I had lunch the other day with a good friend and her sweet daughter and on the way home I just had to stop by one of the local thrift stores. In fact, it’s one of my favorites, but I rarely go there since it’s a ways away from home.
I could not believe the bargains! I was looking at shirts to dye and came across these two which I won’t dye.
The one on the left is so bright and colorful – perfect for this summer. I love the other one because of the applique and beading. It’s a bit big for me so I’ll probably cut it up.
Then to the kitchen and craft area stuff. The spoon and fork I’ll be using in my marbling class this next week, and I love those needlepoint canvas circles. I’ve got an idea for this Kleenex box.
I’ve left the best bargain for last!
Here’s a closer look.
I see using this in the near future probably with a Gelli Plate. Talking about Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plates, drop by And Then We Set It On Fire blog this month. All June they will have guests bloggers showing their art using Gelli Plates. I’ll be posting mine June 22 – 28.
In other news, the library has posted a link to my exhibit. If you are in the area, it will be up until the end of July.
I’ve also been getting ready for June and my art journal page spreads. My June pages are now done except for writing and some doodling as I go. I used one of my new stencils I created with my Portrait.
The shadows on the page come from the sun shining through my lace curtains. I like that look. Maybe I’m not quite done with these pages yet!
I’m off to play with my new tool. I sure do love bargains!
great finds! I love that the cookie iron will be reincarnated to use with your Gelli plate. that’s the fun of thrifting -seeing new possibilities in old junque!
Such fun!! Personally I fail to understand how anyone ANYWHERE can walk past a Thrift Shop instead of straight in the door? Fortunately my daughters have recently seen the error of their ways and are getting the habit…Love your finds- all of ’em.
Heckety, Me either! I’ve been haunting thrift stores for as long as I can remember. However, I don’t remember mom ever being interested in them. I forgot to take a pic and show one of the other things I found that day – a Battenburg lace pillow sham!! What a find for $1.25. Thanks for dropping by.
If you didn’t already know…your stamping tools are Rosette irons.
I haven’t had one of those in ages but I think I do have the irons in a box somewhere. 🙂
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Halle, Yep, I knew they were some kind of cookie thingee. I really liked that butterfly one!! Thanks for the link. Those cookies sure looked good but it’s too late – mine have touched paint!!
These are all so fun. Love the yellow and pink shirt. And what a nice design on the art journal page.
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Rinda, thanks! When hubby saw that shirt he got in his closet and brought me one of his old shirts that looks almost like it!!