We pulled up and there wasn't a whole lot out. Okay we will definitely be quick, there's not a whole lot here.
Or so I thought.....
Guess which items are NOT thrifted in this photo? Give up, the answer would be the apples and the stove!
One of my finds yesterday was this very nice toaster oven, an Oster, for 5.00~~whooo hooo! I used to have a toaster oven way back when, but didn't use it much because it was small. This one is much larger and has more options and more controls. When you have a small family, sometimes I just cook quick items when we are running late. This will aid in my struggle to finish a 1st graders homework before 9 o'clock with him. (that's another post). The other items, the bright yellow mikasa bowl, the wooden/silver platter, the small painting (original art....lol..not a picasso, but still kitchencutesy), and the plate holder/picture holder, all were thrifted for under 3 dollars previously.
What in the world is all this??? Well each bag had 5 dollars listed on it, so I started opening them up and discovered Fabric, fabric, and more fabric!! "Hey, I remember you.....you were the lady at the bank that helped my Mother! You were really nice to her." I look up and recognize the owner of the sale as one of my customers daughters. Small world. No we just live in a small town. She asks me if I sew. Umm.....yes I sew. Not well. Not even good. But I try. I'd sew more often if I had a place to do it regularly. If only I could reclaim my sewing table from my computer, take back my kitchen table from the painting marathon I have been on, then maybe I'd sew. I didn't unload my issues on this lady but subconsciously I could feel my brain yelling at me to get it together already and CREATE CREATE but first organize!
"How about 10 dollars for all the fabric?" GULP, "Are you sure??"
"Oh yes, I have way too much. I'm going to start a quilting class soon and I need to reorganize my sewing room and thin it down so I can have room to quilt." Hmmm...so you don't need all this fabric?? Trying not to look too excited less she change her mind, I say,
"Sure, that's a great deal, THANK YOU." YIPPEE SKIPPEE DOING CARTWHEELS
Oh Boys, Momma needs your help! "Mom!! where are we going to put all this???" In the trunk, now get busy! I bark like a general. I am THEIR general. ;) I start to walk away and the toaster oven screams at me, I need this, my other one is "toast".....okay I will take the oven, too. I'm not going to even speak of the 1940's beautiful dresser and chest with cupboard like drawers that I missed by SECONDS for 50 dollars. I'm happy with my stash. And what a stash it is! Take a peek.
I tried to assemble it in some sort of order as I went through all 6 bags, but it became impossible after a while. One bag was assorted small to medium scraps of all sorts, appliques, kitcheny, Americana, Christmas, Easter, Baby and more.
Another 2 bags held tapestries and jacquard (sp?) and large pieces of fabric. You can almost see one of the pieces I'm going to make into a 4th of July table runner. It's a chenille flag moif with two flags. COOL!
There are some areas that are about 10 inches deep in fabric....there is more I didn't even photo because I ran out of space, it's over behind on the couch and coffee table. YIKES. I better get sewing. The fabric isn't as cool as this or this,but there is more than enough for me to experiement with and enhance my sewing skills!
Did I mention there are 8 fabric forms for placemats, too? Oh, and some wooden kids wall coat hangers, scissors, glue, stryofoam eggs, harvest appron pattern, and a slew of other fun items I discovered in the many bags.
Overall it was a good day. I even got my boys to rake the lawn. Kinda. :)
Okay, I'm off to clear off the kitchen table AGAIN. Some battles are never won. I need to start choosing my battles better.