Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Thrifting the night away

Since yard sale season is practically dead, Jack and I are spending more time at the thrift store. This is a double edged sword really, since donations to the thrift store are also down, because people have no yard sale leftovers to donate. Ah well, it makes more exciting when I actually do find something!

I nearly passed by the present garland, thinking it was just cheesy 1960s presents. A second glance though and I realized that said cheesy presents were strung on glass bead garland, and of course, it became love at first sight. There were two strands (quite long actually), one is already hung up in the bathroom.

The rose print is a Rachel Ashwell for Target tablecloth. Silly me, when this was on clearance at Target, I had it in my cart 3 different times and I kept putting it back. All I could think of was that I would never put it on the table, since I use all my vintage tablecloths, and I have made the mistake before of buying a new one and then I end up giving it away. Now that I am sewing, I will chop the thing up! Duh.

The other "Duh" is the price of things at Goodwill. Honestly, it would have been cheaper to buy it directly from Target.

The blue checked piece is embroidered yardage. (And again with the prices, $4! for a little over a yard.) Maybe vintage, maybe not, destined to be a cute bag.

I am DYING to be sewing, I really must finish the Christmas tree project.


  1. I know what you mean about the prices of Target stuff at Goodwill. At our store the Goodwill price is usually several dollars higher than the lowest Target clearance price. It's insulting because they leave the red clearance tags right on there so you can SEE exactly how much they're gouging you!

    Pretty cloth, though!

  2. Anonymous1:55 AM

    That pressie garland is great. I know what you mean abot pricing though, some of the charity shops in England are beginning to price like antique shops. It's not that you resnt them the money it's just that part of the fun of thrifting is getting a bargain.

  3. Anonymous4:17 AM

    That garland must be so neat in real life!

    I've been meaning to ask - what's the status of your sewing machine? Is it still wonky, or are you using a new one?

  4. Beautiful garland!Hopefully I'm off on a thrift run today,yeah those prices!


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