Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Mirror Mirror On the Floor
It's that time of the year again! Yard sales and thrift store glut. Everyone is cleaning out their stuff - and everyone else wants to buy it.
Saturday I happened to pass a yard sale that produced some mighty sweet finds.
I have no idea where the mirror is going. It needs a good cleaning and has no hooks, but I love the art deco wheat border.
I also picked up a few bottles for photo shoots. There was a whole box of antique bottles. I'm not sure how old Nehi soda is but the smaller one on the right was from a grocery company in Kansas City that closed in 1910.
And then there was a thrift store run on senior citizen discount day! Lots of 100% linen shirts to be de-boned and turned into reusable fabric.
But that meant I had to clean up. I spent the afternoon sorting out my hutch and folding all the fabric. The before photo isn't necessary. Just take half that fabric and wad it up into a giant mess so that it's falling out onto the floor. Yeah. It was bad.
But this is what my sewing table looks like right now. It's a bit of a mess but if you only see the cleaned up versions of sewing rooms, it's kind of a cheat, don't you think?
My thrifting hunting list:
tape measures (I have a growing collection now)
vintage 100% cotton bed linens
vintage craft magazines (especially 1920s - 40s)
What do you look for when you go thrifting?