Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Goodies I've found lately

I promised to share pictures of my most recent thrift shop finds. In addition to a denim jacket, a bag of lace/eyelet trim and two old aprons, here's a bit of what I found.

Butterfly quilt blocks to applique, $1.50. There are 27 of these and another 20 or so cut. One of these days I'm going to come across a whole quilt and not one I have to make myself. LOL.

A felt tree skirt that begs for embellishment, 25 cents. If you click on it please ignore the lint and thread on my floor. Obviously I should be cleaning house instead of posting here. :)

Five 100% wool sweaters, 50 cents each. I'm going to make a felt bag if it's the last thing I do.

An entire bag full of jar decorations, $1.00.
Valentine theme: two different hearts, LOVE, and a teddy bear.

Halloween theme: black cat, ghost, jack-o-lantern, and witch.

Fall theme: corn, leaf, scarecrow, and turkey.

Easter theme: bunny, carrot, Easter egg, pot of tulips.

Christmas theme: Santa, snowman, gingerbread man, and tree.

An Atlas Strong Shoulder pint canning jar complete with zinc lid, 50 cents. The buttons are also a thrift shop find. I think those were a dime. There aren't very many yet.

The thrift shop is changing. Someone new is doing the pricing and I've noticed that the deals aren't so good anymore. A 25 cent apron is costing 50 cents to a dollar now. A little bag of trim that use to be 50 cents is now up to a dollar or more. I know that doesn't seem like much, but I'm a tightwad.

Rumor has it that someone working there is getting first choice on stuff and she pays minimum price for it and then puts it up on Ebay. While I suppose there isn't anything wrong with it, it doesn't seem quite fair if you know what I mean.

It's going to be interesting to see how the shop does once all of the good deals are gone. One of the ladies that works there said that people don't seem to buy anything any more. I remarked that the prices had gone up and she agreed that things were priced too high and she had tried to tell them, but they think it's a good idea. Maybe, maybe not.


Sue@CountryPleasures said...

What a bunch of neat stuff, and another quilt! I just love those jars, esp. valentines and Christmas! Have fun with it all!

Nancy Jo said...

Hi Aunt Jo,
I would say you had a very good thrift day. What are you going to make with the wool sweaters? You could make wool christmas stockings. wool tote bags, I guess the ideas are pretty endless on that one.

Beemoosie said...

What fantastic finds! I love the quilt blocks! I have always wanted to make one of those felt bags! Let me know how it turns out!

Rising Rainbow said...

I used to shop thrift stores to sell on ebay. That's how I supported my herd of horses. But the thrift shops kept raising their prices and priced me right out of the market. Three of those stores are now closed.