Monday, September 27, 2010

Last thrift for September

The thrift store had glasses half off, so I bought four more juice glasses. I also found three china plates just the right size to hold a couple of cookies, or a piece of toasted and buttered homemade bread to go along with a cup or two of tea in the afternoon.

And there were lamps! Three glass bedside lamps that need shades.

But the best find was a pre-thrift-store find. I was at Mom and Dad's and saw that they had a large bag of bed linens ready to be taken to the thrift store. On top of the bag were a few sweaters. I asked Mom if she wanted me to take the stuff to the thrift store for her, then I looked at the sweaters and asked if I could have them for Joan. I thought maybe she could use them for an art project at school.

On closer inspection however, and after trying them on, I decided I might like to use them for actual wear. The blue one is of Shetland wool, the gray of wool and acrylic (and is machine-washable) and the yellow cardigan is a '50's or '60's era piece made of "100% Virgin Nylon." Oh, my!

(Apron Thrift Girl is keeping "Thrift Share Monday" going all year long.)



Blogger Pinky Fuzz Boo said...

I love the sweaters! The colors are beautiful!

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Melanie said...

Great finds! Those glasses & plates are so pretty - I love vintage things. The sweaters look really nice, too! Thanks for sharing!!

12:58 PM  
Blogger Jessica Kaye said...

The lamps are so perfect! And the yellow cardigan is straight out of Anthropologie. Sometimes the best finds are free!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Great jumpers and cardie. Love to get a look in other people's cast off bags. You never know what you'll find.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice score on the sweaters! And free to boot! Love your blog!

6:14 PM  
Anonymous ana @ i made it so said...

hard to tell, but that white lamp with the nubs looks like milk glass. i like those old fashioned lamps. i'm sure you'll have fun hunting down the right shade for them... or maybe you'll make some.

i agree, the sweaters were the best score of all. the wool is lovely. and i'm wondering what the virgin nylon feels like!

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Caroline said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I love the lamps you found - they're unusual. Great sweaters, too!

5:32 AM  
Anonymous Halima said...

I really like those vintage lamps, such a unique style and design from the past, beautiful! The blue of the shetland wool sweater is so pretty, this should brighten up your winter days.
Great finds!

12:10 AM  

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