Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Time out to thrift shop.

Enjoy life and do things slow. That's my new motto. I've just stopped pushing and wishing things were different and so far it all gets done and along the way I'm having some fun. Well let's put it this way I am slowing down because the body says to. I had to make a drop off at the donation center so we took the time to do a quick walk through. We found a few new items for the store.


First to be rescued were these two very lovely all hand embroidered, and well done if I do say so, cloths. After soaking what seemed like one hundred years of dust out of them we discovered the beauty of these pieces that must have taken forever to do. They are done in black and red and even the borders were hand hemmed and embroidered. 


Also found was a vintage Vera scarf and two Christmas print napkins. The Vera scarf has the lady bug on it.


We found a pair of Danish style wooden candle sticks and some purple Mikasa pieces. I loved the lavender on the shelf and when my daughter picked it up and it was Ben Seibel Mikasa she got excited. We looked for other pieces but these were all we found. It's simple and attractive. I also went out to an estate sale and found a few small items for myself, like brand new slippers and a pair of vintage webbed lawn chairs that need some serious cleaning, but for $1.50 each I can take my tired bones outside next summer and sit in something of comfort. The webbing on them is in good shape but they are the kind of chairs that you can take the old webbing off of and replace easily by just loosening a screw. They also have the kind of legs that don't dig into the ground and leave you off balance. (Oh I so just blamed that on the chairs). So hopefully with a little WD-40 and some cleaning I can bring them back to awesome condition. One more thing on my list of to do's. 

6 comments:

Jill said...

Great to find a ladybug Vera!

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

Love a thrift shop myself! You're my neighbor at the Brambleberry Cottage party! Hello neighbor!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love your finds! Found your blog through VTT. I'm a Seibel fan big time, keep looking for those dishes, sometimes they put them out in phases. :) Pam

Threeundertwo said...

I love finding beautiful handwork in thrift shops, although I'm sad that someone didn't see their value and gave them up. Nice rescues!

LV said...

Wonderful finds, especially the linens. We all need to listen to our bodies. It will let you know when to slow down.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your thrifty finds. Those dishes are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at TTF!