I went thrifting yesterday while the children were otherwise engaged. Not one of those absolutely thrilling hunts, but satisfying none the less.
I found some books for Father. He likes Agatha Christie and Rumpole of the Bailey. I also got the two Mitford books I had been missing to complete the set (and ALL were thrifted!). The complete book of needlework (by Readers Digest I think) was a great find too for a dollar.
Here is a hand-made little pottery bowl. I love the glaze.
I found this small embroidered linen tablecloth with matching napkins for $1.50. That was a highlight.
I grabbed some inexpensive plaid madras – I’ve been in the process of making t-shirt play dresses for the girls (post to come) and it looked like good skirt material.
I also got a linen sleeveless dress – the kind that was so popular in the 80’s. I remembered that Anna had a great post on how to make a tailored linen apron
from such a dress on her blog, Pleasant View Schoolhouse
. I think I’ll try it out. I do
love linen. And look at the pockets! This is a great reference blog even though she’s no longer actively posting.
On the downside: I’ve never had such trouble finding girls’ dresses before. It’s like little girls don’t wear dresses here. But, t-shirt dresses post will be coming soon.