Monday, April 8, 2013

Thrifting with a Theme

I'm so glad spring is finally arriving and the weather is nice most days. My hubby can play golf in shorts!!

To me, spring means GARAGE SALES!!  Estate sales and thrift stores are year-round, but garage sales tend to happen in the spring and summer. I'm sure its the same everywhere, but I'm just giddy with the thought of garage sales!

Most every time I say something about garage sales my hubby says "well, who's selling their garage and why do you want to buy it?" Ha! He's such a card -- he needs to be on that golf course!

BUT, have you ever gone to a estate sale or garage sale or thrift store and everything you bought followed a theme? That's what I realized when I got my treasures home -- it was a sewing theme.

A few patterns

This one is very cool in the sleeveless version and I love the fact that the model is wearing tennis shoes!
and is that a man's tie I see around her waist?!!

This pattern is pretty crazy and I would feel silly wearing it, but for the right person it would be awesome!
I dunno about those pants though....

Now on to the really cute stuff!

This adorable kitty string holder with its pretty blue and pink flowers

Who wouldn't love that sweet face!

A cutie mouse pin cushion and thimble

The thimble has a home on her tail!!

And this sweet tea pot shaped like a sewing machine!

Reminds me of my mother's sewing machine!  
When she was teaching me how to sew, I had to stitch on a sheet --
seam after seam to practice stitching in a straight line!
Totally boring -- I wanted to sew something!!

Aren't they all the cutest?!!
They'll be in my shop soon, whenever I can get a little research done on the ceramics!

Yay for nicer weather!!

Sharing at
Smiling Sally's for Blue Monday
The Nifty Thrifty at A Living Space
Knick of Time Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm



  1. Great finds! Especially love the kitty!

  2. I learned to sew on a Singer treadle machine. I love your blues; thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

  3. That string holder is so cute! Love it! And I agree...I can't wait for garage sale season to get into full swing here. (Visiting from the Nifty Thrifty and now following! :)

  4. Wonderful finds, especially the cat! I love garage sales and thrift stores. It is so much fun to see how many vintage things are there.

  5. Those last three are adorable! I love the little kitty :)

  6. I love the little animals, cute scores!

  7. Such cute finds! Love the kitty with the sissors.


  8. Adorable sewing items! Love the tea pot!

  9. Sweet finds and I love your blog background. Have a great week!

  10. great gifts for the seamstress! I need to try using pattern paper in my journal. I've seen that done before and it's neat! My big brother goes to estate sales and finds really nice furniture. I like to hang out at antique stores when I get the chance. {:-D

  11. What amazing finds! Love the cute kitty -- and the teapot shaped like a sewing machine! Who knew!??

  12. So sweet, the little sewing machine and mouse remind me of my Grandma, she loved to sew and they look like figurines she would have loved to have. :)

  13. OMW, I love that teapot. All your treasures are great! Thrift shopping is so much fun. :~)

  14. Those are some really sweet finds. I'm excited about yard sale season too!

  15. Sarah, I feel the same. Once spring comes it's time to visit the flea markets :)
    I love your finds, especially the kitty thread holder - how adorable! Love the sewing theme :)

  16. It's confession time for me, Sarah! I think I bought that first pattern at some point.

  17. Confession time for me too.I think I wore the dress from that pattern at some point.And Keds with a dress was fashionable in the 80's(which explains alot).LOL

  18. What a haul! I love the patterns. And I'm envious of your spring weather. It's been rainy and cold forever here in the Pacific NW. However, we had a mild winter. It was an unusually sunny and somewhat warm day today.


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