Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thrifting Finds

I saw a post on another blog with some really great vintage fabric and it reminded me that I haven't been telling you about my thrifted goodies. I don't know why, I mean, I like thrifting vicariously through other people and I've found some great things lately (giant picnic basket where my yarn now resides). I need to quit trying to figure out what other people like and remember that this is a blog of things that I like. And I like cheap stuff:

Speaking of cheap, those apple were free. Thank you neighbor man.

Check out that bowl, its all one piece of wood! Do you know what I mean? Its not a bunch of blocks of wood glued together and then carved into a bowl. Its one big ol' chunk. They don't make stuff like that anymore. Well, not for $1.99 anyway. Mr. SimpleHeart offered to refinish the bowl for me, but I like the rustic-y look.

And I'd just like to say that there are enormous benefits to frequenting the same shop and being familiar to the folks there (or maybe its because the shop is run entirely by dudes). Either way, my buddy at the register rang those sheets up at 50% off (even though they weren't part of that sale). Thank you thrift store man.


  1. Oh I love that fabric! And actually the apples look pretty dang good too. I would be all over a pretty vintage looking apron with that fabric. I would also (WARNING: BLATANT HINT) be all over a tutorial for an apron. For a girl who is learning to sew. Who has a new sewing machine. That intimidates her. I'm just sayin'. :)

  2. I think that's a fantastic idea, Mama needs a new apron.
    I'm partial to full aprons myself. How 'bout you? Do you already have a style in mind? Or you could find a picture of an apron you like and we could shamelessly copy it.

  3. Hmm... lemme see if I can find a picture. I'm thinking something like my Great Grandma always wore: full apron, wide tie sash. Sometimes ruffles along the shoulders.

  4. These are close: