Saturday, September 24, 2011

☛thrift store finds☚

Hello thrifting friends! 
Here are my finds for this week:

Now that Christmas is on the not-too-distant horizon,
I'm starting to think of holiday things more.
I'm one of those people who need it to be "near"
in order to shop for it.

I need to change that ;)

Anyway, these vintage tags struck me as really cute.
It's amazing, the choices, styles, etc. that even Christmas tags come in!
I love that these are "old-fashioned," 
and like the ones I remember from childhood.

I had to laugh after buying the following,
because I actually didn't realize it was a doll pattern.
Hmm, could that strangely stiffly positioned arms 
have given me a clue?
That, and the fact that "doll" is written on the front :)

No matter.
I don't have any sewing skills, anyway--
I just bought this because it was cute.
But Addie does have some 18" tall dolls,
so maybe I'll try making something for the first time.

This next one was also too cute to pass on.
I love the clothing styles and the illustrations.

And the personal touches are always
what seals the deal for me,
like the red penmanship noting
"Monty's" waist size.

This fabric was so adorable,
I knew I had to bring it home with me.

I really adore patchwork stuff.
This patchwork dog was so darling.

I like picking out my favorite fabrics on things like this :)

Vintage blankets of any kind,
but especially baby blankets, are something I could never tire of.

There's something so sweet a vintage baby blanket.
I liked how bright and cheerful it was,
as well as the cute farm theme.

Another vintage pony book for my collection.
I wish I would've taken pictures of the illustrations inside.
I really like them.

Finally, my find from awhile back--this fabulous 70's kitchen art.
After what seems eons, I got this listed in my shop.
I forget if I've shown it before,
but taking photos of them again reminded me of how cool I think they are :)
They are original, and signed "Josie 71" on the bottom.

Isn't Josie such a 1970's name?
I think it's cute.
But maybe that's just because It think of Josie and the Pussycats.

What favorite finds have you discovered lately?

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Vintage Sweetheart said...

That kitchen art is pretty cool. I really like the fabric and patchwork dog too.

E :)

Zara said...

Such sweet finds. Lovely patterns. x

Jem said...

Flip and the Cows is making me smile! What a gorgeous book!

Jem xXx

Helen and her Daughters said...

I love the sweet patterns and the fabric.

Anonymous said...

I love patchwork things too!

Happy Sunday to you, Marty:)

The Joyful Thrifter said...

Oh that dog is the sweetest little treasure. I play that same game with the fabric too!

The Joyful Thrifter

Marty said...

Thank you all! I love getting comments :) Such fun stopping by your blogs to see what you've found!

Cameron said...

I've said it before....but it is sooo true....

You have such an eye for finding cool things!
Love the fabric!

karlyn Jackson said...

oh I love that patchwork dog and those patterns are wonderful, so sweet!

Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage said...

Oh you found some little gems! I love the Simplicity patterns - it reminds me of being a little un' in my sisters room (who is much older than me) looking at all her patterns (she was an avid dressmaker in the 80's). And I love the kitchen pictures - they look so retro - I'd have them hanging in my kitchen!
Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage