Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Some Recent Thrifting

I haven't posted about my thrifting adventures lately. I haven't been thrifting as much lately. There's only a couple more weeks of the Use What You Have Challenge, and let's just say the temptation is great and trying (very hard, but sometimes not succeeding) to stay away from the thrift store and fabric store is how I'm dealing with it. Nonetheless, I do have a few unreported thrifting finds.


My favorite find - ric rac, seam binding, bias tape, and various other trims. These were all 50% off. Now I probably need to add this sort off thing to my Use What You Have Challenge no buying list.


This fun suitcase was $2. I am going to decorate it with illustrations from some vintage children's books . Until I get around to it, the kids are having a lot of fun sitting in it and dragging their toys around the house in it.


A sweet set of dishes - I love the little birds!


This fun typewriter. It was fully functional until Little P decided it was his new favorite toy and pulled the tape off of the wheel. I think it can be easily fixed though. Part of the reason I bought it was for the kids, so no biggie.

So, no new sheets or fabric, but still some fun finds. It has been hard to resist buying some vintage sheets I've seen, but I have resisted. Can you tell I am counting down the days until I can buy sheets again? I'm not sure why - it's not like I don't still have a bundle of them here. Time to get back to sewing - must use that stash!



12 comments:

Jenn Maruska said...

Those dishes are adorable - what a great find! : )

Heidijayhawk said...

the fabric stores better stock up because once this challenge in over i can see a bunch of us refilling our stock! watch out thrift stores...we're comin!

Domestic Chicky said...

Hi! I just added you to the Apronista site-thanks for stopping by!!!

Christina said...

I love those dishes! So sweet!

breanna said...

Cool finds! We have an old typewriter that is a big hit around here. I need to figure out if there is a way to buy more ribbon for it.

Ixchelle said...

Can I come to idaho and thrift shop with you? Great finds and great taste!

Ixchelle said...

Jessica,
how do I add you as a link?

Darcy said...

Great finds! I'm jealous of that huge stash of ric rac and bias tape! I had a play typewriter growing up and loved it.

Katie Jean said...

wow those are some great finds! I agree with Heidi. I think I'm going to be buying huge amounts of fabric when this is all over!!

And I looooove those dishes!

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh, the dishes are too cool!

Jody said...

I love those dishes! The birds are great.

Karyn said...

What great finds!!

I can't wait until "the challenge" is over either, although, I still find myself looking at quite a stash. I think what I really need to do is go through it and purge. I don't know, but I can't wait to shop!!!