Friday, September 03, 2010

A Thrifty Surprise

I finally put up the plates I  got at the thrift store the last time I was there.

I love that blend of creamy white on white.

And today I had to go to the DMV for a licence renewal and since it's only a few blocks over from the thrift store I went again! This time I spent under a dollar. I just saw two patterns I could use so I got them.  
29 cents for a pattern, I just love it! If only fabric was as inexpensive!

But WAIT! There's MORE!

When I got home and  peeked inside the envelope to see if the pieces were all there (something I usually do before I buy them but for some reason I just didn't bother today) I noticed that the previous owner had left some of her work behind!
The yoke had been pinned cut out of  this cute blue with white daisies and red ladybugs fabric! And then carefully folded and stuck back into the pattern envelope. It was just a neat surprise, I thought.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't you love surprises like that?! Once my mom bought a western shirt for my Dad at a thrift shop run by the local Episcopal church. When she got it home, she found $79.00 in the pocket. My mom is so darn honest that she immediately made my Dad take her back to the shop so she could give them the money. She figured that if someone donated the shirt to the church, the church should get to keep the money too!