I don't thrift as much during the summer anyway, because it's just a lesson in frustration to go to a thrift with Nathan in tow. He's in the door for about 5 seconds and starts telling me it's time to go. Not asking me. Telling me.
But yesterday I couldn't ignore the thrifting itch.
And besides, the theme for this weeks Unplugged Project is "old". What better place for materials and inspiration than a thrift shop?
Nathan's treasures: wood labyrinth game (This qualifies as "old" because I had one when I was a kid.) and two books. He's watched Emeril on Food Network and thinks he's funny.
My treasures: a piece of vintage fabric, a vintage(?) sheet or curtain, a piece of pretty pink floral fabric, several yards of pink netting and a Christmas table runner (from Target, I think). I have no idea what I'll do with the pink netting, but I couldn't leave it there, could I?
I also did some digging through the bins of "stuff". It was mostly a lot of junk. I picked up a very ugly tin to dig under it, when the weight of it caught my attention. Hmmm....probably full of more ugly tins. But then, I gave it a little shake. What a lovely tinkling sound it made!
It was full of buttons!
And carded buttons! I don't know how old these are, but some are definitely vintage. The brownish cards towards the bottom have a sticker from a shop called The Bee Hive, with a price of five cents on them. Yep, five cents for a dozen buttons. There are two sets of blue buttons with flowers on them and two sets of pink buttons with a stork on them.
I had to do some rearranging and move my buttons from two small jars into one large jar. It's nearly full, so I might have to do something drastic, like sort them and separate by color groups.
What? Doesn't everyone do this????