  I followed that with a big box thrift store and I think I will pass on those until school starts as it appears to be more of a daycare experience for now.  

A theme of pink and greens all tiny in all their bliss.  

An enormous spool of vintage trim in just the perfect shade of blue green.  Looks like I will be adding this to just about everything.  For the price of $5.00 I couldn't say no.

A first edition Dennison? Now beautifully shelved with the other collection on my toy Hoosier.

I don't think it was ever used.  Inside is full of cute little wooden spools.

The most adorable gingham pink piping trim.  Must be for a baby layette.  Barely over 1/16th of an inch.

Beautifully suited with the two vintage sheets found at the thrift.  I only had my ring to size up next to it.    I am charmed by it for sure. My mind immediately planning where it will go and when....any ideas?


Sarah said...

Well, if it were me, I would use that gingham trim in doll clothes. But that's the phase of life I am in! LOL

Mecky said...

What great finds!!

Maybe you can hold on to the pink trim for the first granddaughter???


How about making a apron, table cloth or pilow with it! You are creative and will think of something awesome to do with it!
Nice bits & bobs!!
Deb :)

Lee said...

Don't be in a big rush to use it-ideas will percolate and something great will formulate!
Great finds-thanks for sharing!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm so happy to see your bits & bobs. Everything is so delicate and perfectly you. Can't wait to see what you do with your sweet trims.

donna said...

Oh what great finds you have found. Can not wait to see what your creative mind comes up with. You are so talented.

Into Vintage said...

'Daycare experience' ... love that! :-)

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love the big spool of bluegreen trim! You'll have to let me know where this recycled sewing place is!

Katrin said...

Hi Renee
I find your blog just great, he always has such beautiful little pictures.
And, your aprons are amazing ... top.
LG Katrin

Scrap for Joy said...

First off, your apron is stunning! I think I would want to wear it whether I was cooking or not! All of your recent treasures are great but when I looked at the photo of the pink trim kind of coiled up, I thought it would make a delicious rolled flower embellishment. So dainty on an apron....or a sweater. Whatever you decide will be awesome Renee!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

What a neat idea to have a store selling recycled fabrics! Great finds. : )

Anonymous said...

Love your opening pic with kitty in the cart! that would so be me when I was little!

I LOVE pink gingham and use it in my wreaths a lot. It looks perfect with that vintage sheet so I'd make an apron with the two!

Have a great day! ♥

Kathy said...

Great finds! I love that pink trim. I'm a little behind on my blog reading but better late than never!

Nicole said...

Well I am not a seamstress myself but I absolutely love the idea of a recycled fabric store. I try to buy as much as I can second hand because not only is it less expensive but it is one of the best ways to reuse and recycle! So what a groovy shop to have in your corner of the world. And such cute finds, thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

That gingham piping is perfect. I've no doubt you will find something perfect for it.