Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thrift store finds

When my parents visit us, they love to go all the thrift stores in my town. There are 5 that I go to often and another one that I rarely shop.
Friday, we went to my 5 favorites and today we hit all 6.

Today, I got the treasures in the above picture
a set of 1960 home economists favorites cook books
2 Dick Van Dyke dvds
a pint Dress Barn knit top for me
a like new king size floral sheet - lots of fabric for other projects
and 2 rolls of Hallmark wire edge pink checked ribbon
Friday, I bought several things but these sheets are my favorite. They are like new even though I know they were purchased at Sears in the 70's. They will be perfect for the bed in our guest room.
up close picture of the 5 cook books - they are just like new condition too. I guess whoever they belonged to was not a cook. But I will use them often!

13 comments:

  1. I love to find great finds like you did! I try to find items that I can use the fabric from. I have found some of the softest denim that way. I recently found two like new pink pillow cases that I love. I think they are older too. They just feel better than some of the newer ones you buy now.

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  2. Oh, I just noticed your new blog design.... my Cozy Cabins Quilt colors (pink and brown), in fact I have some similar fabric I think.

    Very Pretty!

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  3. LOVE the sheets! I think I might have had a set like that back in the day!

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  4. I just love to go thrifting. Its just as fun to see what others find too! Great bargains!

    Melinda

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  5. Susan, may parents did have sheets just like this too. Mom says they used theirs until they just fell apart.

    Sears also sold the same print in a brown - I think it was brown and blues but it might of been browns and oranges.

    I was thrilled to find them, my set was $5, no pillowcases though.
    But I have several sets of embroidered ones that be perfect with them.

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  6. That sheet set reminds my of my grandparents house! They still have those in the guest bedroom.

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  7. I just had a serious flashback to 1977. I have those sheets and my mom even made a set into a comforter (if I am remembering correctly). I used them until they were threadbare because I loved them so much.
    Thank you for letting me remember a happy moment.
    Love & Prayers
    Carrie (the other Okie)

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  8. Great finds! The sheets re really cute! I love old cookbooks

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  9. My name is Malisa and I'm a new blogger and I just started a blog you can find at http://breakfastnookset.com. Our blogs are pretty closely related and I thought it might be beneficial for us to do a link exchange. Please let me know if you're interested. Thanks. -Malisa malisaholderbaum1978@yahoo.com

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  10. Aren't thrift stores so much fun!!!

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  11. You found some great bargains! Bet there are some great recipes in those cookbooks. :)

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  12. Those sheets are fabulous. I had them in my bedroom when I was a girl. When I saw the picture I couldn't believe all the memories that came back. Thanks!!!

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  13. You find the neatest stuff. I love the look of a casserole cookbook. I bet there will be some fun recipes to try out for many days to come.

    Hugs ~
    Heidi

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