thrifted patterns and aprons

I haven’t found any aprons lately, so these are nice additions. The first one is just so bright and cheery, and close inspection of the little rounds show regency scenes. From the ’50s is my guess, based on pink and black. The second one has happy daisies, and I’d guess early ’70s. Not so sure,Continue reading “thrifted patterns and aprons”

more embroidered pillowcases

This poppy pillowcase was a quick finish, so far it is my favorite design. Now I’m ready to get a blue pen and start designing some of my own borders. I’ve been keeping an eye open for blank pillowcases while thrifting, but of course the hem on pre-made pillowcases is too wide. So I’m stillContinue reading “more embroidered pillowcases”

Woohoo–cute patterns

Today was another gold mine thrifting. I should have bought all the patterns, I hope some are still there tomorrow. I had no intention of buying 3 pajama patterns–I must have put a good dress one back by mistake. Rats! I can see making that poofy skirted dress and maybe a pea coat–doesn’t it lookContinue reading “Woohoo–cute patterns”

thrifting monday, and pillowcase

Here’s my finds from this morning, a pretty tablecloth big enough for an end table, and teacup and saucer. I was taking a break on buying teacups, but it was priced right and is pretty so I thought what the heck. ONE day I will own the perfect sideboard to put all my dishes in,Continue reading “thrifting monday, and pillowcase”

I know I said I would never do it, but

I bought a thrifted item specifically to put on ebay. It is soooo hard to pass up items that are beautiful and just perfect (for someone else) but that I don’t need. Especially when they are ridiculously cheap. So I bought one item. And I’ll set it aside. Maybe for years. Until I have enoughContinue reading “I know I said I would never do it, but”

more embroideries from thrifting saturday

Today was a lucky day, with lots of embroideries to choose from. I picked up only the best ones, with the best color choices and designs. First off, I love this yellow table runner! It’s a grecian pattern over the whole thing, and is just lovely in person. It would be a shame to cutContinue reading “more embroideries from thrifting saturday”