Friday, January 4, 2008

New Year's Thrifting

I felt the itch to go browse the thrift store this morning. I wasn't desperately looking for any particular thing, but I never know what helpful/needed/pretty thing I might find. The shelves were loaded! It was great. I found:Vintage books and cross stitch folders. The two books in back were on clearance for .12 and .27. How to Make Something From Nothing is a 1968 book about thrifting! The other is a wedding planning book. I plan to use them both for altered books. Prayers for a Child will be cut apart to frame the prints. The cross stitch folders were .05 each.

An adorable little wood house with vintage, chipped paint. It stands just 2" tall. I have collected houses for years, but most of them are ceramic and cookie jar-sized. This is a nice contrast. Only $1.

A sterling silver cup, just $2.08. It polished up beautifully, and, although it is not a baby cup, I have it displayed with my silver baby cup collection.

2 comments:

the good, the bad & the ugly said...

Beautiful finds! I have silver baby cups for each child, with their initials etched in. I used to display them in the dining room. But now they are in the nursery. They make a beautiful collection. How many do you have?

Meredith said...

Oh, how very nice!