RSS Feed

Category Archives: Thrift finds

Thrifty finds!

Posted on

It has been awhile since I posted some thrifty finds 😉

Here you go, fresh from my last trip…

thrifty finds...

I know… more laces… But they are so cute and vintage looking! And I made some clean out in my lace bin (and sending some to a refashion blogger!) so now they fit all nicely in 😉  I will list the glasses and bowls in my vintage shop (just need to write out the listings…)

Got some nice bit of coupon size fabrics too!

thrifty finds...

I couldn’t pass up the RED fabric with neckties AND shirts… Man, isn’t it awesome?! I need to find something for it, maybe it will do as a lining for my future bag… which I choose the pattern for… But I won’t tell you which one! And no, it’s not one from the voting. ha!

I think the blue and red stripes ones are going to be cut into bias tapes. And I can see a dress for Camille out of the yellow stripes! (I’ve got loads of this one)

thrifty finds...

Since Camille wanted a spice cabinet of her own, I’ll make something out of this baby. I want to try a new technique 😉

The total for all of that??? a whooping 11$. Not bad 😉

I also found on a previous trip this fabric…

fabric for my new shower curtain to be!

I’ll show you tomorrow what I did with it!

En Français SVP!

Un petit tour au centre bénévole… J’en suis revenue avec plusieurs items 🙂 Des verres et bols qui iront dans ma boutique rétro très bientôt. Beaucoup de dentelles, j’aime la dentelle! Quelques coupons de tissus (avez-vous vu le tissu rouge avec cravates et chemises!!? trop cool!) Je verrais bien une robe pour Camille avec le tissu blanc et jaune! Et une armoire à épices pour la chambre de Camillou. J’ai bien hâte de la refaire, je vais essayer une nouvelle technique! Tout cela pour un gros 11$! 🙂 La dernière photo, celle du tissu avec fleurs, je vous montre demain ce que j’en ai fait!



Posted on

I went to the “thrift store” today, and I might say I scored some cool stuff 🙂

First, enough t-shirts to make 8 new scarves…!

soon to be scarves
And some vintage fabric (loads of it), vintage purple trim, a baggie of vintage button, some sequin embellishments (envisioning some headbands here…) and a yellow ice tray with banana forms… Why do you need to make ice in banana form will you ask me?! well I’ll show you soon 🙂
Thrift finds

Does anyone wonder what is the silver metal thingy at the back? I was intrigued too when I saw it and Opened it up to find out…
Vintage tray

YES! a tiered tray! Isn’t it beautiful!??? Love it to bits 🙂 I’m keeping it all for myself and can’t wait to throw a party so I could use it lol!

All of this stuff (with a dress for rachel, a hat for camille, 3 blouses for sewing ) for    8.50$ !    today is good!

thrift finds… and a good deed!

Posted on

Today I went to the trhift shop with my 3 yo, and I scored some stuff 🙂 Well, first Rachel really behaved herself and it was a enjoyable sifting!

I got a new vintage suitcase (the 7th of my growing collection)

by Cul de Sac

 some kitchenware (maybe for a tutorial I have in mind… and a give away!) ,

by Cul de Sac

 some curtain rings I plan to use with my bags,

by Cul de Sac

A pair of vintage woman’s small filet crochet gloves I plan to sell on etsy soon,

by Cul de Sac

lots of men’s pants and shirts, some clothes for Rachel and some left over fabrics :).

Lynn at Lynn Minney Design made a tutorial using a vintage suitcase as a small craft show case and she got me thinking 🙂 (you can see her gorgeous eco-friendly bags here!) So I came up with this idea for show casing some of my little pouches and pencil\cosmetic cases

by Cul de Sac

I’ll maybe doing a craft show in august and the booth doesn’t have pegboard walls so I need to come up with new ideas to show case my stuff… If you think of something let me know!

In another direction, I was sooo proud of my two oldests yesterday!! They took the initiative, with another friend, to pick up trash around the playground at day camp!! Isn’t wonderful to know that somehow what you are repeatedly saying is getting stuck somwhere lol!
Now my friend had her baby and she’s coming to have lunch with me, so I’m thrilled to meet that little guy! and do some cuddling 😉