One of my favorite things to shop for at thrift stores is vintage sewing supplies and related 'notions'. This weekend we drove out to Brandon MB and while the guys put up posters in the rain, Gwyn and I went to the local MCC thrift shop and found this awesome vintage knitting bag amongst our treasure hunt. I love that military style stamp font!
Some of my other favorite finds are this old sewing machine accessories tin. It had a few parts inside, but I want to keep my most special buttons in there instead.
This fabulous little scrap of fabric was only 10 cents. I want to save it for a really awesome project cuz it's SO small
This great blue squares fabric was a score too. It's nice and thick like a canvas with sewn edges. I think it was used for some great basement curtains and one point in it's life.
A lovely printed table linen. It is much to pretty to be a tea towel, too large for a napkin and too small for a tablecloth. I think I might turn it into a cushion or a bag.
This little oven mitt seems more decorative than functional, but it was 50 cents and SO CUTE!
I think I am going to make this regular feature where I share some thrifting finds/tips/tricks. Treasure hunting has been something I've been doing since as far as I can remember. Sometimes you can tell something is vintage or special just by the texture or the way the light hits it. I think that is why I love it ... it becomes a skill and the thrill of the hunt! Let me know your favorite finds!