Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thrift scores



I've been pretty lucky the last few weeks with the thrift store and a really awesome moving sale. Oh, the moving sale. I'm still dreaming about it, wishing I had bought more stuff. It was a very nice old lady who was moving from her home and I really could have just moved right in and kept all of her things. She had a sewing room filled with fabrics & notions, a kitchen full of great pots, bowls, and recipes, and a huge room filled with old kids toys & books. When I say toys, I mean awesome fisher price toys that had barely been played with. Of course, I don't have any pictures of these. Isaiah's already playing with the toys I bought and the fabrics I bought are in the wash. What I do have to show are the awesome fabrics I picked up at the thrift store last week. There were probably about 15 more pieces of fabric I could have brought home, but I'm really running out of fabric storage space around here.



Two of these pieces are screenprints on 100% linen. I'm sure this was really expensive fabric. It has the most wonderful texture.



This pink one is just fun. Maybe a bag or a skirt?



And this other fabric? Well, I have an entire bolt of it! Exciting, right?

Since this is more fabric than I need at the moment, I'll probably be putting some up for sale in my vintage etsy shop. Which is looking pretty bare, I probably should upload all the vintage items laying around my house! If you'd like me to reserve you some fabric, let me know.

I almost forgot! Thanks for all the input on the doll quilt and for your well wishes for John. I haven't decided what to do about the quilt yet.

7 comments:

tammiemarie said...

what great fabrics! it's so easy to talk yourself out of things at the moment, but then I spend days regretting not buying something. I'm hoping to find some treasures of my own today, wish me luck!

Artsy Momma said...

I would be more then happy to take some of that great fabric off your hands! Plus we have similar tastes so anything left at the thrift store I would take off your hands if you were to go back *wink wink*

Evelyn said...

Nice finds! Those linen ones sound really lovely. Can't wait to see the little old lady fabrics. :-)

jessi said...

I was just going to ask if you would consider selling some of that fabric that you have a bolt of. let me know when you list it!

Needled Mom said...

Sounds like it has been exciting to find all those goodies. Love the screen prints.

Jen said...

What lovely fabrics! Congrats on your fantastic finds!

Kristen said...

Katie, let's go shopping together soon! You have goos thrift karma. I need some new haunts... unique/value village just isn't doing it for me. Any good yard/moving sales this weekend?