Friday, November 18, 2011

More thrifting finds

First, thank you, everyone for your lovely comments on my last post.  Have had computer and internet issues, so have been lazy about answering comments, making new posts, and reading others' blogs. 

16 inches high; the back is approximately 10.5 inches across the widest part
Perfect for an 18" or taller doll
$1.00  Perfect condition. 

As many of you know, I have been picking up used, mostly vintage, cookbooks for my daughter (check out her blog), two nieces, myself, (and any other family member who show an interest).  I've gathered a pretty impressive amount of them, actually managing to get a few duplicates.  If they are all different, it is going to be extremely difficult to decide who gets which books.

Today, as I was going through another sack of what I thought was just cookbooks, I found a forgotten purchase.  I'm sorry; the camera battery is dead.  No picture of the items, but here is the price tag. lol

What was in a plastic bag full of stuff marked $3.99?
  • 12 brand new bobbins that will fit Kenmore, Necchi, Brother, and ? sewing machines.
  • brand new package of 5 sewing machine needles
  • tube (new?) of Liquid Stitch
  • Swing*line Tot stapler with staples (works!)
  • piece of white chipboard. It is about the right size for a pocket pattern. lol
  • brand new package of jump rings (for jewelry making)
  • 2 new packages of "gold" bead caps (for jewelry making)
  • fine point red felt tip Shar*pie (not dry!)
  • 4 pairs of scissors: bent (like the ones used to cut bandages at the doctor's), thread snips, small pair, a pair like applique scissors only I'm not sure they are pointed or sharp enough
  • 6" "hem" gauge
  • tracing wheel
  • pair of brand new 54" white shoe laces
  • 5 new large spools of sewing thread: pale pink, 2 white, black, gray
  • a hand sewing needle
  • geese - well the outlines of four different size geese that are all alike.  For applique???
  • a yard of one side of Vel*cro
  • a broken front piece of a DVD player
  • 2 fabric remnants = about 5/8 yard gorgeous pale green fabric; 3/4 yard dusty rose broadcloth
  • 4 small pieces of "odd" fabrics
  • And the best:  An Olfa 45 mm rotary cutter with blade.  A new one costs about $20.00 for this older style.
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone.  Eat, Enjoy!


Barb said...


I love your thrifty finds!! The chair is just gorgeous - $1.00!!! I also love old vintage cookbooks, and have more than my share... :0) I need to reduce the size of my collection a bit, soooo, when I do, I will let you know which books I have, and if you want any of them, I will mail them to you!!

I can't believe all you got for $3.99 - what a bargain!!

Your daughters blog looks really fun - loved the trick eye museum! What a great opportunity to be in Seoul, and experience that culture!! She is so lucky . . . and very pretty!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving - glad to see you back in blogdom!


Vee said...

What a haul!

Hope that you get your gift giving all figured out. A happy Thanksgiving right back atcha!

Madeline's Album said...

You got quite a lot of bargains for only $3.99. I like the little chair. Good luck with the gift giving of the cook books. Have a blessed day and a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Madeline

Vande Historic Costuming said...

Well done, apart from the DVD player front, all totally useable! I used to love those cane chairs back in the '70's - never sat in one, but I wondered about how comfortable they really were - and I certainly haven't seen one for years now! So cute!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Sorry you had Net problems!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Gentle hugs...

Trudy Callan said...

What wonderful finds.

Thank you so much for your love and support and sweet comments on my blog. I know if we lived closer, we would be good friends.