Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! As promised, today I'm sharing finds from our recent jaunt when Cecilia from The B Farm visited. You can read more about our adventures here. Cecilia was the first to spot this little nutcracker for me, after I'd told her about one of my holiday ideas. He'll be getting a makeover soon!
There's a tiny little shop nearby called the Cottage. It was actually the first thrift store I frequented when I first moved to town over twenty five years ago. It's church affiliated and run by volunteers. Back then, it was only open once a week. Now it is open several days and I try to drop by weekly. It was the first place I took Cecilia and we discovered some goodies! She got a great bargain on gorgeous pillow covers and I found these pretty little Christmas linens...
...and these vintage mini molds. I love crafting with them and I got all 12 for $1. That afternoon we saw the same exact ones in an antique shop for $4 each!
The Cottage is a treasure trove. I also picked up this festive knit scarf. I'll probably use it as Christmas decor--aren't the pom-poms fun?
I adore vintage books and have always had a fondness for children's books. Just before Cecilia's visit, I came across this reader. It's older than I am and I actually remember reading it in elementary school! The pictures are wonderful. Available.
Another nostalgic find; as a little girl, I used to hunt for Little Bear books in our school library. Despite his infatuation with superheroes, Ginger Grand is quite smitten with Little Bear and will sit captivated when I read the simple stories during our Facetime chats. The illustrations are so sweet and I really enjoy sharing them with him. We're making memories and that's one of my favorite things about thrifting--the memories evoked. Wouldn't you agree?
Remember to drop by and link up your vintage finds and repurposed projects at this week's Vintage Charm party! I am currently gathering photos from readers for an upcoming post. If you follow my blog and are not a blogger but would like to share your latest thrifty find or treasure, email me your photo. If you are selected, I will notify you before I share the post.
Until next time, happy hunting!