Spent the early hours this morning washing thrifted dishes we found yesterday. I cannot resist old tea cups – they make great hostess gifts when combined with a box of tea and a little jar of honey. Also loving the blue and white dessert dishes, and at 30 cents each, how could I pass them up?
Also washed out a vintage hand-knit sweater in the sink with a little Eucalan. It was marked down from to 50 cents from 3 dollars since it had a small green stain near the shoulder, which mostly soaked out. This feels like such a treasure – to wear something made over many hours, by hand, by a fellow knitter, decades ago.
I feel very blessed to live just a few streets away from
All told, our Sunday afternoon trip yielded:
A vintage board game
1 1/2 yrds of grey wool fabric (which will become winter trousers for the boys)
1 1/2 yds grey liner fabric (for inside the trousers)
6 blue and white Japanese dessert dishes
6 assorted Japanese tea cups
3 mis-matched, hand painted saucers
2 child-sized Japanese rice bowls
a bamboo basket for (for yarn? Toys?)
2 wool J.Crew sweaters (to be turned into
vintage lace-work hand-knitted sweater
set of drawing pencils (for Ruth)
hand-sewn and embroidered South American skirt
2 sets of leggings for George.
Total = $18.55!!