If you love to crochet with fine thread and appreciate the old bedspreads our ancestors made then you are like me...I love to find a good vintage box full of new old stock crochet thread...
This is a gold mine for me!
And even the box is in great shape!
Last Saturday we both felt like taking the day off so we drove south to a river town, had lunch and hit the antique shops.
I've been getting spoiled with garage sale prices lately but I did really well that day!
For some reason when I unpacked everything I saw a color theme, it was all pink, green and cream!
It started with that square pink architectural piece.
I found 4 crochet arm chair doilies for $2 and the crochet pincushion for just a few dollars, it has pink silk ribbon laced through it and in great condition...
I LOVE this lingerie bag... hand made using linen fabric, embroidered and tied with a silk ribbon bow...
This is one of my favorite all time finds. It was marked down from $20 to $15!
Not a single flaw or stain anywhere, just waiting for me to find it.
For a girl who never liked pink, it sure is finding it's way into my home!
A pretty hankie holder for $6. All the ribbon is silk.
I had to get this, I LOVE the color and it was $2! I believe it's a letter holder and it's old and I thought just plain cool.
I looked at this box last winter but passed it up.
For some reason I had to pick it up this time, I'm sure it was marked less than the last time.
It's shabby but I love the colors. It's covered in paper, looks like wallpaper.
I had no clue what it was but the shop owner said it is a perfume box.
Two days later I regretted not buying the other pink architectural piece so back I went and also found this vintage cloth shoe bag for cheap! I've been looking for one for some time now.
This has that faded old look which I love, a quick hand wash and pressing will make it even better.
There was one shop we did not go into because they are always too pricey, I went in the on the second trip and found what I've been looking for.
This is the larger size grocer tin marked Loverin & Browne Wholesale Grocers.
This looks to be a gallon size and in beautiful shape, no dents or rust.
I found one last spring at a flea market without a price tag and the guy said $100! What...are you crazy!!! Back on the shelf it went...fast!
This tin was marked $30...more my speed!
I had such a good day, both days...isn't it just so much fun when you come home with some really pretty things and didn't spend a fortune!
They all make me smile when I look at them...the colors are so soothing!
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