Monday, November 12, 2007

Same Old . . .

I find myself following a pattern at the thrift. I know I'm not alone, I often read of people cutting the same path through the thrift making their first stop in their favorite section. But I'm also realizing that lately I'm picking up a lot of similar things. This is good! It means I'm not buying up everything I see which I've been known to do. :)

So what have I thrifted recently that is similar to past thrifts?



Vera table cloth and set of 4 napkins: this set is perfect! Not a spot on them and perfectly pressed as if never used. I've found quite a lot of fun Vera stuff lately. Like these napkins and these scarves. Lucky me! I'll admit I've either sold or given away most of the Vera items I've found but I think this set is a keeper.



Here is a set of 6 Mikasa tea cups. I'm sure you remember all the Mikasa china I bought in September, right? Well these cups really "mismatch" it perfectly, if you know what I mean. :) Also in this photo you'll see a small glass egg on the bottom right. There were 5 of these in a box for 99 cents. Too cute to pass up. And the blue cloth is a linen table cloth with scalloped edging that actually FITS my gargantuan table! Amazing, I know. It will also be amazing if I ever iron this monster. ;)



Another fun find is this handmade Raggedy Ann doll. I might love her. I am drawn to dolls and stuffed animals and usually I can resist the urge but I had to have her. How anyone could just give away a doll that someone made for them is crazy. But at least she gets to live in my house now.

We all thrift in patterns I suppose, I'm just feeling luckier than usual. :) On a trip to the thrift yesterday I scored three Waverly pillows:



I found two of the large red one's in the back and the striped one is a smaller toss pillow with the same red pattern on the other side. (The large ones are also striped on their other side.) I'm not sure of the fabric name so if any one knows, please hollar! The cushion in the front is Vintage Rose or Norfolk Rose, I've heard both, and it was thrifted a few years ago. I have an entire set of table cloths, seat cushions, curtains, napkins, etc. in this fabric thanks my Mom. I also recently thrifted a sheet in this fabric that I figure I'll use somewhere in my house someday. Needless to say, I love Waverly and can spot it across the thrift store.

My guess is someone got rid of an entire Waverly collection because I was also lucky enough to snag a set of 4 place mats and 4 napkins in the Waverly Gold Floral pattern with the tags still on them. I have a table cloth in that pattern as well. There were two other Waverly pillows in a different pattern but I didn't want to go overboard, I already had FOUR pillows in my cart. The three red Waverly and this guy:



I think he goes with the Waverly quite nicely and even my husband said "he's cute." So there you go. Luis likes thrifting. ;) A girl can dream . . .

It's good to back! I did some crafting this weekend that I hope to share and I hope that I continue to be productive in the weeks leading up to New Years. Wish me luck!

hugs,
Rebecca

12 comments:

Julie said...

We have similar tastes when we thrift. I just found 2 Vera scarves this weekend.

And I love those Waverly patterns you found. When they first came out, I wanted to decorate our newly added-on bedroom with them. Instead, I based the room on thrifted old Waverly fabric -- in blue. I've since collected quite a few vintage Waverly prints. I can tell when I come upon them that they are Waverly.

Sarah and Jack said...

Iron? Who does that? :-)

flanthrower said...

Love the tablecloth and napkins! What a great find!

Jane said...

Great finds. That Vera set would be so perfect for a summer tea!

LeeAnn said...

What great finds! The vera stuff is my favorite.

svelteSTUFF said...

GASP! GASP! I am completely drooling over your VERA finds - especially the large set of napkins!!! Great Finds! S-

Lucy said...

I love the waverly patterns you found, the one pillow almost looks like my bedding but mine is more cream and pink. Great scores! I can't believe someone would toss out a handmade doll either...shame shame!

Glad you had a productive weekend-I did more cleaning than crafting it seems!

Sid Simpson said...

Every time I thrift now, I think of you. : )

Vallen said...

I have always loved everything Vera. Those are particularly cool. Will keep my eyes peeled for Waverly. I feel like I've come across it lately somewhere.

wayfarer said...

wow! i've never found vera at a thrift store! rummage sale yes, estate sale yes, thrift - never! Great find.

Katherine said...

Great thrifting! I'm loving those Waverly fabrics myself - your thrifted pillows are lovely and the bear pillow is adorable.

Ms. A said...

It's a good thing you live nine hours from here... I'd have to imprison you -- you'd be grabbing all the stuff I'd want for myself!!!

I saw a great easy afghan pattern that you might like. It's simply triangles. Half of them are made in garter sticth, the rest in regular. Then they are joined in an alternating pattern to form a square and the squares make the 'ghan.

It is done in white, and the knitted traingles get embroidered with flowers. I can't imagine it being done in anything but pristine, soft, white cotton.

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