I ran to do errands on day last week after childcare. Happily my favorite thrift store is open until 6pm so if I can get out the door at 5pm-make the half hour drive-then I have 30 minutes to shop. I love that they are open until 6pm now.
Anyway…check out my treasures. Fabric bags for $1 each. I’ve been starting to collect novelty prints. I want to do a baby quilt that has the letter “A” and then is surrounded by novelty print pieces that have items that begin with that letter.
I could see that there were quite a few novelty prints included in the bags so even though I didn’t need any more fabric, I bought them….Check out some of the goodies. This will help my collection for sure.
I also found bags of buttons. There were several more bags there but I didn’t NEED any more buttons. I just like them. All of my button collection has lost all of the color too so these will add some color. I do anticipate my button box getting more use in the future as Carver gets older and I need to entertain him in the sewing room. These bags were very colorful.
I have always wanted a pincushion collect but surprisingly I never find them. This day I did. See the chair pincushion? It was 50 cents.
I also found this crocheted “bag” of marbles. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it but I thought Kayla would love to see it. I think it suppose to be a turtle. There’s kind of a head where the drawstring closes. Interesting…
I love my thrift stores…Everyone tells me I have the best ones, and truly, I do.
You really get some great finds when you go to the thrift stores! The crocheted animal that you found with marbles in it is a soap sack. They would save their slivers of soap in these little bags and use them up.
I know what the turtle is supposed to be used for! It holds a bar of scented soap and goes in your lingerie drawer. My grandmother and great aunt made a bunch of them. Mine has a bar of Yardley’s lavender that must be ancient
My grandma used to make those crocheted bags. We’d put a scented bar of soap in them and use them as sachets in our lingerie drawers. When the scent was gone we’d replace them With a fresh bar and use the old one for our baths. Thanks for the sweet memory.