This past Wednesday I checked out a nearby thrift store that I'd not visited before. The shop was loaded with the usual non-vintage clothing and decor items, but a bit of digging in the sewing and craft section turned up a plastic bag of treasure - a batch of beautiful handmade lace!
I almost teared up! It's all so intricate and delicate. Just think of all the time and patience that goes into pieces like these, and then they end up in a plastic bin underneath a lot of cheap ribbon and trim. I'm so glad I found them!
A friend messaged me Thursday morning about a sale but I was still asleep. By the time I saw her message she was leaving the sale (I'm a night owl, what can I say?) I wouldn't have gone to this sale based on the photos on Craigslist because it was mostly vintage toys and I'm not really into those. BUT, she said it was a great sale with a lot to dig through (magic words!) I did wait until Friday to go, and still found wonderful things. Thanks, Becky!
This is just a small portion of the linens, all with handmade lace edging. Some of these look like they were stored in Oklahoma red dirt, but that just adds to their charm. I especially like the sailboat lace.
And there were buttons! These were overpriced so I went back on Saturday to see if I could get them for half. I was able to negotiate a fairly good price because I bought all they had, and while I still probably paid too much based on the condition of the cards, I do love them.
I just love weeks with lots of treasures!