Saturday, November 20, 2010

What you can get at the thrift store...

I have had some lucky finds at the local thrift stores this summer and I promised my sister that I would post some of my finds.  So Holly, this is for you!  Drum roll please....
For two dollars I purchased all of this embroidery out Joanns.

I love the vibrant colors.

Another recent find was a 2 1/2 yard length of vintage fabric for one dollar...we'll see when I get the courage up to cut into it.  As I try to muster up enough courage to cut it I wonder if that was how the original owner of this fabric felt and maybe that is why it is still one long piece of fabric.  That seems tragic to me, I will repeat my Mother's mantra..."just cut the fabric, just cut the fabric."

For me shopping at a thrift store is not only economical but its a small act of defiance against our misuse of resources on this earth.  I am always overwhelmed by the sheer volume of clothes (and a lot of them are gently worn) that overflow the thrift stores.  I can't help but wonder why then do we (myself included) feel the drive to purchase something brand new and support the pointless overuse of all the world's resources?  Haven't figured it (or myself) out yet but I am trying to think about it with more and more of the purchases that I make.  Anyway...Happy Thrifting in the meantime.


  1. I love your little bags in the previous post. It is so funny, I made some very similar. I will post them hopefully tomorrow. I just love those threads!!!! What a steal!! The round threads sell for around $3 a piece and that fabric, oh my, such wonderful fabric. Your favorite sister would love something made of it for Christmas, no not the brown headed sister with the incredibly beatiful long hair, the other one. Thanks for the blog entry-loved it!!

  2. Just reread my comment, spelled "beautiful" wrong....getting late, must go to bed. See ya soon, lil' sis!


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