Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thrifting Treasures!

I had a perfectly wonderful day today as my friend Trudy and I started out along with my 10yro daughter on a little road trip. It was our plan to hit a couple of quilt shops and of course we had to hit at least one thrift store and that's exactly what we did......




.....but first I have to show you the cute little aqua colored sewing box I got last week at the thrift store. Isn't it cool!



....and then today I found a cute little vintage jewelry box. I've seen people using these to organize their sewing items, so I think I'll give it a whirl and this one I think will be great for holding filled bobbins......



....then I found a baggie all stapled up with some needlepoint pieces in it. I could see the florals, but not the dogs. Someone did a really nice job on these. I just gotta figure out what to do with the dogs.........


...and in that baggie was this beautiful rose needlepoint canvas (from France) just waiting for someone to stitch it up--Me! Not bad for a baggie full and only .50 for all of these pieces!.....


...an itty bitty walnut to go amongst the fall decor and this really cool toile printed on plain brown paper......



.....a few rolls of wall paper that I'm collecting up to put in my hopefully someday soon to be shabby rose sewing room. It's a good start anyway.........



....and then a whole roll of a darling doll wall paper border, that I have no idea what I'll do with, but had to have, because I know I'll find something to do with it and for .50 couldn't pass up. If you click on the image it will come up nice and big, so you can save it if you'd like. I scanned it, so it should be quite useable.

And of course I found lots of awesome fabrics at the quilt shops, but they'll have to wait til I have some serious pennies to spend.

We had a wonderful day and wonderful treasures!

10 comments:

SharDon Exclusives said...

WOW! Can I go with you next time? I love each and every thing you got but the needlepoint is a stunning bargain. Now all you have to do is take time out for your creative mind to make something WONDERFUL with them...tks for sharing.
Sharon
P.S. The little girl is precious too.

The French Bear said...

Fantastic, you did really well, I love the needle point, so beautiful!!! I love the sewing box!!!! And the walnut too, I want to find one to put my miniature fairy doll inside!!!
You really were a good shopper, hope you had a great time.
Hugs,
Margaret B

June said...

Hi Cathy,
So I guess I won't be going thrifting with you anytime soon, cause you and I would fight over the goods. Great finds. I love the needlepoint.
Hugs,
June

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Oooh, those dogs are fabbo! I think I'd trim around them and applique them on something. The knees of my jeans? A pocket?

Dena said...

I have one of those sewing boxes, except mine is yellow/gold. I've had it for over 30 years. I don't use it much anymore, but years ago, it was the only place I had to store sewing notions... Back when I didn't have my own sewing studio.

She'sSewPretty said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the treasures you found especially that aqua sewing box!! I'm enjoying my visit to your blog. I will definitely be back!

Martha's Favorites said...

I love it when you just score and it looks like that's what you did. I never heard about using a jewelry box for sewing things. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. Martha

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Ohmygosh! What a great couple of thrifty finds!!! If I ever came across needlepoint items like you found, I'd probably just faint! In fact, I'm sure I would! Those are so amazing. The dogs are adorable and hard to find. And the floral canvases are gorgeous! What a fabulous time you had! Thanks for sharing the excitement!!!

Natasha Burns said...

oh they're fabulous finds!!!
my gosh the dogs! i love the dogs!!! i'd make them into purses/bags, like a centre section with fabric panels on each side to border them. they'd be a great feature!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Great thrift finds! Love the needlepoint dogs!
Beth