Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thrift Store pretties, Now and Then

Here’s what I found at the thrift store this week.

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(everything is on my washer to get cleaned and the linens soaked)

There are always pretty crochet doilies and napkins and they are just 10 cents each.

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One of my favorite finds was this linen with sweet deer embroidery on both ends.

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A cute old basket that I’ll probably put sewing things into, a small red lantern with a tea light and some tiny wooden shoes!

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I told my girlfriend Kathy at kluless that I had a couple of these pretty crochet hearts so I thought I would show them off, too.

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I bought them last year but never showed them off.

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Have you found anything special this week?

41 comments:

Diane said...

I'm chuckling to myself because I just posted about how thin the thrift finds have been lately. You did much better!! Cute cross stitch!

It's me said...

Happy first day of spring.....love Ria...x !

Susie said...

Diane, I like your finds. Those little shoes.:):) I love old embroidered pieces. I like to think that some mom sat at the end of her day working on them ...that being her fun thing. Hope you are having a wonderful first day of Spring.Blessings, xoxo,Susie

LBP said...

Great finds! I especially like those little wooden shoes. I have had slim pickins' lately. As it gets warmer the yard sales will start up and maybe then I can find some goodies. Those crocheted hearts are really pretty, lots of work in those.

Blessings

Linda

J said...

What I found this week is a super sale on Lego sets for my grandsons, but that's not what your blog is about! :)
I am so glad that you rescue these lovely pieces of hand work that are thoughtlessly (my opinion!) discarded by (probably) children or grandchildren of the women who lovingly nurtured them into life. My grandmother made things like this. I still have my share of them and would never give away or sell them!

Barbara said...

I am green with envy, I want your thrift shop! So much fun, and I'm never this lucky, it seems. Or else I just don't have the same honed vintage eye. So you ever re-sell things you find?

Stephanie said...

Oh Diane, you are one lucky gal to find such lovely items! I have never found doilies at my thrift shop though I keep looking :) Beautiful items, and the items from last year are so fresh and pretty.

Hugs to you, sweet friend!

Musings from Kim K. said...

You always find some pretty things. It's been a busy week at work but I'm hoping to get in some thrifting and crafting time. Your tiny wooden shoes are darling. Holland MI is less than an hour away and it's always fun to take the girls to see the windmills and tulips.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love your doilies and little hearts.

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

Oh, I'm loving those beautiful doilies and the sweet deer embroidery! The pansy one is like a pair that I have and love -- they were made by my mother and are in purple and yellow. The cross stitch is really cute too :)
Those hearts are amazing... I can't imagine doing all that folding and pressing after you've done all the crochet!!
Oh, and I have the big sister to your basket -- cross stitch goodies are stored in it!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Very nice finds. I love the deer embroidery.♡

Vee said...

Not for those prices! Wowzer. Florida is a great place to shop the flea markets.

Carola Bartz said...

Going to thrift stores is so much fun - I love to do that as well, but try to limit it mainly to books. However, I would have taken that basket and red lantern, too. The Dutch shoes are cute.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love finding Legos for the grandkids, too! They are always great finds! Thanks for all the sweet comments everyone! Happy Spring!

Kathy said...

Thanks for the mention and for showing us your collection of hearts. I love how you displayed them!

Happy@Home said...

You found some real treasures, Diane. Those little wooden shoes are precious.
I love it when I find good quality vintage linens at the thrift shops. I found a pretty tablecloth in blue and yellow with no stains or flaws. Score!!

Amy Jo said...

Isn't it so fun to get these little odds and ends! I love the little deer embroidery too.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Jean Berryessa said...

Great finds. I love the old linens.
I have a few of them that I found at the flea market. Love your posts.

Introverted Art said...

oh my gosh Diane, are those wooden shoes??????

JG said...

What beautiful crocheted pieces, Diane! My very lucky finds this week is the green sprouts from my Crocuses peeking up from the soil. Woohoo! The snow is almost gone! :)
~Judy

cynthia lee designs said...

Great finds!! As you know...I found some goodies this week too.
hugs,
Cindy

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

What a pretty batch of thrifty finds! I love the little shoes. And those hearts are really special!
Thank you for sharing with us!
Erica :)

acorn hollow said...

Nothing special for me I come home from work and clean.
not very much fun
Cathy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice finds - You did good!!
The lamb in the previous post is adorable.
Thanks for stopping by. The pyrex is now my daughters. I am still trying the declutter - not collect. :D
Enjoy your evening.

Patricia Hinkel said...

Love all your goodies. You know that Home sweet home bag would look good framed. Happy Spring!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I found a few cute things this week and I'll share them soon. Your linens this week are great. Love the napkins and the deer embroidery.
hugs,
Linda

Gina said...

Diane, lovely treasures! I haven't been hunting in a while but hope to in the next few weeks. I especially love your little home sweet home pillow.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Sweet finds for you this week! Those are cute little shoes. I found a nice red crock type container. Not sure what I'll do with it, it's too big to put utensils in, so maybe I'll just use it as a planter. I also found another cookbook to add to my collection. Happy Spring!

Stacey said...

Love the red napkins! You always find great things. I think what you said about people moving there and purging there possessions is really true.

Having a give away in honor of spring. Come by. :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
I love the 'home sweet home' because HOME is so special to me. Your crocheted hearts and doilies are lovely. They remind me of my grandmother's doilies that were handed down to me.

It's always fun seeing your goodies at the thrift shop.

Happy first day of Spring!

love,
~Sheri

Montanagirl said...

LOVE that "Home Sweet Home" item! You found some really cool stuff!!

Carol Z said...

Love the linens you found. I was there twice this week dropping things off and did take a quick tour of the kitchen things. I am making every effort not to buy anything during this month. I realize I have so much and am focused on decluttering, but it is a temptation.

NanaDiana said...

See that little basket you have there? I have one just like it and it came with a kids' picnic set in it for their dolls. I love it!

You found some great things and I just love that little embroidered deer piece. xo Diana

Patty Antle said...

Those crochet hearts are so pretty and fun to collect. I have a few of them. Love the deer embroidery.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosos trabajos, buen fin de semana!!!!!

cucki said...

Oh dear..such a great find..everything is so sweet.
Hugs and love x

Trace4J said...

Wonderful new treasures.
Love the darling deer.
Happy Spring :0)

kathyinozarks said...

great finds! last saturday was the nearby city's annual spring kick off of garage sales-I found several glass beads a couple looked handmade, and books to make a handmade journal with at the local library book sale

Crafy Lady said...

Oh my goodness, I would love to find things like this. Maybe I need to come and go to the thrift shop with you? You have a wonderful day
Barbara
onecraftylady08@aol.com

Julie Nichols said...

Oh my..What great finds the red crochet heart reminds me of the one I have..My grandmother made it. And I love your basket..
Julie

Sam I Am...... said...

I never find neat stuff like that at the thrift store and it's way more expensive than yours too! I love the old linens and crocheted dresser scarves. You got some really gret items.