Tag Archives: Thrift store

Looook what I found ;)

14 Mar

I like to think of myself as a very enthusiastic lover of old things…one of my favorite things to do is treasure hunt.Surprisingly a lot of people I talk to say that they don’t shop at thrift stores because they don’t like to dig through the junk to get to the gold. I personally love it, you could say I’m partially in it for the sport of it all :).
My favorites are old sewing accessories, how to,cooking, home ec books, tools, and fabric…I love fabric, my boyfriend calls me a hoarder, I AM NOT A HOARDER, like I mentioned earlier I’m just a very enthusiastic lover of old things..

Anyways!! I figured since I found the things that I find on my outings interesting, I might share them with you guys too.
Hope you enjoy :]

Today I went to savers, I hate going there because I was once employed by them and trust me they are the walmart of thrift stores however I’m weak and they always have some beautiful CHEAP vintage/used fabric or sheets.

I did find quite a bit of this cream floral fabric, its perfect for undies which is my new obsession.

I also founds this vintage singer sewing book set. Its called ‘Singer Sewing Library’ its in lightly used condition so its still in good shape. The books were published in the 1930’s. I haven’t gotten to read the actual content yet, but when I do I’ll be sure to gibe you guys a review!

I came across some little metal cow boy boot salt & pepper shakers I wanted to get too, but decided against it last minute…they were cool :p

Aside

My freaken needles keep breaking!

29 Nov

I usually have this problem where instead of finding the root of whats wrong with what I’m doing I pretend like it’s just a phase and carry on..maybe in every day life thats fine (probably not though) but when it comes to me and my sewing machine it is most certainly not.

I keep breaking needles, usually during a back stitch but it has been driving me crazy.  Finally, tonight I went to go start a project, within the first three stitches the needle just snapped…and that was my last one. I have finally come to the conclusion that my laziness and procrastination is costing me time and money! and man am I pissed at myself right now. I mean I just went to savers and picked up a bunch of awesome fabric and scored a huge bag of buttons for like 2 dollars. I was so excited to use all my new stuff I felt so inspired! and now here I am venting on my blog. Worry not though I looked up what the problem might be and I will be experimenting with solutions later today ( as soon as any store opens that sells sewing machine needles )

 

For now though, since I’m so please with my thrift store finds tonight I’ll share some of my favorite jewelry from savers and the flea market with you!

.First Is this gorgeous watch I found at the flea market, the woman wanted 30 dollars for it, it was the first time I had ever haggled and I got it down to 15 🙂

                                                                                                                               

 

 

Next is my favorite necklace in the whole world, It’s a locket I came across about a year and a half ago I wear it with almost everything that I can get away wearing it with.

Now last and honestly probably least is a necklace I got from savers that so wonderfully captured fall for me I had to have it and for a whopping 1.99 I got it.