> hey what's for dinner mom?: Thrifted Sunday

7.18.2010

Thrifted Sunday

I've actually not been thrifting too much this last week. Something about too much stuff not enough room kept running through my head when I thought of stopping in. Plus we have all the new fuzzy bird babies to play with and cuddle so my time away from home is limited.

The fuzzy baby patrol:



These are a few finds I from the last couple weeks that I didn't post:

Look at this vintage Holly Hobbie fabric-7+ yards of uncut fabric!  It's hanging on the laundry line in the wind in these photos.


I love this old hand made afghan, so beautiful and so much work! It's headed for etsy pretty quick.




Vintage Nursery Kitsch! ::LOVE::




This is a great book by the Swedish Handcraft Society, lots of vintage patterns in here! Already listed on etsy.

I love this Fire Truck Sweater, I bought it for my son but it's too small for him. On to esty it went, again so much work went in to this sweater, sad to see them donated to thrift shops.

1.50 got us a HUGE stack of old fashioned thick construction paper, the new cheap stuff sold at walshmart is flimsy junk. This was possibly the best 1.50 ever spent, so much fun to be had creating things.



We buy almost all our clothes from thrift stores, we donate them back when we are done with them. When we are really really done with them, as in worn completely out, we either cut them in to rags or I make them in to braided rag rugs. This is my first creation and I almost have enough torn strips to make another one this coming winter.

And finally this gorgeous old metal tray, mid fifties I think, Florence Thomas is stamped on the back.

If you love thrifted treasures you should definitely check out:
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Peace and Love--

11 comments :

  1. You always find great stuff. The fabric is lovely. If I had a little one, I'd get the fabric to make a little dress. Too cute!

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  2. Fabulous finds especially the holly hobby fabric and as for granny blankets - they always go down a treat with me!

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  3. Cute firetruck sweater. I love braided rag rugs and I've been thinking about making one for the kitchen!

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  4. I can relate to too much stuff, not enough room. I still love to find great thrift deals and love to see what others find. It's great that you rescue items to sell on Etsy to someone who will really appreciate it. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Those babies are adorable!

    I too get into a funk sometimes about too much stuff. But I can't help myself, I usually have to stop and look. My treasure hunter side is always going full bore but I'm usually pretty restrained about actually spending money. It's my other half - he's a terrible enabler!

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  6. Add me to the too much stuff category. I need to learn how to sell online. Is there a good tutorial anywhere?
    We even moved to a place quadruple the size of my lst one.
    Love the rag rug. T-shirts are great for those.

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  7. Add me to the too much stuff category. I need to learn how to sell online. Is there a good tutorial anywhere?
    We even moved to a place quadruple the size of my lst one.
    Love the rag rug. T-shirts are great for those.

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  8. you had me at fuzzy baby birds, laura.. but then the holly hobbie? and granny square throw? old craft book? and cows jumping over moons while the cat plays the fiddle? ouf. well done!
    ~ ana

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  9. Love the Holly Hobbie fabric & how about those cute birds!

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  10. I've loved that fire truck sweater since the first time I saw it on your blog. It is just so sweet.

    Those birds are the fuzziest cutest things ever!

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