So we got more bad news about our adoption on Saturday, so it looks like we will not be parents anytime soon. Although I was pretty upset, I am thankful I have such a wonderful husband who is really supporting me when I feel like giving up. Not to mention a whole slew of friends (in person and online) who are praying for us.
So Saturday afternoon I decided to go thrifting to cheer myself up. And look what I found! Don't you love that metal pitcher (above). I think this is what you call enamelware, right? It was $1.50. Then a cute vintage square tablecloth, which has a few, light stains, but not bad, in yellow, pink and aqua. Look what Colorado Heidi did with her vintage tablecloths! I found two aprons, this vintage one with embroidered roses and a newer one. And another Japanese mug--with strawberries! Only 40 cents.
These are some things I forgot to post from my last estate sale haul: This 60s pattern for what looks like a pretty cute dress. I'm not that into sewing clothes, but I like old patterns. I know others have cut them up for paper projects. Would that be a waste?
This embroidered table runner was handmade by someone. I didn't love, love, love the colors or pattern, but couldn't pass it up. I know this stuff is hard to resell on ebay--too many vintage linens out there seems to have depressed the prices.
A just-started crewel pillow... not that I plan to finish it, but maybe someone will. It seems I've acquired that "disease" so common to other craft bloggers in which I get all emotional seeing someone's handmade stuff and just can't not buy it! Anyone know the cure?
And what looks like some handmade lace trim. Bunches of it. maybe when I have a girl, I'll sew it on her dresses!
Thanks to all these treasure, I had to finally do some clean-up in the "crap room" (aka the study and/or future nursery) last weekend. There were TOO many piles after Christmas! I also started making a bunch more recycled sweater purses, which I hope to post this week and to put in my new etsy shop. My goal: shop up by Feb. 1. I also hope to post some charity knitting soon!