Sunday, March 22, 2009

Found Treasures

As I mentioned in the previous post, there were antique shops I wanted to see on my way to the stitching retreat, but didn't. The day when I was out and about, I did stop. They had some lovely things, but the finds I couldn't resist were two hankies for $1.00 and two gallon baggies of "Very old Lace, Collars & etc." previously marked $25 each - now $4.00. See what you think... I think they're really pretty.

...and there are more!

This was go good, that on Monday I went to the new Children's Home thrift store. I scrounged around and got this all for $10. There's a nice lap/baby quilt, two round, small hoops, not to mention several stitched cross stitch pieces, a nice sized piece and smaller piece of cq fabric, four silk ties, thread...

So, with this success I went on to the Hospice thrift store. Wow... Someone had donated an artist's collection - there were music/score books and sheets (all of which I left), painters books, and what? yes, cross stitch patterns! I went through and pulled the ones I liked, and at the counter asked how much are these, and she said 10 cents a piece and started counting. Then she said, you've got so many, how about $3.00. I said great, and gave a little extra.

Before long I'll have to another donation of my stuff to these thrift stores so someone else can treasure them for a while, and I can get more old ones to treasure! It is such fun to find things and wonder who used them, and get to use my imagination for their use!

~Happy Stitching~
Charlene in SC.USA


  1. Those are some pretty pieces of lace that you picked up at the thrift store! I look forward to seeing what you do with them! :)

  2. You are so lucky to come across so many lovely treasures. Have a great time playing with them.
    I would enjoy browsing through thrift stores like this except that I don't find any near where I live.

  3. Gorgeous lace pieces, Charlene. What are you going to do with them?

  4. Ohhhhh lucky you with the find of the old lace. That's my favorite find at antique stores, etc. You made a great score there!

  5. Wow, you really hit the jackpot! I really have to take a look at some of the places in my area.

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.

  6. talk about score!! All of it is so pretty.. and might I say that I am STILL jealous about your stitching retreat!! :-)


  7. How lucky you were to find such gorgeous pieces of lace...well done.I hope we are going to be treated to seeing some wonderful uses of them on your blog.


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