I'm totally running out of interesting post titles for thrifted goodies. Sometimes I think some up in my head and then realize that I'm the only one will think it's funny. You know what I mean.
Anyway, look at what I FOUND this weekend:
I found 6 books from this wonderful vintage set at $2 a book. For the thrift I thought that was a pretty good price and won't these make sweet gifts? You know, if I can bear to part with them of course.In addition to Heidi I also picked up Toby Tyler, Kim, Black Beauty, Swiss Family Robinson and Freckles. I love the covers and the end papers. All are in decent shape.
I also found "Magic Casements." It's a book of poetry but doesn't it look like something one might find in the restricted section at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
My best find was a 1944 copy of Alice in Wonderland which is one of my absolute favorite stories.
It's small and aren't the illustrations wonderful?? The March Hare is a definite favorite. Wouldn't he make a lovely icon for a designer line? Maybe Goodness needs to adopt the March Hare . . . now I'm babbling . . .
More lucky finds include 4 of the green hand towels on the left. They are that wonderful vintage style and in perfect condition as if never used. Also holiday napkins, some vintage French Revolution fabric and two red, white and blue tea towels with a wine goblet motif. It always amazes me what people will give away. :)
My mother thrifted these for me:
Lovely vintage trims still on the cards. Aren't the illustrations on the grey cards cute?
Problem is that these are very musty smelling. How should I wash them? I hate to think to take them off the cards (which I knows is just silly) but do you think a little soak and then an air dry will take out the musty smell? I think once they come off the cards I may just wind them onto spools or something. Thoughts?
Oh and this is post number 198 so I'm nearing the 200 mark! I'll be celebrating with a giveaway which MAY include one of these:
Ah yes, vintage nurse novels. Funny, no? I think that someone out there might like to read these. Though you're not getting your hands on Dude Ranch Nurse. ;) Seriously, I will be putting together a fun package this weekend and will draw a random winner from the comments on my upcoming 200th post which I think will come right before Halloween sometime. :)