I'm used to just seeing piles of stuff everywhere.
I went home with a little bag of treasures. Here are my china pretties:
I overpaid for the dish rimmed with purple flowers ($3) but consoled myself with the equally as lovely green dish marked down to 50 cents. Both are Austrian and will be used to make dessert stands. For Austrian pastries? Seems only right.
The Johnson Brothers bowls are for me, and were a budget busting $12. But that's really only $2 a bowl, and I really like them...so in the bag they went. Won't they be great for serving autumn soups?
Three vintage ornaments, a dollar each and the perfect gift for a friend:Since I started sewing, I can't pass linen tables. And now, mismatched napkins = fat quarters. This one is already in the midst of becoming a pillow back (I used it to practice installing zippers with my zipper foot attachment. And by "practice" I really mean "I'm never doing zippers again."): I think I also overpaid for this sampler remnant at $3, but it will make a fabulous pillow! I have some scraps I can use for the back, so I guess a $3 investment for (what I hope will be) a great little vintage pillow isn't so bad. On my way home from the bazaar, I spotted this: Are those tents and umbrellas covering flea market tables? Three blocks from my house? I really need to read the local paper. Anyway, I got there pretty late so nothing much struck my fancy except for this bag of buttons: Hello, disco LP. I can not wait to use you on a tote bag! And this sugar sack for $5, which I think I can squeeze two pillows out of. The vendor said she had "tons more" vintage sacks and fabric pieces but didn't think to bring them because no one makes their own things anymore (she was primarily selling quilts). So she and I have planned a rendezvous in the early hours of September 12 at the giant Ocean Grove Flea Market so I can take a look at her wares.
Hopefully I'm a better sewer by then. No pressure.
And...it's now officially Thursday. Which means the lovely Leigh will be sharing a whole heap of Thrifty Thursday finds with the rest of the blogosphere. I'm gotten a sneak peek and I happen know she picked up a few bowls that were even a better deal than mine. So click here to head on over to her place...