Saturday I was supposed to have a sewing day but life interrupted. Our finish carpenter, who happens to be a childcare dad, was here to work on the house. I wasn’t in the mood to listen to the air compressor and hammers so opted to take it as a “errand” day. I needed to get groceries and it was time to stock up on paper and cleaning products. That meant I had to go to Decorah and that meant thrifting!
I am so thrilled with my finds.
First off…Let me explain. If you’re a real thrifter…a true thrifter like me, you might have a plan something like this. I enter the store. I scope out the places I most want to see. For me that’s usually the toy section…and the craft section. The craft section is where the fabric and sewing machines are. Then I loop around the rest of the store. The thrift stores that I go to are constantly stocking. Someone will come from the back with a cart full of goodies and distribute them out while people are shopping, typically all day long.
For me, once I loop the rest the store, I always come back and check the toys and crafts one more time. This sometimes pays off….for me, on this day, it did!
Check out what I found….a box of fabric. I dug around and didn’t think a lot of it then pulled the plastic bags to the top.
LOOK. It’s wool. The person who donated these was a wool rug hooker. YES! This is awesome. I know I still haven’t tackled rug hooking, I still want to….building some supplies while I try to squeeze out a little time isn’t the worst idea.
…and look they had another box of wool that must have been donated by the same person as there was strips of wool already cut and ready to use in this tote too.
Now it was time to check for a price….fingers crossed. Look on the sides…no price. I flipped the lid over. $5 was on one tote. The other no price tag could be seen so likely the same price. SCORE!!
I checked out…YES! the other tote was $5 too. I paid. I had some other goodies and couldn’t carry it all out to the truck in one trip so I took one load and came back in the store. My eyes happen to look towards the antique/vintage section and I saw this…
I love old stitched pieces that I enjoy and this one I loved. It’s even better in person. $4. Yep. I’ll take that.
Wait. What about these tins? 25 cents each. Yes please.
I’m not sure where I’m putting it all yet, but it will all find a home somewhere upstairs at my house.
What can I say? I love my thrift stores. I love them a lot.
I was having so much luck at thrifting that I decided, Hmmm..maybe on the way to the grocery store I should stop and see how things are going at the auction that was in town….Would there be something I liked? Would my thrifting/auction karma be with me…stay tuned. I’ll tell you more in tonight’s blog post.