I traveled to Massachusetts yesterday. So today’s thrifting is hometown thrifting! My mom and I went to the Salvation Army in the next town this morning. We did great. Actually, I did great (ten items) to just one item for mom. But, as she will tell you, she doesn’t need much.
I got three pairs of extra lovely sized denim jeans and one pair of denim capris for mom.
I found a pair of extra lovely sized khaki capris for $1.99.
Then I found two blouses. A navy blue Old Navy blouse for $2.49 and a red Lane Byrant knit top for $2.99. Mom actually spotted the navy Old Navy. She knows what I like. The red top is perfect because tonight we are going to the Red Sox game at Fenway! I didn’t have anything team colored to wear – now I do!
Altogether with sales tax on the non-clothing items, I paid $30.48 for three pairs of pants, two pairs of capris, two blouses, a pair of shoes, a purse, a vintage bedsheet, and some beautiful floral fabric. I think mom and I did great today!
Tonight the whole family is going to the Red Sox game. I haven’t seen darling daughter in over a month! I am excited to see her!
In between getting ready for the next trip north, I managed to drop in at a local thrift shop today. I found some things!
A black knit tunic to go with leggings. $3.
I was happy to find these tops which fit my extra lovely sized self.
I went to the auction tonight. Except for the peach pie I had for dinner, it was a complete bust. I don’t even have a picture of the pie. Life is full of disappointments.
Fear not, my faithful readers!
Yard sales in the morning! Wish me luck!
My friend, Jane, and I went thrifting today. Jane did great, even finding a beautiful crystal ink well for her calligraphy. I might be cursed.
Actually, I did find several items.
A shout out to Lesley Mailman of thrift thrift for her fabulous finds today. A Longchamps tote for $2.50! All hail Lesley!!!
You win some, you lose some. I went back to King George, VA this afternoon to thrift. This was the scene of the crime when Tracia and I went thrifting a week and a half ago. I pillaged. She pillaged. We returned to Maryland as victors, with plenty of loot. Not today.
Nothing today. Nada. Zilch.
I did see this though:
Oh my Lord. All you Harry Potter fans will immediately be reminded of Professor Dolores Umbridge’s office at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It gave me the shivers to touch the kitty dish.
Do you believe in reincarnation? My bedsheets do! I have had this particular set of bedsheets for years, maybe ten. They are white with a woven stripe by Calvin Klein, I believe. A Marshalls buy. The sheets had grown super soft with age and repeated laundering.
I was dismayed to find a large tear in the fabric of the fitted sheet when I removed them from the dryer today. I adore these bedsheets. So soft! Hence, I am reincarnating them as rag balls for the time being. I am tearing the sheets into long narrow strips and rolling the fabric into balls. Quite certain I am not the first person to do this (wink!).
Perhaps darling daughter will want to crochet with these fabric balls. Or maybe I will tear the fabric up some more and make a rag garland. Or maybe I can use the fabric in my extra lovely (XL) upcycled clothing as embellishment. I am terribly fond of raw edges after all. Or perhaps the fabric balls will become purely decorative items in of themselves. Quite possibly, yes, to all of the above.
Reduce, reuse, recycle, reincarnate!
It goes like this. “Dishes, meet bubble wrap”, “Bubble wrap, meet dishes”:
Now that introductions have been made, I have got to get busy. My plan is to photograph the dishes, wrap them up safely and securely (i.e. better than the quick job in newspaper at the auction Friday night), list them for sale on Etsy, and stash them until the discerning buyer scoops them up. Then I will need to build a special box lined with styrofoam to ship them. There are forty-two pieces of loveliness. The pattern is Sherwood produced in the 1940s by Syracuse China. I would keep them, but we are absolutely overrun with dishes here in the enchanted cottage!
This is Grace. She has been with me more than ten years and originally came from Pennsylvania, near Reading. She has been helping me with this blog when it comes to modeling my extra lovely upcycled clothing. This is what she wears when she is not on a modeling gig. The fur belonged to my paternal grandmother. It is sumptuous.