I really had to stop at the thrift store today. I did have some things to donate and I was after all, running another errand just across the street (so it made sense to pop in there when I was that close...) plus, I've not been to any thrift stores in several loooooong weeks. There. Justifications over. Now can I interest you in seeing a bit of the loot I picked up today?
I was talking to Anne just last week about wanting to find a whole big bag of buttons at the thrift store for a good price. Until today, I've not come across such a find. This haul made up for it. All these goodies for $2. As you can see, the bag was predominately comprised of full button cards - new ones, actually - so finding a use for them will be easy. *Anne, I'm still searching for a lovely cache of vintage buttons, even though this score is helping to nourish my button box. ;o)
The second find of the day that I have to share came with a tag that read "As is" beside the measly $5 price tag. Now, those two words alert me that the item is imperfect in some way. Most commonly meaning it's stained or ripped. When I pulled this beauty from its hanger, another shopper came up to me and said that she'd take it if I didn't want it. I dutifully searched front and back of this quilt and can't find why the tag read "As is" and I obviously disappointed the fellow bargain hunter when I told her I was keeping it.
(Again sorry about the poor colour quality of my photo. The close up shot gives a more accurate colour portrayal then the outside shot of the whole quilt. At some point I'll get better at picture quality consistency.)
Do you know that the hardest part about this purchase was the fact that it's the first quilt I've ever bought? All the other quilts in our household have been handmade (not all by me, though!) As an aspiring quilter, I felt some guilt depriving another of this pretty quilt because I know how to quilt and it's likely that she doesn't. Anyhow, my thrifty nature won the mental argument. I mean $5 for a double size quilt???!!!
As a final note, and an intentional teaser, please keep checking our blog as there's some fun headed your way in the next month. We're talking some goodies just for you. All we need you to do is comment when you visit so we will know who to share the "loot" with.